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A Cherokee County jury today found Timothy Russell Frobish, 24, of Galena, guilty of multiple child sex crimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
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Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Karen Arnold-Burger has been selected by the ABA Judicial Division Lawyers Conference to receive the Burnham "Hod” Greeley Award for her work to increase public awareness of the need for a fair and impartial judiciary.
Arnold-Burger said she is looking forward to receiving the award Friday, February 6, during the American Bar Association’s midyear meeting in Houston.
Judge Karen Arnold-Burger
"I’m thrilled and honored to be selected by a panel of my peers to receive this award for doing what I can to help people understand why it’s so important that we have fair and impartial courts,” Arnold-Burger said.
Arnold-Burger was nominated for the award Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss, who noted the judge’s work with the Informed Voter Project developed and promoted by the National Association of Women Judges and for serving as chair of the Kansas Supreme Court’s Court Budget Advisory Council.
"Judge Arnold-Burger consistently devotes considerable personal time to civic initiatives that help people understand the role of the judiciary and the critical importance of fair and impartial courts,” Nuss said. "Her work with the Informed Voter Project has taken her to communities all across Kansas to speak to groups on these topics in general and retention elections in particular.”
Nuss also noted Arnold-Burger’s work as chair of the Court Budget Advisory Council, which the Supreme Court formed in 2013 to develop and prioritize recommendations if the 2014 Legislature did not supplement the approved fiscal year 2015 judicial branch budget. The council met its challenge within the six weeks it was allotted, but Arnold-Burger’s work didn’t end there. She went on to appear before House and Senate subcommittees to report the council’s findings.
"When I saw the criteria for the award and read about Mr. Greeley’s strong commitment to promoting public trust and confidence in the judicial system, I thought that Karen was the perfect choice,” Leben wrote. "Still a junior member of our court, she does more public presentations (to lawyers, judges, and the public) than anyone else, and she also does the work of an appellate judge at 100 percent.”
Before she was appointed to the Court of Appeals in 2011, Arnold-Burger was municipal court judge and then presiding municipal court judge in Overland Park, assistant U.S. attorney in Kansas City, Kansas, and first assistant city attorney for the City of Overland Park. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, where she serves on the Board of Governors.
Her professional accomplishments include serving as president of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Municipal Judges Association, and the Earl E. O’Connor Inn of Court. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the National Judicial College since 2000 and was elected by fellow faculty to serve on the Faculty Council beginning in 2010. She is a graduate of the Institute for Faculty Excellence in Judicial Education at the University of Memphis and is a frequent presenter at judicial education programs nationwide.
She’s received many awards, including the Justinian Award for Professional Excellence by the Johnson County Bar Association, which is given annually to an attorney who exemplifies integrity, service to the community, and service to the legal profession. Others include the Outstanding Service Award from the Kansas Bar Association; the Kay McFarland Award from the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration National Public Safety Award.
She designed a judicial outreach project, "A Wrong of Passage,” that is used by judges all over the country and has grown into an organization that focuses community support on the issue of underage drinking. She was awarded the Regional Prevention Center Founder’s Award in 2008 and a scholarship was named after her.
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:45:16 GMT
The agendas for the Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, February 05-06, 2015 are now available at the Board Meetings page.
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Ashland and Frankfort will share nearly $600,000 in CDBG funding
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Event date: February 2, 2015
Event Time: 01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612
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Ashland and Frankfort will share nearly $600,000 in CDBG funding
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:01:00 -0600
New strategies are putting fewer juvenile offenders in detention in Wyandotte County but also helping those youth who are behind bars.
Acting Secretary Mosier Names Michael Randol as Director of the Division of Health Care Finance at KDHE
TOPEKA - Susan Mosier, M.D., Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, today named Michael Randol as the Director of the Division of Health Care Finance.
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Jan. 29, 2015
Synthetic structures are forty-eight cubic feet and can last more than 10 years
PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes. Traditionally, biologists have used cut trees to create brush piles to attract and hold fish, providing angling hotspots. However, attaching concrete blocks to trees can be labor intensive and time consuming and the trees don’t last very long once submerged in the water. The new specially-designed PVC structures are in the shape of a cubes three feet tall, four feet wide, and four feet deep. Cost-effective, easy to place and proven in other states, the new structures not only last more than three times longer than natural brush piles, but they also have been shown to hold as many fish as the natural counterpart without affecting water quality. Anglers can expect to see the implementation of these structures as soon as early February.
“Our goal is to produce 150-300 of these PVC cubes each year,” said Bryan Sowards, KDWPT fisheries programs specialist. “For 2015, structures will go in Milford, Wilson, Melvern, El Dorado, and Cedar Bluff, as well as a variety of other community and state fishing.” Sowards added the structures will immediately attract fish for angler harvest, but the overall goal is to accumulate enough structures to improve fish populations.
Known as “Georgia Cubes,” the structures were originally designed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Stacking more than 50 feet of corrugated pipe on the PVC frame, Georgia DNR staff have been able to create optimum surface area to attract fish while still maintaining an open design. They have also found that the structures quickly accumulate periphyton, a complex mix of algae, fungi, and bacteria, which further attracts insects and fish – an ideal result for both fisheries staff and anglers.
Thanks to the involvement and commitment of Kansas B.A.S.S. Nation (KBN) clubs, KDWPT staff will have assistance in constructing and placing these cubes in select Kansas waters.
“These cubes will not only provide habitat for adult fish of all species, but also provide critical nursery habitat.” said Jeff Nolte, Conservation Director for KBN. “We at KBN are very excited and encouraged by the fisheries staff’s commitment to improving Kansas fisheries in general. We have had a great relationship with KDWPT in the past and this cooperative effort bodes well for a continued relationship that will benefit all fisheries, not just bass.”
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:03:14 +0000
These are just a few of the projects that KDFA has had a part in developing.
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January 30, 2015 – Kansas college students will have the opportunity to attend a hands-on biotechnology program in March with financial assistance from soybean farmers. In partnership with the United Soybean Board, the Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) is offering four … Continued
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By: Erik Pedersen | January 28, 2015 --- A couple of years ago, Jill Nichols (Rice County Economic Development Director) called and asked me to travel to Sterling for a meeting. She and Brian Richter (teacher at Sterling High School and facilitator of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program) were hosting the first Rice County Ice House class and she knew I'd want NetWork Kansas to be a part of this.
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By NetWork Kansas | December 17, 2014 --- As of November 30, 2014, NetWork Kansas has awarded 61 businesses Kansas Capital Multiplier funding totaling more than $10.1 million. This funding complemented an additional $171.1 million in private investment in these businesses.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 20:00:00 Z
Treasurer Ron Estes, Representative Erin Davis Introduce Bill to Create Kansas Disability Savings Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2015 TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes and Representative Erin Davis (R-Olathe) introduced a bill today that would provide families with disabled children a new way to save for their children’s future. The … Continue reading
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