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City of Topeka announces emergency month-long closure of 21st Street Bridge over I-470

Beginning on Monday, April 29, the 21st Street bridge over I-470 will be fully closed to vehicular traffic and open only to pedestrians and bike on the north sidewalk. There will be ...

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Area opioid crisis getting worse, officials look for answers

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This  opioid crisis is getting worse in Kansas City metro and the news has law enforcement increasingly looking to the White House for help. In Leavenworth, Kan., police are now focused on ...

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Pro-life leaders call veto of abortion reversal info bill ‘hypocritical’

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Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly’s veto on Monday of an abortion reversal measure puts pro-abortion elected officials in a tight spot. The bill would have expanded resources given to women who have ...

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Kansans cut shopping equal to vetoed tax windfall

Governor Kelly vetoed the tax windfall bill, raising Kansans’ income taxes to the tune of $50 million. Near the same time, the latest state tax report shows Kansans decreasing shopping by $40 ...

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YFC Golf Classic is a Tournament of Champions for teens

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2019 Annual Golf Classic will be held on Friday, May 10th at the Lake Shawnee Golf Course.  The four-person, 18-hole scramble begins with a shotgun start at 12:30 ...

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City Union Mission benefit ride to include vintage cars

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City Union Mission will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their signature fundraiser, Bikers With a Mission (BWAM) Benefit Ride, on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Retro Ride themed event welcomes both motorcycles and ...

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Encourage Gov. Kelly to sign the Abortion Pill Reversal Notification bill

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Kansans for Life’s top legislative priority this year has been passed by both the Kansas House and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Laura Kelly as of April 15, ...

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Students return to school after classmate killed in pedestrian accident

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Students returned to school at Oxford Middle School in Overland Park without one of their classmates. Their friend, 14-year-old Alex Rumple, was hit by a speeding car on Friday and died at the hospital ...

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Free screening of “Being Mortal” to be shown at the Jayhawk Theatre April 16

On Tuesday, April 16, Midland Care will present the film, “Being Mortal,” at the Jayhawk Theatre. April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day. Midland Care has partnered with local organizations, including ...

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Gov. Kelly signs 16 bills into law

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed 16 bills into law the week of April 8. The laws included one dictating the minimum number of safety drills that schools across the state are required ...

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NOTO director to speak at C5 luncheon

The public is invited to attend the April C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon, when Thomas Underwood, Executive Director of NOTO Arts District, will be the featured speaker. He will have an update of plans ...

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Kobach to Trump: You do not need Congress to immediately solve immigration crisis

Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says that despite claims by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump does not need Congress to stem the tide of booming ...

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Cannonball detonated after being on display at Kansas museum for 20 years

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It was on display for over 20 years yet no one knew a cannonball had never been defused. Authorities detonated the explosive Friday afternoon after it was inspected by a sharp-eyed by ...

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Voting for new Topeka flag ends soon

Topeka will soon have a new flag. Voting is going on now to choose between designs submitted by community members. Last October, the public voted on four designs, and gave feedback on ...

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Capper Foundation returns to original corporate name

The Capper Foundation was founded in 1920 by Arthur Capper and continues building abilities and expanding quality programs, services, support, advocacy and opportunities for people of all ages with a range of ...

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Prayer breakfast speaker advises on how to leave an intentional legacy

This year’s featured speaker at the Kansas Prayer Breakfast, on Wednesday, March 20th, was David McAlvany, and he focused on legacy. McAlvany is CEO of the McAlvany Financial Companies, International Collectors Associates, ...

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Local ministries to host Empowered to Connect Conference

The Empowered to Connect Conference, presented in a simulcast by Show Hope, will take place on April 5th and 6th and features two days of practical teaching in a safe and supportive ...

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Kansans for Life to hold annual oratorical contest

Kansans for Life will hold its 2019 David Gittrich Memorial Oratorical Contest in Salina on April 27 at 1:00 PM at the Salina Public Library. The Oratorical Contest is for juniors and ...

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INMED offers health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

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Graceway Church in Kansas City will host a major health conference April 5-6 with the goal of equipping attendees how to better serve the “forgotten of this world.” The Humanitarian Health Conference ...

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Abortion ties and business conflicts could cost Gov. Kelly her commerce chief

Grievances generated by policy and personality clashes in a southeast Kansas community have spilled onto the statewide stage in the battle over Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee to head the state Department ...

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Do you live in one of nation’s healthiest counties?

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How healthy is your county? Below is a list of the top 500 communities in the United states and where they rank based on certain criteria. The U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings ...

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas titleholders to empower and educate Kansans in the coming year

The 2019 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas (MWKS) was recently crowned during a ceremony at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence, Kan. Andrea Romero of Wichita received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, ...

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Local voting will award a local Topeka restaurant with a $25,000 marketing package in Top Local Choice contest

Does your favorite restaurant need a little TLC? You can nominate your favorite locally-owned Topeka restaurant to receive a huge marketing package for free. It’s part of an initiative, called Top Local ...

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St Joseph floods as Missouri River crests

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The surging Missouri River’s devastating floods have now hit St. Joseph, Mo, one of Missouri’s largest cities. Evacuations left numerous neighborhoods in the city empty Saturday as flood waters crested near record ...

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Topeka man helping people see Pilots games through the eyes of players

A Topeka man has come up with new technology that offers a new way to watch hockey. Austin Wright started his company Experience FPV in January, and it offers a new experience. ...

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