Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

The Kansas State Finance Council has approved about $290 million for the third round of CARES Act funding. Kansas officials have determined, based on a SPARK survey, that they would like to emphasize three different areas during the third round of CARES Act funding. Tami Robison, Riley County budget and finance officer, says the three [...]

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By |2020-09-17T19:40:40-05:00September 17th, 2020|Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas officials to focus third round of CARES Act funding on childcare, housing and testing

Kansas Supreme Court to hear appeals for Riley County murder, wrongful birth cases

Appeal No. 119,529: State of Kansas v. Luis Antonio Aguirre The Kansas Supreme Court will hear an appeal stemming from a Riley County jury’s conviction of an Ogden man convicted of premeditated first-degree murder and manslaughter in 2012. The appeal is part of the Kansas Supreme Court’s Sept. 14-18, 2020, docket, which can viewed live [...]

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By |2020-09-09T15:04:01-05:00September 9th, 2020|Local News, Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court to hear appeals for Riley County murder, wrongful birth cases

Sen. Moran leads effort to give tribal governments more CARES Act resources and flexibility

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), who is a U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs member, led a group of 11 senators in an effort to get Senate and U.S. House of Representatives leaders to provide tribal governments more CARES spending flexibility and resources. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. [...]

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By |2020-08-25T16:21:09-05:00August 25th, 2020|Local News, State News|Comments Off on Sen. Moran leads effort to give tribal governments more CARES Act resources and flexibility

Kansas violent crime up amid overall downward crime figures, local area below state average

Crime in Kansas overall was down in 2019, though violent crime has continued on a multi-year upward trend according to a Friday report. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation Friday released its crime index report for the previous year. The annual document compiles reported crime statistics by state and local law enforcement agencies and calculates state [...]

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By |2020-08-07T14:24:07-05:00August 7th, 2020|Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas violent crime up amid overall downward crime figures, local area below state average

Milford Reservoir Blue-green Algae Treatment Scheduled for July 28

Release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Warning in effect for Milford Lake, Zone B and C. TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will initiate treatment for blue-green algae at Milford [...]

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By |2020-07-25T06:02:22-05:00July 25th, 2020|Geary County, Local News, State News|Comments Off on Milford Reservoir Blue-green Algae Treatment Scheduled for July 28
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