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Millions in federal aid could be lost as one in three Kansas households has yet to fill out census

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Amid a pandemic that has slowed efforts to count Americans, more than a third of Kansas households haven’t yet responded to the U.S. Census. In some counties, especially in rural areas, less than ...

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Local authorities have conflicting face mask regulations

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If you’re confused about requirements to wear a face mask don’t feel alone. Across the sprawling Kansas City Metro, which encompasses 14 counties, there are almost as many different regulations. The problem ...

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‘Do more than vote,’ Kansans for Life tells pro-life voters as it endorses Trump

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Kansans for Life (KFL) has given President Donald Trump the most enthusiastic endorsement one can get.  But the organization says those who have pro-life views need to up their game this year ...

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As Confederate monuments come down across U.S., Wichita memorial comes into question

In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita’s Veterans Memorial Park. The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following ...

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Kansas News Briefs

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Kansas News Briefs – Congressman Roger Marshall Faces Attacks in GOP Senate Debate TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman running for the U.S. Senate has come under attack over a 12-year-old ...

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The 1st VP of color was elected over 90 years ago; he was a Kansas Republican

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There has been a lot of talk this year about people of color running for President or Vice President. But a Kansas Republican was first to have that honor. A recent Washington Examiner article ...

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Shawnee County Phase 3 Reopening; here’s what that means

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The Shawnee County Covid-19 Response Team and the Shawnee County Health Officer have moved the county into Shawnee County Phase 3 Reopening as of Monday, June 8. Under Shawnee County Phase 3, ...

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Kansas Scenic Byways win awards

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Native Stone Scenic Byway, one of 12 Kansas Scenic Byways, took top honors for the Scenic Viewshed Improvement Award. In 2007, a stone fence restoration workshop was developed to teach those who ...

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How to safely enjoy Kansas state parks during Memorial Day weekend

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Kansas state parks officials say that trail use is up markedly during the COVID-19 pandemic. As evidence, in Shawnee County, a pedestrian counter placed on the Gage Park Fitness Loop Trail recorded ...

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KU professor charged with crimes for keeping work for Communist China secret           

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Growing concern about China is hitting close to home – this time at KU. Feng Tao, an associate professor and researcher at the University of Kansas, has been charged with two counts ...

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Kelly to move Kansas into ‘modified Phase 2’ of recovery plan

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Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that Kansas is ready to enter the second phase of a recovery plan for its economy. The “modified Phase 2” plan will start Friday, May 22, and ...

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Governor Kelly slows Kansas reopening; limits to go into late June

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Kansas’ Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday slowed down the Kansas reopening of the economy, ordering bars, nightclubs, casinos and bowling alleys to remain closed through the end of the month and ...

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TV25 offers help for area small businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Do you own a business in the Topeka, Lawrence or Kansas City area that has been impacted by the coronavirus shutdowns? TV25 wants to help. If you have a 30 or 60 second ...

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The modern Kansas earthquake era looks to be ending

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On Aug. 16, 2019, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude Kansas earthquake. They knew exactly what to do: hide ...

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Kansas set to reopen in phases as some restrictions remain

Gov. Laura Kelly announced her plans on April 30 on how to reopen Kansas for business in phases, starting May 4. UPDATE: Shawnee County has decided that libraries are more like community ...

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Teens encouraged to compete in pro-life oratorical contest

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Kansans for Life (KFL) is seeking entries for its 2020 David Gittrich Memorial Oratorical Contest for students across the state. This contest provides the opportunity for Kansas high school juniors and seniors ...

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B-2 Stealth Bomber performs flyover to honor medical facilities

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Whiteman Air Force Base pilots flew over medical facilities in Kansas City on Tuesday to honor and express gratitude for all medical and health-care professionals, essential employees and volunteers in the fight ...

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Report: Kansas restrictions to ease May 4

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According to multiple reports, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly plans to ease restrictions on Kansans when her current stay home order expires May 3. Kelly will either issue a new order with less ...

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Kansans create gridlock around Capitol, pressure governor to open economy

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April 23 may have been Governor Laura Kelly’s anniversary, but she may not have liked the gift of gridlock Kansans brought to the Capitol. Several groups representing counties and cities throughout Kansas ...

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Federal judge blocks Gov. Kelly’s limits on church gatherings

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A federal court in Kansas issued a temporary restraining order Saturday against Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order limiting church gatherings to 10 people due to COVID-19. This is the latest move in a saga that ...

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HOW CAN WE HELP? Topeka businesses and residents want to know

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Towards the end of March, Topeka Metro Voice invited local small business owners to contact us with their stories of how the pandemic is affecting all of us small Topeka businesses. We ...

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Kansas Stay Home Order extended; Topeka attorney answers questions

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By Joe Patton:  (UPDATE: The governor has now extended the Kansas Stay Home Order to May 3)   If you listen to the news, it’s Armageddon. At Patton and Patton, Personal Injury Lawyers, ...

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Kansas is unmatched at tracking offenders but may ease rules

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Kansas is unmatched in tracking offenders, resulting in more than 21,000 people convicted of sex, drug or violent crimes being registered on a public database. One of them is Marc Schultz, who ...

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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 and air-conditioning repair company. Now ...

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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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