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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nominations sought for outstanding minority and women owned businesses

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Kansas Department of Commerce TOPEKA–The Kansas Department of Commerce Office of Minority and Women Business Development will continue to accept nominations for Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week awards through July 17. The Department is accepting nominations for Kansas minority and/or women owned businesses, advocates, young entrepreneurs and corporations. Nominees will be recognized at the annual […]

Gov. Brownback signs five bills into law


TOPEKA–The following five bills have been signed into law by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback: Signed June 2, 2015 · HB 2364: amends the process for selecting board members for the Peck improvement district in Sedgwick and Sumner counties. · HB 2224: clarifies previous legislation related to the Board of Technical Professionals. · HB 2124: contains […]

Wichita native joins Eisenhower Memorial Commission Advisory Committee

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WASHINGTON–The Eisenhower Memorial Commission (EMC) today announced that the Honorable Matthew A. Schlapp has joined the Commission’s Advisory Committee. The committee consists of a number of distinguished Americans, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring that the National Eisenhower Memorial is constructed in Washington, DC. Schlapp has been a prominent advisor in Republican politics, serving […]

Insurance Department reviews proposed health insurance rate increases for 2016


Kansas Insurance Department TOPEKA–The Kansas Insurance Department announced that proposed premiums for individual and small group health plans in Kansas for 2016 would probably show increases. The range of requested average rate revisions by insurance companies is from -0.40 percent to 37.78 percent. Those proposed changes are for private insurance company health plans sold on […]

Mobile-friendly features enhance DCF website


Kansas Department for Children and Families TOPEKA–Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) announces the launch of a mobile version of its website that will allow the public to more easily access information using phones and other small-screen devices (photo below). The DCF website contains useful information for engaging with the agency, including how to […]

I LIKE IKE Kansas license plates hit the road

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I LIKE IKE Kansas license plates are hitting the road, providing an opportunity to honor the 34th President of the United States and Abilene native while supporting the Dwight D. Eisenhower Foundation. The I LIKE IKE distinctive tag is an official license plate generating income for the non-profit Eisenhower Foundation from the license fees collected […]