Kansas http://hppr.org en Brownback asserts a “Kansas Purpose” in NYT interview http://hppr.org/post/brownback-asserts-kansas-purpose-nyt-interview <p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Quentin Hope 28077 at http://hppr.org Brownback asserts a “Kansas Purpose” in NYT interview THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/thanksgiving-panhandle-and-thanksgiving-kansas-speaking-food-high-plains <p>If you live in the Texas Panhandle you’re more likely to be discussing plans for THANKSgiving rather than ThanksGIVing, as you might it Kansas.&nbsp; There’s commonality in how we speak across the High Plains but also differences.&nbsp; Click through the slide show above to view some food-related differences in pronunciation and usage across the region.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:01:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 24642 at http://hppr.org THANKSgiving in the Panhandle and ThanksGIVing in Kansas – speaking of food on the High Plains Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains http://hppr.org/post/where-we-dont-speak-same-language-across-high-plains <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We think of the High Plains as a region with a common geography, environment and economy.&nbsp; But there are differences in language and dialect.&nbsp; In some cases Panhandle Texans talk like other Texans and in others case they speak more like western </span>Kansans<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; And in still other cases there are differences once you cross the state line into eastern Colorado. &nbsp;Browse through the dialect maps below to see some of these distinctions. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:43:15 +0000 Quentin Hope 23290 at http://hppr.org Where we don't speak the same language across the High Plains More Kansans to work for food stamps http://hppr.org/post/more-kansans-work-food-stamps <p></p><p>Last week, Kansas let a 2009 government waiver expire that provided food stamps for the unemployed. Now, able-bodied Kansans between 18 and 49 who do not have dependents, have to work or be in a job training program to have access to the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps.</p><p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 03:55:05 +0000 Laura Ziegler 22645 at http://hppr.org More Kansans to work for food stamps The gossip on states http://hppr.org/post/gossip-states <p>Side-by-side Kansas and Colorado were ranked first as having “the worst” and “the most beautiful” scenery in the country, respectively, according to a recent poll by <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/">Business Insider</a>.&nbsp; It is not clear whether eastern Colorado was considered part of Kansas or Colorado by the poll respondents.</p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 17:12:00 +0000 Quentin Hope 20994 at http://hppr.org The gossip on states High Plains States among Top in Wind Production http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-states-among-top-wind-production <p>Texas remains on top of the nation in total wind energy produced in 2012, while Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado are not far behind, according to a recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy.</p><p>Additions to each state's wind generation capacity last year are keeping the four plains states in the top ten of wind energy producers, as indicated by the DOE's <a href="http://www.windpoweringamerica.gov/pdfs/workshops/2013_summit/wiser.pdf"><strong>Wind Technologies Market Report</strong></a>. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19902 at http://hppr.org High Plains States among Top in Wind Production Grant Funding Seeks to Get Rural Kansas Access to Dental Services http://hppr.org/post/grant-funding-seeks-get-rural-kansas-access-dental-services <p>A $100,000 grant is being awarded to a Kansas organization to study potential solutions to bring dental care closer to home for thousands of rural Kansans.</p><p>DentaQuest Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the major national dental insurance company, awarded Oral Health Kansas the grant, reports <a href="http://www.khi.org/news/2013/aug/05/grant-aims-catalyze-new-kansas-effort-expand-acces/"><strong>Kansas Health Institute</strong></a>. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19844 at http://hppr.org Grant Funding Seeks to Get Rural Kansas Access to Dental Services Why is Amarillo in So Many Songs? …and Other Google Autocomplete Assertions http://hppr.org/post/why-amarillo-so-many-songs-and-other-google-autocomplete-assertions <p>You may or may not agree with it, but Google has some interesting things to say about where you live.&nbsp; You just have to know how to ask.</p><p>By manipulating the “autocomplete” function implemented by Google, bloggers and journalists alike recently discovered they can trick the search engine into surreptitiously suggesting what may appear to be biased or over-generalized judgments regarding various geographic locales. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Adam Vos 19013 at http://hppr.org Why is Amarillo in So Many Songs? …and Other Google Autocomplete Assertions Grover Norquist endorses Kansas immigration plan http://hppr.org/post/grover-norquist-endorses-kansas-immigration-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An unlikely coalition of business and social interests tried last year to get the legislature to establish a state program that would help </span>ag<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> businesses hire undocumented workers and let them legally stay in the state. Conservative lightning rod Grover </span>Norquist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – more known for his anti-tax crusades than his immigration beliefs – endorsed the plan during a speech in Topeka this week. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:02:03 +0000 Peggy Lowe 11198 at http://hppr.org Grover Norquist endorses Kansas immigration plan Dust Storms and Attacking Tumbleweeds http://hppr.org/post/dust-storms-and-attacking-tumbleweeds <p></p><p>Growing up, I heard story after story about the Dust Bowl from my parents and grandparents.&nbsp;&nbsp; Dad described his mother shoveling rather than sweeping post-storm drifts.&nbsp; Grandma told how she placed wet sheets over her children’s beds to protect their lungs as they slept.&nbsp; She’d launder the linens the next day because they got so dirty. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 06:01:00 +0000 Karen Madorin & Karen Ma 10209 at http://hppr.org Dust Storms and Attacking Tumbleweeds High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report http://hppr.org/post/high-school-report-card-tx-88-ks-83-co-74-ok-no-report <p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 03:05:36 +0000 Quentin Hope 9358 at http://hppr.org High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report Hollyhocks http://hppr.org/post/hollyhocks <p>Hollyhocks thrive in this arid climate we call home.&nbsp; It does not flower the<br />first year, but sends up a tall stalk the next that will bloom most of the<br />summer.&nbsp; The best time to plant your seeds is late summer, giving it time to<br />sprout and get established before winter sets in.&nbsp; The most common disease<br />is rust, which can be managed by actively removing affected areas or with<br />chemicals.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 05:02:41 +0000 Skip Mancini 2819 at http://hppr.org Hollyhocks