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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas announces new CEO

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas has made an announcement identifying the next leader for the organization. Lauren Solidum will be the organization’s incoming President ...

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Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking by Cutting Demand for Prostitution

A new awareness campaign in Kansas is aimed at cutting the demand for prostitution as a way to fight human trafficking. The campaign involves state agencies and local advocacy groups teaming up ...

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Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for ...

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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Kansas churches will offer “sanctuary,” break Federal Law

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Two churches in Kansas are among a growing number of organizations publicly stating they will break Federal law when it comes to harboring individuals who have entered the country illegally. The law, ...

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Summer Fun in Kansas

Summer afternoons in Kansas can be 55–105 degrees – you just never know.  But even the hottest days should not keep you from the abundance of fun activities you can enjoy this ...

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Kansas license plates undergoing makeover

License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover. The new plates carry the same designs currently offered, but are flat instead of embossed. Additionally, new plates will be ...

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Governor Colyer Calls for Removal of Desecrated Flag Flying at KU Campus

TOPEKA – Governor Jeff Colyer has released the following statement condemning the defacement of an American flag flying on the campus of the University of Kansas. “The disrespectful display of a desecrated ...

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Kansas Improves Child Well-Being Ranking in KIDS COUNT Data book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2018 KIDS COUNT Data book. The most-recent report shows Kansas in a strong position, with the state ranking 13th in the nation in overall ...

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Kansas struggles to find more social workers

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Ann Goodall’s job as a social worker with the Kansas Department of Children and Families is often traumatic, she said, and though she’s been there for 16 years with no thought of ...

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Two Kansas deputies arrest two police chiefs in 5 months

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The sheriff’s deputies in Allen County, Kansas have been forced to arrest two police chiefs this year alone. In fact, they’ve done it in the past 5 months. The Wichita Eagle explained ...

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Lawsuit against Kansas law meant to protect Israel dismissed

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A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit Friday over a state law requiring contractors to agree they will not boycott Israel. The lawsuit in the US Court for the District of ...

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Supreme Court rules Kansas woman can pray in her home

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In a stunning reversal of a lower court decision Thursday, the US Supreme Court sided with religious liberty, ruling unanimously that a Kansas woman does indeed have the right to pray in ...

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8 Reported Injured in Eureka Tornado

A tornado struck the community of Eureka in Greenwood County, 60 miles east of Wichita, at approximately 7:21 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 26, leaving eight people with injuries, one critical.  It is ...

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Eureka, Kan. takes direct hit from tornado

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An active night for severe weather in the area saw an F0 tornado touch down in the Kansas City area. But the heaviest damage was received by south central Kansas. As the ...

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