Moran Coming to Hays

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    U.S. Senator Jerry Moran is coming back to Hays on Friday. He will tour the Kansas Academy for Mathematics and Science at Fort Hays State University. The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS), established by legislative action in 2006, is the state’s premier academic high school program for the state’s best and brightest […]

KHAZ Country Music News: The Band Perry Performing Live on Letterman Concert Webcast Monday

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The Band Perry‘s sophomore album, Pioneer, comes out Tuesday, April 2, and the sibling trio has lined up a Live on Letterman concert webcast Monday, April 1 to promote it.  Fans can catch the show live at and Vevo at 8 p.m. Eastern from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.  It will […]

Drug Test for Welfare Check Approved


(AP) – The Kansas House has approved a bill that would require unemployment and welfare recipients to undergo drug testing. Under a bill passed Tuesday on a 106-16 vote, anyone who fails a drug test would have to get drug treatment and job skills training, paid for by the state and federal government. Those who […]

National Debate Championship Win

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For the second time since 2006, the Kansas Wesleyan Debate Team has been crowned national champion. Last weekend the team, coached by Gary Harmon, traveled to John Brown University where they competed in the National Christian College National Tournament at the varsity and junior varsity level. They edged Biola University, Point Loma Nazarene, Liberty University, […]

Tuesday’s Police Activity Log

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The Hays Police Department conducted 27 traffic stops and received three animal calls on Tuesday, according to the Police Activity Log. Drug Offenses: The Hays Police Department issued a search warrant in connection with drug offenses in the 2700 block of Canal Boulevard Tuesday night at 10:15 p.m. Fight: Officers responded to the 4700 block […]

Does the State Anti Abortion Measure Go Far Enough?

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Kansas may get the same kind of abortion restriction that was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in North Dakota. The Kansas Senate is preparing to take up legislation blocking tax breaks for abortion providers. But some lawmakers want to go further by pursuing a ban on most abortions after a fetal heartbeat […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Blake Shelton Kisses the Blues Goodbye on “Based on a True Story…”

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Blake Shelton chose to name his brand-new album Based on a True Story… because he’s either lived through or is currently experiencing the emotions found in every song on the project.  If you take a listen to those songs, it’s pretty obvious Blake is loving life these days.  He’s about to celebrate his second wedding […]

Motel Check leads to Drug Arrest

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Officers conducting motel checks in the 3400 Block of Vine Street early Friday morning observed a marijuana pipe inside a vehicle.  Hays Police Lt Brandon Wright told Hays Post, ” The officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle in a nearby motel room.  The subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure […]

Hospital Blood Drive


  The Red Cross needs your help. They will host a blood drive in Ellis today at the Knights of Columbus, 1013 Washington, from 1-6 p.m. HaysMed will host a blood drive on Thursday starting at 11 a.m.  Call 623-2388 to schedule an appointment. Click on the photo to the left for more information on […]

Third Escapee Sentenced

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MINNEAPOLIS – The third of four inmates who escaped from state custody in April 2012 was sentenced Tuesday to more than 11 additional years in prison for aggravated escape from custody, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. The inmates were housed by the state at the Ottawa County jail at the time of their escape. […]

Kansas Lawmakers To Begin Talks On Tax Legislation

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(AP) – Kansas legislative negotiators are beginning work on the final version of a bill cutting individual income taxes. Three senators and three House members planned to start their talks Wednesday. They’ve been appointed by legislative leaders to reconcile differences between their two chambers. The legislation would follow up on massive income tax cuts enacted […]