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  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: New York debt collector banned from doing business in Kansas

    TOPEKA – (May 26, 2017) – A New York-based debt collector has been banned from debt collection or enforcement in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

    In a lawsuit filed in Shawnee County District Court, Schmidt accused Jacobs Marsh, LLC, and its owner Joseph Arena, of Williamsville, N.Y., of unlawfully pursuing collections and filing lawsuits, representing themselves as having authority, and committing deceptive and unconscionable acts and practices. In a consent judgment approved last week by Judge Teresa Watson, the company was ordered to cease doing business in Kansas, dismiss all of the approximately 140 lawsuits it has filed in the state in which judgment has not been granted, and file Satisfactions of Judgment in those lawsuits that have resulted in judgment in their favor. The company was also ordered to pay restitution to 13 consumers who have made payments to the company after the attorney general’s office initiated action.

    A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2s3pAXo.

    Consumers who have had collections litigation with this company are encouraged to contact the attorney general’s consumer protection division for additional assistance online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org or by calling (800) 432-2310.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:58:39 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: New York debt collector banned from doing business in Kansas

    TOPEKA – (May 26, 2017) – A New York-based debt collector has been banned from debt collection or enforcement in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

    In a lawsuit filed in Shawnee County District Court, Schmidt accused Jacobs Marsh, LLC, and its owner Joseph Arena, of Williamsville, N.Y., of unlawfully pursuing collections and filing lawsuits, representing themselves as having authority, and committing deceptive and unconscionable acts and practices. In a consent judgment approved last week by Judge Teresa Watson, the company was ordered to cease doing business in Kansas, dismiss all of the approximately 140 lawsuits it has filed in the state in which judgment has not been granted, and file Satisfactions of Judgment in those lawsuits that have resulted in judgment in their favor. The company was also ordered to pay restitution to 13 consumers who have made payments to the company after the attorney general’s office initiated action.

    A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2s3pAXo.

    Consumers who have had collections litigation with this company are encouraged to contact the attorney general’s consumer protection division for additional assistance online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org or by calling (800) 432-2310.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 14:58:39 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    Kansas Bar Foundation Announces New Grant

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    New Grant Program Focuses on Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance

    May 9, 2017

    Today, the Kansas Bar Foundation is opening the application process for a special grant program which will provide funds to legal aid organizations in Kansas for the provision of legal assistance relating to foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment benefitting Kansas residents. This multi-year program will offer several grants of up to $50,000 per year. Legal aid organizations eligible for these grants include any not-for-profit organization (or distinct part of such organization) in Kansas that regularly provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals or groups without charge or at a greatly reduced cost.

    “We are excited to have been given this opportunity to help revitalize and stabilize low and moderate income communities and help our fellow Kansans by removing legal barriers to housing,” said Amy Fellows Cline, Board Trustee for the Kansas Bar Foundation.

    If you are interested in submitting an application to be funded through this program, please visit https://go.ksbar.org/crha-grant-news to learn about the grant process and eligibility requirements. Proposals for 2018 funding are due by June 30, 2017.

     

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    Meg Wickham, Director of Member and Communication Services 

    Email: mwickham@ksbar.org
    Direct: (785) 861-8817
    Main: (785) 234-5696

    About the Kansas Bar Foundation

    For 60 years, the Kansas Bar Foundation has funded opportunities for the citizens of Kansas for charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality and uniformity, and by enhancing the public opinion of the role of lawyers in our society. Since 1984, with funding from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them and for educational programs in our schools for our children.

    Tue, 9 May 2017 22:09:06 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    KBEMS Stakeholders Meeting – May 31st, 2017

    Meeting Notice: The Kansas Board of EMS invites you to participate in a Stakeholders Meeting in Topeka, KS, on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 @ 1500. The purpose of this meeting is to collaborate on a plan to credential and regulate non-transporting entities that provide out-of-hospital medical care. This meeting is scheduled to be held at […]

    Tue, 23 May 2017 15:46:33 +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 Issued for the City of Fort Scott, Bourbon Co.

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Fort Scott in Bourbon County. The advisory affects the area north of 21st Street. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a line break resulting in a loss of pressure in the system. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

    Fri, 26 May 2017 09:59:55 -0500

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    New Cheney Marina To Open This Weekend

    New Cheney Marina To Open This Weekend

    PRATT – The Cheney Marina will be open for business over Memorial Day weekend, thanks to a quick response from Congressman Ron Estes’ office in Washington. The marina building, which sits in Cheney State Park on Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) land, has been renovated and was poised to open. However, negotiations on the new contract involving the BOR, the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the concessionaires weren’t complete. Cheney State Park is open and ready for campers, boaters, anglers and hikers, but having the marina open was still in question just days before one of the biggest outdoor weekends of the summer.

    Working with Rep. Estes’ office and BOR officials in Washington and Tulsa, KDWPT staff were able to secure a temporary contract, allowing the marina to be open this weekend while the long-term agreement continues to be perfected.

    “Thanks to fast action from Rep. Estes’ office and cooperation from Bureau of Reclamation staff, Cheney State Park visitors will enjoy the convenience of the marina this weekend,” said KDWPT Park Division director Linda Lanterman. “We’re grateful to all who helped make this happen.”

    The Cheney Marina currently has food, drinks, ice and other camping and outdoor necessities and will eventually be a full-service marina, providing boat slips and gas pumps. There are dozens of outdoor activities waiting at Cheney State Park this weekend, so make plans to come out, enjoy the outdoors and visit the new marina.

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    Fri, 26 May 2017 16:40:57 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #978

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    Thu, 11 May 2017 20:35:02 +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

    5 Businesses Receive Funding from NetWork Kansas During April

    By NetWork Kansas | May 4, 2017 --- During the month of April, five new businesses received NetWork Kansas funding through the E-Community program. Congratulations!

    Thu, 04 May 2017 03:29:01 Z

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