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Brownback names appointments to Kansas Board of Regents »

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TOPEKA– Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today introduced his latest three appointments to the Kansas Board of Regents. Dave Murfin, Daniel J. Thomas and Dennis Mullin will each serve a four year term. “The work of the Regents is important in ensuring our colleges and universities educate our students and prepare them to successfully enter the […]

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Kansas wins Silver Shovel for economic development »


Kansas Department of Commerce Area Development, a leading publication covering site selection and facility planning, has announced its 2015 Gold and Silver Shovel Awards, naming Kansas a Silver Shovel recipient. The award recognizes a significant number of high-value-added new jobs and investment in the state in 2014. “Area Development has once again recognized Kansas as […]

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State Library announces 2015 Kansas Notable Books »

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Kansas State Library TOPEKA–The State Library of Kansas is pleased to announce 15 books featuring quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by Kansans or about a Kansas-related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List is the only honor for Kansas books by Kansans, highlighting our lively contemporary writing community and encouraging readers to enjoy […]

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EPA releases environmental justice screening, mapping tool »

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Environmental Protection Agency WASHINGTON–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations. EJSCREEN’s simple to understand color-coded maps, bar charts, and reports enable users to better understand […]

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From the Land of Kansas introduces online Marketplace »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN–The Kansas Department of Agriculture’s state trademark program, From the Land of Kansas, introduces a new, online marketplace. This new site will make Kansas-made and produced products more readily available to consumers, providing the ease and convenience of online shopping. To shop on the From the Land of Kansas Marketplace, visit […]

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KDC accepting nominations for outstanding minority, women-owned businesses »

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TOPEKA–The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development is accepting nominations for Kansas minority and/or women owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporations. These nominations celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, and nominees will be recognized at the annual Kansas Minority and Women Business Awards Luncheon to be held on Oct. […]

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KDA seeks participants for beef genetics trade missions »

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Kansas Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN–The Kansas Department of Agriculture is seeking individuals to participate on agricultural trade missions to Argentina and Uruguay. Tentatively, the Argentina mission will take place July 26 to Aug. 1, 2015, and the Uruguay mission Sept. 13-19, 2015. The goal of these missions is to provide an opportunity for Kansas purebred […]

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Having children placed in foster care doesn’t have to be end of story »


Kansas Department for Children and Families TOPEKA– Having children placed in foster care can be devastating to a family. But Family Reunification Month is a reminder that it doesn’t have to be the end of the story. Children can be placed temporarily in foster care for numerous reasons, and in nearly 60 percent of cases, […]

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Kansas man charged with gunrunning »


A Kansas man is charged in an eighteen-count indictment unsealed Tuesday with removing, altering or obliterating manufacturer’s serial numbers, causing other individuals to make straw purchases of firearms and exporting firearms overseas, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release Michael Andrew Ryan, also known as “Brad Jones” and “GunRunner,” 35, of Manhattan, was […]

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Former PSU official sentenced for wire fraud, money laundering »

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WICHITA–A former director of the masters of business administration program at Pittsburg State University was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release. He was ordered to pay $148,430 in restitution. Michael Muoghalu, 61, Pittsburg, pleaded guilty to one count […]

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Butler Co. woman pleads guilty to stealing $1.2 M from Presbyterian Manors »

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A Butler county woman Thursday became the second person to plead guilty to a federal charge of stealing more than $1.2 million from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release. The Wichita-based company owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri. Lori A. Shryock, 50, Augusta, pleaded guilty to […]

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Free fishing this weekend in Kansas »


Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–Free Fishing Weekend, hosted by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, is the perfect opportunity to introduce someone to the joys of angling. Typically held the first full weekend in June each year, free fishing weekends are two-day periods when fishing licenses are not required to […]

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EPA releases draft assessment on potential impacts to drinking water resources from fracking »

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WASHINGTON–The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing a draft assessment today on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The assessment, done at the request of Congress, shows that while hydraulic fracturing activities in the U.S. are carried out in a way that have not led to […]

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