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Kansas Gubernatorial Primary Explained

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The gubernatorial races in Kansas are virtual mirror images. On both sides there’s a two way race between a rather mundane establishment candidate and a more unconventional and charismatic opponent. On the ...

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Lesbian boxer hopes to win Tuesday primary and take on Kevin Yoder


This is going to be an interesting election cycle given what the media considers the controversial nature of the Trump administration. Though it may not be as interesting as the Democrat primary ...

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Kansas’ 2nd District Congressional candidate exposed


In Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District race there is no Democrat primary since only Paul Davis is running for that office. The Republican race is a rather unique situation that deserves a brief ...

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Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas announces new CEO

Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and the Catholic Charities Foundation of Northeast Kansas has made an announcement identifying the next leader for the organization. Lauren Solidum will be the organization’s incoming President ...

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Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking by Cutting Demand for Prostitution

A new awareness campaign in Kansas is aimed at cutting the demand for prostitution as a way to fight human trafficking. The campaign involves state agencies and local advocacy groups teaming up ...

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Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for ...

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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus


The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Kansas churches will offer “sanctuary,” break Federal Law


Two churches in Kansas are among a growing number of organizations publicly stating they will break Federal law when it comes to harboring individuals who have entered the country illegally. The law, ...

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Summer Fun in Kansas

Summer afternoons in Kansas can be 55–105 degrees – you just never know.  But even the hottest days should not keep you from the abundance of fun activities you can enjoy this ...

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Kansas license plates undergoing makeover

License plates for newly registered cars in Kansas are undergoing a makeover. The new plates carry the same designs currently offered, but are flat instead of embossed. Additionally, new plates will be ...

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Governor Colyer Calls for Removal of Desecrated Flag Flying at KU Campus

TOPEKA – Governor Jeff Colyer has released the following statement condemning the defacement of an American flag flying on the campus of the University of Kansas. “The disrespectful display of a desecrated ...

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Kansas Improves Child Well-Being Ranking in KIDS COUNT Data book

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its 2018 KIDS COUNT Data book. The most-recent report shows Kansas in a strong position, with the state ranking 13th in the nation in overall ...

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Kansas struggles to find more social workers


Ann Goodall’s job as a social worker with the Kansas Department of Children and Families is often traumatic, she said, and though she’s been there for 16 years with no thought of ...

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Two Kansas deputies arrest two police chiefs in 5 months


The sheriff’s deputies in Allen County, Kansas have been forced to arrest two police chiefs this year alone. In fact, they’ve done it in the past 5 months. The Wichita Eagle explained ...

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Lawsuit against Kansas law meant to protect Israel dismissed

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A federal judge in Kansas dismissed a lawsuit Friday over a state law requiring contractors to agree they will not boycott Israel. The lawsuit in the US Court for the District of ...

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Supreme Court rules Kansas woman can pray in her home


In a stunning reversal of a lower court decision Thursday, the US Supreme Court sided with religious liberty, ruling unanimously that a Kansas woman does indeed have the right to pray in ...

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8 Reported Injured in Eureka Tornado

A tornado struck the community of Eureka in Greenwood County, 60 miles east of Wichita, at approximately 7:21 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 26, leaving eight people with injuries, one critical.  It is ...

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Eureka, Kan. takes direct hit from tornado


An active night for severe weather in the area saw an F0 tornado touch down in the Kansas City area. But the heaviest damage was received by south central Kansas. As the ...

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5 Injured as Tornado Strikes Eureka; Emergency Response Underway

A tornado struck the community of Eureka, Ks, in Greenwood County at approximately 7:31 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 26.  It is reported to be a ‘direct hit,’ and search and rescue efforts ...

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DCF Releases Information about The Villages Inspection

On Friday, June 22, a Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) staff member visited The Villages Inc. This inspection was made at the request of Governor Jeff Colyer to ensure the ...

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Wichita douses Fourth of July fireworks with heavy fines


Wichita is cracking down on a time-honored Fourth of July tradition–the setting off of fireworks. The city has banned fireworks that shoot sparks higher than six feet or fireworks that shoot flaming ...

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Weber seeks ‘common good’ in Capitol

The state capitol is a beehive buzzing with all kinds of special interests.  But the Catholic Church is not one of them, says Gerald C. “Chuck” Weber, Jr., the new executive director ...

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Immigrant children being housed in Topeka facility

Two Kansas lawmakers are asking for more clarity on the legal status of and facilities for unaccompanied children being housed in Kansas after attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Kansas Senate ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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Miss Kansas 2018 is passionate about awareness and help for mental illness

2018 Miss Kansas winner Hannah Klaassen used tap-dancing to calm her nerves, and in her pursuit of a dream to become a role model for others. “Absolutely shocked and overwhelmed, and excited ...

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