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Kansas students prepare to compete in the 2019 KidWind Challenge

Kansas high school and middle school students will compete in the ultimate wind energy learning experience beginning next week. They have done their homework when it comes to wind power and used ...

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Church security training offered in Lenexa

Many churches have taken comfort in the thought that “it could never happen here,” but headlines and a steadily-growing body of statistical evidence demonstrate that violence in faith-based organizations is not just ...

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Pro-life marchers fear future of abortion movement in Kansas

Wet weather didn’t stop hundreds of pro-life advocates from gathering Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that made ...

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Zebra mussel-encrusted vehicle found submerged in Milford Reservoir

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) reports good news about preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species. According to Chris Steffen, KDWPT aquatic nuisance species coordinator, no zebra mussel ...

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Southwest Kansas is seeing fewer refugees, and a shift in the agencies supporting them

Saleh Mohammed fled his native Myanmar in 2015. “Too much fighting over there,” he said. As a member of the Rohingya ethnic minority, he was in particular peril. His life was in ...

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Kansas teen killed in church van crash inspires Bible reading

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The memory of a Kansas teen who was killed in a horrible church van crash last year continues to live on as a result of her unshakeable trust in Christ and love of ...

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Pompeo, Kobach considering a run for Kansas Senate seat

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is said to be meeting with strategists to discuss a possible run for the vacant Kansas Senate seat in 2020. Pompeo is a former Kansas congressman and ...

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The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad and the Russian invasion of Kansas

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History is full of misnamed entities that are like a little puzzle, where a small incident in one area directly fits into another incident. And so it is with the Atchison, Topeka ...

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Weavers is representative of many small businesses in Kansas

When it comes to Lawrence, Kansas, there are two aspects that, together, make Lawrence unique: The University of Kansas and Mass Street. For Weavers, the combination of these two local flavors has ...

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Weekend winter storm forecast for Northeast Kansas

A winter storm system is forecast to descend across Kansas Friday and Saturday with snowfall averaging between one to four inches in most regions of the state.  Heavier snowfall is forecast for ...

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New Kansas Gov. Kelly makes gender identity rights first official action

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In an unprecedented move, new Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has issued an executive order forcing private businesses to comply with a state policy that directs who they can and cannot hire based on ...

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Bleeding Kansas Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2019 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 27. The programs are held at ...

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As government shutdown continues, Kansas Republicans blame Democrats

On what threatens to become the longest government shutdown in history, Kansas Republican representatives tend to agree — Democrats are to blame. It’s the third week of the shutdown, which came after ...

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Prayer walk to be held at state capitol

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The annual Prayer on the Hill prayer walk will be held January 14 this year, according to Donna Lippoldt, Executive Director of Culture Shield Network, and State Director of the Kansas Legislative ...

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Man in Bolivar church van tragedy loses wife to brain aneurysm

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Five months after he was left partially blind and seriously injured while on a church trip last summer, a Christian man and his family from Kansas were devastated again when his wife ...

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Annual Rally and March For Life will be Jan. 22 in Topeka

Kansans for Life will hold the annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on January 22. The day will be full of events including educational workshops for teens and adults, an ...

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Conservative leader interested in seat as Sen. Pat Roberts retires

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Longtime Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas will not seek re-election to a fifth term in 2020, setting up an intense political scramble to replace him. Roberts would have been 84 when ...

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Kansas judge rules telemedicine abortions can continue

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A Kansas judge ruled New Year’s Eve that the state of Kansas cannot stop so-called telemedicine abortions or “webcam abortions.” The decision comes after attempts by state lawmakers to prevent doctors from ...

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New Trump policy hopes to revitalize America’s rural areas

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Studies have shown that the economic gap between urban and rural areas of the country widen when Democrats hold the White House. Urban areas, typically Democrat strongholds, are rewarded with the vast ...

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Pompeo talks about trade war, Syria pullout, North Korea: “Kansas workers will eventually benefit”

Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State and a former Kansas congressman from Wichita, spoke about some of the key issues he is dealing with as the country’s leader of foreign policy ...

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Kansas state parks to offer First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day

What better way to kick off the New Year than by getting a jump start burning off those extra holiday calories in the great outdoors? Kansas state parks, including several in northeast ...

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Kansas Department of Commerce announces the National Career Development Poetry & Art Contest

The Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with the National Career Development Association (NCDA) to participate in the 53rd NCDA Annual Poetry and Art Contest. The contest theme is “Using Careers to Break Barriers, ...

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Kansas man to actually receive two front teeth for Christmas

A Kansas man who lost his front tooth while scrambling to wrap Christmas presents last year will get his wish for two front teeth after a video of him singing a popular ...

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Joe’s Redneck Grill: from dreams to reality

Joe Bussen came to Interfaith Housing and Community Services with a passion for barbecue, a commitment to family and a dream of something bigger. His business started small, doing church gatherings, youth ...

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KDHE opens new Office of Vital Statistics in Topeka

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has opened its new Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) to the public in the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka. The new office, around ...

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