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How To Safely Enjoy Kansas State Parks During Memorial Day Weekend

PRATT – Kansas’ 28 state parks, 63 state fishing lakes, and more than 100 wildlife areas remain open to the public and will be...

KDWPT Donates 2,000 Pounds of Elk and Bison Meat to Local Food Banks

PRATT – In a time when “every little bit helps,” the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Public Lands Division has found...

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism to Suspend Sales of Nonresident Turkey Permits

PRATT – In an effort to protect the health of Kansans and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Governor Laura Kelly, with the support of...

Go Catch Trout at Glen Elder Park Pond!

The fifth trout stocking of the 2019-2020 trout season occurred on Thursday morning, February 27th and consisted of 400 pounds of quality adult rainbow...

KDWPT, KDHE Announce Clearest Lakes in Kansas

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), in partnership with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), has a...

Kansas Bowhunter Takes World-Class Whitetail

WICHITA – Kansas bowhunter, Brian Butcher, 38, harvested a whitetail buck in Chase County last October that he knew was something special. It wasn’t...

2019 Wild About Kansas Photo Contest Winners Announced

PRATT – The newest issue of Kansas Wildlife And Parks Magazine will be dedicated to photos illustrating Kansas, including those taken by winners of...

Walk Off the Holidays with a First Day Hike

PRATT – First Day Hike events will be held on New Year’s Day at 22 of Kansas’ state parks, providing the perfect opportunity to...

KDWPT Working to Combat Declining Turkey Numbers

PRATT – Wild turkey populations are declining across the Midwest and Kansas isn’t immune. Though the Sunflower State still boasts one of the strongest...

Extreme Floods Unearth Ancient Bear Skull in South Central Kansas

Courtesy of Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism EMPORIA – A mid-August kayak trip down the Arkansas River in south central Kansas took a...

Kansas Headlines

Kansas Senate Republicans Swiftly Shut Door On Proposed Medicaid Expansion Amendment

By Noah Taborda - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Efforts to expand Medicaid in Kansas were dealt a blow Wednesday after an amendment to do just...

Legislature Moves Quickly To Spare Kansas Towns From Financial Ruin Over Gas Bills

By Sherman Smith - Kansas Reflector TOPEKA — Kansas lawmakers moved with lightning speed Wednesday to pass legislation providing $100 million in low-interest loans to...

Hearing for Proposed Adoption of Conservation Regulation

MANHATTAN, Kansas — A public hearing will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, to consider the revision of a regulation...

KDHE Launches Mobile Testing Unites

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is launching three mobile testing units for COVID-19 in order to expand testing access...

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Kansas News Service

Some COVID-19 Tests Come With ‘Criminal’ Prices, Experts Say, So Get Tested For Free Instead

By Celia Llopis-Jepsen - Kansas News Service A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 testing has become easier to get — just not necessarily cheaper. If you...

Investigation Continues After Three Wichita Police Officers Are Injured By Possible Booby Trap

By Tom Shine - Kansas News Service Local and federal authorities continue to investigate a shooting that injured three Wichita police officers. Police said the officers...

Kansas Customers Left To Pay The Price After Winter Storm Sends Natural Gas Prices Soaring

By Brian Grimmett - Kansas News Service WICHITA, Kansas — Last February, the city of Cheney, Kansas – located just west of Wichita – paid about $2 per...

Kansas Foster Care Providers Say They’ve Gotten Better, But Critics Say They Need To Do Better

By Nomin Ujiyediin - Kansas News Service The long-troubled foster care system in Kansas got hit with yet another complication over the last year. Pandemic complications...

Ex-KU Med Center Official Pleads Guilty To Tax And Embezzlement Charges

By Dan Margolies - Kansas News Service A former administrator at the University of Kansas Medical Center pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bank fraud and...