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  • Facebook The Official Blog of the Kansas State Treasurer

    Money Matters: The Importance of Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal of your estate. Don’t be fooled by the name though! Estate plans are not limited to people who have a lot of money, property, investments or other valuable assets. They are for … Continue reading

    Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:14:17 +0000

  • FPA Practice Management Center Blog

    Oh the Capabilities! FPA launches Professional Development Center

    Many of us might not know the full capabilities of our smart phones, then we discover a cool, new-to-us feature that we’re over the moon about. “Wow,” we might think. “I didn’t know my phone could do that!” Having a … Continue reading

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:17:48 +0000

  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    New 911 Fees as of October 1, 2015

    The 911 Coordinating Council is raising the 911 fee from $0.53/subscriber account to $0.60. This change hits phone customers 10/1/2015. PSAPs can expect to receive fees at the new rate as of 12/15/2015.

    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:46:37 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Schmidt statement on injunction blocking ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

    TOPEKA – (August 28, 2015) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on the temporary injunction issued yesterday by a federal judge in North Dakota, blocking for now implementation of the new ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation:

    “I applaud yesterday’s decision by a federal district judge in North Dakota blocking the EPA’s new ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation. The judge concluded that states are likely to prevail in our legal challenges to this ill-considered new regulation that exceeds the power Congress granted to EPA. While the North Dakota judge entered an injunction blocking the new regulation, another judge in Georgia yesterday concluded she lacked jurisdiction and would defer to an appeals court in Cincinnati. Kansas is part of the Georgia case, and we will continue to work closely with our sister states in the North Dakota case and across the country in objecting to this regulation, which we think is illegal.

    “Whether in North Dakota, Georgia or Ohio, we will continue to fight this federal power grab that threatens many Kansans’ property rights and economic livelihood. EPA'S view that the federal injunction in North Dakota applies in only part of the country is peculiar at best, and today we have worked with other states in asking the judge to make clear to EPA the meaning of his order.”

    Schmidt and other attorneys general also have asked EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to avoid further litigation by withdrawing the proposed rule, or at least delaying it while the courts sort out its legality. To date, they have received no response to the requests.

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:32:04 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Schmidt statement on injunction blocking ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule

    TOPEKA – (August 28, 2015) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued the following statement on the temporary injunction issued yesterday by a federal judge in North Dakota, blocking for now implementation of the new ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation:

    “I applaud yesterday’s decision by a federal district judge in North Dakota blocking the EPA’s new ‘Waters of the U.S.’ regulation. The judge concluded that states are likely to prevail in our legal challenges to this ill-considered new regulation that exceeds the power Congress granted to EPA. While the North Dakota judge entered an injunction blocking the new regulation, another judge in Georgia yesterday concluded she lacked jurisdiction and would defer to an appeals court in Cincinnati. Kansas is part of the Georgia case, and we will continue to work closely with our sister states in the North Dakota case and across the country in objecting to this regulation, which we think is illegal.

    “Whether in North Dakota, Georgia or Ohio, we will continue to fight this federal power grab that threatens many Kansans’ property rights and economic livelihood. EPA'S view that the federal injunction in North Dakota applies in only part of the country is peculiar at best, and today we have worked with other states in asking the judge to make clear to EPA the meaning of his order.”

    Schmidt and other attorneys general also have asked EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to avoid further litigation by withdrawing the proposed rule, or at least delaying it while the courts sort out its legality. To date, they have received no response to the requests.

    Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:32:04 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Bar associations delivered over $1,500 worth of undergarments to Let’s Help

    Photos of the event are available to view.

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    The Kansas Bar Association and Topeka Bar Association teamed up to fulfill a very uncommon need in the community—undergarments for Topeka’s impoverished. On Friday, Aug. 21 both bar associations delivered over $1,500 worth of donated items, such as underwear, socks and bras, to Let’s Help.

     

    The inspiration for the "Legal Brief Relief” campaign derived from Let’s Help volunteer Jay Collins, who noticed there was little in the way of socks and underwear in the clothing donation bins. The KBA and TBA answered the call, urging area attorneys to be mindful of their community and donate those much-needed items.

     

    "When Jay shared his birthday wish we never envisioned the impact he would have,” said Linda Kehres, Let’s Help executive director. "Not only did he accomplish his goal of filling a truck bed with underwear and socks, he inspired others to get involved in a big way.”

     

    KBA President Natalie Haag said that this effort was a humorous reminder that lawyers play a pivotal role in many nonprofit organizations in the community through their personal service and fundraising.

