Peggy Lowe

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Peggy Lowe is investigations editor at KCUR and Harvest Public Media in Kansas City.

Latest Stories (31)

Colleges grapple with student food insecurity during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
Schools are trying to assess student needs through the summer, and possibly through the coming year
Anthony Maly, senior program manager in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of Student Involvement, unloads canned goods at the school’s food pantry.
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T-Mobile-Sprint merger could affect millions of prepaid wireless customers

Mar 6, 2020
Sprint sold off one of its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile, to Dish Network.
A man talks on his phone as he walks past a Sprint on store in New York City.
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Brands are publishing print magazines. John Deere knows a thing or two about that.

Feb 17, 2020
if it's a trend, it's one the Midwest company has been on top of for 125 years.
The Furrow, a magazine published by the John Deere Co. since 1895.
Courtesy John Deere Co.

Midwest flooding brings high infrastructure costs

Dec 27, 2019
A lot of repair and recovery work hasn't even started yet.
Tom Bullock, emergency services director of Holt County, Missouri, stands on a broken bridge on U.S. 159. Although a state contract has been issued for its repair, work still hasn’t started.
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Why is the Sprint-T-Mobile merger taking so long?

Nov 15, 2019
The deal continues to be subject to a lawsuit by state attorneys general.
A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store in San Francisco, California.
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Breakfast with your paint supplies? Home Depot tests in-store café

Oct 22, 2019
The café at a Home Depot in Kansas City is the first of its kind.

After the flood comes the enormous pile of burning soybeans

Aug 22, 2019
Following severe flodding in the Midwest, a pile of 650,000 bushels of soybeans in rural Missouri spontaneously combusted and have been burning for a month.
This pile of soybeans, once 650,000 bushels, has been burning since mid-July.
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Savings app aims to combat predatory payday loans

Aug 9, 2019
Still in its pilot phase, Onward promotes saving in small increments with a view to building a nest egg and eventually creating credit.
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Why "Sears light" concept stores are focused on appliances

Jun 21, 2019
Sears Home & Life stores are smaller and hope to attract "young, forming families."
The Sears Home & Life store is one of three in the U.S., and focuses on appliances and Sears’ well-known brands.
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Why people food companies are buying pet food companies

May 2, 2019
General Mills last year bought Blue Buffalo Pet Products for $8 billion.
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