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  • Kansas Association of Counties - News Flash

    Free Compensation Survey Training

    KAC is offering training on how to use the Compensation Survey data base.

    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:48:26 -0600

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt to U.S. Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment rights do not end at the front door

    TOPEKA – (February 17, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a California gun restriction that prohibits citizens from carrying handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

    In a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision, Schmidt and the attorneys general of 25 other states argue the fundamental right to bear arms extends beyond the home. The case centers on a San Diego County gun restriction.

    “The San Diego County sheriff’s licensing scheme effectively bans the core right to bear arms for ordinary, law-abiding citizens and, consequently violates the Second Amendment,” the attorneys general wrote. “The experience of amici States demonstrates that the restrictions on bearing arms in San Diego County cannot withstand any level of scrutiny. Although the amici States share the same compelling interests in protecting the health and safety of their citizens, they have been able to do so without curtailing the fundamental right of their citizens to bear arms.”

    In addition to Kansas, the other states joining the brief were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    The case is Edward Peruta v State of California. A copy of the brief is available at http://bit.ly/2ls1Go9.

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:13:57 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt to U.S. Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment rights do not end at the front door

    TOPEKA – (February 17, 2017) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt yesterday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a California gun restriction that prohibits citizens from carrying handguns outside their homes for self-defense.

    In a brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision, Schmidt and the attorneys general of 25 other states argue the fundamental right to bear arms extends beyond the home. The case centers on a San Diego County gun restriction.

    “The San Diego County sheriff’s licensing scheme effectively bans the core right to bear arms for ordinary, law-abiding citizens and, consequently violates the Second Amendment,” the attorneys general wrote. “The experience of amici States demonstrates that the restrictions on bearing arms in San Diego County cannot withstand any level of scrutiny. Although the amici States share the same compelling interests in protecting the health and safety of their citizens, they have been able to do so without curtailing the fundamental right of their citizens to bear arms.”

    In addition to Kansas, the other states joining the brief were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

    The case is Edward Peruta v State of California. A copy of the brief is available at http://bit.ly/2ls1Go9.

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:13:57 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

    KDHE Special Health Care Needs program hosts third round of regional meetings

    Topeka, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Special Health Care Needs program is hosting regional meetings to engage agencies and organizations serving Kansas children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and stakeholders, including parents, caregivers and individuals.

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:03:11 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    Kansas Wildlife, Parks And Tourism Gets New Licensing System

    Kansas Wildlife, Parks And Tourism Gets New Licensing System

    PRATT – In late February, the computer license sales and reservation system the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) has used for many years will be no more. A new and improved system, provided by Active Network, will go into full operation. Active Network has provided the software and point-of-sale hardware for 11 years that allowed KDWPT to accept campsite and cabin reservations and sell licenses online, maintaining all license records electronically. That contract expired and a new contract, with some changes, is now in place.

    License buyers and campers won’t notice a big difference; however, the current license sales system will shut down at 9:45 p.m. on Feb. 18, and the new system will be online at 8 a.m. on Feb. 22. No license or permit sales will be available through the system for roughly three days. The campsite and cabin reservation system will shut down at 12:01 a.m., Feb. 20 and go back online at 6 p.m., Feb. 21.

    While it may be inconvenient for anyone who tries to buy a license or make a reservation during the downtime, this time is important to allow data to be transferred, configurations to be completed and to ensure everything is working properly before going live. The new system will retain the KDWPT numbers of everyone who purchased a hunting or fishing license in the old system, and there will be no changes in pricing.

    The new system will provide some advantages to users, including allowing customers to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at the same time they make camping or cabin reservations. It will allow customers to reprint licenses within 48 hours if they were unable to print during the transaction. Other features include allowing customers to browse available licenses and permits before they make a purchase, buy licenses or permits for multiple years when available (such as buying a 2017 hunting license and a 2016 HIP stamp) and logging in with an email address to edit personal information on record such as address and phone number.

    One significant change with the new system involves permits that have carcass tags attached, such as deer, turkey, elk, and antelope, which could have been purchased from home and printed out on a desktop printer under the old system. This caused many issues for Law Enforcement since there was no way to prohibit someone from printing multiple carcass tags with one permit. In the new system, permits with carcass tags will have to be purchased and issued through a license agent or over the phone, in which case the permit/carcass tag will be mailed to the customer.

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    Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:18:29 +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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