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Rep. Marshall appointed to Conference Committee on the 2018 Farm Bill

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 18, 2018

The following is a press release from the office of Congressman Roger Marshall: WASHINGTON, D.C.-Today, Congress moved one step closer to delivering a new farm bill to the president’s desk. The speaker appointed lawmakers to the House-Senate conference committee on the Farm Bill. Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall was selected as one of the members on the committee. “Before I was even el...

Quinter’s Michael Machen named 2018 Kansas Family Physician of the Year

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 16, 2018

(Story credit: Greg Peters with KU Medical Center) Michael Machen laughs easily when he talks about what all it means to be a doctor in a small rural town in Northwest Kansas. For more than three decades he's been one of the primary health care providers for the 900 or so people in the farming community of Quinter and many others living in adjoining counties on the High Plains, where trees are ...

State Issues Emergency Suspension of Day Care in Colby

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 13, 2018

The following press release was issued by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on July 13, 2018: TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued an Emergency Order of Suspension to Mighty Mites and Little Tikes, a licensed day care home located 480 N. Riddle, in Colby. State law allows the Secretary of KDHE to issue such an order when, in the opinion o...

KU is one of several universities showcasing controversial American flag

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 11, 2018

The University of Kansas is one of several colleges across the country that is allowing a black-paint splattered U.S. flag to fly as apart of an art project to highlight the "current political climate" in America. The art display project is called "Pledges of Allegiance" and is sponsored by Creative Time, a New York based organization. The art project is features 16 designers and one of the art...

KDHE reports 133 fireworks-related injuries week of July 1-7

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 10, 2018

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports that at least 133 fireworks-related injuries occurred in the state over the Independence Day holiday week (July 1– 7). The injuries, varying in severity, were reported by emergency departments throughout the state to the Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program (KSSP). “These, mostly preventable, injuries show how greate...

Despite recent rains, drought conditions persist throughout the state

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 9, 2018

Topeka – While there have been some recent rains, drought conditions for many areas of Kansas continue to worsen.  TodayGovernor Jeff Colyer updated the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with Executive Order 18-16 (attached).  The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status. This order places nearly half of Kansas counties in an emergency drought stat...

KBI investigates officer involved shooting in Lawrence

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 3, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred in Lawrence the night of Monday, July 2. The Lawrence Police Department contacted the KBI at approximately 10:50 p.m. requesting assistance investigating an officer involved shooting. KBI agents and the crime scene response team (CSRT) responded to conduct the investigation. ...

“Taste of Kansas” event to be held in Wakeeney August 4th

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 3, 2018

From the Land of Kansas brings to you its first-ever agriculture experience dinner: “The Taste of Kansas.” The dinner will allow guests to experience the diverse tastes of food grown, raised, or produced in Kansas; meet Kansas agriculture producers and business owners; and enjoy a relaxing evening as they celebrate and appreciate Kansas. The event will take place on Saturday, August 4, at S...

California man arrested for threatening the family of FCC Chair Ajit Pai

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 3, 2018

Note: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is a native of Parsons, Kansas. The contents of this article are credited to Tom Taylor, author of the daily radio trade newsletter "Tom Taylor NOW." Markara Man was “angry” about Pai leading the charge to roll back the agency’s 2015 Net Neutrality policy, and (says Politico), has since written an apology to Pai. He said “I’m s...

Kansas fiscal year ends with better than expected revenue

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 2, 2018

TOPEKA—Fiscal year-end tax receipts came in $1.21 billion above last year, and $317.81 million over fiscal year predictions, according to the latest revenue report released Monday. Year-end tax receipts were bolstered by a more than 20 percent increase in June collections, with $133.02 million over last year, which was $143.79 million more than expected for the month. “With tax receipts ...

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