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2 West Nile Virus cases confirmed in KS…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: S...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 10, 2019

Two human cases of West Nile virus are being confirmed in Kansas.  The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says one case is in Sedgwick County and the other is in McPherson County.  The Centers for Disease Control says most people who contract the mosquito-borne virus never develop symptoms. Kansas health officials have confirmed the first death in the state associated with an outbrea...

Governor Kelly issues Executive Order launching Governor’s Council on Tax Reform

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 9, 2019

Governor Laura Kelly today signaled the start of a comprehensive overview of state and local taxes by issuing Executive Order 19-11, which outlines her vision for establishment of a fiscally responsible, fair and sustainable tax structure. The Governor’s Council on Tax Reform will conduct an 18-month, in-depth study, and make specific statutory recommendations to state lawmakers. The first...

Quinter native, former Lt. Governor Mann enters race for the Big 1st

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 9, 2019

The following is from a press release that was issued by Mann for Congress, Inc. Former Lt. Governor and fifth generation Kansan, Tracey Mann, today announced his candidacy for Kansas’ First Congressional District. “America faces urgent threats to our freedom. While President Trump is doing his best to right the ship, too many Washington politicians want to redefine our founding values a...

Rep. Adam Smith to speak at CCC for Constitution Day

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 9, 2019

Colby Community College will host a Constitution Day presentation by Kansas Rep. Adam Smith at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 16, in the H.F. Davis Memorial Library on campus. The event is open to the public. Smith, from Weskan, is a member of the Kansas House of Representatives and serves District 120. He was elected to office on November 8, 2016. "We're honored to have Representative Smith on c...

KSU a top value according to Money Magazine…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Repor...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 6, 2019

Kansas State University is again being recognized as the top university value in Kansas by Money magazine. It's the fourth year in a row that K-State is the highest-ranking Kansas school on Money's list, which was developed to find schools that successfully combine quality and affordability. The magazine rates schools on factors dealing with quality of education, affordability and student outcomes...

WSU and KU receive grant money…and other headlines from the Today in Kansas Report: September ...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 5, 2019

The University of Kansas Medical Center received a five-year, $18.9 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to provide ongoing funding to a program aimed at improving and expanding cell and developmental biology research in Kansas. The program is a multidisciplinary research network of 10 graduate and undergraduate institutions in ...

Kroger (Dillons) and Walmart request that customers stop open carry of firearms…and other head...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 4, 2019

Kroger, whose properties include Dillon’s grocery stores, is telling customers to stop openly carrying firearms in its stores, including in states where it's legal.  In a statement, the company says they are also encouraging elected officials to pass laws that "strengthen background checks and remove weapons from those who have been found to pose a risk for violence."  The announcement came th...

August tax receipts exceed both estimates and previous year

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 3, 2019

TOPEKA – The state’s August collections are slightly above estimates with total tax collections at $497.2 million; $2.9 million or 0.59% more than the estimate. Those collections are also $2.8 million more than the same month in Fiscal Year 2019. Retail sales tax collections were $205.3 million; up 3.67% from the $198.0 million estimate. Compensating use tax collections came in at $32...

Deadlines approaching for KDOT poster, video contests

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 3, 2019

The deadlines for the Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day poster and video contests are coming up quick. Kansas students can win great prizes and learn about traffic safety. In addition, the school, class or booster club of the grand prize-winning students will also receive money as part of the contest prizes. Poster entries must be postmarked by Friday, Sept. 20. Video entries must be posted by 1...

Kansas sends first responders to assist with Hurricane Dorian…and other headlines from the Tod...

Sacha SanguinettiSeptember 3, 2019

Kansas first responders are taking part in hurricane response efforts.  Kansas Task Force One, an Urban Search and Rescue team of 42 first responders, left for Florida last night.  The task force will spend 14 days in Florida. The team is prepared to search for and transport any people and animals stranded by rising storm surge and flood waters. They are also ready to provide basic life support ...

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