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  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    KAC Phones Down

    The problems appear to be related to hardware and we are in the process of getting assistance. Incoming calls are often not connecting or getting a busy signal. Please email if possible to reach us if you cannot connect. Our apologies.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:12:35 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt, District Judge Douglas Witteman to host exhibit on the Magna Carta

    OTTAWA – (February 22, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and District Judge Douglas Witteman will host a local display on the history of the Magna Carta – the 13th century document which set the course for democracy in England, and greatly influenced democracy in the United States.

    The exhibit will be on display in the historic Franklin County Courthouse from March 1 to 31. School classes, youth groups, civic clubs and members of the public are invited to visit the display during regular courthouse hours, 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

    “While the Magna Carta began as a series of grievances from barons in medieval England, the fundamental rights that were laid out in that document were later echoed in our own Declaration of Independence, and have been symbolic of liberty and democracy,” Schmidt said. “I encourage civic clubs, educators and other interested citizens to use this opportunity to discuss our civic history and to engage in learning about the precious system of self-government we have inherited from those who came before.”

    The Magna Carta has also had great influence on the development of laws.

    “The collective genius of our nation’s founding fathers is memorialized in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution,” Witteman said. “The Magna Carta is a portion of the deep historical roots that provided their inspiration that still manifests the liberty and justice enjoyed by Americans today.”

    Schmidt and Witteman encouraged all local residents, and particularly students, to visit the display and learn more about the Magna Carta’s legacy. The attorney general and the judge also said they would help arrange presentations about civics and the rule of law for civic clubs, school groups and other interested Franklin County organizations during the month the Magna Carta display is in Ottawa. Those interested in requesting a presentation may contact John Steelman, District Court Administrator, by phone at 785-242-6000 or by email at jsteelman@franklincoks.org.

    The exhibit was produced by the American Bar Association in honor of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015. Although that anniversary has passed, the exhibit is on traveling display. More information about the display and the Magna Carta is available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/magna-carta.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:35:46 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt, District Judge Douglas Witteman to host exhibit on the Magna Carta

    OTTAWA – (February 22, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and District Judge Douglas Witteman will host a local display on the history of the Magna Carta – the 13th century document which set the course for democracy in England, and greatly influenced democracy in the United States.

    The exhibit will be on display in the historic Franklin County Courthouse from March 1 to 31. School classes, youth groups, civic clubs and members of the public are invited to visit the display during regular courthouse hours, 8 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.

    “While the Magna Carta began as a series of grievances from barons in medieval England, the fundamental rights that were laid out in that document were later echoed in our own Declaration of Independence, and have been symbolic of liberty and democracy,” Schmidt said. “I encourage civic clubs, educators and other interested citizens to use this opportunity to discuss our civic history and to engage in learning about the precious system of self-government we have inherited from those who came before.”

    The Magna Carta has also had great influence on the development of laws.

    “The collective genius of our nation’s founding fathers is memorialized in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution,” Witteman said. “The Magna Carta is a portion of the deep historical roots that provided their inspiration that still manifests the liberty and justice enjoyed by Americans today.”

    Schmidt and Witteman encouraged all local residents, and particularly students, to visit the display and learn more about the Magna Carta’s legacy. The attorney general and the judge also said they would help arrange presentations about civics and the rule of law for civic clubs, school groups and other interested Franklin County organizations during the month the Magna Carta display is in Ottawa. Those interested in requesting a presentation may contact John Steelman, District Court Administrator, by phone at 785-242-6000 or by email at jsteelman@franklincoks.org.

    The exhibit was produced by the American Bar Association in honor of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary in 2015. Although that anniversary has passed, the exhibit is on traveling display. More information about the display and the Magna Carta is available on the attorney general’s website at www.ag.ks.gov/magna-carta.

    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:35:46 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Supreme Court to conduct special evening session at Southwestern College

    Supreme Court to conduct special evening session March 30 at Southwestern College

    TOPEKA—The Kansas Supreme Court will conduct a special evening session March 30 at Southwestern College in Winfield as part of its ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

    The court will be in session from 6:30 p.m. to about 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Richardson Performing Arts Center in the Christy Administration Building on the Southwestern College campus at 100 College Street. 

