Back to School Budgeting

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS — Crayons, rulers, wide-ruled paper, binders, tissues, lunch boxes — these are some of the many items young school-aged children and their parents shop for ahead of the return to school.   Along with the excitement of the new school year, it can…

Tips to Keep School Lunches Safe

By Taylor Jamison, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— It is almost time for school to begin again, so among many other preparations, parents and kids are getting ready to pack lunches.   Good food safety should be practiced with any type of food preparation, but Kansas State University food scientist Karen…

Amid Historic Inflation, Sens. Marshall, Cruz Introduce Bill Creating Transparency for Economic Impacts of Federal Regulations

Garden City, KS– U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (KS) and Ted Cruz (TX) have introduced the National Regulatory Budget Act, legislation that would create transparency for the economic impacts of proposed and existing federal regulations. Specifically, this legislation establishes a new independent agency that would be required to assess and report on the economic costs…

Missing Kansas Kids

KCLY and KFRM are partnering with neighboring communities to share information about missing Kansas kids.  We have personally seen how a simple share can make a difference in finding these children and bringing them home.  This week’s Missing Kansas kids are: 17 Year old Ashton Powell of Kansas City, Kansas. She has been missing since…

Don’t Fall Victim to Phone Scams

Clay Center, KS- Residents have reported that they have received phone calls from individuals claiming to be from Verizon and Evergy recently stating that their payment is late and they must pay immediately or face their services being shut off immediately. Gina Penzig, a spokesperson for Evergy says the scammer claims to be a customer…

Hofmeister Demands Walters Release Funding for Early Childhood Education

Oklahoma City, OK– State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today said she is appalled that Gov. Stitt’s Secretary of Education, Ryan Walters, is refusing to approve a state-mandated contract that provides early childhood education to high-poverty children across Oklahoma. Despite Tulsa Public Schools not being a party to the contract, Walters claims that a…

Governor Laura Kelly Kicks Off Statewide ‘Prosperity on the Plains’ Economy Tour

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly today launched her statewide economic development tour, called ‘Prosperity on the Plains,’ alongside business leaders at a family-owned small business, Round Table Bookstore, in Topeka’s NOTO Arts District. The tour will focus on the importance of supporting Kansas businesses and the Kelly Administration’s positive economic development track record.  “Over the…

K-State to Host Beef Cattle and Forage Field Day Aug. 4

By Pat Melgares, K-State Research and Extension news service    Parsons, KS– Outside forces have made managing forage even more important in cattle production, says Kansas State University beef systems specialist Jaymelynn Farney.   High input prices, weather events, encroachment of invasive plant species…they’re all important topics that affect cattle producer’s profits.   Farney said…