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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...

4th of July tribute: Meet Happy Harold Ward, WW2 Veteran

Sacha SanguinettiJuly 3, 2018

I have been thinking about writing this for quite some time, but have struggled with when exactly to do it. Veteran's Day? Memorial Day? On his birthday? On the anniversary of his passing? I finally settled on Independence Day. The reasoning: the 4th of July is a patriotic holiday that carries undertones of celebration and happiness. I can't think of a better day to pay tribute to the man affec...

“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 ...

New NW Tech Womens Basketball Coach Diving Into First Head Coaching Gig

Ross VolkmerJune 28, 2018

  GOODLAND, KS-- Brock Kimball is just settling into his new job as women's head basketball coach at Northwest Kansas Technical College. In fact, he is so new to the area that he is living in a dorm until he can move into his house. The first time head coach though is hitting the ground running trying to get his program ready for there 1st season in the Jayhawk Conference. He joined Ross V...

New Colby CC AD Settling In at CCC

Ross VolkmerJune 22, 2018

COLBY, KS-- Former Trojan Mike Saddler just completed his first full week of work as Colby Community College's athletics director after taking the position in early May. Saddler joined Ross Volkmer on the Morning Blitz and talked about his decision to come back, the transition and what plans he has going forward for CCC. FULL INTERVIEW: [audio mp3="https://www.nwksradio.com/wp-content/upload...

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...

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...

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