     

    "Since only a lawyer would call a 50-page document a ‘brief,’ it is quite fitting that the Topeka and Kansas bar associations joined together to provide briefs for Let’s Help,” said Haag.

     

    TBA president James Rankin echoed Haag’s statement and said it was a privilege to pass on the collective effort to Let’s Help and see the people who work hard each day to help the impoverished in the community.

     

    Let’s Help has been inspiring hope, promoting self-sufficiency and breaking the cycle of poverty in the area community since 1969. To learn more about Let’s Help, or to donate time or money, visit http://www.letshelpinc.org.

    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:48:24 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Agendas for the Board and Committee Meetings are now available!

    The agendas for the Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, April 02-03, 2015 are now available at the Board meetings page.

    Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:03:11 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas awarded nearly $300,000 STEP Grant

    Funding will support trade and exporting

    Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:33:32 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas awarded nearly $300,000 STEP Grant

    Funding will support trade and exporting

    Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:33:32 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Winfield Inmates Help Give Rescued Dogs a Second Chance

    Winfield Correctional Facility partners with Cowley County Humane Society (CCHS) to care for dogs in need of a foster home. The following article is re-published with permission from CCHS as it appeared in the CCHS July 2015 newsletter.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Holcomb in Finney County

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Holcomb located in Finney County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a water main break. Water main breaks may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:34:16 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Kansas Wild Turkey Federation to Host JAKES Camp

    Kansas Wild Turkey Federation to Host JAKES Camp

    PRATT – The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its 2015 Kansas State JAKES Camp September 12-13. The event is open to youth 17 and younger and will be conducted at White Memorial Camp, 6 miles north of Council Grove, off Highway K-177.  On Saturday, youth can enjoy up to six activities, including fishing, arts and crafts, JAKES Take Aim BB gun shooting, disc golf, trap shooting, still target shooting, archery, canoeing, flint knapping, and turkey calling with three time World Champion Steve Stoltz. On Saturday evening, JAKES members can participate in the annual NWTF Kansas State JAKES (youth aged 12 and under) and Xtreme JAKES (youth aged 13 to 17) Turkey Calling Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the top three callers in each division. After the contest, Stoltz will entertain the group with his turkey hunting stories and adventures.

    On Sunday, Pastor Gary Cargill will start the day with a sunrise service. Other activities include a presentation by Milford Nature Center staff and a predator calling demonstration with Knight & Hale pro staffer Mick Bowman.

    The cost of the event is $20 for JAKES members, $30 for non-JAKES members (which includes a JAKES membership), and $20 for adults. Attendees may tent camp onsite (bring your own tent) Saturday night or may commute both days. For an additional fee, participants can stay in a resident cabin, which includes bunk beds and shared bath. Boys and girls will have separate cabins. There are also a few RV hookups. The camp fee includes lunch and supper on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Meals will be prepared by the White Memorial Camp kitchen staff. All youth will receive a commemorative tee shirt and win a prize in a drawing at the end of the event on Sunday.

    The NWTF is a conservation organization dedicated to conserving wild turkeys, their habitat and our hunting heritage. JAKES, or Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship, is a program designed to get youth involved in conservation and hunting.

    The NWTF Kansas State JAKES Camp was awarded the "Best State JAKES Event" in 2012, the "Best Special JAKES Event" in 2013 at the NWTF National Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.

    For more information or to receive a registration form, contact Gib Rhodes at 620-437-2012.

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    Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:29:17 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    KDFA Board Meeting - September 2015

    09/03/2015 9:00 am
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    Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:36:43 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Kansas Soybean Commission Reappoints Members-at-large, Elects Officers

    August 17, 2015 – The Kansas Soybean Commission reappointed its two members-at-large for another three-year term and elected its 2015–2016 officers during its fall meeting, Aug. 13 in Topeka. Jerry Jeschke, Robinson, and Lance Rezac, Onaga, will continue as commissioners-at-large. … Continued

    The post Kansas Soybean Commission Reappoints Members-at-large, Elects Officers appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:50:27 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Get out of the Tunnel and Remember the Context

    By: Imagene Harris | August 17, 2015 --- About a month ago I was asked to participate on a panel for the From the Land of Kansas meeting in Manhattan, Kansas. It was a pretty standard workshop, where as a representative from NetWork Kansas I was able to inform business owners about our potential funding opportunities.

    Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:17:13 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    December Update: Kansas Capital Multiplier Funding Programs

    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

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