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  • FPA Practice Management Center Blog

    3 Telltale Signs Your Website Needs a Refresh

    In 2013, 67 percent of advisers we talked to said they were not happy with their existing websites. While it’s not realistic to redesign your firm’s website annually, the gaining pace in the tech world makes every website a constant … Continue reading

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:50:02 +0000

  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    County Support for Local Health Departments Report Now Available

    The Kansas Association of Local Health Department's report on county financial support for local health departments in 2014 is now available online.

    Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:30:59 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Schmidt: 248 crime victims to receive support

    The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board yesterday awarded financial assistance to 248 victims of violent crime at its August meeting, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Awards were made in 124 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 124 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $310,704.39.

    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:13:01 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Court of Appeals judge named 2014 recipient of William H. Rehnquist Award

    Judge Steve Leben recognized for work in procedural fairness


    Judge Steve LebenJudge Steve Leben of the Kansas Court of Appeals has been named recipient of the 2014 William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). One of the nation’s highest judicial honors, the Rehnquist Award is presented annually to a state court judge who exemplifies judicial excellence, integrity, fairness, and professional ethics. Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts Jr. will present the award to Judge Leben during a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on November 20.


    "Judge Leben has dedicated his career to ensuring that ‘justice for all’ is actual, not merely aspirational,” said NCSC President Mary C. McQueen. "As a result of his groundbreaking work in procedural fairness, Judge Leben has personally contributed to enhancing the public’s trust and confidence in our country’s court system.”


    Judge Leben said he was honored by the award but that he was most appreciative because of the recognition the award brings to the issue of procedural fairness, which he said educates judges about the importance of "treating the people who come into their courts with respect.” "People need to feel like they are listened to by a neutral judge who explains his or her decision. The public’s view of the justice system is driven more by how they are treated by the courts than whether they win or lose their case,” he said.


    In 2007, Judge Leben and Minnesota Judge Kevin Burke co-authored a white paper for the American Judges Association titled "Procedural Fairness: A Key Ingredient in Public Satisfaction.” The paper has since been published in Spanish, and Judge Leben has conducted training sessions for thousands of judges across the country. He co-founded, a website devoted to advancing procedural fairness in courts. Judge Leben recently co-authored a second American Judges Association white paper: "Minding the Court: Enhancing the Decision-Making Process,” which has been widely distributed among state and federal courts.


    Judge Leben was named to the Kansas Court of Appeals in 2007 after nearly 14 years serving as a trial judge in Johnson County, Kansas. He has served as president of the American Judges Association, has published more than a dozen law review articles and teaches statutory interpretation as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas School of Law. Judge Leben has served as editor of "Court Review,” a national journal for judges, since 1998. He is a co-founder of Ethics for Good, an annual continuing legal education program in Kansas City that has raised more than $500,000 for law-related charities over the past 15 years. In 2003, he received the NCSC’s Distinguished Service Award.


    In a letter of recommendation for the Rehnquist Award, Kansas Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss wrote: "Judge Leben has clearly dedicated himself to judicial excellence. He has strongly served our and other state courts, demonstrating over many years and through diverse activities the promotion and implementation of innovation in the management of these courts.”


    Judge Burke, a Minneapolis trial judge and 2003 recipient of the William H. Rehnquist Award, called Judge Leben "a role model for all judges” and added: "He is one of the judiciary’s intellectual leaders. Few judges have had as much impact as Judge Leben.”



    The National Center for State Courts, headquartered in Williamsburg, Va., is a nonprofit court organization dedicated to improving the administration of justice by providing leadership and service to the state courts. Founded in 1971 by the Conference of Chief Justices and Chief Justice of the United States Warren E. Burger, NCSC provides education, training, technology, management, and research services to the nation’s state courts.

