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Bills under consideration would affect KDWPT »

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KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism TOPEKA–A number of bills are being considered by Kansas legislators which affect hunting, the outdoors and tourism in the state. Below is a list of the bills activity as of Tue. Feb. 17. 2015 Bills SB46 — This bill would require domesticated deer that enter a premises alive […]

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KDOT website to be offline Saturday morning »

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Kansas Department of Transportation TOPEKA–Maintenance will cause a disruption in services offered by the Kansas Department of Transportation between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14. The Office of Information Technology Services will be performing equipment upgrades that will impact internet services to the website for T-WORKS. This will only impact services for […]

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New 2015-2016 state transportation maps available »

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Kansas Department of Transportation TOPEKA–Whether you want to drive across the state, find the closest airport, discover new places of interest or check out a state lake, the new 2015-2016 Kansas Official State Transportation Map published by the Kansas Department of Transportation has it all. City and county indexes are above the map as well […]

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One-year Kansas Community Leadership Initiative underway »

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Kansas Department for Children and Families TOPEKA–Kansas Department for Children and Families Phyllis Gilmore Secretary has announced a new initiative to address community issues, such as poverty, substance abuse and absent fathers. To launch the effort at the Kansas State Capitol Building, Topeka, Secretary Gilmore and Governor Sam Brownback met with the leader of the […]

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Legislative update of bills affecting Kan. Wildlife, Parks and Tourism »

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Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism TOPEKA–The following is an update of bills under consideration in the Kansas legislature that would affect hunting, outdoor recreation and tourism in the state. 2015 Bills SB46 — This bill would require domesticated deer that enter a premises alive or leave a premises alive or dead for any […]

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner: ‘Be aware of suspicious activity’ after Anthem breach »

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TOPEKA–Kansas Insurance Department personnel continue to monitor and assess the impact of the online data breach of Anthem, Inc., the second-largest health insurance company in the United States. Ken Selzer, Commissioner of Insurance, said Friday in a news release that some Kansans’ personal information may have been compromised as part of the overall cyberattack on Anthem, […]

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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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