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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Will the Big 12 have 16 teams?

Big 12

On July 30, The University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas both accepted invitations to join the Southeastern Conference (SEC), which means they’ll be leaving the Big 12 Conference for the ...

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How low can rates go?

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Looking back to the start of the century, interest rates have been in decline. Back then the Aggregate Bond Index was paying over 7%. Today? Just 1%. This means in order for ...

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What do supply and demand tell us about today’s housing market?

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There’s a well-known economic theory – the law of supply and demand – that explains what’s happening with prices in the current real estate market. Put simply, when demand for an item ...

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State Senator Kristen O’Shea will speak at C5 Luncheon

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Businesswoman and Kansas State Senator Kristen O’Shea will be the featured speaker at the October C5 Alive POWER Luncheon. She will discuss her business strategies and her political experiences. Lunch will be ...

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‘What’s That Sound’ is a decidedly different picture book for kids

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A distinctively different ABC picture book written by Kansas City author and artist, LeAnne Litka released in late September to much praise. What’s That Sound? took Litka four years to produce, but ...

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Christian school organization, female athletes ask to join lawsuit about transgender regulations

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Christian Schools International and three female athletes are trying to intervene in a lawsuit challenging President Biden’s reinterpretation of sex discrimination. The new policy will allow biological males to compete against girls ...

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Inaugural Topeka Fall Fest will be October 9 at the Vinewood Venue

Fall Fest

Two to three thousand people are expected to attend the Inaugural Topeka Fall Fest, to be held October 9 at The Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St.  Families will be able to listen ...

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Johnson County schools push graphic gay sex book on 6th graders

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A controversial book about a young man’s gay sexual exploits is on the approved reading list at several school districts in Johnson County, Kan. The Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission School ...

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Kansas River access closed at Saline Road

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Starting on October 1st, the public Kansas River access on Saline Road in North Topeka closed while necessary construction takes place at the river weir and boat ramp area. The river will ...

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Adoption, Fostering and Life Directory

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Metro Voice annually works with regional adoption and foster care organizations, women’s clinics, policy groups and other pro-life entities. For information on any of the fine organizations below,  just click and check ...

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Abilene, Kansas a finalist for ‘Best Historic Small Town’

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Abilene, Kansas is currently #1 on the leaderboard as voting is underway for “Best Historic Small Town” sponsored by USA Today. The reader poll allows anyone to participate. The western Kansas community ...

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City of Topeka to gauge citizen satisfaction

Citizen Satisfaction

The City of Topeka will be conducting its 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey through September 30th. The survey will be administered digitally through the nationally recognized ETC Institute via phone, mail and the ...

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Ten-digit dialing begins soon in Kansas area codes 785 and 620

10-digit dialing

Kansans that live in area codes 785 or 620 will soon be required to use 10-digit dialing when making local calls. This change will make it easier for persons in crisis to ...

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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

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The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Christian Native Americans seek formal U.S. apology, reconciliation

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Christian Native Americans are leading an effort of reconciliation and forgiveness over the U.S. Government’s 230-year treatment of native peoples. “The Apology,” as the movement is called, doesn’t ask for the destruction ...

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Remains of Kansas priest who died during Korean War returned to family

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The remains of a hero Catholic priest from Kansas who died in a POW camp in Korea, were returned to his family during a ceremony this week. U.S. Defense officials gave the ...

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Sam Brownback joins Open Doors USA to combat Christian persecution

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Sam Brownback, former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom under President Donald Trump, has joined Open Doors USA as a senior fellow. “Open Doors USA is a leading global advocate for Christians and ...

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KVC Charity Golf Tournament benefits foster children

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KVC Shawnee County Golf For Kids 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will host dozens of golfers on September 17 in a charity golf game to raise money for foster children and teens who ...

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What will the new Big 12 look like?

Big 12

The Big 12 Board of Directors voted Friday to extend membership invitations to Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston. All eight ...

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Our readers share their memories of September 11

For the 20th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, Metro Voice asked our readers for their memories of that morning. For most, the images remain difficult. They still create a pit ...

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NOTO LIVE is back in North Topeka this weekend

NOTO

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District and Envista Credit Union once again are bringing NOTO LIVE to North Topeka. It is a celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and ...

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Thornton Place to host September C5 luncheon

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The September C5 “POWER” Luncheon will be held September 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong. The featured speaker will be Jeanne Gawdun, Director of Government Relations ...

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Local college expansion threatens destruction of historic church

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The abandoned but historic Seventh Street Methodist Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Kan., stands in the way of a new educational center being built by KCK Community College. “This is probably the ...

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Big Boy 4014 to make return visits to Kansas on Sept. 2

Big Boy

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s, will appear for public viewing on Wednesday in Kansas City at Union Station, then depart at 8:00 a.m. ...

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Vacation locations close to home make great ‘Staycation’ options

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We are creatures of habit, but how does that apply to a vacation?  We often associate feelings of positivity and comfort with familiarity, which is created by the repetition of tasks and ...

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