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Marysville Farmers Market Meeting Set

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The Marysville Farmers Market will have a planning meeting for area vendors at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday at the Marysville City Building. Anyone interested in selling at the market this summer and fall is welcome. The meeting will explain state regulations the market will follow and will feature a guest speaker from Washington County Farm Bureau who will talk about ... Read More »

Letter for federal aid submitted to President Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties hit by winter storms in December and early January. The state Adjutant General‘s Department said Friday that Parkinson sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama. Parkinson said in a statement that he‘s hoping to obtain federal aid to help the state and ... Read More »

KANSAS COURT WORKERS – STAYING ON THE JOB

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Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss says court workers in the state won’t be furloughed for a week this month. A contingency plan drafted last summer proposed that the courts be closed for up to six weeks, beginning February 15, as a cost-cutting measure due to severe budget deficits. But in a letter to employees Thursday, Nuss said budget-reduction steps ... Read More »

Westar rate increase approved

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas regulators have approved a $17 million rate increase for the state‘s largest electric company. The Kansas Corporation Commission said Thursday that residential customers of Westar Energy Inc. should see an average increase of $1 in their monthly bills, or 1.3 percent. The increase is expected to take effect within a month. The additional revenues will cover ... Read More »

Legislative Forum comes to Marysville

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The Marysville Chamber of Commerce and AT&T will host a Legislative Forum with area legislators Saturday, February 6th.  State Senator Mark Taddiken and State Representative Sharon Schwartz will be on hand with comments and to address your questions.  The public is encouraged to attend this Legislative Forum at the Marysville City Hall.  The forum will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Read More »

Kansas Gets Federal Grant for Map Project

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Kansas has been awarded a $2-million matching grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to fund broadband mapping and planning through the Connect Kansas initiative. The award will help Kansas collect data and develop a detailed map of the state’s existing broadband infrastructure. Connect Kansas is a Kansas Department of Commerce initiative to increase high-speed ... Read More »

Kansas Highway Patrol STEP Program

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The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign starting today. This special Traffic Enforcement Program – STEP is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The program runs through Saturday, November 29th. The KHP and other agencies ... Read More »

Is Wiggins a Serious Candidate for Governor

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Do Kansas Democrats have a candidate who can go the distance with Sam Brownback in next years’ Governor’s race? Political observers in the state are beginning to look at Tom Wiggins who emerged as a candidate last week after appointing a treasurer for a 2010 bid. Wiggins is a former pharmaceutical company executive who returned to Kansas from California early ... Read More »

Kansas Board of Regents Say Tax

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The higher education system in Kansas has lost $103-million in the current school year which does not end until June 30th. Two members of the Kansas Board of Regents – Dan Lykins and Gary Sherrer, said yesterday that the state needs to consider raising new tax revenues because of its budget problems. The Board of Regents met yesterday with Governor ... Read More »

Kansas Prison Officials Consider Tracking Devices

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Kansas prison officials are considering installing tracking equipment in vehicles in corrections vehicles. The move comes after a scandal involving two women recently paroled from the Topeka Correctional Facility who claim a guard transported them in a state vehicle to remote sites near the prison to engage in sexual activity. Governor Mark Parkinson has asked for an independent, nationally regarded ... Read More »