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  • FPA Practice Management Center Blog

    How to Make Conference Attendance Pay Off

    FPA’s annual conference—BE Seattle 2014 is next month. Sure, it’s packed with more than 20 hours of continuing education credits for CFP certificants, but if you go only to fill up your renewal requirements, you will be missing out on … Continue reading

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:55:19 +0000

  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    County Support for Local Health Departments Report Now Available

    The Kansas Association of Local Health Department's report on county financial support for local health departments in 2014 is now available online.

    Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:30:59 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Former Independence man sentenced to life in prison under Jessica’s Law

    A former Independence man was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for at least 25 years under Jessica’s Law for aggravated criminal sodomy of a child under 14 years old, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:08:34 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Court of Appeals judge named 2014 recipient of William H. Rehnquist Award

    Judge Steve Leben recognized for work in procedural fairness


    Judge Steve LebenJudge Steve Leben of the Kansas Court of Appeals has been named recipient of the 2014 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). One of the nation’s highest judicial honors, the Rehnquist Award is presented annually to a state court judge who exemplifies judicial excellence, integrity, fairness, and professional ethics. Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. will present the award to Judge Leben during a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on November 20.


    "Judge Leben has dedicated his career to ensuring that ‘justice for all’ is actual, not merely aspirational,” said NCSC President Mary C. McQueen. "As a result of his groundbreaking work in procedural fairness, Judge Leben has personally contributed to enhancing the public’s trust and confidence in our country’s court system.”


    Judge Leben said he was honored by the award but that he was most appreciative because of the recognition the award brings to the issue of procedural fairness, which he said educates judges about the importance of "treating the people who come into their courts with respect.” "People need to feel like they are listened to by a neutral judge who explains his or her decision. The public’s view of the justice system is driven more by how they are treated by the courts than whether they win or lose their case,” he said.


    In 2007, Judge Leben and Minnesota Judge Kevin Burke co-authored a white paper for the American Judges Association titled "Procedural Fairness: A Key Ingredient in Public Satisfaction.” The paper has since been published in Spanish, and Judge Leben has conducted training sessions for thousands of judges across the country. He co-founded, a website devoted to advancing procedural fairness in courts. Judge Leben recently co-authored a second American Judges Association white paper: "Minding the Court: Enhancing the Decision-Making Process,” which has been widely distributed among state and federal courts.


    Judge Leben was named to the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2007 after nearly 14 years serving as a trial judge in Johnson County, Kansas. He has served as president of the American Judges Association, has published more than a dozen law review articles and teaches statutory interpretation as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. Judge Leben has served as editor of "Court Review,” a national journal for judges, since 1998. He is a co-founder of Ethics for Good, an annual continuing legal education program in Kansas City that has raised more than $500,000 for law-related charities over the past 15 years. In 2003, he received the NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award.


    In a letter of recommendation for the Rehnquist Award, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss wrote: "Judge Leben has clearly dedicated himself to judicial excellence. He has strongly served our and other state courts, demonstrating over many years and through diverse activities the promotion and implementation of innovation in the management of these courts.”


    Judge Burke, a Minneapolis trial judge and 2003 recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award, called Judge Leben "a role model for all judges” and added: "He is one of the judiciary’s intellectual leaders. Few judges have had as much impact as Judge Leben.”



    The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.

    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:17 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Join NASEMSO Executive Director in Webinar on the EMS Licensure Compact, Set for Sept. 16, 2014

    The National Association of State EMS Officials Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now  

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Inclusion Technologies selects Atchison for headquarters

    Food processing company will create 17 new jobs

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:40:04 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce Calendar

    Kansas Export Forum

    Event date: August 27, 2014
    21350 W. 153rd St.
    Olathe, KS 66061

    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:54:27 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Inclusion Technologies selects Atchison for headquarters

    Food processing company will create 17 new jobs

    Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:40:04 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Corrections Secretary Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Dares Deputy Secretaries and Wardens

    Secretary Ray Roberts took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Monday after nominating the Kansas Department of Corrections' (KDOC) deputy secretaries, wardens and superintendents to follow his lead.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Uniontown in Bourbon Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for the City of Uniontown in Bourbon County. The boil water advisory was issued on Aug. 20 because of a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:16:46 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed


    August 21, 2014

    Twenty-five hunting blinds will be available

    PRATT – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Kanopolis Lake will host its annual waterfowl blind permit drawing Saturday, September 6 at 1:30 p.m. The drawing will be conducted at the Kanopolis Lake U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Information Center at 105 Riverside Drive, below the Kanopolis Lake dam. Applicants must be at least 12 years old on the day of the drawing. Two members per household may be allowed to draw.

    Applicants will be drawn at random to determine the order of site selection and permit application. Twenty-five blind sites will be available this year.

    For more information, contact the Kanopolis Project Office at (785) 546-2294.


    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:11:36 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #904

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    Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:32:13 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Commodity Commission Candidates Sought; Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

    August 13, 2014 – Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five commodity commissions – soybean, corn, grain sorghum, wheat or sunflower – should be gathering petition signatures now to … Continued

    The post Commodity Commission Candidates Sought; Nov. 30 Filing Deadline appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:14:18 +0000

  • Kansas State Fair

    Bedazzle Your Brassiere at the Kansas State Fair!

    The Kansas State Fair and the Victory in the Valley have partnered to bring a brand new competitive event to the 2014 State Fair!   Kansans of all ages and gender are encouraged to decorate a bra and enter in one of the following classes: Pretty’n Pink; Most Creative; and Agriculture/Livestock themes. Entry fee will be […]

    Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:43:35 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Director's Dialogue: The 3 E's Hold True

    By Erik Pedersen | August 20, 2014 --- Our philosophy is that each entrepreneur was at a different stage in their business lifecycle, and depending on what stage they are at, they could need 1, 2 or all 3 of what we called "the 3 E’s" - expertise, education, and economic resources.

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Water + Energy Progress Awards highlight innovators in Kansas

    By Climate and Energy Project | August 21, 2014 --- Hutchinson, KS— Water + Energy Progress identifies successful innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches. The 2014 awards recognize producers across the state for implementing innovations that save water and energy including: patch burn grazing, subsurface drip irrigation, cover crops and no-till, intensive rotational grazing, solar powered water pumps and fencing, small-scale wind, and local foods. Water + Energy Progress highlights homegrown solutions for water conservation and energy efficiency from the farmers and ranchers of Kansas.

    Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:55:25 Z

  • The Official Blog of the Kansas State Treasurer

    Treasurer’s Top 10: Greeley County

    This week, we highlight Greeley County! Here’s a look at the Top 10 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you know anyone below? If so, have them check out  and search their name to make a claim. They … Continue reading

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:23:42 +0000

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