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  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    Demographic & Taxation Report: 2016-17

    The KAC's latest Research Report on county demographics and taxation is now available for download.

    Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:30:58 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Pittsburg man sentenced to 8 years on drug charges

    PITTSBURG — (April 25, 2017) — A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Austin Gossett, 25, was sentenced today to 96 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis Loy in Crawford County District Court.  Gossett pleaded no contest in March to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 units of MDMA (Ecstasy). The crime was committed in September 2016.

    The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the late Steve Wilhoft, assistant attorney general, of Schmidt’s office.

     

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:51 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    Pittsburg man sentenced to 8 years on drug charges

    PITTSBURG — (April 25, 2017) — A Pittsburg man has been sentenced to eight years in prison on drug charges, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    Austin Gossett, 25, was sentenced today to 96 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Kurtis Loy in Crawford County District Court.  Gossett pleaded no contest in March to one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 1,000 units of MDMA (Ecstasy). The crime was committed in September 2016.

    The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by the late Steve Wilhoft, assistant attorney general, of Schmidt’s office.

     

    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:54:51 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    2017 KBA Award Recipients

    The Kansas Bar Association announces its awards for excellence in the profession and in service to the judiciary and the public.

    Each year the Kansas Bar Association, acting on nominations from its membership, the bar at large, and the judiciary, recognizes judges, attorneys, and organizations who have served the profession and the public with excellence and have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the profession and the public good. This year’s awards and recipients are:

    Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction for outstanding and conspicuous service by an individual or organization, awarded to F. James Robinson, Jr., Wichita.

    Distinguished Service Award for continuous long-standing service to the legal profession or public, awarded to James M. Concannon, Topeka.

    Professionalism Award recognizing an exemplar of the highest professional standards, to Hon. Gwynne E. Birzer, Wichita.

    Pillars of the Community Award recognizing a Kansas lawyer with a minimum of 10 years active non-specialized, general legal practice in a predominately low-density population area of Kansas and substantial practice in small or solo law firms or local government service, to Sara S. Beezley, Girard.

    Distinguished Government Service Award recognizing a Kansas attorney who has demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to government service, to Sharon L. Dickgrafe, Wichita.                                                             

    Courageous Attorney Award for a lawyer who has displayed exceptional courage in the face of adversity, to Sarah A. Brown, Kansas City, Mo.

    Outstanding Young Lawyer Award recognizing the efforts of a KBA Young Lawyers Section member who has rendered meritorious service to the legal profession, the community, or the KBA, to Jean B. Ménager, Overland Park.                                                            

    Diversity Award recognizing an individual who has shown a continued commitment to diversity; a law firm; corporation; governmental agency, department, or body; law-related organization; or other organization that has significantly advanced diversity by its conduct, as well as by the development and implementation of diversity policies and strategic plans, to Hon. Melissa Taylor Standridge, Kansas Court of Appeals, Topeka.

    Outstanding Service Awards recognizing lawyers and judges for service to the legal profession and/or the KBA and to recognize non-lawyers for especially meritorious deeds or service that significantly advance the administration of justice or the goals of the legal profession and/or the KBA, to Stephen B. Angermayer, Pittsburg; John T. Bird, Hays; Citizens of Trego County; Emily A. Donaldson, Topeka; Kurt P. Kerns, Wichita; William E. Quick, Kansas City, Mo.                                                                                                          

    Pro Bono Award(s) recognizing a lawyer(s) or law firm(s) for the delivery of direct legal services, free of charge, to the poor or, in appropriate instances, to charitable organizations whose primary purpose is to provide other services to the poor, to Vincent J. Garcia, Wichita; Madison M. Hatten, Kansas City, Mo.; and Heather J. Schlozman, Overland Park.

    Pro Bono Certificates of Appreciation will be awarded to, Danielle M. Atchison, Overland Park and Gabrielle M. Thompson, Manhattan.

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    Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:44:58 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Continuing Education Audit Policy

    The Kansas Board of EMS Continuing Education Audit Policy (2017) can be viewed through the KBEMS Continuing Education Page, or directly at KBEMS Continuing Education Audit Policy

    Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:27:26 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil water advisory rescinded for University Park water district, Riley Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the University Park water district located in Riley County. The advisory was issued because the system was replacing valves, which may have caused a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:41:25 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Take Tick Prevention Seriously

    Take Tick Prevention Seriously

    PRATT ­– They’re creepy-crawly, blood-sucking arachnids; nobody likes ticks. Unfortunately, they are a fact of outdoor life in Kansas. But you don’t have to stay indoors to protect yourself. There are some precautions you can take to ensure ticks dislike you as much as you dislike them.

    Tick numbers usually peak in early June, but depending on spring temperatures, they can be common from April through July. And protecting yourself is serious business because they can spread dangerous blood-borne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.

    To make yourself as tick proof as possible, start by wearing light-colored clothing with long sleeves and pants. Keep pantlegs tucked into your socks. Do periodic checks and be sure to examine yourself and your clothing after an outing.

    Use a repellent. Most people who spend time outdoors are familiar with the ingredient DEET, contained in many commercial insect repellents. It can be sprayed directly on your skin, and repellents that contain 20 percent to 30 percent DEET will repel ticks for several hours. Permethrin is another option. Unlike DEET, which repels ticks, permethrin causes muscle spasms, paralysis, and death for ticks if they touch it or consume it. Because of its potency, permethrin can only be applied to clothing. Permethrin-based products currently on the market can also last up to six washes, making a bottle go a long way.

    Permethrin-based sprays can be purchased at most major retailers and are roughly the same price as popular repellents containing DEET. Look for a spray that contains at least 0.5 percent of permethrin. Clothing pre-treated with permethrin is also available.

    When treating clothing with permethrin, be sure to read the instructions carefully. Apply the spray in a well-ventilated area, or outside. Then, let clothes air-dry by hanging them on a line or by leaving them out on a porch or outdoor table. Once dry, the treated clothing can be worn immediately.

    Self-checks are important. It can take up to 36 hours for a tick to infect you if it attaches, so prompt removal is critical. If you find one attached, the best way to remove it is to grasp it gently close to the skin with tweezers and pull steadily straight up. Other methods may cause the tick to expel saliva and increase the chance of infection. Watch the bite site for signs of redness or a “bullseye” rash, which can be a symptom of Lyme disease. If you experience aches and pains or other flu-like symptoms after a tick bite, see your doctor as soon as possible. Early treatment is important.

    Don’t let an insect just larger than the head of a pin keep you inside this spring. Follow basic precautions and enjoy the best time to be outdoors in Kansas.

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    Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:28:59 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #974

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    Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:57:23 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees

    April 19, 2017 – During an upcoming conference call, the Kansas Soybean Commission will discuss potential nominees for the United Soybean Board, and it will submit a preferred candidate’s and an alternate’s names to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Commission to Consider USB Nominees appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:27:14 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    How Do You Attract Entrepreneurs to a Small Town?

    Erik Pedersen discusses attracting entrepreneurs to small towns in a SourceLink Best Practices blog post that has been reprinted with permission.

    Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:03:55 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    NETWORK KANSAS ANNOUNCES YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

    Hays, Kan. - Hays, KS - The Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) State Championship, featuring high school and middle school students from 29 schools across Kansas, awarded young entrepreneurs with over $11,000 in prize money on Monday at Fort Hays State University. The winner of the state championship and a $5,000 prize was Christian Calliham with CT Feeds. Calliham is in 12th grade at Colby High School. CT Feeds is an operating business that provides nutritious feed and custom-tailored coaching for show livestock in northwest Kansas. 

    Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:04:05 Z

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