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It’s not every day that a High Plains destination receives the royal treatment from The Washington Post. But last week the legendary newspaper heaped praise onto Palo Duro Canyon, calling it “Texas’ Best Kept Secret.”

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With more than 100 head of grass-fed cattle on his family farm in Buffalo, Missouri, you'd think Lyal Strickland wouldn't be tooling around the country with his guitar. However, you'd be incorrect. This guy loves pushing the logical boundaries of how much HARD WORK a human can handle, and then handle it all, he does.

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Oklahoma’s State Question 777, better known as the “Right to Farm” initiative, has drawn a good deal of controversy in recent months, reports StateImpact Oklahoma. SQ 777 would amend Oklahoma’s constitution to prevent the state Legislature from enacting laws that limit agricultural technology, livestock production or ranching practices, unless the state has a compelling interest to do so.

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Colorado isn’t just an eclectic state demographically. The Centennial State also boasts  huge diversity when it comes to ballot initiatives this November.

In fact, last week The Los Angeles Times called Colorado “a national laboratory for big ideas.”


Donald Trump may be leading Hillary Clinton in the polls in Kansas, but when it comes to fundraising, the New York billionaire is getting thumped.

As the Kansas City Business Journal reports, Clinton has doubled Trump's donations in Kansas. According to the latest campaign disclosures, Trump has pulled in only a little over $200,000. Meanwhile the Clinton camp has drawn over $400,000. C

Climate change could be having an adverse effect on natural gas prices.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, warm October weather has sent natural gas demand lower this month. Half of U.S. homes use natural gas for winter heat. But yhere simply hasn’t been a need for heat yet in many parts of the country.

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On Friday the FBI arrested three men in Garden City, alleging that they are part of a terror plot to carry out an attack on Kansas Muslims.


Oklahoma’s ballot initiatives can be confusing to those who haven’t studied them. To help voters understand the measures, KTUL has published a guide. Here are some highlights:

State Question 780: Oklahoma Reclassification of Some Drug and Property Crimes as Misdemeanors Initiative

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Federal officials expect over one million more people to sign up for Obamacare in 2017, according to the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. The feds estimate that almost 14 million people will sign up for coverage. That’s compared with fewer than 13 million this year.

As The Rural Blog notes, the agency estimated that “average monthly enrollment in 2017 is estimated at 11.4 million people, up from 10.5 million people in 2016.”

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Kansas’s unemployment rate has risen for the fourth consecutive month, reports The Lawrence Journal-World.

The jobless rate in the Sunflower State rose to 4.4 percent in September as the state lost an estimated 2,100 private-sector jobs.


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