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Governor Laura Kelly addresses vaccine for children

The fight against the coronavirus pandemic continues. Late Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control authorized an emergency use vaccine for children ages five to eleven years old. Vaccine distribution is already in the works, and Governor, Laura Kelly, says Kansas will receive 128,000 vaccines. She says she knows how important it is to bring the [...]

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By |2021-11-03T19:15:00-05:00November 3rd, 2021|Categories: Local News, State News|Comments Off on Governor Laura Kelly addresses vaccine for children

AP: 2 Kansas area codes to switch to 10-digit dialing

WICHITA, Kan. — People with the 620 and 785 phone area code will have to start dialing 10 digits to complete local calls starting Sunday. The Wichita Eagle reports that the reason for the change is to avoid conflicts when the Federal Communications Commission implements 988 as the three-number speed-dial code to reach a suicide [...]

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By |2021-10-21T14:02:36-05:00October 21st, 2021|Categories: Local News, State News|Comments Off on AP: 2 Kansas area codes to switch to 10-digit dialing

Board of Regents approve K-State Presidential Profile

One of the first steps in the search for a new president at Kansas State University was completed this week by the Kansas Board of Regents. At a special meeting Wednesday, the board approved a presidential profile, developed by the 25-member Presidential Search Committee which was formed earlier this summer. Within the executive summary, obtained [...]

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By |2021-08-19T13:35:14-05:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, State News|Comments Off on Board of Regents approve K-State Presidential Profile

AP: Kansas population more concentrated; 80 counties lose people, Pottawatomie County fastest growing

 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Most Kansas counties lost residents over the past 10 years as the state’s population concentrated in more populous places, including the Kansas City area, new census figures released Thursday showed. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s once-a-decade count of the nation’s population showed that 80 of the state’s 105 counties [...]

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By |2021-08-13T06:53:35-05:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, State News|Comments Off on AP: Kansas population more concentrated; 80 counties lose people, Pottawatomie County fastest growing

Kansas commission favors end to Native American mascots in public schools

The newly created Kansas Commission on Racial Equity and Justice is recommending all schools “review and eliminate” the use of Native American mascots, nicknames or imagery in public school settings. The commission, formed by Gov. Laura Kelly in June 2020, released its voluntary guidance Wednesday and suggested state action could accelerate and encourage such actions [...]

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By |2021-07-15T15:32:53-05:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Manhattan, State News|Comments Off on Kansas commission favors end to Native American mascots in public schools

K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

Governor Laura Kelly has appointed K-State alumnus and former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice to the Kansas Board of Regents. Ice currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the KSU Foundation Board of Directors and is a member of the Salvation Army National Board of Directors. He is also a former member of the KSU [...]

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By |2021-06-16T16:54:08-05:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: K-State Activity, Local News, State News|Comments Off on K-State alum, former BNSF Railway CEO Carl Ice appointed to Kansas Board of Regents

AP: Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

EL DORADO, Kan. — A man who testified that he wanted to kill Jews and was sentenced to death after he fatally shot three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has died in prison. The Kansas Department of Corrections said in a news release Tuesday that 80-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. died Monday at the [...]

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By |2021-05-04T12:10:12-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, State News|Comments Off on AP: Man who fatally shot 3 at Kansas Jewish sites dies in prison

Kansas Supreme Court rules against Riley County parents’ malpractice suit over “wrongful birth”

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a state law abolishing a medical malpractice claim known as a “wrongful birth.” The 4-3 decision affirms a Riley County District Court’s dismissal of a lawsuit by parents who alleged their prenatal doctor negligently failed to inform them about serious fatal abnormalities observable from an ultrasound. [...]

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By |2021-04-30T13:59:41-05:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Riley County, State News|Comments Off on Kansas Supreme Court rules against Riley County parents’ malpractice suit over “wrongful birth”

Legislative Coordinating Council revokes Gov. Kelly’s statewide mask order; other orders allowed to stand

Gov. Laura Kelly reissued several executive orders Thursday aimed at mitigation of COVID-19 which expired March 31 and will remain in place until rescinded or until the statewide state of disaster expires, whichever happens first. One of the orders, 21-14, establishing a statewide mask ordinance was revoked later in the day by the Legislative Coordinating [...]

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By |2021-04-01T15:20:12-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Local News, Pottawatomie County, State News|Comments Off on Legislative Coordinating Council revokes Gov. Kelly’s statewide mask order; other orders allowed to stand
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