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7 steps to prepare for a home remodel

remodel

A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ...

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How low can interest rates go?

interest rates

Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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How to be thankful in America’s chaos

thankful

Is this a year to be thankful? The year 2020 will go down as probably one of the most cultural shaping years of the United States and world in recent times.  It ...

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The dual impact of brain + body exercise

exercise

Does your brain need exercise as much as your body? Does it bother you when you cannot recall a name? Do you have trouble remembering your grocery list? Do you ever forget ...

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Congress helps Topeka Rescue Mission deliver 2M meals

Topeka Rescue Mission

The Topeka Rescue Mission has a history of responding to whatever kind of needs crop up in the Capital City and surrounding areas. Since March of this year the nation has seen ...

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One-third of Kansas adults are obese

obese

A 2019 adult obesity report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third of Kansas adults ages 18 and older are obese, or 35.2 percent. This ...

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Alternative social media sites Parler, MeWe, Gab becoming popular in wake of election

Parler MeWe Gab

Many conservatives are switching to other social media platforms such as Parler, MeWe or Gab instead of Facebook or Twitter. These social networking services have been around for several years and classify themselves ...

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Small Christian colleges enjoying strong fall enrollment despite pandemic

Christian colleges

Small Christian colleges are a bright spot as overall fall enrollment declined during the pandemic. Five of 10 Church of Christ-affiliated universities have record enrollments this fall, as do several other primarily undergraduate ...

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Fifteen additional pro-life women elected to House of Representatives

pro-life women

One underreported story from Election Day is that at least 15 new pro-life women will join the House of Representatives in January. “We attribute their success to the fact that life is ...

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5 seasonal DIY home improvement projects

home improvement

The calendar pages may be turning fast, but it’s not too late to do some work around the house. Now is the time to wrap up home improvement projects before the weather ...

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C5 Luncheon to be held at National Guard Museum

C5

The November C5 POWER Luncheon will be held November 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the National Guard Museum at Forbes Field. The event is open to the public, and military ...

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Four ways to find your path later in life

life

Teenagers are often told that they don’t have enough direction, energy, or foresight to be smart enough to plan their future. Yet, every single teenager and young adult out there is a ...

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Racism, racial disparities and football

racism

One argument used to prove systemic racism is the extent of racial disparities. On the Internet you will find lots of charts that show differences between black and white that are then ...

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Historic Lecompton has Midwest’s largest Christmas trees and ornaments display

Lecompton

Experience the holiday magic of Christmas when visiting Historic Lecompton, Kansas. Visitors can see an indoor display of over 150 trees decorated in antique, Victorian, vintage and theme decor – including turn ...

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Dave Says – Are utilities included?

dave ramsey

Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Are utilities included? Dear Dave, ...

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Lots going on in North Topeka and NOTO Arts District during holidays

NOTO

The North Topeka area has a lot going on this time of year! Of course, NOTO Arts District has been a hub of activity for a while now, Holiday shopping and activities ...

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Liberty or death: there is no Option C

liberty

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but ...

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What kind of America will you choose?

America

Much of the media would have you believe that the upcoming elections are really just about personalities. Who’s more empathetic? Who’s more dignified? Who’s more likable? The truth is, Americans won’t just be ...

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Heated race for Kansas Second Congressional District

LaTurner

With the election at hand for the vacant seat in the Kansas Second Congressional District, the candidates have gone head to head in televised debates on KSNT TV in Topeka, and also ...

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KU Sorority student placed on probation due to political retweet gets national attention

Katherine Lauer

Recently, University of Kansas sophomore Katherine Lauer re-tweeted a political tweet posted by a conservative political pundit. The response to the retweet was being placed on probation from the Kappa Alpha Theta ...

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Letter to Editor addresses voters

vote

Dear Voters: You have a choice between two medical doctors when you vote for your U.S. Senator, and that should make everything OK, right? Medical doctors are supposed to practice the Hippocratic ...

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Take Topeka Metro to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3rd

Topeka Metro

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 is Election Day. Topeka has routes that go by many of Topeka’s polling locations within the city limits. Topeka Metro fares have been waived for the month of ...

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Topeka area drop-off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

More than 4,000 locations will now offer a curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, Nov. 16 ...

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President Trump reveals he is now a ‘non-denominational’ Christian

President Trump, who has allied himself closely with evangelicals but spoken little of his personal faith, released a new statement of his religious identification. Having been confirmed into the Presbyterian Church as a ...

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“Our House”? State Senator Hensley uses home that is not his in TV ad

Hensley

State Senator Anthony Hensley’s current television commercial shows his daughter Katie Hensley Bivens saying “whether it’s in the statehouse, the schoolhouse, or our house my dad is somebody you can always count on.” The problem is, ...

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