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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 ...

CCC and GCCC sign fire science program agreement

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 30, 2019

COLBY -- Colby Community College President Dr. Seth Carter and Garden City Community College President Dr. Ryan Ruda signed a memorandum of understanding Monday that provides an avenue for students in the CCC service area to prepare for a career in fire science. Those living in the Colby sector will take general education classes through CCC and fire science classes through GCCC with the opport...

Extra officers on patrol over holiday weekend on the look-out for impaired drivers…and other h...

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 30, 2019

A mobilization of over 150 law enforcement agencies across Kansas culminates this this weekend. The “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose” effort began back on August 14th and runs through Labor Day weekend. Extra officers are on patrol, specifically looking for impaired drivers. According to the National Safety Council, 40 percent of car fatalities occur in the summer months. The Labor Day holiday ...

August 30, 2019: Statewide Silver alert issued for missing Goddard man

Sacha SanguinettiAugust 30, 2019

SEDGWICK COUNTY – The Goddard Police Department requested that the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing Goddard, Kan. man. The whereabouts of John Hughes, 88, are unknown, and the public’s assistance is requested to help locate him. Hughes has been missing since 1 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, when he left for a medical appointment in west Wichita ...

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