NASA Planetary Scientist to Talk About his Work with the Mars Rover Project

Douglas Ming will speak at the 38th annual Roscoe Ellis, Jr. Lectureship on Feb. 7   K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— A man whose career includes working on NASA’s prestigious Mars Rover project will speak about his experiences as a planetary scientist during a lecture at Kansas State University on Feb. […]

Death Investigation in Junction City Leads to Arrest

Junction City, KS- On August 22nd, 2022, officers with the Junction City Police Department responded to a call of an unresponsive subject in the 1500 Block of Patriot Drive in Junction City Kansas. Upon arrival, officers discovered Caytlin P Hinkle, 19 YO W/F of Junction City unresponsive. EMS attempted to resuscitate Ms. Hinkle but she […]

K-State Wins 2023 National Forage Bowl Competition

By Kathy Gehl and Shelby Spreier, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS– The Kansas State University agronomy forage bowl team placed first at the 2023 National Forage Bowl Competition held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, marking the team’s third national title in the past nine years.   The competition took place during the […]

Marshall, Colleagues, Renew Effort to Place Moratorium on Federally-Funded Risky Gain-of-Function Projects

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. reintroduced the Viral Gain-of-Function Research Moratorium Act, legislation to place a moratorium on all federal research grants involving risky gain-of-function research on potential pandemic pathogens. A new report from a federal watchdog agency concluded that the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to meet key elements of its […]

Horticulture Expert Shares Tips for Blooming Paperwhites

Paperwhites are easy to bloom because they don’t need a chilling period   By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — While the winter brings cold and snow, bringing paperwhites — a type of daffodil — to flower is simple, said Ward Upham, Kansas State University horticulture expert.   A […]

Kansas Issues Fish Consumption Advisories for 2023

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are issuing fish consumption advisories for 2023. The advisories identify types of fish or other aquatic animals that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because of contamination. General advice and […]

Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $1.8 Million in Funding for 10 Family Resource Centers

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today announced that 10 Kansas communities are receiving grants to assist with the creation of Family Resource Centers. These funds, granted by the Kansas Department for Children and Families, are part of its ongoing efforts to decrease the need for families to have formal contact with the agency.  “The centers receiving […]

KDOT Announces Approved January Bids

Kansas- The Kansas Department of Transportation announces approved bids for state highway construction and maintenance projects. The letting took place Jan. 18, 2023, in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on proximity and type of work. District One — Northeast Johnson ‑ 435‑46 KA‑5500‑02 ‑ I‑435, from […]