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Sen. Moran accepting 2015 Service Academy applications »

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U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) announced that he is accepting applications for nominations to the United States Service Academies. The academies include the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, […]

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April is Safe Digging Month in Kansas »

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Kansas Corporation Committee Governor Sam Brownback issued a proclamation declaring the month of April as “Safe Digging Month” in Kansas. The proclamation, in concurrence with National Safe Digging Month, reminds Kansans to call 811 before starting any outdoor digging projects. “The Kansas Corporation Commission joins Governor Brownback in strongly encouraging individuals and companies to call […]

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Research grants available from Kansas Historical Foundation »

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Kansas State Historical Society TOPEKA–The Kansas Historical Foundation announced that the application deadline for its academic and non-academic research grants is April 15. The purpose of the grants is to help defray expenses while conducting research at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka. The Alfred M. Landon Historical Research Grant is presented annually to a […]

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Kansas Asst. Secretary of Agriculture testifies about WOTUS »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN–Assistant Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Susan Metzger testified today to a U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Waters of the Unites States” (WOTUS) proposed rule. The proposed WOTUS rule expands federal jurisdiction under EPA’s Clean Water Act and has ignited widespread concern from farmers, ranchers and […]

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Brownback faces jeers at Shocker-Jayhawk faceoff »

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During a break in the game between Kansas University and Wichita State University on Sunday, the camera zoomed in on Gov. Sam Brownback, seen wearing a shirt with both teams on it. While the camera was on him, a booing could be audibly heard from those at the game on national television. Watch below.

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Deer seasons to be set at March 26 KWPT Commission meeting »

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PRATT– Deer, antelope, and elk hunting seasons for 2015-2016 will be determined when the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission meets on March 26. The meeting will be held at the Kansas Museum of History, 6425 SW 6th Ave., Topeka. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with time for public comments on non-agenda items, […]

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Statewide food drive campaign aims to raise 85,000 meals for Kansas families »

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KS Department of Agriculture TOPEKA–The Neighbor to Neighbor statewide food drive launched this month to support our neighbors in need and reduce hunger in Kansas communities. Harvesters-The Community Food Bank in Topeka hosted state leaders, including Governor Sam Brownback and Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey, representatives of the food banks of Kansas, Dillon’s Food Stores […]

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Vote for Tana, KFM Arson Dog, as Hero Dog of the Year »

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Office of the State Fire Marshal TOPEKA–Tana, one of OSFM’s two arson dogs, has once again been nominated for the Hero Dog Awards by the American Humane Association. Tana’s sharp senses and tedious training have contributed to putting several arsonists behind bars. This is the second year in a row Tana has been nominat­ed. Voting […]

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Smithsonian exhibit celebrates ‘Invention of the American Backyard’ »

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ABILENE–Americans love their backyards. Retreats for recreation, entertainment, dining, and relaxation, they combine the comfort and convenience of living rooms with the freedom of the open air. A new Smithsonian traveling exhibition, “Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the Backyard,” explores the transition from the front porch to the backyard patio, the rise of the […]

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Backyard flock with avian flu is depopulated »

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MANHATTAN–The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County was positive for HPAI H5N2. The flock was depopulated on Saturday morning by USDA officials. KDA is establishing an incident command post in Leavenworth County, and as a part […]

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State fire marshal: ‘Be careful with prescribed burns’ »

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TOPEKA–With the nice weather Kansas has experienced over the past few days, fire departments across the state are already experiencing an increase in grass burning incidents – some of which have already gotten out of control. Many of these fires are threatening property and structures and have resulted in injury to the firefighters responding to […]

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No firearms fatalities in Kansas during 2014 hunting seasons »

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PRATT–Each year, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) compiles a summary of all reported hunting incidents as a way to assess safety issues afield and address any potential areas for improvement in Hunter Education programs. The 2014 Kansas Hunter Education Hunting Incident Report is now available and although the total number of […]

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Positive case of avian influenza confirmed »

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MANHATTAN–The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County returned a presumptive positive result for highly pathogenic avian influenza at the National Veterinary Services Lab. KDA will be establishing a control zone around the premise. This case is […]

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