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Topeka Tulip Time includes festival today at Lake Shawnee

Tulip Time

Jerold Binkley Tulip Time 2021 lasts from April 9-25. The event features nearly 100,000 tulips and flowering bulbs in Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s three featured gardens – Ted Ensley Gardens at ...

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How to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

Last month we discussed the SECURE Act and its projected $15.7 billion tax increase on beneficiaries of tax deferred retirement accounts (like 401(k)s, 403(bs), TSPs, IRAs, etc.). The only ones excluded from ...

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Shawnee County decides to end mask mandate

health orders, mask mandate

The Shawnee County Commission decided at their meeting Thursday April 15 that the county’s mask mandate would end at midnight. Private businesses, non-profits and other organizations will now decide for themselves if ...

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American cities will light up for Israeli Independence Day

Israeli independence

America is honoring the Independence Day of its closest ally – Israel. Buildings across the United States will light up in the blue-and-white colors of the Israeli national flag to honor Yom ...

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Former K-State high jumper upgraded to gold from silver for 2012 Olympics

high jumper

Former Kansas State high jumper Erik Kynard Jr. finally got his gold medal — nine years after being denied the honor by a cheating Russian athlete. Ivan Ukhov, who came in first ...

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Downtown Topeka Farmers Market open for the season

Farmers Market

The Downtown Topeka Farmers Market is now open on Saturday’s through Nov. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at 12th & Harrison, south of the Judicial Building. The open-air market is full ...

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Kansas law banning dismemberment abortion of live babies in the womb blocked by judge

dismemberment abortion

A Shawnee County Judge has issued an opinion siding with Kansas City-area abortionists and striking down a law prohibiting the brutal practice of live dismemberment abortion. The 2015 law received overwhelming bi-partisan support in the Kansas legislature and is ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Baseball: Hope springs eternal

baseball

There’s one thing that I truly enjoy about the beginning of baseball season – the fact that every team is 0-0 and hopeful that they have the right ingredients to produce a ...

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New alternative health care business opens in Topeka

health care

A local Topeka woman has opened a new health care business in southwest Topeka. Danyle Harvey-Strauss, a veteran, is the owner and visionary for Empower Life, a one-stop-shop network for health and ...

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Missouri and Kansas will not require vaccine passports

missouri kansas vaccine

The governors of Missouri and Kansas announced on Monday that they will not institute vaccine passports for citizens. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said that although he doesn’t support state-mandated vaccine passports, he ...

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Kansas votes to end mask mandate imposed by Gov. Kelly

kelly mask

Lawmakers in Kansas have voted to end a short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension put in place by Gov. Laura Kelly. She extended the order last week but a new law allows ...

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Peace Valley Ministries invite the weary

peace

Kenneth and Vickie Campbell searched for 30 years for a peaceful place on the river. Nothing felt right until Kenneth picked us a local ad sheet and saw an ad for acreage ...

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Shawnee County mask mandate remains, but businesses, non-profits can opt-out

health orders, mask mandate

Shawnee County commissioners announced at today’s meeting that the county’s mask mandate will remain in place, but there is now an option to opt out. Commissioners Aaron Mays, Bill Riphahn and Kevin ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

health orders, mask mandate

Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Is it a good time to sell my house? Tips for homeowners

homeowners

Last year, many homeowners thought twice about selling their houses due to the onset of the health crisis. This year, however, homeowners are beginning to regain their confidence when it comes to ...

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Kansas City, Kansas Public Library to reopen March 22

kansas library

The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library will reopen all library buildings to the public on March 22, 2021.  The public will be able to engage in most of the previous services offered ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

tax rates

A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Kansas House will hear testimony on restricting sexually oriented businesses

kansas sexually

A Kansas House committee is scheduled to hear testimony on a bill that would place restrictions on sexually oriented businesses (SOBs). Republican Representative John Barker of Abilene has agreed to hear Bill ...

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Chef Sean Hall to be featured at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

C5Alive

Chef Sean Hall has traveled quite the interesting road. From Executive Chef at a major Las Vegas Hotel, to training new chefs, to restaurant owner, caterer, and now his experiences in Topeka ...

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What is the ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth?

annuity

One of the most common things I hear from people who own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the annuity will “earn 7% guaranteed.” Usually this is due ...

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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 open March 6 and will be open daily through Spring Break week. They ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Keeping up with football, basketball and baseball

football

If you didn’t foresee the struggles the Chiefs football team would be facing in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. It all ...

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Traveling Evangelist to speak in Topeka this weekend

Traveling Evangelist

Dr. Larry Martin has given 49 years to gospel ministry. While still in his teens, Martin launched his ministry career as a traveling evangelist. He spent almost twenty-five years pastoring churches in ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission Partners with Blue Cross / Blue Shield to feed the hungry

Topeka Rescue Mission

A pandemic affects everyone in some way, but the poor most of all. Many can’t get jobs or provide food for their families. Thankfully, there are programs that can help, such as ...

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Local & Regional News Briefs

kansas news, news briefs

Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

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