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  • FPA Practice Management Center Blog

    The 2-Prong Approach to Marketing: Simplify Efforts and Improve Results

    Have you ever felt like you’re not doing enough to attract new clients? If you are like many planners, you feel that constant nagging that you should be doing more to get more leads. With half-done initiatives and a slew … Continue reading

    Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:00:11 +0000

  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    Email Issues

    KAC's email issues are now all resolved. Thank you for your patience.

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:34:00 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Emporia woman sentenced to more than 7 years for mistreatment of dependent adult

    An Emporia woman was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison for mistreatment of a dependent adult and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:10:16 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Volunteer Group Conducts Judicial Evaluations, Releases Results

    An ad hoc committee created to conduct a peer review of Court of Appeals Judges and Supreme Court Justices who will sit for retention in the November general election today released the results of an evaluation of their performance by Kansas attorneys, law professors, and judges, who have appeared before them or rely on their work professionally.


    The overwhelming majority of those responding to the survey either "somewhat recommended” or "strongly recommended” retaining the eight Court of Appeals judges and two Supreme Court justices on the November ballot for another term. Detailed results of the responses have been posted at a website established today at www.kansasjudgereview.org.


    Because the surveys were conducted by an all-volunteer committee with only logistical assistance, only judges and justices at the appellate level were evaluated. Survey questions besides seeking the respondents’ conclusion about the retention question asked for measurements of such thing as overall performance, fairness, impartiality, quality of written opinions, timeliness of their work, and other legal benchmarks.

     

    In November, voters will be asked whether to retain Justices Lee A. Johnson and Eric S. Rosen for another term, as well as Court of Appeals Judges Michael B. Buser, Henry W. Green Jr., Stephen D. Hill, Thomas E. Malone, Patrick D. McAnany, Anthony J. Powell, Kim R. Schroeder, and Melissa T. Standridge.


    Survey questions were mailed to all licensed attorneys in Kansas—more than 11,000 people, but to make sure the results were meaningful, the Committee asked attorneys (some of whom are judges) to respond to the survey only if they had appeared before, worked with, or relied upon the work of at least one of the judges/justices under evaluation. Of the total, 1,185 judges and attorneys responded that they fell within one of the survey categories and completed questionnaires.


    The Kansas Judicial Evaluation Committee was created at the urging of Gloria Farha Flentje, a Wichita attorney, who served on a prior statewide evaluation panel that was called the Commission on Judicial Performance. That Commission, which was charged with regularly conducting judicial evaluations, is now defunct due to withdrawal of funding by the Legislature.

     

    "This new committee feels strongly that voters should have much more information available when they go to the polls to vote yes or no on whether a judge or justice of our highest courts should continue serving another term of office. Without such a review, voters have little or no information on which to cast an informed ballot,” Flentje said.


    "Now, anyone interested in how those practicing attorneys or others professionally familiar with the work of the appellate judges view their performance can go to a website at www.kansasjudgereview.org and read detailed results from 1,185 knowledgeable respondents,” she said.

     

    The Committee undertaking this November’s judicial review were all volunteers who met over the summer to create, administer, and analyze the survey results. Members include, Flentje, chair; James Concannon, Professor at Washburn University School of Law; Janine Cox, an attorney with the State Appellate Defender’s Office; Dennis Depew, attorney and past president of the Kansas Bar Association; Martha Garcia microbiologist and former member of the Commission on Judicial Evaluation; Richard Honeyman, attorney in private practice; Ron Keefover, President of the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government; Benet Magnuson, attorney and Executive Director of Kansas Appleseed; Larry McClain, retired Johnson County District Judge; Janis McMillen, a member of the Board of Directors of the Kansas League of Women Voters; David Morantz, Attorney and Board Member of the Mainstream Coalition; Steven Obermeier, of the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office; Sally Shattuck attorney in private practice; Sheryl Wohlford, a Kansas business woman; and Jordan Yochim, Executive Director of the Kansas Bar Association.

    Wed, 1 Oct 2014 21:07:39 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Online Certification Renewal

    The  renewal period for attendant certifications expiring December 31, 2014 has now started. Please  visit this page to renew online.

    Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:06:29 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Gov. Brownback announces Kansas Edge website

    New resource to help market Kansas businesses for reshoring opportunities

    Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:53:13 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce Calendar

    KEDA Fall Conference

    Event dates: October 8, 2014 - October 9, 2014
    Location:
    Emporia, KS

    Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:22:39 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Gov. Brownback announces Kansas Edge website

    New resource to help market Kansas businesses for reshoring opportunities

    Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:53:13 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    New Deputy Warden Named for Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility

    Longtime Kansas Department of Corrections employee Timothy Easley will assume deputy warden duties on September 28.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    State, Local Officials to Discuss Strategies to Improve Health at Kansas Obesity Summit

    TOPEKA-Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., will join Robert Moser, M.D., Secretary and State Health Officer of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and other state leaders on Oct. 8 for the Governor’s Council on Fitness’ third annual Kansas Obesity Summit. The purpose of the summit is to engage community leaders in identifying and promoting best and most promising strategies to address rising rates of obesity and the health and economic impact of obesity in Kansas.

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:25:15 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    PRE-RUT WHITETAIL ANTLERLESS-ONLY SEASON OCT. 11-12

    PRE-RUT WHITETAIL ANTLERLESS-ONLY SEASON OCT. 11-12

    Oct. 2, 2014

    Firearm deer hunters eager for firearm season can sate their hankering through special two-day opportunity

    PRATT – Firearm deer hunters who utilize the whitetail antlerless-only seasons to put deer meat in the freezer no longer have to wait until January. The Pre-rut White-tail Antlerless-only season is Oct. 11-12, 2014. Just like the football has pre-season games, firearm deer hunters have a special two-day pre-rut season, giving them a sample of what’s to come. During the Pre-Rut Whitetail Antlerless-Only season, any permit that allows the harvest of a white-tailed antlerless deer is valid. Equipment and unit restrictions listed on permits are still in effect, and all deer hunters are required to wear hunter orange during this season.

    This special season came about as a result of a legislative mandate in 2012 that required a pre-rut firearm deer season. This is the second year for the two-day firearm season. Last year, 6,672 hunters went afield harvesting just fewer than 2,000 antlerless whitetails. Since the pre-rut season runs concurrent with archery season, the number of days a bowhunter has to purse deer are not reduced.

    For more information on this season, consult the 2014 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Regulation Summary, or visit ksoutdoors.com and click “Hunting / Hunting Regulations.”

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    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:40:58 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    KDFA Board Meeting - October 2014

    10/02/2014 9:00 am
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    10/02/2014 9:00 am
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    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:56:38 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Farmers Can Pursue Prizes for Higher Soybean Yields, Values

    September 9, 2014 – As farmers watch the soybean crop mature, they should start thinking about the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Value Contests. A service-club representative, FFA advisor or any individual the county Extension agent designates must witness the … Continued

    The post Kansas Farmers Can Pursue Prizes for Higher Soybean Yields, Values appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:13:41 +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

    The Other Side of the Table

    By Imagene Harris | October 1, 2014 --- Consider this the “The Other Side of the Table” to Corey Mohn’s last blog post. Eight months into my new job as Manager of Economics and Operations at NetWork Kansas, and there I sat at Chipotle, jaw dropped, grains of rice falling off of my fork as my supervisor, Corey Mohn, told me he had been offered an unbelievable opportunity elsewhere.

    Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Fab Lab Opens in Independence

    By NetWork Kansas | September 30, 2014 The public is invited to join ICC in celebrating the grand opening of Fab Lab ICC. Fab Lab ICC will host a community breakfast and open house on October 1 beginning at 7:30 with a light breakfast of mini-muffins, fruit and coffee from Ane Mae's Coffee and Sandwich House

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • The Official Blog of the Kansas State Treasurer

    Treasurer’s Top 10: Ellsworth County

    This week, we highlight Ellsworth County! Here’s a look at the Top 10 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you know anyone below? Darlene Curphey Ben Kruse Delmar Wesseler William H. Zavesky Elsie Toman Melba Whitmer Randle Rolfs Alicia J. … Continue reading

    Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:12:20 +0000

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