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Kansas voter registration deadline is July 12; here’s how to register and vote

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The Aug. 2 primary will be here before long. And in Kansas, it’s critical for those wishing to vote to make sure their voter registration is up to date before that time. ...

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C5Alive POWER Luncheon will focus on Value Them Both Amendment

This month’s C5Alive POWER Luncheon will feature speakers on the Value Them Both Amendment. It will be held July 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr. ...

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Spirit of Kansas, other Topeka events to celebrate our Independence

Independence

The Spirit of Kansas festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee, one of many events to celebrate Independence Day. The Spirit of Kansas Festival is set for July 4 at ...

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Topeka spray parks open; heat warnings issued

Topeka spray park

Topeka water parks have opened, and the Salvation Army has issued warnings and guides concerning the summer heat. HEAT SAFETY Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Slow down, stay ...

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Topeka Metro bus system joins Dump the Pump promotion as gas prices soar

Topeka Metro

On Thursday, June 16, the Topeka Metro transit system will be participating with numerous other transit providers in the United States for the 16th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the ...

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Two non-profits will host Community Walk / Passport to Health

Community

The Twilight Branch of the Topeka Lions Club have taken on the challenge to provide a service to the community that focuses on Diabetes. Lions International has five focuses including: Diabetes · ...

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Sole Reason Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament benefits local kids in need

Sole Reason

Sole Reason’s 4th Annual Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2022. This event benefits local kids in need. It is a 4-person scramble tournament, and it will ...

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Topeka’s 24 for Life program earns CDC recognition

24 for Life

24 for Life, a Diabetes Prevention Program, has earned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Full Plus Recognition. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, ...

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Over $3000 in cash prizes offered in Topeka Youth Project Tournament

Topeka Youth Project golf

The 24th Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 03, 2022, at Shawnee Country Club. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods and ...

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Topeka ordinance prohibiting wheeled devices expanded to NOTO area

wheeled devices

The Topeka City Council recently passed an amendment to an existing ordinance addressing certain wheeled devices used in a specific area of the community. The ordinance becomes effective July 1, 2022. The ...

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Breakthrough House uses golf tourney to help serve locals with mental health issues

Breakthrough House

Breakthrough House, Inc. is a local Topeka non-profit that assists those with mental health issues. Their services consist of three main programs: Payee Services, Breakthrough Clubhouse, and Residential Housing. The mission at ...

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National Day of Prayer theme in Kansas is the National Motto

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer for 2022 is May 5th. The theme in Kansas this year is also our National Motto: “In God We Trust.” This year’s theme actually honors Kansas’ former ...

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes transgender sports ban, parental bill of rights

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Governor Laura Kelly continues to come under heat after she vetoed multiple bills last week, including the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” and a transgender sports ban, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The Fairness ...

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

EasterFest

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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Doorstep celebrates 55 years with Matching Challenge

Doorstep

On June 8, 1966, a tornado roared through Topeka, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds. The cost of property damage was $100 million. One of the agencies helping people in need during ...

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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 Prayer Breakfast moves to new venue

Prayer Breakfast

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

gas

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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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

coyotes

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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Topeka bucks national trends with 25% decline in local crime

crime

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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Topeka Dino Days are here

dino days

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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Thalea String Quartet to perform in Topeka

Thalea String Quartet

The Thalea String Quartet will be bringing timeless music and their uniquely stirring sounds to White Concert Hall, Washburn University on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The Thalea String Quartet ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

retirement

It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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

pro-life

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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