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
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The Kansas Association of Local Health Department's report on county financial support for local health departments in 2014 is now available online.
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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.
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Judge Steve Leben recognized for work in procedural fairness
Judge 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 proceduralfairness.org, 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
The National Association of State EMS Officials Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000
Food processing company will create 17 new jobs
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Event date: August 27, 2014
21350 W. 153rd St.
Olathe, KS 66061
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Food processing company will create 17 new jobs
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:40:04 -0600
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.
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.
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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.
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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
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:14:18 +0000
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 […]
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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.
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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
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 www.kansascash.com and search their name to make a claim. They … Continue reading
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