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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 »

The Eight Wonders of Kansas Customs Announced

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After almost six weeks of voting, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs. In alphabetical order: Bringing musicians together: For a decade there’s been a lively jam session at the Emma Chase Cafe in Cottonwood Falls almost every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Chanting a school fight song: The University of Kansas’s (Lawrence) Rock Chalk Jayhawk ... Read More »

KHP Advises Caution While Driving, Look For Deer

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The Kansas Highway Patrol is advising all motorists to be cautious of deer activity on and around roadways this fall. Because the deer breeding season generally runs from October to December, law enforcementofficers routinely investigate a large number of deer-vehicle crashes this time of year. Last year, six people were killed in crashes involving deer, and 318 were injured. According ... Read More »

K-state reports record enrollment including largest Manhattan campus enrollment

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MANHATTAN — With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206. Last year’s total enrollment was 23,520, with 2,278 students of ... Read More »

KHP Over the Limit Campaign

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It started yesterday, the Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies across the state of Kansas are participating in the Kansas Department of Transportation Special Traffic Enforcement Program. The programs kicked off yesterday and will run through Labor Day, September 7th. Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws. According to Colonel Terry Maple, Kansas ... Read More »

Texas Lawsuit Over National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

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The Governor of Texas recently quipped that his state should consider seceding from the Union. Most Kansans probably don’t care one way or another where “Big T” goes. What Kansans do care about, including Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, is an attempt by the Texas Biological and Agro-Defense Consortium to derail the building of the new National Bio ... Read More »