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Take me out to the ball game, but hold the peanuts and Cracker Jack »

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By Alex Smith, KUCR KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After announcing this season’s schedule of peanut allergy-friendly events, the Kansas City Royals saw several sell out, and the team soon added another to keep up with demand. The announcement came after a campaign from some local fans, and it followed a growing trend of baseball teams […]

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Sen. Moran Moves to Protect Americans’ Email Privacy »

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) has cosponsored the Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act (S.607), bipartisan legislation to protect the privacy of American citizens online by updating the privacy protections for electronic communications stored by third-party service providers – including email and social media services. The importance of updating the privacy protections was recently […]

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TOURISM SALES MANAGER The City of Hays is accepting applications for the position of TOURISM SALES MANAGER. Responsibilities include identifying market opportunities, developing long and short-term marketing and sales strategies and the development of training programs for frontline motel and attraction sales staff with the objective of attracting overnight tourism and leisure business. Applicants must […]

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Child hospitalized after Monday truck accident »


BURLINGTON- A child was injured in a Monday evening accident in Coffey County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2005 International truck pulling 1995 Fruehauf trailer and driven by James Anthony Noonan, 34, Wichita, was eastbound on 11th Rd., three miles east of Burlington. The driver was negotiating a turn, went left of center and […]

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Med school program emphasizes career possibilities for teens »

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By Mike Sherry KHI News Service KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shannon North can preach and preach to her students that their aspirations are achievable, that advanced education is attainable. And she does just that as the college and career facilitator at Hogan Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Mo. Almost all of the students at the […]

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Blue Bird recalls school buses for steering issue »

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The Associated Press Blue Bird is recalling more than 2,500 All American school buses and some transit buses to fix a problem that could make steering more difficult. The company also is recalling a smaller number of school buses that may be prone to a propane fuel leak. It says it has received no injury […]

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Kan. woman and 4 children hospitalized after truck accident »


CHANUTE — Five people were hospitalized following a Wednesday accident in Neosho County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2008 Chevy Silverado driven by Megan Michelle Carnahan, 34, Parsons was northbound on U.S.169 two miles south of Chanute. The truck crossed the centerline and struck the rear dual tires of a 2007 Volvo tractor-trailer. Carnahan […]

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Kansas woman and child hospitalized after car hits fence »


TONGANOXIE- Two people were injured in an accident just 8 a.m. on Tuesday in Leavenworth County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2006 Ford passenger car driven by Joanna B. Frevele, 26, Tonganoxie was northbound on 246th Street three miles west of Tonganoxie. The car left the roadway to the east and struck a fence. […]

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Web-based tool helps match foster children, families »

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  By Dave Ranney KHI News Service LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas and a child advocacy group have developed a web-based tool that helps social workers match adoptive families with children in foster care. The tool, called Every Child a Priority or ECAP, uses statistical analysis and technology to figure out which families are […]

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Panel OKs $300M for National Bio & Agro-Defense Facility UPDATE »


TOPEKA (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee has endorsed a spending bill that would authorize $300 million for the construction of a new national bioscience lab at Kansas State University in Manhattan. In a joint news release Tuesday, Republican Sens. Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran say the money for the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility […]

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Rep. Huelskamp Promotes Adoption »

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Salina, KS – For the third year in a row, the office of Congressman Tim Huelskamp (KS-01) is participating in the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s (CCAI) Angels in Adoption™ Program which honors individuals, couples, and organizations that have made extraordinary contributions on behalf of children in need of families. As an adoptive father himself, […]

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FDA extending comment period on e-cigarette rules »

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MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The public will have more time to weigh in on a federal proposal to regulate electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Food and Drug Administration said  the public comment period slated to end July 9 is being extended until Aug. 8. In April, the agency […]

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Sen. Roberts calls for independent counsel on the IRS scandal »


WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, a member of the Senate Committee on Finance which is currently investigating the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups, today called for an independent counsel to uncover the truth about the abuses. “I am calling for Congress to appoint and fund an independent counsel to get […]

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