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5:23 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Overland Park Man Treks Across Kansas, Again

Henry Fortunato outside his home in Overland Park, Kansas.
Credit courtesy of Henry Fortunato

One day in mid-September, Henry Fortunato stepped out the front door of his home in Overland Park, Kansas and began a walk that would continue for the next 39 days and take him to the western edge of the state.

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5:07 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Epilogue: Walking Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Sandy and Michael Billinger walked across Kansas in May to raise awareness of stroke.
Credit www.facebook.com/pages/Walk-Across-Kansas/

When we first talked with Sandy Billinger and her son Michael, they were preparing to trek the length of Kansas for a cause.  Today we check back in with the backpacking duo for a recap of their journey.

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2:24 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Top 5 Places To Celebrate National Trails Day In Kansas City

Trails aren't only for hiking. Heather Prewitt and Grant Stolte hit the Indian Creek Trail on their bikes.
Credit Chris Prewitt / KCUR

The Kansas City area has had its fair share of rain and clouds these last few weeks, but blue skies and sun are on the way just in time for National Trails Day

In celebration we put together this handy list of some of KC's best hiking trails:

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Up to Date
11:12 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Walking To Wichita

Highway 177 in Kansas
Credit Brent Danley

When you don't drive a car, trekking to Wichita can seem a little daunting. For Henry Fortunato, public affairs director for Kansas City Public Library, it's a walk in the park.

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6:00 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Walking Across Kansas For Stroke Awareness

Charity walkers
Dave Spicer

Would you walk 500 miles to raise awareness for a cause? Would you walk 70 more?

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9:14 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

One Man's Walkabout In Kansas

Kansas City Public Library's Henry Fortunato starts his walk in Overland Park, Kan.
courtesy of Henry Fortunato

In recent years, urban planners have renewed their focus on creating walkable communities. Walking is the most basic mode of transportation – and yet, in the Kansas City metropolitan area, it’s not as common as in other parts of the country.

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