    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:43:17 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Join NASEMSO Executive Director in Webinar on the EMS Licensure Compact, Set for Sept. 16, 2014

    The National Association of State EMS Officials Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now  

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:24 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Commerce partners with Kansas Global Trade Services on $250,000 grant to support and grow exports

    Grant will build awareness of potential for Kansas businesses to export

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:11:15 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce Calendar

    Kansas Export Forum

    Event date: August 27, 2014
    21350 W. 153rd St.
    Olathe, KS 66061

    Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:54:27 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Commerce partners with Kansas Global Trade Services on $250,000 grant to support and grow exports

    Grant will build awareness of potential for Kansas businesses to export

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:11:15 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    Federal Grant to Aid in Creation of Staff Wellness Program

    KDOC to roll out a newly developed staff wellness program aimed at addressing “correctional fatigue” with expert guidance from the National Institute of Corrections (NIC).

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Clifton in Clay, Washington Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded the boil water advisory for the City of Clifton in Clay and Washington Counties. The boil water advisory was issued on Aug. 18 because of a loss of pressure in the system due to a control failure.

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:43:18 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed


    August 18, 2014

    Popular outdoor youth event provides variety of experiences


    OSBORNE – If it’s fun and you can do it outdoors, you’ll find it at the North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair, September 6 in Osborne.  The event, which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., is limited to youth ages 17 and younger (all those 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult). The fair is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with shooting sports of all types, fly fishing, canoeing, fur trapping, outdoor photography and many other outdoor activities. 

    Youth must be registered by 11 a.m. the day of the event to be provided lunch and an opportunity to be drawn for door prizes that include a lifetime hunting license for a boy and a girl, hunting and fishing trips, and a weekend at an area lake cabin. Archery hunters 14 and older are invited to bring in their bows for tune-ups. It’s easy to find, just follow the signs to the west end of Main Street in Osborne.

    This is the ninth year for the popular event, which is supported by the major sponsors listed below, as well as many local businesses and individuals. All registered youth get a free lunch, t-shirt and a chance to win prizes. All equipment and supplies are provided at no charge.

    The North Central Kansas Outdoor Youth Fair is sponsored by the Osborne County Pheasants Forever Chapter, Osborne Gun Club, Nex-Tech, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, and the Keith Hahn Memorial. 

    For more information contact: John Cockerham – 785-346-6527; Chris Lecuyer – 785-218-7818; or Cleo Hahn – 785-346-4541 


    Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:40:03 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #904

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    Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:32:13 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Commodity Commission Candidates Sought; Nov. 30 Filing Deadline

    August 13, 2014 – Grain growers in western Kansas who plan to campaign for a seat on one of the state’s five commodity commissions – soybean, corn, grain sorghum, wheat or sunflower – should be gathering petition signatures now to … Continued

    The post Commodity Commission Candidates Sought; Nov. 30 Filing Deadline appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:14:18 +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

    Director's Dialogue: The 3 E's Hold True

    By Erik Pedersen | August 20, 2014 --- Our philosophy is that each entrepreneur was at a different stage in their business lifecycle, and depending on what stage they are at, they could need 1, 2 or all 3 of what we called "the 3 E’s" - expertise, education, and economic resources.

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Rural Grocery Case Study Underway

    By NetWork Kansas | August 20, 2014 --- A new effort is underway to help educate people in rural Kansas about healthy food. Sales from three chosen rural grocery stores in Kansas will be closely analyzed to learn what people are buying, particularly how much unprocessed food is being purchased. Interventions will follow in the three stores that include, a tagging system with scores for each item showing how healthy item is and an onsite specialist who will teach shoppers about healthier choices and demonstrate how to prepare the food at home.

    Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:00:00 Z

  • The Official Blog of the Kansas State Treasurer

    Treasurer’s Top 10: Greeley County

    This week, we highlight Greeley County! Here’s a look at the Top 10 people and businesses there with unclaimed assets. Do you know anyone below? If so, have them check out  and search their name to make a claim. They … Continue reading

    Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:23:42 +0000

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