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Lifecycle of Paper »

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As much as technology surrounds us, we are far from being a paperless society — from sales receipts to instruction manuals to children’s homework, paper is an intrinsic part of our society. Fortunately, paper is also fairly easy to recycle, and comes from a renewable (albeit slowly renewable) resource. But do you really know where […]

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Consumer alert »

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Consumer alert: Watch out for Medicare Part D, Advantage fraud during the open enrollment period TOPEKA, Kan. — During the open enrollment period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans, Sandy Praeger, Commissioner of Insurance, is urging Kansas Medicare beneficiaries to be alert to any potential scams surrounding sign-up activity. “Unfortunately, not everyone who […]

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Support the K of C Tootsie Roll Drive »

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Letter to the Editor: Every year, Knights of Columbus organizations from across the state conduct their annual Tootsie Roll Drives for the benefit of people with disabilities.  The people served by Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas have been many of the fortunate recipients from this fundraiser.   For many years, the generosity of the Knights […]

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Tax Freedom Day in Kansas »

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By Duane Goossen, Kansas Health Institute   A look at the Tax Freedom Day map  yields interesting information on how the Kansas tax burden compares to other states and should give policymakers something to think about in the final days of the 2013 legislative session as they work to set future tax policy. Each year […]

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Evaluating the Pieces »

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The KanCare Puzzle:  Evaluating the Pieces – One clearly does not fit: By:  Jerry Michaud President/CEO – Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas (DSNWK On April 11, the Hays Daily printed an editorial on KanCare (the overhaul of Kansas’ Medicaid system affecting 380,000 people).  The author understood the gravity and complexity and gave insight about the […]

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Leave ‘em Alone »

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FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM A lone fawn curled up amid tall grass in early spring can be an endearing sight, but it also can make an attractive target for more than just predators. Every year well-intentioned people attempt to “rescue” these presumably-abandoned young, often with deadly consequences. In almost all […]

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U.S. Attorney: We’re Making Progress In Fight Against Sexual Assault »

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By Barry Grissom, U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas Over the past 20 years, the percentage of victims of rape and sexualassault who reported the assault to the police has increased from 28.8 percentin 1993 to 50 percent today. This is both an indication of how far we’ve come and a reminder of how […]

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Bright Days Ahead for Kansas »

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Moran’s Memo On January 29, 1861, our state was founded on the ideals of personal freedom and individual liberty. The 152nd anniversary serves as a time to challenge all Kansans to carry on the enduring legacy of our founders. In Washington, I often tell folks that Kansans live a special way of life. The pioneering […]

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KAWG Supports Senator Pat Roberts »

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The Kansas Assn. of Wheat Growers released a statement Thursday, January 3, 2013,  in support of  Senator Pat Roberts: “The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers is disappointed to learn that Senator Pat Roberts no longer holds the Ranking Minority status in the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. “Senator Pat Roberts is a tremendous […]

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Prepare Now for Kansas Winter Weather »

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FROM Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, Kansas Adjutant General With winter moving into Kansas Wednesday, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management is urging all Kansans to make preparations now for the below freezing temperatures, snow and ice-covered roadways, possible power outages and blizzard conditions the state will face in the coming days, weeks and months. Some […]

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America’s Debt: No Laughing Matter »

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By: Rep. Tim Huelskamp-R “Are you kidding me?” That was all I could think to myself when I heard that U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner said that the U.S. “absolutely” should get rid of the debt ceiling, which is the limit on federal government borrowing. Having served in Congress for two years now I thought that […]

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America’s Farm Bill Is Worth Doing Right »

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By Bob Stallman, president, American Farm Bureau Federation An old proverb states that a job worth doing is a job worth doing well. Our farm bill and all it offers our nation as an engine for commerce, a safety net for all Americans facing economic hardship and as a spur to greater environmental stewardship is […]

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OPINION: A Sustainable Response to Senator Moran’s Election Message »

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By Richard D. Fry I received a pre-election message from Kansas Senator Jerry Moran. What is Jerry’s big message? “While it seems like every election is the “most important”, I truly believe that tomorrow will profoundly define the America we leave to our children and grandchildren…. the future of our nation is at stake. With […]

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