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TUNED IN: Take A Stroll Through The Headlines


Here are some fun facts to know and share from this week’s news on High Plains Public Radio and HPPR Connect:


“Walk into your local medical clinic and you’re increasingly likely to be seen by a nurse practitioner instead of a physician. In the span of about a decade, the number graduating from nursing schools has more than tripled.”

READ MORE | As Nurse Practitioners Try To Shake Free Of Doctors, Kansas Physicians Resist

”Texas is growing at a rate of 1,000 people per day and roughly half of these new Texans are migrants, according to State Demographer Lloyd Potter. The other half are newborns, Potter added. “The state gained 187,545 people from migration between July 2017 and July 2018 — even after accounting for people leaving the state, according to U.S. Census data.”

READ MORE | Where Is Texas' Growing Population Coming From?

“The market for school security products was estimated at $2.7 billion in 2017. The National Center for Education Statistics found that in the 2015-16 school year, 94% of schools reported that they controlled access to their buildings by monitoring or locking doors during school hours. 81% used security cameras to monitor hallways.”

READ MORE | The Big Business Of School Security


The Future of My High Plains Hometown

“In touch with the world... at home on the High Plains” are the words that sum up High Plains Public Radio’s mission. To that end, we are seeking feedback from High Plains residents about the future of the place they call home. What concerns you about your community? What do you think will it look like in 10 to 20 years? Let High Plains Public Radio know. You can click here, email director@hppr.org and/or call 806-553-0919.


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HPPR.org is your go-to spot for the latest news from the High Plains region, as well as our events, exclusives, and features. You’ll also find the latest national and international news. Here are this week's TOP STORIES from our website.

  1. Senate to Amtrak: Explain What You're Doing To Rail Passenger Service In Kansas

  2. The VA Is Again Expanding Its Private Healthcare Options, But Many Veterans Remain Skeptical

  3. As Nurse Practitioners Try To Shake Free Of Doctors, Kansas Physicians Resist

  4. Barr Standoff Escalates Confrontation Between White House And Congress

  5. Decline In School Arts Programs Follows Funding Drop, But Cuts Aren’t Equally Felt

  6. Radney Foster & Kyle Hutton: Free Concert This Sunday in Amarillo

  7. Can You Be Struck by Lightning in the Bathtub?

  8. The Texas-Led Challenge To Obamacare Is Moving Quickly. Here's What That Means.

  9. Session Recap: Kansas Democrats Wield New Power, But GOP Leaders Thwart Medicaid Expansion

  10. Immigration stories, caricatures and stereotypes at the Stauth Museum



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