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  • FPA Practice Management Center Blog

    Performance Reporting: The Plan’s Tangible Evidence

    As humans, we have five senses allowing us to have a first-hand, physical experience with this world. The more tangibility in our relationships, the more connected we become as our brains write memories of an experience’s sights, sounds, smells, tastes … Continue reading

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:59:22 +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

    AG Schmidt appeals Carr, Gleason death penalty decisions to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today formally appealed the Kansas Supreme Court’s decisions that vacated the death sentences of Reginald Carr, Jonathan Carr and Sidney Gleason.

    Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:28:07 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

    Careers in Energy Week presents chance to learn about training and job opportunities

    Career and Technical Education Initiative, other programs support growing demand

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:39:42 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Careers in Energy Week presents chance to learn about training and job opportunities

    Career and Technical Education Initiative, other programs support growing demand

    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:39:42 -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

    Governor Sam Brownback and state agencies take steps to protect Kansans from possibility of Ebola

    TOPEKA, Kan. - At the direction of Governor Sam Brownback, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working diligently with public health officials and hospitals across the state to ensure a swift and effective response in the event of a case of Ebola in Kansas. Kansas has had no confirmed cases of Ebola at this time.

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:39:59 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

    HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

    Oct. 16, 2014

    State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for hunters

    PRATT – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within walking distance, of some of the state’s most popular public hunting areas, KDWPT cabins are a great way to enjoy the outdoors long after shooting hours are over.

    Offered in either “deluxe” or “sleeper” styles, KDWPT cabins provide comfort and convenience at an affordable price. Depending upon the season and amenities offered, nightly fees vary from $35 to $110 and can sleep anywhere from four to ten adults. Deluxe cabins offer heating and air conditioning, a bathroom, shower, and often a furnished kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and coffee pot. Sleeper cabins are a little more rustic with fewer amenities, but are still equipped with heating and air conditioning, as well as electricity. Beds are included, however guests are required to bring their own linens at all cabins.

    Reservations can be made online at reserveamerica.com as far out as 364 days in advance and as soon as three days in advance. If booking on a Friday, cabins must be reserved for both Friday and Saturday, and cabins booked on a Saturday must be reserved for both Saturday and Sunday. Hunters wishing to make a reservation one to two days in advance my contact the nearest state park office for availability, or call (620) 672-5911 for assistance.

    For more information on state park cabin locations and amenities, visit ksoutdoors.com and click “State Parks / Reservations.”

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    Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:53:50 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    KDFA Board Meeting - October 2014

    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

    Optimizing a Leadership Team

    By Jamie Hofling | October 20, 2014 --- As I become more familiar with E-Community leadership teams, I’m recognizing the importance of certain elements of the team that help them be proactive in their approach to building an entrepreneurial culture. It can’t be overlooked that the leadership team and others involved in building the culture are primarily made up of volunteers therefore it is crucial that the right people be on the team and that there be a common thread, a shared purpose among members.

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Four Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During September

    By NetWork Kansas | October 20, 2014 During the month of September, four businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through StartUp Kansas, the Kansas Capital Multiplier Funds and E-Community Partnership. Congratulations!

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:49 Z

  • The Official Blog of the Kansas State Treasurer

    Treasurer’s Top 10: Stevens County

    This week, we highlight Stevens County! Here’s a look at the Top 10 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you know anyone below? Billy G. Mast Estate Muriel P. Wilson Keith R. Janford Carol Downing Reimer Farms Inc Delbert … Continue reading

    Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:20:07 +0000

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