    It will be the Supreme Court’s first visit to Winfield in the court’s 156-year history and it will be only the sixth time that the court will hear cases in the evening. 


    The public is invited to attend the special session to observe the court as it hears oral arguments in two cases to be announced soon. After the hearing concludes, the justices will greet the public in an informal reception in the lobby adjacent to the performing arts center. 

    “Community visits are a great way for the people of Kansas to get to know us — to see who we are and what we do — and to learn about the judiciary’s role in our society,” said Chief Justice Lawton Nuss. “We encourage anyone who’s ever been curious about Supreme Court proceedings to come. We continue to provide live webcasts of all our courtroom sessions in the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka, but people tell us there’s nothing like seeing proceedings in person.”


    The Supreme Court has conducted several special sessions outside its Topeka courtroom since 2011, when it marked the state sesquicentennial by convening in the historic Supreme Court courtroom in the Kansas Statehouse. From there, and through the end of 2011, the court conducted special sessions in Salina, Greensburg, and Wichita. Since then, the court has had sessions in Garden City, Hays, Hiawatha, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Overland Park, Pittsburg and Topeka.  

    The court started conducting evening sessions when it visited Hays in April 2015. That event draw a crowd of nearly 700 people. Subsequent evening sessions have also drawn crowds numbering in the hundreds. 

    Details about the court's visit to Winfield are available by following a link on the court's website at www.kscourts.org under What's New


     

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    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:24:19 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Agenda for the February Board and Committee Meetings available now!

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, February 2nd and 3rd, 2017 are now available on the Board meetings page.

    Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:20:56 +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 Corrections News

    Blues Singer Rita Chiarelli Performs with Women Inmate Choir

    A short video filmed at Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF) featuring a female inmate choir will be shown Friday, Feb. 17, at the Folk Alliance International Conference being held in Kansas City.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Health Advisory, Safety Tips Issued During Flint Hills Burning Season

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and provide better forage for cattle. Prescribed burning minimizes risk of wildfires and is effective in managing rangeland resources. Smoke from the burns can influence the air quality of downwind areas. The use of smoke management techniques is vital to reduce impacts.

    Tue, 21 Feb 2017 12:27:13 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Spring Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Workshop Full

    Spring Becoming An Outdoors-Woman Workshop Full

    PRATT – Registration for the 2017 spring workshop of Becoming An Outdoors-Woman (BOW), which is limited to 48 participants, is full. The spring workshop is a smaller version of the fall workshop, though both are conducted at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City and are designed to offer adult women opportunities to learn outdoor skills in a safe and comfortable environment.

    The 2017 fall workshop is scheduled for Sept. 15-17, and registration materials will be available at ksoutdoors.com in June. The fall workshop is limited to 100 participants and offers classes on hunting, fishing, orienteering, backpacking, camping and boating, to name a few. Cost for the workshop is $235, which covers lodging, meals and all supplies and gear.

    For more information, visit ksoutdoors.com/Services/Education/Becoming-an-Outdoors-Woman

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    Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:17:30 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    Beginning Farmer

    KDFA continues to offer this tax-exempt bond program authorized by the federal tax code. The program assists farmers who have not previously had or who do not currently have substantial ownership interest in farmland in financing their agricultural businesses to start or keep them in farming. By making loans available at below-market interest rates through private lenders, KDFA assists farmers to become valuable assets for the state of Kansas.

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    Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:07:36 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Commission to Meet March 17

    February 17, 2017 – The Kansas Soybean Commission (KSC) will conduct a regular meeting Friday, March 17, at the Kansas Soybean Building in Topeka. It will begin at 8 a.m. During that meeting, the commissioners will discuss current and future … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Commission to Meet March 17 appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:58:40 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

    Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:48:41 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    11 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During January

    By NetWork Kansas | February 5, 2017 --- During the month of January, 11 new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the Capital Multiplier, StartUp Kansas and E-Community programs. Congratulations!

    Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:25:43 Z

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