Clay Center Rotary Present Bridge on Walking Trail

  Clay Center, KS- The Clay Center Rotary had their weekly meeting Thursday and presented their bridge and the lower part of the rotary trail, which coincidentally is named Lower Rotary Trail.   In a little more than a month, the addition to the existing trail was completed and funded through contributions made to the […]

Governor Kelly Proclaims March Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Topeka, KS– Governor Laura Kelly has signed a proclamation designating March Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) in Kansas. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Serves (KDADS), in collaboration with the Kansas Coalition on Problem Gambling (KCPG), recognizes March as PGAM as part of the national campaign held annually. The 2023 campaign theme is “Celebrating […]

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 […]

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 […]

Despite a Federal Rule, it’s Still Hard to Comparison Shop Hospital Care in Kansas

Two years after federal rules first required hospitals to tell you what they’re charging for different services, one report suggests only 15% of Kansas hospitals hit the mark. The consumer group Patient Rights Advocate’s February report found three of the 20 hospital systems that it reviews in the state — the organization focused on the largest hospital […]

From School Choice to Parents’ Rights, Kansas Lawmakers Are Pushing Education Changes

Wichita, KS— Dozens of education bills making their way through the Kansas Legislature this session could have a profound effect on public schools. Conservatives want to make it easier for families to send their children to private schools — including diverting tax dollars — and they’re once again pushing for more parental control over what’s taught […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Buffalo Soldiers – Fort Leavenworth

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    “Buffalo soldiers” is a term to describe the African-American members of the Army who served with distinction in the 1800s. Their service eventually paved the way for an integrated military and society – and it all began […]

Some Kansas Lawmakers Want to Punish Doctors Who Help Transgender Kids Transition

Topeka, KS— Puberty blockers, mastectomies, surgeries that remove “any body part or tissue” and prescribing estrogen to males or testosterone to females to treat gender dysphoria could be essentially unavailable in Kansas to people under 18. A bill in the Statehouse would cost doctors their licenses or subject them to lawsuits if they prescribe such treatments. […]

Legendary K-Stater Jack Vanier Passes Away

Manhattan, KS— John K. “Jack” Vanier, 94, passed away Friday, February 10, 2023. Following is an obituary from his family and statements from Kansas State University leadership. From the Vanier family: To call Jack Vanier a founding father of a bygone rural Kansas culture would be three things at once. An understatement, a compliment and […]