Drummond Leads National Effort Urging Biden, Federal Treasury Bureau to Provide Timely Corporate Transparency to State, Local, Tribal Entities

Oklahoma City, OK- Attorney General Gentner Drummond is leading a national effort to ensure that state, local and tribal entities have appropriate and timely access to corporate ownership information critical to fighting crime and terrorism. A letter, sent by Drummond and the attorneys general of Delaware, Ohio and Rhode Island, was sent yesterday to the Financial […]

Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $20 Million for Services that Keep Families Together, Reduce Number of Kids in Foster Care

Topeka, KS– Reinforcing her commitment to children and families, Governor Laura Kelly today announced a new set of Family First Prevention grants totaling nearly $20 million. The grants will create and grow programs designed to keep families together and prevent children from entering the foster care system. Current Family First Prevention programs have been a proven […]

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. […]

Liberal Celebrates 74th International Pancake Day

Liberal, KS-The International Pancake Day Race, a tradition between Olney, England and Liberal, KS will take place, February 21st, 2023.  This is the 74th year of the race on this side of the pond, but in Olney, England, the Pancake Race tradition dates back nearly 600 years to 1445.   A woman engrossed in using […]

Cattle Chat: Giving Calves a Healthy Start

By Lisa Moser, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— Good nutrition is important to overall health, and it begins at birth. said the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute on a recent Cattle Chat podcast where they discussed the importance of the calves nursing within the first 24 hours […]

Energy Study Proposes Ways to Reduce Costs for All Customers

Topeka, KS – The Kansas Chamber on Monday released its energy study, State of Electricity in Kansas.   Chamber President and CEO Alan Cobb said the state’s high energy costs impact all customers, hurt the state’s economic growth and discourage investment and expansion.   “High energy costs, especially high electric rates, have been a top […]

Now is the Time to Detect Early Season Pests

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS— A wave of warm weather in the middle of February may draw the attention to winter grain mites – a concern to many farmers – but Kansas State University field crop entomologist Jeff Whitworth said they aren’t doing any damage right now.   […]

Cattlewomen’s Camp, 4-H Food and Livestock Training Programs Win Annual Extension Awards

By Alisa Boswell-Gore Stillwater, OK– Oklahoma State University Extension presented a group of annual honors during an awards luncheon Jan. 25 on the OSU campus.   “Our Extension awards program gives us an opportunity to celebrate the great work of our employees in bringing impactful programs to local communities throughout the state,” said Damona Doye, […]

Big Losses in November Fuel a Kansas Republican Party Changeover in February

Topeka, KS— Spurred on by frustrations over losing high-profile races to Democrats, Kansas Republicans on Saturday picked an aggressive conservative to lead the party into the 2024 election cycle. Party officials elected Mike Brown, a former Johnson County commissioner, to party chair during the Republican state convention. He beat out Helen Van Etten, a longtime party […]

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 […]