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City of Topeka announces emergency month-long closure of 21st Street Bridge over I-470

Beginning on Monday, April 29, the 21st Street bridge over I-470 will be fully closed to vehicular traffic and open only to pedestrians and bike on the north sidewalk. There will be ...

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A visit to the last Blockbuster store in the world

A Blockbuster store in Bend, Oregon, is the world’s last outpost of the once-booming video rental chain after a store in Australia shut its doors. The Blockbuster in Bend became the last U.S. location of the ...

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Kansans cut shopping equal to vetoed tax windfall

Governor Kelly vetoed the tax windfall bill, raising Kansans’ income taxes to the tune of $50 million. Near the same time, the latest state tax report shows Kansans decreasing shopping by $40 ...

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Dave Says – Investigate your options

Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   Investigate your options   Dear ...

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YFC Golf Classic is a Tournament of Champions for teens

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 10th at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course.  The four-person, 18-hole scramble begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 ...

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The Easter Story – Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

On this Easter Sunday, as Christians celebrate the Resurrection, we take a look at the story of Easter from the Bible, including the Last Supper, Judas’ Betrayal, the Crucifixion of Jesus and ...

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Free screening of “Being Mortal” to be shown at the Jayhawk Theatre April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, Midland Care will present the film, “Being Mortal,” at the Jayhawk Theatre. April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day. Midland Care has partnered with local organizations, including ...

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Has Cher had an awakening on illegals? “State can’t take care of it’s own…how can it take care of more?”

Recent comments by legendary singer Cher have many wondering if she has had an awakening of some sort. Cher took to Twitter on Sunday to make this point: “I Understand Helping struggling ...

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Michigan coach John Beilein receives John Wooden Keys to Life award

Coach John Wooden might be known to many as a head coach at UCLA, but he was also a legendary player. As a guard for the Boiler Makers, Wooden was the first ...

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Country music star Josh Turner talks about faith in interview about new album

Nashville’s Music City is home to industry seasoned and sought-after recording studios – like Black Bird – the setting for a conversation with one of country music’s most recognized velvety-baritone voices – Josh ...

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Half of pastors are worried about offending someone if they speak out on social issues

Pastors are pressured from all sides to speak out on hot button issues, but struggle with just how to address those topics, such as LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. In a new ...

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Easter Fest highlights April celebrations in Topeka

April is all about Easter this year. With the annual celebration falling a little later in the spring this year, many are counting on nicer weather for their egg hunts, sunrise services ...

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Thursday moments after Ecuador announced it withdrew his asylum for “repeatedly violating international conventions and protocol.” Ecuadoran Foreign Minister Jose Valencia told Teleamazonas this week that living ...

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Historian explains why Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College

Presidential historian Doug Wead explained why the Founding Fathers created the Electoral College during a recent interview with “Fox & Friends.” “Balance. Checks and balance and to give everybody a vote,” he ...

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NOTO director to speak at C5 luncheon

The public is invited to attend the April C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon, when Thomas Underwood, Executive Director of NOTO Arts District, will be the featured speaker. He will have an update of plans ...

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Seniors can head off diseases by drinking more water

Not drinking enough water is a common but under-recognized problem among American seniors that puts their health at risk, researchers say. “So many health issues are related to inadequate hydration,” including urinary ...

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Barr forms ‘team’ to investigate the FBI’s Russia investigators

Attorney General William Barr has assembled a “team” to investigate the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign and possible Russia collusion, an administration official briefed on the situation ...

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Kobach to Trump: You do not need Congress to immediately solve immigration crisis

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that despite claims by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump does not need Congress to stem the tide of booming ...

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Glaciers growing again; now scientist says that’s bad news

You’ve probably heard the alarmed scientists and politicians before: Global warming is causing glaciers to melt, serving as the proverbial canary in the mine shaft of a planet on the brink of ...

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University disinvites black Christian pro-life speaker over her belief in biblical marriage

A black Christian speaker was recently disinvited from an on-campus debate due to her biblical beliefs about sexuality and marriage. It’s just the latest example of American universities blocking Christian views from ...

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Dobson defeats Obamacare ‘assault on religious freedom’

Dr. James Dobson’s Family Institute has won a big legal victory, securing the right to follow their pro-life Christian beliefs under Obamacare. The five-year legal fight was all about the Obamacare abortion ...

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Sarah Palin says McCain family gave her ‘gut punch’ in wake of senator’s death

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin revealed Monday that not being invited to the funeral of Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was like a “gut punch.” Palin, who was McCain’s running mate in the ...

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Constitution under siege: The Electoral College battle

“Every vote should count.” To many that sounds fair. It sounds right. But is it? “The Electoral College is wrong. The person who gets the most votes should be president.” Does that ...

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Tennessee men are building something special in Knoxville

The Tennessee Volunteers’ started the season with 10-game win streak and their best start to a men’s basketball season in more than a decade. Coach Rick Barnes has the Vols seeing increasing ...

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Brunei officially enacts Shariah code that punishes with cutting off hands, death by stoning

New Islamic criminal laws that took effect in Brunei on Wednesday, punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death, have triggered an outcry from countries, human rights groups and celebrities ...

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