Tax amnesty program starts end of August

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TOPEKA–Taxpayers who owe personal or business back taxes accrued before December 2013 have an upcoming opportunity to erase their debt with Kansas. The state is offering a tax amnesty program where the state will waive penalties and interest assessed by the state for unpaid taxes if the tax debt for an approved application is paid […]

Gov. orders full security review Kansas National Guard

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Office of the Governor TOPEKA– Governor Sam Brownback has ordered a full review of security measures at all Kansas National Guard facilities and installations across the state. Immediately after the July 16 shootings in Tennessee, the Governor asked Kansas Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli to identify any additional actions that might be needed to ensure the […]

Kansas game wardens needed

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–If you want an office with a view, enjoy the outdoors and like working with both wildlife and people, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) may have an opening for you. KDWPT invites qualified applicants to test for entry-level game warden positions in the Law […]

New federal duck stamps on sale now

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA–The 82nd Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, commonly known as the Federal Duck Stamp, is now on sale. Waterfowl hunters, birders, outdoor enthusiasts, artists, and stamp collectors can obtain the $25 stamp online, at select post offices, and wherever hunting licenses are sold. For […]

Are you using public fishing etiquette?

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–The weather is good, the fish are cooperating, and you’re reeling in fish as fast as you can. Before you know it, a hook gets snagged and you have to break the line. There’s no trashcan nearby and you’re on a roll. You leave the line on the […]

Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska work together to market region to film industry

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Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA–The film offices of Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are joining forces along with Kansas City, Mo., to better promote and market the region for film producers searching for locations to shoot movies. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (CAIC) has informally partnered with the Missouri Film Office, Produce Iowa State […]

Frogging season underway

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–A summertime tradition in Kansas is underway as lakes and ponds around the state are teeming with an outdoor delicacy unlike any other. The 2015 Kansas bullfrog hunting season, also referred to as “frogging,” began July 1 and runs through Oct. 31, 2015. During this time, anglers can […]

Cereal Ingredients announces expansion in Leavenworth

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Kansas Department of Commerce Cereal Ingredients Inc. announced in a news release Friday that it will expand its manufacturing operations in Leavenworth. The company plans to add at least 32 new jobs and invest $12 million in a major expansion of its facilities at the Gary Carlson Business Park. The Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC), […]

Sen. Moran responds to second massive OPM data breach

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WASHINGTON–U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee for Consumer Protection and Data Security, today responded to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announcement that more than 21 million Americans inside and outside the federal government had their personal information stolen as part of a second massive OPM data breach. This figure […]

KHP: Two fatalities during Independence Day holiday weekend

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TOPEKA–The Kansas Highway Patrol has released preliminary data from its Independence Day weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2015. During that time, the Patrol worked two fatal crashes, neither of which was alcohol-related. One person died in […]

Gov. makes judicial appointment to 18th District Court

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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TOPEKA–Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Deborah Hernandez Mitchell of Wichita as a District Judge for the Kansas 18th District Court. Mitchell fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joseph Bribiesca. “I am pleased to appoint Deborah Hernandez Mitchell to the 18th District,” said Governor Brownback. […]

Be a vital voice for Kansas water resources

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Kansas Water Office TOPEKA–The Kansas Water Office is accepting applications from those who would like to participate as a member of one of the 14 Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) which will be established by the Kansas Water Authority. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply soon as the deadline for the Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) is […]