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What will the new Big 12 look like?

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The Big 12 Board of Directors voted Friday to extend membership invitations to Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston. All eight ...

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Local college expansion threatens destruction of historic church

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The abandoned but historic Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., stands in the way of a new educational center being built by KCK Community College. “This is probably the ...

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Big Boy 4014 to make return visits to Kansas on Sept. 2

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Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s, will appear for public viewing on Wednesday in Kansas City at Union Station, then depart at 8:00 a.m. ...

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Former Gov. Jeff Colyer drops out of gubernatorial race due to prostate cancer

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Former governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Jeff Colyer (R) has announced he is ending his campaign for Kansas governor and receiving treatment for prostate cancer. “While I have always focused on ...

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Kansas school district deletes excellence award after teacher protests critical race, masks

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A Kansas City-area school district has deleted a story about an excellence in teaching award after that teacher resigned. The teacher last week exposed the teaching of critical race theory and masking ...

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Rep. Sharice Davids promotes critical race theory books on Instagram

Rep. Sharice Davids, who represents Johnson County, Kan., in Congress, is promoting a list of books from leftwing figures, including writings that are considered to be resources for critical race theory. Her private Instagram ...

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Congresswoman Sharice Davids gets covid 6 months after being vaccinated

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Kansas Congresswoman Sharice Davids on Friday tested positive for COVID-19 despite having received the vaccine over six months ago. In a statement, Davids confirmed what others who have contracted it after getting ...

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Union Pacific’s “Big Boy” steam locomotive will stop in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City

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Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II, is on a 10-state tour, providing amazing photo ...

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SYSCO halts food deliveries in Kansas citing labor shortage

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Restaurants across Kansas are finding their pantries empty after food distributor Sysco halted deliveries. The food giant said labor shortages in the industry.  Business across the country have complained about the shortage ...

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Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. returns for 49th year

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The popular Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kan. will take place Sept. 15-19 with organizers releasing talent line-up. This year’s event will be the 49th annual and the public, eager for a ...

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As Kansas nears 3 million residents, most towns lost population to the cities

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The vast majority of Kansas municipalities lost population according to the latest census figures. Kansas saw its population grow 3% from 2010 to 2020 and the state will keep its four U.S. ...

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Missouri, Kansas attorneys general support Arkansas ban on gender transition for kids

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The attorneys general of Missouri and Kansas have joined with 15 of their peers to defend a new Arkansas law that prohibits gender transition procedures for children. A prohibits a “physician or ...

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Pregnant Wichita woman killed by fleeing ‘robber’ – but miracle baby survives

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A pregnant Wichita mother was tragically killed in a car accident on July 6, but doctors were able to save her preborn baby boy. Samantha Russell, 22, was at an intersection in Wichita, ...

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Manhattan and Lawrence, Kan. rank among youngest metro areas in nation

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Manhattan, Kansas is the youngest small metropolitan area in the nation, and Lawrence, Kan., ranks 12, a new study found. The U.S. population is getting older. Aging Baby Boomers and declining fertility ...

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Kansas at the center of national prayer gathering

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For many years Kansans have gathered for strategic prayer at the geographic center of the continental United States, located in Lebanon, Kansas. This year, national leaders are starting at 8 strategic locations ...

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Missouri, Kansas Congressional reps rated on voting records

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Although Missouri’s House members from Kansas City and St. Louis are liberal, other representatives in the state are strong conservatives according to their voting records. In Kansas’ 3rd District which includes several ...

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Kansas Capitol building reopens to public & tours for first time since March 2020

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Another sign of things getting back to normal is the reopening of the Kansas Capitol building in Topeka. The historic building, with its stunning murals and dome, is now open to visitors and ...

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Spirit of Kansas 4th of July festival back in full for 2021 in Topeka

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The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement saying the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration, will be back in full this year ...

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A Kansas animal disease lab could help prevent the next pandemic

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At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, animal disease labs across the country stepped up to expand testing capacity, and they could play a role in preventing the next pandemic. Spillover events ...

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LaMar’s Donuts will celebrate National Donut Day Friday and help the Salvation Army

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LaMar’s Donuts and Coffee is planning several sweet deals for National Donut Day on Friday, June 4. The day is dedicated to celebrating the members of the Salvation Army who served donuts ...

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Expect gas prices 1/3 higher Memorial Day weekend than last year

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Drivers can expect to pay a lot more for gas this holiday weekend but are unlikely to face shortages. The average price per gallon remains slightly above $3, ranging from as low ...

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Lifeguard shortage may affect Kansas pool openings this summer

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A national lifeguard shortage is being felt in cities all across Kansas. With swimming pools and aquatic centers in Topeka opening May 29 – Memorial Day weekend –  Shawnee County Parks + ...

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Topeka Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Adventure Cove with new floating playground open May 29

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A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Reopening of the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is set for 1 p.m. May 26 at the cove. The reopening will unveil the new floating playground, ...

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Kansas News Briefs: Wichita door camera records mountain lion

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In Kansas news, Wildlife officials say a Wichita doorbell camera captured video of a mountain lion trotting along a residential back alley earlier this week. Kansas Department of ...

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Dem. governor halts Kansas effort to protect women’s sports; override falls one vote short

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Conservative legislators have failed to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a bill to protect women’s sports in the state’s schools. The Senate vote on Monday to override Kelly was 26-14, ...

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