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Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest now accepting entries

First grader Addison Maxwell of Larned photographed his family’s wheat harvest last year, showing vivid blue skies and golden grains. He received first place in his category in the Happy Birthday, Kansas! ...

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Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a ‘scam’

The latest Medicaid expansion plan has too many red flags without even getting to the program itself. Like other states, Kansas is unlikely to have the federal government approve the partial expansion. Yet ...

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On Black Friday, all Kansas State Parks are free

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As many Americans look for ways to counter the craziness of Black Friday, several states are offering free entrance to their state parks. Across Kansas this year, admission to all state parks ...

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Kansas students participate in Taiwan agricultural youth exchange

Two Kansas students traveled to Taiwan Oct. 26-Nov. 3, 2019, to represent the state as part of a long-standing student exchange program to learn about Taiwan’s agricultural industry and how Kansas agriculture ...

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Christ Prep Academy wins national semi-final match

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The only Kansas City area high school football team playing for a National Championship, and defending their title this weekend, is No. 1 ranked Christ Prep Academy (CPA), of Lenexa, Kansas. CPA ...

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Gift makes free college available to all students for next 25 years

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Students in Neodesha, Kan. are celebrating after a local resident has ensured they can each attend college or trade school for free. The city is now the first “Promise” community of Kansas, ...

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Screaming cat lady is from Kansas

You’ve seen the memes of the screaming cat lady. You laughed at a couple and possibly rolled your eyes at a few. What you may not know is the woman screaming at ...

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Visit Historic Lecompton to see largest Christmas trees and ornaments display in the Midwest

Experience the holiday magic of Christmas when visiting Historic Lecompton. In the Territorial Capital Museum, visitors can see an indoor display of over 170 Christmas trees decorated in antique, Victorian, vintage and theme décor ...

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Kansas voters just shifted some political clout to college towns

Kansas will now have a streamlined census that counts people only where they’re living after Kansas voters decided Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting the numbers before state legislative districts are ...

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Another Missouri church follows trend of MO & KS churches raising funds to pay off medical debt

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Earlier this fall, Metro Voice News reported on The Crossing church in Columbia, which raised money to pay off millions of dollars of medical debt. A congregation in Southeast Missouri recently became ...

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Seasonal increase in vehicle-deer crashes: what you can do

Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move this time of year, increasing the chances of deer-vehicle collisions. Typically, the greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes are ...

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Kansas politicians weigh in on impeachment inquiry

The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving pretty quickly. How is it affecting politics in Kansas, and how are Kansas politicians responding? Sen. Pat Roberts dismissed the impeachment inquiry as ...

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Federal judge in Kansas reprimanded for affair with convict, harassment

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A federal judge in Kansas was publicly reprimanded for judicial misconduct Monday, after admitting he sexually harassed female co-workers, and engaged in extramarital relations with a felon. U.S. District Court Judge Carlos Murguia, a ...

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Kansas Energy Efficiency Expo planned in Manhattan on October 2

In observance of the 4th annual Energy Efficiency Day, the Kansas Corporation Commission and the K-State Engineering Extension’s Kansas Energy Program are partnering for a fun outdoor event, the Kansas Energy Efficiency ...

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National Hunting and Fishing Day is September 28

For many outdoor enthusiasts, any day they can spend hunting or fishing is a day to celebrate. Now there is one more reason to observe our hunting and fishing opportunities. Governor Laura ...

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Kansas tax increase unfairly burdens the poor

The fall in consumer spending has local officials puzzled; there’s a reason why Kansans are buying fewer things at the register. Not surprisingly, counties with declines in consumer shopping also have hiked ...

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Supreme Court says “Right to life” means right to abortion

The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent Hodes & Nauser abortion decision, finding the right to abortion in our Kansas constitution, resulted in many changes — some ironic, and others alarming. The court ironically ...

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Local pastor/missionary to be recognized for lifetime achievement

Rev. Max Manning, one of the original founders of Topeka Rescue Mission, has been serving the Kingdom of God since the 1950s. The pastor and missionary is the Director of Global Missions, ...

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Famous Kansas billionaire David Koch dies

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Billionaire businessman, philanthropist and Kansan David Koch is being remembered today after he passed away at age 79. “David Hamilton Koch, longtime stockholder, director, and leader in Koch Industries, passed away on ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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Kansas announces “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign

The Kansas Department of Transportation says alcohol and drugs are involved in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. That’s why local and state police agencies across the state Thursday begin an ...

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15th Annual Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival in Lawrence

There’s a lot of “terrible” and “horror-ific” fun going on tonight and the next two days in Lawrence! It’s the 15th Annual Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival, brought to you by ...

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Catholic Charities name change reflects move toward holistic services

In 2012, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas began a shift away from one-time, crisis intervention programs towards self-sustainability by offering long-term wrap-around services. While Catholic Charities will always provide food, clothing and ...

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Kansas Congressional candidate Weir pushes back against charge she was recruited for her looks

Disability rights advocate Sara Hart Weir recently announced that she is running against Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in Kansas’s 3rd District congressional race. Elizabeth Arnold, a progressive political activist from Johnson County, ...

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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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