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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

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Topeka EasterFest – The Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair – is back for 2022! The annual event began in Gage Park in 2014, then moved to Garfield Park in North Topeka ...

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Jury convicts former KU professor of hiding ties to Chinese government

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Feng Tao, a former professor at the University of Kansas, has been convicted of hiding his ties to the Communist Chinese government. A federal jury found him guilty of three counts of ...

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Faith changed the lives of Kansas Jayhawks teammates

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Several Christian players played a role in the Kansas Jayhawks defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the NCAA basketball national championship this week. For them, faith made a difference even ...

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Christian teacher in Kansas sues school district over suspension for pronoun use

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A middle school teacher in Fort Riley, Kan., pursuing the lawsuit against her school district after being suspended for refusing to use a trans-identified student’s preferred name and pronouns because doing so ...

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Gage Park mini-train and carousel open for Spring Break week

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A sure sign of spring is the opening of Topeka’s Gage Park mini-train and carousel. The two classic attractions opened March 13 and will be open daily through Spring Break week. They ...

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Kansas teacher sues district after punishment for not using student’s preferred pronouns

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A Kansas school district is accused of suspending and reprimanding a teacher for “discrimination and harassment” after she refused to use a student’s preferred first name and gender pronouns. The teacher also ...

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Kansas Prayer Breakfast moves to new venue

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The Kansas Prayer Breakfast is back with an in-person event featuring statewide leaders in government, business, education and industry on hand – but this year at a new venue.  Now held at ...

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Truckers I-70 Corridor Freedom Convoy passes through Topeka & KC today

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The American version of Canada’s truck convoy includes routes from all over the country converging on Washington D.C. One of those routes, called American Freedom Convoy, has departed from Aurora, Colorado and ...

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The cost of gas and driving is rising; here’s how to save

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The prices Midwesterners are paying for gas are close to a dollar more than a year ago.  Prices rose 20-30 cents the day after Russia invaded Ukraine, and are now about 40 ...

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Donor drive this weekend could save DeSoto boy’s life

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The community continues to come together to help save the life of a DeSoto, Kansas kindergartener. Grant Garrett was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a disorder affecting just 1 in a million people ...

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The People’s Convoy of truckers heads from California to Washington, D.C.

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The United States is about to get its own version of Canada’s truck convoy. Truckers will leave Barstow, Calif., on Wednesday and head cross-country to Washington, D.C.  Other convoys are also forming ...

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Missouri and Kansas residents warned about risk to pets from coyotes

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Both Missouri and Kansas natural resource officials are warning the public about coyotes. The Missouri Department of Conservation says the residents should keep in mind that we’re now in what are four ...

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Local forecasters get do-over as Winter Storm Warning issued

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Local weather forecasters got it horribly wrong during the last winter storm warning. Just weeks ago they forecast up to 12 inches of snow locally yet just 2-4 fell across most of ...

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Topeka bucks national trends with 25% decline in local crime

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Amid national reports in 2021 of record-setting crime rates in the U.S., Topeka achieved its lowest homicide rate in five years. According to the Topeka Police Department’s 2021 year-end report, the capital city ...

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Lawsuit against Kansas redistricting represented by Clinton election lawyer

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Kansas Democrats are suing to strike down the new 2022 redistricting plan just passed by the Republican-controlled Kansas legislature. The lawsuit has a connection to Hillary Clinton. The complaint was filed on ...

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Topeka Dino Days are here

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You can explore Topeka like never before during Dino Days, a multi-exhibit experience for all ages. Not only can you enjoy main attractions throughout the city, but get ready to discover other ...

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Pro-life advocates rally at Topeka Capitol with “value them both” message

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Pro-life advocates from across Kansas and the nation marched, rallied and prayed at the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 25. The annual event, which has taken place for over a decade, drew attention ...

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Construction work continues on what will be largest Catholic church in Kansas

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Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of a $40 million church in Saint Marys. The Immaculata Church is expected to be finished by the end of 2022 and will be the largest Catholic ...

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Report: Texas women are traveling to ‘crowded’ clinics in Kansas for abortion

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“Pregnant people” in Texas who are seeking an abortion are traveling to “crowded” clinics in Kansas to access the procedure, The Texas Tribune reported recently. On Sept. 1, a new law in ...

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Kansas kids in school after break, others across country not so lucky

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With the holiday break having ended, a number of school districts across the country are deciding to go fully remote to start the new year. It comes as Omicron cases rise, though ...

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Harvard students to visit Topeka

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Students from Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Taubman Center for State and Local Government will be visiting the City of Topeka in January. The visit is part of the Center’s annual Transition Term ...

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Kansans for Life endorses Schmidt, Estes, LaTurner and Mann in 2022

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The political action committee of Kansans for Life (KFL PAC) is endorsing Attorney General Derek Schmidt for Governor. Additionally, the PAC is making a historic, early endorsement of Congressmen Ron Estes (KS-4), ...

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Annual ‘Rally and March for Life’ planned for Kansas State Capitol Jan. 25

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Kansans for Life will hold the Annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The event has drawn thousands in the past. The day will feature numerous ...

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Kansas, Missouri brace for major winter storm

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Kansas and Missouri are set to begin the New Year with a winter storm bringing ice and up to a foot of snow. Across the Kansas City 12-country region, the storm will ...

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Kansas City Southern Holiday Express raises more than $280,000 for The Salvation Army

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Kansas City Southern Holiday Express has raised more than $280,000 to benefit The Salvation Army in communities along the U.S. rail network. These communities include Kansas City and Slater, Mo.; East St. Louis, ...

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