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Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 13, 2012

Grant Gerlock
Harvest Public Media

An ongoing dispute over the Republican River, which stretches through Nebraska & Kansas, intensifies as the drought worsens. Kansas officials met with local leaders about ways to save water. That & more news from KCUR.

Farmers Feel The Heat In Republican River Dispute

The Republican River winds through Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas. Along the way, farmers siphon water from the river to keep their crops growing. But sharing the limited resource has become a recurring legal contest, one that has the states back in court this week.   Read more here.

Kansas Officials Look For Ways To Save Water

Kansas officials are asking residents to suggest ways to save water or improve the state’s drought situation. That call came at recent meeting hosted by Governor Sam Brownback to look at the current drought in Kansas.  Listen to the story here.

Kansas Receives Federal Grant For Suicide Prevention

A grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will provide almost half-a-million dollars a year for the next three years for suicide prevention efforts in Kansas.   Learn more here.

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