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Kansas River weir construction continues in Topeka

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In September, construction began to modify the existing river weir and banks of the Kansas River where it runs through Topeka. The purpose is to enhance public safety, provide reasonable fish passage, ...

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KVC Kansas celebrates 100+ children’s adoptions in 2020

During National Adoption Month in November, KVC Kansas helped facilitate 20+ children’s adoptions throughout the state. On November 21, National Adoption Day, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, courthouses across the country ...

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Orders still being taken for Choose Life plates

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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. The campaign currently has ...

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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Topeka Rally and March For Life postponed

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Due to COVID-19 and security concerns, the previously scheduled Rally and March for Life at the Kansas Capitol on January 21 has been postponed until later in the spring, according to Kansans ...

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Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla diagnosed with COVID-19

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. The Democrat, who lost a bid for the 2nd Congressional district, will be out of the office for the next ...

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Metro counties in first phase of vaccinations

Jackson County Missouri and Johnson County Kansas are beginning COVID-19 vaccinations this week. There is no list for the general public to sign up for the vaccine, regardless of the age or ...

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Mission Liberate to host human trafficking survivors at meet and greet Jan. 8

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A new local organization seeking to have an impact on ending human trafficking will launch a grassroots campaign tonight. Mission Liberate, founded in 2019 by several students at the University of Kansas, ...

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Largest pro-life groups in Kansas merge into powerhouse

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The two largest pro-life organizations in Kansas are merging. Wichita-based Kansans for Life (KFL), the state’s largest pro-life group, will officially merge with its Kansas City Regional Affiliate, KCKFL. Kansans for Life ...

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Kansans to ‘Rally and March for Life’ at state capitol Jan. 21

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Kansans for Life will hold the annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on January 21. This year’s theme is United for Mothers and Babies. The day will be full of ...

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Missouri and Kansas among top 10 pro-life states

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Kansas City is on the border of two of the most pro-life states in the nation. Kansas ranks No. 6 and Missouri is No. 8 in the 2021 Life List from Americans ...

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KCC orders utilities to continue payment plans, waive late fees during pandemic

The Kansas Corporation Commission has extended an order that requires utilities to offer 12-month payment plans and waive late fees to help residential and small business customers avoid disconnection. The original order, ...

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Missouri budget to dip $400 million due to lockdowns

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The Missouri state budget for the next fiscal year will take a major as a result of economic fallout from pandemic lockdowns. The budget year that begins in July is expected to ...

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Local retired Topeka pastor finds new purpose as Santa Claus

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Gary Roten, retired Topeka pastor with 30 years of ministry,  has found another way to minister to local communities. He appears as Santa Claus for various charities and other organizations, and is ...

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Former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline encourages return to paper ballots for elections

The United States needs to go back to paper ballots and processes to stamp out vulnerabilities that accompany the growing digital footprint in elections. That’s the assessment made by Phill Kline, former ...

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Missouri and Kansas finalize plans for distribution of vaccine

The newly approved COVID-19 vaccine, which many are now calling the “Trump Vaccine,” has arrived in Missouri and Kansas. “Today is an exciting day for Missouri as we have received the first ...

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Kansas loses voter I.D. effort before US Supreme Court

Kansas voter integrity was given a setback by the U.S. Supreme Court as they rejected Monday an appeal by the state’s secretary of state who sought to revive a law requiring voters ...

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Are Kansans soon paying for unlimited abortion? Yes, but together we can stop it!

Kansas has come a long way in its fight to build a culture of life. Remember the days when people used to fly from around the world to Wichita to get an ...

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Missouri, Kansas join Texas in lawsuit alleging serious ‘swing state’ illegality

Missouri and Kansas are joining a growing list of states, led by Texas, in contesting the legality of how four states handled the Nov. 3 election. Eric Schmitt announced that the “Show-Me ...

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Inspiration led to Ears to Hear Collection

Ears to Hear

“Ears to Hear.” That’s the inspiration that Jerry Hudgins received about two years ago. He didn’t act on it right away, though. “The timing was not right,” he said. So he waited. Now, ...

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The beloved Joyland Carousel is restored and rideable at the Wichita Botanica Gardens

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For many Kansans, Wichita’s Joyland was a part of their childhood summers, as it ran for 55 years before closing down. It’s sad to know that Joyland is completely gone, but there ...

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Kansans for Life questions Standridge appointment to state Supreme Court 

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Kansans for Life is disappointed in Gov. Laura Kelly’s appointment of pro-abortion judge Melissa Standridge to the state Supreme Court on Monday. As a Court of Appeals judge, Standridge upheld the district ...

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Franklin Graham responds to Kansas school banning Operation Christmas Child

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Franklin Graham said he is disappointed after the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation pressured a Kansas middle school to suspend donations to Operation Christmas Child. Graham expressed his disappointment over the decision ...

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Kansas and Missouri earn low grades in latest March of Dimes report card

Missouri and Kansas do not fare well in the March of Dimes’ 2020 report card. The preterm birth rate in Kansas is 10.1 percent, earning it a grade of C+. Missouri comes ...

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One-third of Kansas adults are obese

A 2019 adult obesity report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than one-third of Kansas adults ages 18 and older are obese, or 35.2 percent. This ...

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