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Conservation Tree Planting Program

Landowners wanting low-cost tree and shrub seedlings for conservation plantings are encouraged to take advantage of the conservation tree planting program offered by the...

KDOT Awards $8.5 Million in Transportation Alternatives Projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has selected 23 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2020. Eligible projects...

Missing Auburn, Nebraska Man Found Dead Near Clay Center

An Auburn, Nebraska man, 65-year-old Rick Kubes, was found dead Wednesday evening three miles north of Clay Center, Kansas, where his truck had drifted...

Researching Industrial Hemp as a Crop for Kansas

The Alternative Crop Research Act allows the Kansas Department of Agriculture to oversee the cultivation of industrial hemp in a research program. Jason Griffin, director...

Officer involved shooting investigation in Saline County

SALINE COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred Tuesday night in Saline County. The Saline County...

KBI and Iola Police Respond To Incident Involving Suicidal Subject

ALLEN COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Iola Police Department responded to an incident involving a suicidal subject Monday night...

Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force Issues Recommendations

TOPEKA – (February 5, 2019) – A task force appointed to survey efforts in Kansas to prevent youth suicide and to recommend steps to...

AG Derek Schmidt: Topeka Man Pleads Guilty in First Felony Conviction Under New Consumer Protection Law

TOPEKA – (February 4, 2019) – A Topeka man pleaded guilty last week to one felony count of violating a consumer protection order, Kansas...

Continued Demand for Beef is Important for 2019

Over 9,000 cattle producers were in New Orleans recently for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention. In addition to listening to industry experts and learning...

Kansas Silver Alert Issued For Missing Nebraska Man; Last Seen In Clay Center, Kan.

CLAY COUNTY – The Clay County Sheriff’s Department requested the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) issue a statewide Silver Alert for a missing 66-year-old...

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What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Governor Laura Kelly Visits Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute

Governor Laura Kelly today toured the Kansas State University Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) to learn more about its work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, including...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Kansas Total Tax Collections $484.6 Million Ahead of July of Last Fiscal Year

TOPEKA—The State of Kansas starts Fiscal Year 2021 by surpassing its total tax-only collections by $484.6 million compared to July of last fiscal year....

AG Derek Schmidt Urges Federal Action To Increase Access, Affordability For Remdesivir

TOPEKA – (August 4, 2020) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today urged federal agencies to exercise special legal authority to increase the availability...

Kansas News Service

What A Pending Football Game Says About COVID-19, The Fate Of Small Colleges And The Towns They Keep Alive

By Frank Morris - Kansas News Service There’s a lot riding on a Kickoff set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12. The Sterling College Warriors are...

Kansas’ U.S. Senate Race Is Set As Marshall Beats Kobach For GOP Nod; Watkins Out In 2nd District

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas’ biggest race of the evening was one of the first to be decided: U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall secured the Republican...

Feds Say Filth, Hazards At Kansas Group Homes Put Foster Care Children At Risk

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service Kansas let foster care children live in group homes with broken windows, mold, exposed electrical wiring, trashed porches...

Kansas K-12 Districts Can Start Class On Time After State Board Rejects Governor’s Order To Delay

By Stephan Bisaha - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura...

Kansas Governor Says Masks Are Non-Negotiable In Schools And Pleads For Delaying Classes

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Students, teachers and staff members at K-12 schools in Kansas will wear masks, use hand sanitizer...