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Prosecutors: KS Man Tried To Buy Illegal Furs – and more in the Today In Kansas Report

Karen EmerickJune 15, 2018

A Wichita man accused of trying to buy two tiger pelts is facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney Steve McAllister says that man is charged with violating the federal Lacey Act, which prohibits interstate selling or buying of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. He'd allegedly agreed to pay $8,000 to a seller in Wisconsin, who was actually an undercover federal agent. A former employe...

Moran urges Senate to support Military Funeral Honors Program

Sacha SanguinettiJune 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee – today spoke on the Senate floor urging his colleagues to support his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2019. The amendment, which is cosponsored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.V.), would direct the National Guar...

Fire At Fertilizer Plant Prompts Evacuations – and more in the Today In Kansas Report

Karen EmerickJune 13, 2018

Fire officials give the all-clear after a fire at a biofuels plant at Minneola forced people living nearby to evacuate their homes. The fire at the EGE plant was contained to the plant after about four hours. Nobody was hurt. The Kansas Department of Agriculture says the plant manufactures additives for fertilizer that are designed to keep it from drifting into the air. A 17-year old faces poss...

Kansas’ 1st District Airports Receive $7.4 Million

Sacha SanguinettiJune 12, 2018

Following is a press release from the office of Kansas Representative Roger Marshall: WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Marshall welcomed the announcement by the Department of Transportation (DOT) that $7.4 million  worth of grants will be awarded to Kansas First District Airports. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao announced the distribution of $677 million in airport infrastructure grants on Fr...

Ruling In “Estes vs. Estes” Race – and more in the Today In Kansas Report

Karen EmerickJune 12, 2018

A state board says a Kansas congressman's title will appear on the Republican primary ballot to distinguish him from a challenger with the same first and last names. The State Objections Board decided GOP voters in the 4th District in the Wichita area will choose between Rep. Ron Estes and Ron M. Estes. A Democratic candidate objected to the listing, arguing it gave the incumbent an unfair advanta...

Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. Announces Launch of KanTrack Website

Shelby GardnerJune 11, 2018

For Immediate Release: Topeka- Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. today announced the launch of the state’s new KanTrack website, which is a hub used to track performance metrics of state agencies. These metrics measure the most critical functions of their respective agencies and make that information readily available to the public at the click of a button. “When I became governor one of my fir...

Wagoner finally gets opportunity to perform in national competition

Sacha SanguinettiJune 7, 2018

Colby's Brock Wagoner will be competing in the national finals of the Country Showdown in Nashville, TN on June 19th. This has been a long-time-coming for Wagoner who qualified for the competition nearly 2 years ago. Due to some shake-ups within the Country Showdown organization, the Season 35 National Finals saw numerous postponements. It was almost to the point where Brock was going to write ...

35th Infantry Band announces summer concert series with stops in NW Kansas

Sacha SanguinettiJune 7, 2018

The 35th Infantry Division Band, the official band of the Kansas National Guard, has announced its summer concert series. The free public summer concert series will be presented in a number of communities across the state. Audience attendance for past concerts has averaged from 400-500 people per concert. The Marching Band will be presenting the National Anthem July 4 at the Kansas City-T-Bo...

Governor Colyer to visit Western Kansas Wednesday, June 6

Sacha SanguinettiJune 5, 2018

The following is a press release from the office of Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer:   WHAT: Governor Colyer will be touring three Northwest Kansas cities that have been designated as rural opportunity zones. WHEN: Wednesday June 6, 2018 at: 9:45am CDT in Tribune 10:30am MDT** in Goodland 2:00pm CDT in Great Bend WHERE: Greeley County Community Development 510 Broadwa...

NW Kansas highway one of many named after fallen law enforcement officer

Sacha SanguinettiJune 4, 2018

June 4, 2018 Governor Jeff Colyer today held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill No. 375 which renamed several highways after fallen Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers and a Master Deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The legislation, which will impact 10 highways across the state, combined several efforts passed in the House and Senate to honor various fallen law enforcement...

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