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Federal grant to put tablets in the hands of foster families »

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Kansas Department for Children and Families TOPEKA–Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Phyllis Gilmore is pleased to announce that KVC Health Systems, one of the State’s two foster care contractors, has been awarded a $516,600 federal grant to put tablets in the hands of foster families in eastern Kansas and Kansas City. This […]

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Kan. Dept. of Agriculture assistant secretaries named »

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KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MANHATTAN–Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey announced Friday Susan Metzger and Josh Roe have been hired to fill the positions as assistant secretaries for the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA). “We are excited to have Susan and Josh accept these roles on the executive team,” said McClaskey. “They each bring innovation […]

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Kansas photography contest now open to all ages »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–Previously a youth-only contest, the annual Wild About Kansas photo contest, hosted by Kansas Wildlife & Parks magazine, now offers an adult category, opening the contest to photographers age 19 and older. Submissions are being accepted now through Oct. 23, 2015. “Kansas is a state filled with a […]

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Kansas Book Festival writing contest announced »

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TOPEKA–Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback has announced the start of the Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest. The contest runs through April 30, 2015. Winners will be contacted by July 31 and announced at the 2015 Kansas Book Festival on September 12 at the Kansas State Capitol. The contest is open to students in grades 3-12 […]

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Business Appreciation Month Awards nominations now open »

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Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA-Nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce’s 2015 Business Appreciation Month awards are now open. The awards recognize successful Kansas companies that create jobs, support their local communities and enhance the quality of life in Kansas. Regional finalists are recognized in June during the Team Kansas awards banquet, with the top nominee […]

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Customer service training available for tourism employees »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism TOPEKA–The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has launched a free online customer service training course called “Kansas At Your Service” (KAYS). KAYS was developed to help the tourism industry train its employees to provide outstanding customer experiences. The training centers on the everyday customer interactions […]

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Legislators consider bills affecting hunting, wildlife and tourism »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Several bills under consideration by the Kansas legislature would affect hunting, wildlife, bed and breakfasts and declaring the channel catfish as the official fish of the state of Kansas. Following is a brief summary of the bills. 2015 Bills SB46 — This bill would require domesticated deer that enter […]

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Western Kan. hunting guide sentenced for federal violation »

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WICHITA–Two hunting guides were sentenced Wednesday for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act during hunts in Reno County, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. Each of them pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act by exceeding the daily bag limit. They were sentenced to one year unsupervised probation and a fine of $1,000. In […]

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Major Mark Bruce appointed Superintendent of Kansas Highway Patrol »

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Topeka – Governor Sam Brownback today announced the nomination of Major Mark A. Bruce as Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol. Bruce is a 25-year veteran of the Kansas Highway Patrol. He has served as interim superintendent since Jan. 6, 2015 following the departure of Col. Ernie Garcia. “Mark Bruce is a true trooper’s trooper,” […]

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KU students react to Obama’s Lawrence address »

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By AMELIA ARVESEN KU Statehouse Wire Service LAWRENCE — President Obama’s visit to Lawrence was a rarity. Thursday he became the first sitting president in more than 100 years to speak at the University of Kansas. Although a presidential visit is uncommon in Kansas, the President’s message addressed the common concerns of those in attendance. […]

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Kansas worker honored with ESGR Patriot Award »

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Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve MCPHERSON — Kansas Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced that Jess Parks with Jomax was honored with a Patriot Award December 23 in recognition of extraordinary support of Spc. Ryan Dryer, his employee and a member of 1438th Multi-Role Bridge […]

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Kansas court orders more state spending on schools »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child. The three judges on Tuesday did not set a specific figure but said evidence indicates the state needs to spend at least $548 million more a […]

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Unfilled deer tags may be used to take antlerless whitetails »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–The New Year may be ringing in, but there’s still time for hunters to use any unfilled permits from the 2014 deer season. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, hunters make take antlerless white-tailed deer using any legal equipment. Deer Management Unit (DMU) restrictions listed on the permits are still […]

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