KHAZ Country Music News: ACMs Outpace CMAs for First Time in History

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This year’s Academy of Country Music Awards not only made big winners of artists like Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan, it also helped CBS come out on top. The 48th Annual ACMs was the most-watched program of the night, with the show’s biggest audience in fifteen years. 2013 will also go down in history as […]

Abortion Rights Group Goes To Brownback’s office

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(AP) – A group of abortion rights activists delivered about 1,600 signed petitions to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s office urging him not to sign legislation that puts new restrictions on abortion. Legislators passed a bill late Friday that declares life begins at fertilization, while blocking tax breaks for abortion providers and banning abortions performed solely […]

TMP-Marian Wins Character Education Award

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The Kansas State Department of Education, in partnership with the Character Education Partnership, is recognizing Thomas More Prep-Marian for Promising Practices in Character Education. Invited state officials will be providing remarks and presenting the award at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka on Thursday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. The Kansas Schools of […]

KHAZ Country Music News: Luke Bryan Sends Video Thank-You to His Fans

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The day after winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year trophy, Luke Bryan posted a special post-show thank-you to his fans on his YouTube channel. “I have been yelling and partying and screaming and shouting and crying, really every emotion you can have,” he says, commenting on how obviously hoarse he is in the video.  […]

Simple Home Modifications for Aging in Place

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           The Ellis County Extension Office will offer the free educational program “Simple Home Modifications for Aging in Place” on Wednesday, April 17 at 12:00 noon at the Extension Office Meeting Room, 601 Main Street in Hays.            Aging in place means remaining in one’s home safely, independently and comfortably, with the ability to enjoy […]

Sunset Clause Coming to Sales Tax Question

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At Monday night’s Ellis County Commission meeting, commissioners announced plans to hold a 10 a.m. meeting on Wednesday, April 10 to propose a change on the way the sales tax issue will appear on next month’s ballot. Commissioner Dean Haselhorst encouraged the change. Commissioners said they had heard from many who say they will vote […]

Updated State History Standards Set for Approval


TOPEKA – The State Board of Education is preparing to approve changes in the material that Kansas students are expected to know in history, government and social studies. The new standards were developed over the past two years for kindergarten through high school. Kansas students would be asked to better understand the context of what […]

Midwest Energy Provides New Outage Viewer

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  In an effort to share electric outage information during storms and promote transparency, Midwest Energy recently added new features to its web page, allowing customers to view outages on its webpage, as well as track customer satisfaction metrics. “As outages occur, customers can use the outage viewer to determine the extent of outages, and […]

New Airline Report, Rankings

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A report on airline quality says U.S. airlines scored their second best performance last year, with Virgin America the leader. The annual report released Monday ranked the 14 largest U.S. airlines based on on-time arrivals, mishandled bags, consumer complaints and passengers who were bought tickets, but were turned away because flights were over booked. Airline […]