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Convoy to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 20, 2018

COLBY, Kan. – Dozens of vehicles are expected to take part in the 12th annual Northwest Kansas Truck Convoy, September 8, 2018 to benefit Special Olympics athletes. “The money raised will make sports training and competition possible for Northwest Kansasindividuals with intellectual disabilities,” Heather Waters, Special Olympics Kansas spokesperson said. “We have a lot of athle...

2017 KBI Crime Report shows violent crime continues upward trend

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 17, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) has released the 2017 Kansas Crime Index Report. The report compiles crime statistics reported to the KBI by state and local law enforcement agencies across Kansas. Violent crime analysis The 2017 Kansas Crime Index Report reflected that violent crime in Kansas continues to trend upward. 2017 saw an overall increase of 6.3% in violent crime...

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas discusses Farm Bill

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 2, 2018

Farm Bill Passes Senate, Heads to Conference This week, the Senate voted for the Farm Bill to head to conference, where conferees from the Senate and the House will meet to come up with a compromise between the House and Senate Farm Bills. I am already busy meeting with members of the conference, as well as Agriculture Committee leadership from the House and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, to c...

KDA Announces State Drought Assistance Initiative

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 1, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Division of Conservation at the Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the availability of funds to assist landowners with their efforts to mitigate the impact of drought. The Livestock Water Supply Financial Assistance Initiative will provide financial assistance for livestock water supply wells, pipeline and tanks installed after June 1, 2018, and before ...

First Human West Nile Virus Cases Reported in Kansas This Year

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 1, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is reporting two cases of neuroinvasive West Nile virus (WNV) disease in individuals who reside in Johnson County. Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. Northeast and southeast regions are at moderate risk for WNV infections. WN...

Moran and colleagues urge AMTRAK to continue operation of Southwest Chief

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today joined a group of bipartisan senators from states spanning the country in urging Amtrak to uphold its side of a longstanding public-private partnership to continue operating the Southwest Chief passenger train and long-distance passenger service, particularly through rural communities. The Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los An...

Marshall on USDA aid to farmers: “A band-aid on a deep wound”

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 24, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would authorize $12 billion in programs to aid farmers harmed by retaliatory trade actions. These programs would provide relief to many Kansas producers who have been hurt the most from retaliatory tariffs, with pork, wheat, corn, soybeans and sorghum on the program’s list. “This is a start, but it’s mo...

Northwest Kansas at “moderate risk” for West Nile Virus according to KDHE

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 20, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for WNV infections. West Nile virus can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person. About one in five...

Remembering Kay Melia

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 20, 2018

(Photos in this article courtesy of Andrew Melia) Kay Melia, one of the founding members of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) and long-time general manager of KLOE radio in Goodland, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the age of 88. Kay worked with many Kansas broadcast legends like Bob Schmidt, Pat Powers, Arden Booth, Grover Cobb and others in forming the Kansas Association ...

Ag Tech Expo to be held in Goodland

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 19, 2018

Innovative technology is rapidly changing the Kansas agriculture industry, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture has partnered with Northwest Kansas Technical College, the Kansas Water Office and the Kansas Ag Research & Technology Association to host the first-ever Ag Tech Expo on Wednesday, August 29, in Goodland. The Ag Tech Expo is an effort to bring new technology into the hands of all...

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