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Seized, but not silenced

Journalists at the Marion County Record worked late into the night to publish their first issue since the widely criticized raid of their office by local police. Plus: Senior Kansans who want to live out their golden years in the rural towns where they grew up face the growing issue of how to get around.

The Marion County Record will get its equipment back from law enforcement, after the county prosecutor found insufficient evidence to suggest a crime. Even without their equipment, journalists at the paper worked late into the night to publish their first issue since the widely-criticized raid. “SEIZED … but not silenced,” its headline read. Rose Conlon reports for KMUW.

Senior citizens who want to live in the same rural towns where they grew up face a growing problem: how to get around. Unreliable transportation means many of them have trouble shopping for groceries, visiting family and getting to medical care. Andrew Lopez visited southwest Kansas to learn more about the problem, and at least one possible solution.

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