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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Local Optometrist Heads to Panama to Give Back

Clay Center, KS- Dr. Stoppel & Brown Optometrists office were a part of a mission trip that took place in Panama Last week which saw over 1783 patients. Jamie McDonald, the office manager in Clay Center at Dr. Stoppel & Brown Optometry, said that her and another staff member, Afton Michaud, headed down to Panama […]

Governor Kelly Delivers Her 2023 State of the State Address

Topeka, KS- Governor Laura Kelly tonight delivered her 2023 State of the State Address during a joint session of the Kansas Senate and House of Representatives. Governor Kelly’s address, as prepared, can be found at the following links: English Spanish The video stream, provided by Smokey Hills PBS, is available at  

Kansas Corporation Commission Announces Workshop Series on Resource Adequacy

Topeka, KS– The Kansas Corporation Commission has scheduled a series of informational workshops to discuss the topic of resource adequacy. As renewable energy resources continue to grow nationwide and aging gas, coal and nuclear facilities are being retired, careful planning is required to ensure adequate energy generation and reliability in the event of extreme weather […]

Kansas Suffrage Memorial

The Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee (SMC) is seeking professional artists or artist teams to develop innovative, original art to be incorporated as part of the new display at the Kansas State Capitol building. A dedicated website is under construction at: The Kansas Suffragist Memorial Committee grew from the work of the League of Women […]

Governor Kelly Announces First Virtual Job Fair of 2023

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly invites jobseekers to participate in the first Virtual Job Fair of 2023, hosted by KANSASWORKS. This virtual fair will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, and will highlight employment opportunities within many of the state’s 98 government agencies. There are close to 900 job openings in […]