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Participation in Kansas KidWind Challenge quadruples, then gets cancelled due to COVID-19

Kansas KidWind Challenge

Many Kansas students were happy when school was cancelled, but others were disappointed. Among the latter were the many students across the state that were involved in the Kansas KidWind Challenge. Now, ...

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Many Topeka parks are getting upgrades

parks

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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Ways 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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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

count of homeless

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

photo contest

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

kansas women

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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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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Gage Park mini train, Carousel open for Spring Break week

gage+park+mini train

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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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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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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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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Patrick Mahomes: fueled by faith

Patrick Mahomes

It’s hard to turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or even buy cereal these days without seeing the smiling face of Patrick Mahomes. The personable 23-year-old quarterback has been in demand ...

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‘Valentine Business Matchmaker’ at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

The C5Alive “Business Matchmaker” Luncheon will be held February 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.  The meeting will feature speed networking to help businesses match up with one ...

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Rally at Capitol will celebrate school choice

school choice

A variety of education options will come together to celebrate educational freedom and school choice at a rally at the Kansas Statehouse at noon on Thursday, Jan. 30. The rally is the ...

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House & Senate committees recommend state constitutional amendment

constitutional amendment

Interest was high at the Legislative hearing discussing the “Value Them Both” pro-life constitutional amendment to the Kansas State Constitution.  A recent Kansas House and Senate Federal and State Affairs Joint Committee ...

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Rally and March for Life draw hundreds to Kansas Capitol as constitutional amendment is endorsed

March for Life

Cold and rainy weather didn’t stop hundreds of pro-life advocates from gathering Wednesday, January 22nd, at the Kansas Statehouse for the March for Life to mark the 47th anniversary of the U.S. ...

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‘Bleeding Kansas’ Series returns to Constitution Hall

Dramatic interpretations and talks about the violent territorial and civil war history of Kansas, 1854-1865, will highlight the 2020 annual Bleeding Kansas series, which begins January 26. The programs are held at ...

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