EF-1 Tornadoes confirmed in Marshall, Republic Counties

The National Weather Service in Topeka has confirmed two weak tornadoes from Tuesday night storms in Marshall and Republic Counties. A preliminary damage survey shows the Republic County tornado was an EF-1 and on the ground near the small community of Narka for about 3 and a quarter miles. It lasted about 10 minutes. Peak [...]

By |2022-06-09T15:16:14-05:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on EF-1 Tornadoes confirmed in Marshall, Republic Counties

Gov. Kelly proclaims Beef Month at Riley County family-owned ranch

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly was in rural Riley County Thursday to proclaim Beef Month, which continues through the end of May. The governor visited the Lyons Ranch, about 13 miles south of Manhattan off of McDowell Creek Road where she spoke about Kansas being recognized for healthy cattle and high quality, nutritious beef. “The Kansas [...]

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Your vote matters, get registered

The state of Kansas is taking some time to recognize the importance of registering to vote. While many tend to just vote in the general election in November, Tim Shaffer, Director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State, says getting registered ahead of the primary elections and placing your vote for [...]

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By |2022-04-08T08:37:54-05:00April 8th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on Your vote matters, get registered

Kansas Senate advances measures targeting transgender participation in sports, school transfers

Kansas lawmakers cleared the first hurdle Tuesday on a ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s school sports. The 27-12 Senate vote on SB 484 gave conservatives the necessary two-thirds majority needed for a veto override. Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a similar effort last year, but Republicans fell one vote shy of overriding a [...]

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By |2022-03-23T15:46:51-05:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kansas Senate advances measures targeting transgender participation in sports, school transfers

House passes bill to expand K-State veterinary training program

A bill that would expand scholarships to veterinary students in the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine who pledge to return to practice in the state has passed a final House vote 121-6. HB 2605 would change the loan amount appropriated from the state, from $20,000 per year to $25,000. It also expands the [...]

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By |2022-02-24T08:29:03-06:00February 24th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on House passes bill to expand K-State veterinary training program

District Representative, Ron Highland gives update

Governor Laura Kelly recently vetoed the congressional redistricting map. The map splits Wyandotte County into two separate congressional districts. It also separates the city of Lawrence from Douglas County and places urban boundaries of Lawrence into the Big First Congressional District. 51st district representative, Ron Highland, voted present on the bill the first time around [...]

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By |2022-02-04T08:46:48-06:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: |Comments Off on District Representative, Ron Highland gives update

Regents approve exception to tenure clock extension policy; recognize K-State’s Myers

The Kansas Board of Regents have approved an exception to the tenure clock extension policy. Vice President of Academic Affairs Daniel Archer spoke to the details of the tenure policy during Wednesday’s meeting. A one-time exception was granted by the Regents for tenure-track employees at universities including at K-State in April 2020, due to COVID-19 [...]

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By |2022-01-20T14:32:28-06:00January 20th, 2022|Categories: Local News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Regents approve exception to tenure clock extension policy; recognize K-State’s Myers

AP: Army offers reward in Fort Riley woman’s killing last fall

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. — The U.S. Army is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the death of a Fort Riley woman last fall. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division is seeking information in the death of 22-year-old Enfinnity Hayes. The Geary County Sheriff’s Office says Hayes and her husband were at [...]

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