McCain Performance Series Presents Rock Blues Singer and Guitarist Larry McCray

Manhattan, KS— The 2022-2023 McCain Performance Series hosts its first music show of the spring season, presenting national touring blues artist Larry McCray at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in Kansas State University’s McCain Auditorium. Over the past three decades of nonstop touring and recording, McCray has played and shared the stage with blues and […]

Resolve to Make a Difference in 2023 by Volunteering with the American Red Cross

Topeka, KS— The American Red Cross Greater Kansas Chapter needs your help in 2023 and asks that you to consider making a New Year’s resolution to become a volunteer. Locally, more than 350 people volunteer with the Red Cross. These local volunteers are part of the almost 300,000 people across the country whose support enables […]

Court Upholds WV Law Protecting Women’s Sports

CHARLESTON, W.V. – A federal district court issued a decision Thursday that upholds West Virginia’s Save Women’s Sports Act, H.B. 3293, rejecting a legal challenge to the law that would have undermined women’s sports in the state by allowing males who identify as female to compete with females in girls’ and women’s sports. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys […]

Is it Poison Ivy or Virginia Creeper?

By Maddy Rohr, K-State Research and Extension news service   Manhattan, KS. — Poison ivy and Virginia creeper are different in appearance during the growing season because of their leaflet patterns, but are much more similar in the winter when they have dropped their leaves, which begs the question: Why should we care?   “The […]

Kansas Teacher Shortage Prompts Calls for Higher Salaries, Paying Student Teachers

As Kansas faces the worst teacher shortage it’s ever known, one group says the state needs to raise teacher pay, elevate the profession and offer student teachers a paycheck. “Part of the problem is our salaries in education stink,” said Rick Ginsburg, dean of education at the University of Kansas. “Add to that working conditions that […]

To Adopt Healthy Eating Habits Set Realistic Goals

Manhattan, KS- The secret to succeeding is to not try to do everything at once. Instead, look at one thing you can realistically expect to accomplish within the next week. This approach to moving toward your goal is action planning. An action plan is short-term and doable, and it sets you on the road toward […]

Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural: Curtis and Lori Swenson, C&L Crafts

By Ron Wilson, director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University    The design cut into the wood is beautiful, detailed, intricate – and handmade. It was not produced with a laser cutter or computer-aided design, but rather, entirely by hand by a remarkably skilled craftsman in rural Kansas. […]

AG Derek Schmidt Becomes Longest Currently Serving Attorney General in the United States

Topeka, KS – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has become the longest-serving attorney general currently in office in the United States, a position he will hold until his term concludes on January 9. That happens because both former Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who first was elected in 1978, and former Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, […]

Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt names Public Affairs Manager

Topeka, KS – Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt, today, named Kyle Strathman as the new Public Affairs Manager for the Kansas Insurance Department. “Kyle has a strong record of service to the people of Kansas,” Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt said. “He will play an integral role in our education and outreach efforts to the public about […]