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Kansas Highway Patrol introduces new teen driving program

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The Kansas Highway Patrol will announce participation in a new program geared to help teens travel more safely around large trucks and commercial motor vehicles. The Teens and Trucks program was developed in Arizona by multiple public safety partners. The program was developed to address an area of driving safety not always addressed in traditional settings: driving around commercial motor ... Read More »

KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information

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KanDrive and 511 provide easy access to travel information             Fans traveling to football games this fall can help themselves arrive at stadiums safely and on time for kickoff by using KanDrive, KDOT’s new travel information portal, and the Kansas 511 travel information phone system.             Before you head out, by visiting KanDrive, www.kandrive.org, a one-stop gateway for travel information ... Read More »

Who did it? Multi-million dollar tax-exemption

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In a follow-up to last week’s story about the Keystone Pipeline:  a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline under construction in Kansas. Six counties are arguing that they will lose millions of dollars in property taxes because Kansas lawmakers gave the project a 10-year tax exemption.  Six affected counties:  Washington, Cowley, Marion, Dickinson, Butler, and Clay have hired an attorney to see if ... Read More »

Senator Taddiken’s Email

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Jeff,  Thanks for the e-mail. I supported the pipeline exemption when it was before the Senate a few years back.  It did not come to the Senate through the normal committee process but rather on the floor of the Senate as a motion to concur to House changes to a Senate bill. It was part of a comprehensive energy package ... Read More »

Asphalt Pavers not using asphalt

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Republic and Washington County Sheriffs’ Departments are seeking information on a group using the name Asphalt Pavers.  The group is travelling in the area with three dump trucks, a paving machine and a blue pickup.  The men approach homeowners and ask if they can dump leftover asphalt on the driveway.  If they receive permission they then persuade the homeowner to ... Read More »

KDOT Encourages Safe Holiday/Summer Travels

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Traditionally, the Fourth of July holiday creates one of the busiest travel times on roads and highways in Kansas. Unfortunately, an increase in traffic increases the likelihood of traffic crashes, injuries and deaths. KDOT travel information resources can help with planning your holiday or other summer travels and can keep you informed as you travel. By planning ahead, travelers can ... Read More »

American Red Cross Offers Lifesaving Skills For Families Planning Water-Related Activities This Summer

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A 2009 Red Cross survey found nearly half of people experience a near-drowning scare during their lifetime Topeka, KS. May 25, 2010 – 2009 survey conducted by the American Red Cross shows the importance of water safety skills, with half of those surveyed saying they have had a near-drowning experience in their lifetime. The survey found that 48 percent reported ... Read More »

Website Launched To Commemorate Kansas’ 150th Birthday

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TOPEKA, KS—January 29, 2011, marks 150 years of statehood for Kansas. The Kansas 150 Advisory Committee launched a website today for communities across Kansas to become involved. The website, ks150.org, is a portal to events, programs, resources, and agencies that commemorate the anniversary of statehood. “We believe the KS150.org website will be the key to success for the Kansas sesquicentennial ... Read More »

Over $10,400 worth of tools and fuel stolen

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10,400 dollars wiorth of tools and fuel were reported stolen in Nemaha County.  The Nemaha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of tools and guel from a truck that was parked at 845 Ce Road in Centralia.  The sheriff’s department says the theft occurred sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  Anyone with information is asked to contact ... Read More »

Kansas Agricultural Statistics, Cattle & Hay Numbers

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Information concerning 2009 statewide hay estimates and 2010 cattle estimates was released this week by Kansas Agricultural Statistics. Kansas alfalfa production totaled 3.66-million tons in 2009 – a 27% increase above 2008 production. The cattle numbers statewide in 2010 are down about 5% from the previous year. As of January 1st, cattle and calves held on Kansas farms and ranches ... Read More »