It’s ‘American Eagle Day’

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KS Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism PRATT–June 20, 2015, has been proclaimed “American Eagle Day” as a way to celebrate America’s living symbol of freedom, the bald eagle, and to bring attention to this magnificent species’ dramatic recovery. For over 230 years, the bald eagle has served as the living symbol of all that […]

KDA photo contest now open

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KS Department of Agriculture Manhattan–As agriculture in Kansas flourishes this summer, pull out a camera, capture the moment, and submit your photos to 2015 Kansas Department of Agriculture’s photo contest, beginning June 15, 2015. Nearly every aspect of daily life can be tied to agriculture. Be creative with entries; agriculture can be more than the […]

Savor the Season highlights local growing season in Kansas

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KS Department of Agriculture MANHATTAN–Does the bounty of Kansas-grown produce at the local farmers’ market seem overwhelming with its vast array of colors, unusual vegetables and wide assortment of varieties? The fresh asparagus and colorful peppers might be enticing, but how should they be prepared? Without knowledge of selection, storage, and preparation tips, purchasing fresh […]

Moran amendment to block funds for LPC listing passes committee

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Washington–Today, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, introduced an amendment to the fiscal year 2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill to restrict the use of funds for enforcement of the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to list the lesser prairie chicken (LPC) as a threatened species […]

Kansans fuel the fight against ISIS

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Office of Kansas Adjutant General TOPEKA–Members of Topeka’s 190th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) recently returned home from a four-month deployment supporting contingency operations against ISIS. Throughout the deployment, aircrews provided critical aerial refueling with the wing’s KC-135R Stratotankers, an in-flight refueling aircraft. The personnel were based at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Forbes Field Air […]

Kansas Commerce Secretary to resign

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TOPEKA–Governor Sam Brownback today announced that Commerce Secretary Pat George will step down from his post in July. George has served as Commerce Secretary since 2011. “I am grateful to Pat for his service to Kansas,” said Governor Brownback. “Through his leadership, the Department of Commerce has evolved into a world-class organization serving the needs […]

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 […]

Kansas wins Silver Shovel for economic development

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]