Riley County Property Valuations Arriving in the Mail Soon

Riley County, KS- The Riley County Appraiser’s Office mailed the 2023 Change of Value Notices (CVNs) for each of the approximately 25,000 real estate parcels in the county on Friday, February 24th. The CVNs reflect changes in property values due to fluctuations in the local real estate market and/or changes made to individual properties, such […]

Kansas Democrats Pick Repass as Their New Chair Despite Campaign Baggage

Topeka, KS— The Kansas Democratic Party elected Jeanna Repass on Saturday to lead it into the 2024 election cycle and an effort to break a Republican supermajority in the Kansas Legislature. Repass overcame controversy springing from her run last year for Kansas secretary of state. In the days leading up to Saturday’s vote, she also […]

Pill Mill Doctor Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud, Drug Charges

Oklahoma City, OK – A former Oklahoma City physician, charged in 2016 with 29 felony counts and one misdemeanor, pleaded guilty last week to Medicaid fraud and multiple drug offenses. Harvey Jenkins operated Aria Orthopedics in south Oklahoma City, where he prescribed large volumes of opioids and other narcotics from January 2010 to February 2015. His […]

LaTurner on Ukraine: We Must Prioritize American Communities

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jake LaTurner (KS-02) issued the following statement on the one-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine: “We can’t care more about Ukraine than we do our own country. President Biden has failed to lead on the train derailment, the border, inflation, crime, and so much more,” said Rep. LaTurner. “The […]

Two arrested for distribution of meth and other charges

RUSSELL COUNTY – On Thursday morning, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, the Russell Police Department, the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP), and the Barber County Sheriff’s Office arrested two subjects for suspected distribution of methamphetamine and firearms violations. On Thursday, Feb. 23, at approximately 7 a.m., KBI agents and investigators […]

The Top Contender to Lead Kansas Democrats is Under Fire Over Campaign Spending, Resume

A candidate endorsed by top Kansas Democrats to lead the state party faces allegations that she failed to pay the campaign manager of her bid for statewide office last year, has exaggerated her credentials and that she spent political donations in unconventional ways. A small claims court filing in Johnson County accuses Jeanna Repass, who […]

Farm Bill Should Prioritize Agricultural Research, New Policy Report Says

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. should increase support for agricultural research and development (R&D) in the next Farm Bill to ensure that farmers can keep feeding the world in spite of challenges from climate change and other shocks, according to a report produced jointly by Farm Journal Foundation and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Hotter […]