Governor Laura Kelly Orders Flags be Flown at Half-Staff in Honor of North Kansas City Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

Topeka, KS– In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Governor Laura Kelly directs flags be flown at half-staff at all state grounds, buildings, and facilities from sunup to sundown on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in honor of 32-year-old Officer Daniel Vasquez, a North Kansas City police officer from Kansas City, Kansas, who was shot and killed during…

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…

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…

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…

4-Her Says She Values Friendships Most

By Annika Wiebers, K-State Research and Extension news service    MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas 4-H program is known for helping youth cultivate skills in leadership, citizenship and many other project disciplines, but that may not be the main reason some members stick with the program.   Enter Kathryn Tremblay, a former member and current…

Hofmeister Announces $8.4 Million in Edge Grants to Strengthen Students’ Academic Success

Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) has awarded 102 grants totaling $8.4 million to schools throughout Oklahoma, Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, said today. After a competitive grant process, 87 sites in 32 districts will have supplemental funds to enhance programs for sustainable school improvement in the upcoming…