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Many Topeka parks are getting upgrades

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Eleven parks in the Topeka area are getting new playgrounds and other upgrades this year. The Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s Master Plan calls for upgrading five to eight parks per year. ...

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Topeka selected as finalist for All-America City Award

All-America City Topeka

In the throes of the coronavirus pandemic that has us all on edge, a little bit of good news is a welcome prescription. The City of Topeka has been selected as a ...

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Topeka small businesses want to help those affected by the coronavirus

small businesses

Now that we are all “social distancing,” it’s obvious from time spent on social media (what else can we do?) that many small businesses in Topeka are hurting. From restaurants and bars ...

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Results posted for point-in-time count of homeless in Topeka

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The point-in-time count of homeless persons in Topeka took place on January 29th. This one-day event produces a snapshot of the individuals in the community experiencing homelessness as defined by Housing and ...

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‘Happy Birthday, Kansas!’ Photo Contest winners receive prizes at Kansas State Capitol

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Winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest received prizes on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in celebration of Kansas’ 159th birthday at the Kansas State Capitol. Governor Laura Kelly presented awards ...

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Kansas girl Makayla Brownlee wins over American Idol judges with impressive Dixie Chicks cover

Makayla Brownlee

Makayla Brownlee, a 17-year-old from Wellington who comes from a family of musicians, appeared on “American Idol” March 15 and wowed the judges. “You’ve got this little yodel cry, that’s a real ...

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Special exhibit on Kansas women opening at the Kansas Museum of History

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The next special exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the courageous women who made it possible. A special ...

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‘Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics’ is new museum exhibit

women

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is featuring a temporary exhibit, “Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics,” which features 9 women ...

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Elizabeth Anne Mall releases two Contemporary Christian singles

Elizabeth Anne Mall

Kansas native Elizabeth Anne Mall has released two Contemporary Christian singles with producer and sound engineer James Kocian through Firstcom Music.  Firstcom Music is a division of Universal Publishing Production Music that ...

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C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon to be held at Thornton Place

c5alive

The March C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon will be held March 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place.  The featured speaker will be Tabitha Petefish. The meeting will feature information on options ...

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‘Families Ride Free’ on Topeka Metro during Spring Break week

The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their 8th Annual Spring Fling/Families Ride Free campaign to take place during Spring Break week. Families can ride all fixed routes free of ...

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment announces COVID-19 online resource center and 1st case in Kansas

COVID-19

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the launch of the agency’s online resource center for Kansans to learn more about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, get answers to commonly ...

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Gage Park mini train, Carousel open for Spring Break week

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Topeka’s Gage Park mini train is back on track. The Gage Park mini train and carousel will be open for Spring Break, the week of March 7-14. After Spring Break, the rides ...

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Kansas gets new personalized license plate design

kansas personalized license plate

A new personalized license plate design will soon be seen on Kansas roads. The plate, featuring wind turbines on a Kansas sunrise, is aptly named “Powering the Future.” It will serve as ...

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Topeka Performing Arts Center receives national award

Topeka Performing Arts Center

The Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) recently received the 2019 Prime Site Award presented by Facilities & Event Management Magazine.  This is the second consecutive year that TPAC has garnered the award. ...

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

EasterFest

UPDATE: The 2020 EasterFest celebration has been postponed to a later date, yet to be determined. Stay tuned to Metro Voice for updates. EasterFest, the annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fair, ...

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Great Overland Station to host Harvey House Luncheon

harvey house luncheon

Coming up next month, the Great Overland Station will host another Harvey House Luncheon. These uniquely elegant luncheons are served by their very own costumed Harvey Girls, who enjoy sharing their knowledge ...

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New Kansas attractions coming in 2020

In 2020, get set to “play ball” when Wichita’s new $75 million baseball stadium and its upstart Wind Surge team celebrate opening day on April 14. All year long, Kansas’ all-star lineup ...

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‘Choose LIFE’ Kansas license plates waiting for more orders before printing

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. In February of 2018, ...

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Doorstep’s Operation Soup Line fundraiser is back at Ag Hall

Operation Soup Line is back for the 17th annual event. It is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Doorstep, Inc., and is held at the Stormont Vail Event Center Ag Hall, ...

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Gymnastics company grows into a new location

Capital Gymnastics & Athletics (formerly CAGE) is in the business of growth – growing the dreams and goals of their athletes, growing awareness about the benefits of gymnastics, and growing healthy habits ...

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Lawrence moves forward with sanctuary city plans

The Lawrence, Kansas, City Commission is discussing a proposal that would make the city a sanctuary city and limit how police cooperate with federal immigration agents. During a meeting Tuesday, the commission ...

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Envista Cares Challenge highlights the Jayhawk Theatre

Jayhawk Theatre

Envista Credit Union has announced that it will highlight the Jayhawk Theatre through the Envista Cares Challenge during the month of February. All month, Envista will provide the Jayhawk Theatre with a ...

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Kansas Constitutional Amendment on abortion fails, for now

abortion

For a decade-plus, Kansas lawmakers worked to create increasingly strict regulations on abortion. Pro-life forces pushed many of the rules, saying they were needed to keep clinics, and the women who use ...

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Chiefs come from behind again to win first Super Bowl in 50 years

Chiefs

After a 50-year wait, long-suffering Chiefs fans finally got their wish: The Kansas City Chiefs are once again Super Bowl Champions. On Sunday, Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, a day when it was ...

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