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Public invited to celebrate TPD mural

The Topeka Police Department and ArtsConnect are inviting the public to celebrate the completion of the TPD Mural Project: The Common Ground. A dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 24 ...

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Seasonal increase in vehicle-deer crashes: what you can do

Mating season and the quest for more secure habitat have deer on the move this time of year, increasing the chances of deer-vehicle collisions. Typically, the greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes are ...

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Hazel Hill Chocolate joins with Grape Escape at TPAC

“Grape Escape Meets Hazel Hill Chocolate” is billed as Topeka’s premier wine and food festival, with silent and live auctions to benefit the Topeka Performing Arts Center and the community programs offered. ...

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Kansas politicians weigh in on impeachment inquiry

The Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving pretty quickly. How is it affecting politics in Kansas, and how are Kansas politicians responding? Sen. Pat Roberts dismissed the impeachment inquiry as ...

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Musical tutoring business opens in West Ridge Mall

Have you had a goal of learning a musical instrument or how to sing? If so, this new opportunity for tutoring may be just what you are looking for. On October 1st, ...

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All Topeka pastors invited to Appreciation Luncheon

The Annual C5 Pastors Appreciation Luncheon will be held October 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Great Overland Station. The event is open to the public, and local pastor Hal Smith ...

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Kansas tax increase unfairly burdens the poor

The fall in consumer spending has local officials puzzled; there’s a reason why Kansans are buying fewer things at the register. Not surprisingly, counties with declines in consumer shopping also have hiked ...

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Ribbon cutting celebrates Charles Sheldon Study renovation

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 26 to formally unveil the renovated Charles Sheldon Study at Old Prairie Town. Speakers at the ribbon cutting include County Commissioner Bill Riphahn, ...

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Youth Court provides options, experience to young offenders

September is National Youth Court Month, and Topeka Youth Project is celebrating 15 years of providing Youth Court to Topeka/Shawnee County youth. This program is youth-led and youth-driven by 13- to 18-year-old ...

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Supreme Court says “Right to life” means right to abortion

The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent Hodes & Nauser abortion decision, finding the right to abortion in our Kansas constitution, resulted in many changes — some ironic, and others alarming. The court ironically ...

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What is the truth about dinosaurs?

Does God exist?  How can anyone believe in religion when science has neither a need nor a place for God?  Is evolution happening today? What is the truth about dinosaurs? If God ...

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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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Can the church participate in political debate?

A public debate has started concerning the Kansas Supreme Court, who recently found the right to an abortion in the Kansas State Constitution. Is the church legally restricted from participating in the ...

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NAMI Topeka presents Family-to-Family mental health education class

Mental health advocates say the community must end the stigma attached to mental illness in order for people to get the help they need. NAMI Topeka, part of the National Alliance on ...

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Kansas announces “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign

The Kansas Department of Transportation says alcohol and drugs are involved in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. That’s why local and state police agencies across the state Thursday begin an ...

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Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival celebrities visit Topeka

Over a dozen stars and directors of Horror & Sci-Fi movies came to Topeka Friday morning to promote their movies and a local film festival. Photos and interviews were held at The ...

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15th Annual Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival in Lawrence

There’s a lot of “terrible” and “horror-ific” fun going on tonight and the next two days in Lawrence! It’s the 15th Annual Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival, brought to you by ...

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Monthly gathering seeks to unite Topeka in prayer

REVIVE TOPEKA is an initiative that began in July to bring all the churches in Topeka together in one accord in prayer for the peace and prosperity of Topeka (2 Chronicles 7:14), ...

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Catholic Charities name change reflects move toward holistic services

In 2012, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas began a shift away from one-time, crisis intervention programs towards self-sustainability by offering long-term wrap-around services. While Catholic Charities will always provide food, clothing and ...

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Local singer/director receives music education award

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Susan Ives is the recipient of the 2019 Sweet Adelines National Association for Music Education Award. Ives has been the director of the local Sweet Adelines chapter, Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus (formerly ...

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Christian Education Summit to take up where Sunday School left off

At its roots, the Sunday School movement was a response to the need for education for children who worked in factories all week and found themselves aimless, uneducated and without purpose on ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission facing possible closure due to financial shortfall

In a news release today, Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM), says it is facing possible closure after over 65 years of serving homeless and impoverished men, women and children in the Topeka area. ...

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C5Alive luncheons to feature Max Manning, Scott Perkins

Max Manning will be the featured speaker at the August C5 Luncheon, to be held August 8, 11:30am to 1pm at Forest Park Retreat and Convention Center, 3158 SE 10th St. Manning ...

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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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National Night Out activities help keep neighborhoods friendly and safe

Safe Streets is about to embark on its 23rd year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community. This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 10, brings neighborhoods together ...

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