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‘Better call Bob’ Hamilton running as a conservative for U.S. Senate, but tweets show something else

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“Better call Bob” is a familiar phrase to people living in the Kansas City metro. The line is from commercials promoting Bob Hamilton – a plumbing, heating, cooling and air-conditioning repair company. ...

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Participation in Kansas KidWind Challenge quadruples, then gets cancelled due to COVID-19

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Many Kansas students were happy when school was cancelled, but others were disappointed. Among the latter were the many students across the state that were involved in the Kansas KidWind Challenge. Now, ...

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Following Kansas virus guidelines, Dennis Wilson died after originally being refused test

The wife of a Kansas man who died over the weekend of COVID-19 wrote about his suffering in anguished Facebook posts that describe how he went to two walk-in clinics and a hospital before ...

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Kansas small businesses eligible for disaster loans from the Small Business Administration

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Governor Laura Kelly announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration approved her request to make loans of up to $2 million available to Kansas small businesses disrupted by coronavirus. The disaster ...

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Guidelines for Kansas City’s stay-at-home order

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Beginning Monday Night at midnight, Kansas City and most suburbs will enter into a mandatory stay-at-home order. Below is the official announcement with guidelines and instructions from Mayor Quintin Lucas. Kansas City ...

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Kansas state parks & lakes remain open; licenses & permits available online

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During this time of social distancing and isolation, Kansas state parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas will remain open to the public. But effective March 23, 2020, all Kansas Department of Wildlife, ...

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Results posted for point-in-time count of homeless in Topeka

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The point-in-time count of homeless persons in Topeka took place on January 29th. This one-day event produces a snapshot of the individuals in the community experiencing homelessness as defined by Housing and ...

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‘Happy Birthday, Kansas!’ Photo Contest winners receive prizes at Kansas State Capitol

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Winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest received prizes on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in celebration of Kansas’ 159th birthday at the Kansas State Capitol. Governor Laura Kelly presented awards ...

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Kansas girl Makayla Brownlee wins over American Idol judges with impressive Dixie Chicks cover

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Makayla Brownlee, a 17-year-old from Wellington who comes from a family of musicians, appeared on “American Idol” March 15 and wowed the judges. “You’ve got this little yodel cry, that’s a real ...

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Special exhibit on Kansas women opening at the Kansas Museum of History

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The next special exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the courageous women who made it possible. A special ...

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Johnson County Kansas announces 5th virus case

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The Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has announced Saturday a fifth case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The patient was identified through testing sent to the Kansas Department of ...

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‘Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics’ is new museum exhibit

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is featuring a temporary exhibit, “Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics,” which features 9 women ...

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Washburn Rural schools to host Special Olympics Kansas State Tournament

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UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. The annual Special Olympics Kansas State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament takes place March 14 and 15 at Washburn Rural High School for ...

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Elizabeth Anne Mall releases two Contemporary Christian singles

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Kansas native Elizabeth Anne Mall has released two Contemporary Christian singles with producer and sound engineer James Kocian through Firstcom Music.  Firstcom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music that ...

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment announces COVID-19 online resource center and 1st case in Kansas

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the launch of the agency’s online resource center for Kansans to learn more about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, get answers to commonly ...

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Gage Park mini train, Carousel open for Spring Break week

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Topeka’s Gage Park mini train is back on track. The Gage Park mini train and carousel will be open for Spring Break, the week of March 7-14. After Spring Break, the rides ...

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Chiefs’ Andy Reid pens letter to family of pastor who died just before Super Bowl

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One of the most exciting weekends of Pastor Michael O’Donnell’s life ended in tragedy last month when he died in Miami shortly before the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV. READ: Pastor dies ...

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US Supreme Court on illegal immigrants and Social Security fraud

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Illegal immigrants who use fake Social Security numbers to get jobs were struck a blow this week by the Supreme Court. The court ruled 5-4 that there is nothing in the nation’s ...

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Kansas gets new personalized license plate design

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A new personalized license plate design will soon be seen on Kansas roads. The plate, featuring wind turbines on a Kansas sunrise, is aptly named “Powering the Future.” It will serve as ...

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Topeka Performing Arts Center receives national award

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The Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) recently received the 2019 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management Magazine.  This is the second consecutive year that TPAC has garnered the award. ...

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New Kansas attractions coming in 2020

In 2020, get set to “play ball” when Wichita’s new $75 million baseball stadium and its upstart Wind Surge team celebrate opening day on April 14. All year long, Kansas’ all-star lineup ...

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Missouri 23rd, Kansas 37th in rankings of most “sinful” states

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Let the state that is without sin cast the first stone. Missouri is the 23rd most sinful state in the nation, according to a WalletHub survey, while Kansas comes in at No. ...

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‘Choose LIFE’ Kansas license plates waiting for more orders before printing

Kansans can still pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates, though the printing of the plates must wait for a sufficient number of orders to be received. In February of 2018, ...

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Kobach opens huge lead over nearest rivals for U.S. Senate in Kansas

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A new poll shows Kris Kobach has opened a wide lead in the Kansas Republican primary for U.S. Senate. The November election will replace retiring Senator Pat Roberts. Kobach, who is the ...

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Lawrence moves forward with sanctuary city plans

The Lawrence, Kansas, City Commission is discussing a proposal that would make the city a sanctuary city and limit how police cooperate with federal immigration agents. During a meeting Tuesday, the commission ...

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