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Kansas Guard brigade captain resigns over suicide concerns

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A captain in a Kansas National Guard brigade has resigned over what she says is a lack of concern from guard leadership over recent suicides. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Capt. Tara Fields is a behavioral health officer. She has served 12 years in military, eight on active duty. She said her...
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Dodge City Voted 10Best by USA TODAY

(Courtesy of the Dodge City CVB) The Dodge City Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce that Dodge City has been nominated in USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice 2019 travel awards! Their expert panel selected Dodge City as a contender for Best Historic Small Town, which just launched. Their contest, which is being...
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UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Norton County Homicide

(Courtesy of the KBI) CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. – With the assistance of the Cape Girardeau Police Department, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Norton County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest connected to the murder of Lori Shields. At approximately 4:20 p.m. on Monday, April 8, as he was released from the Saint...
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Medicaid expansion fight delaying work on next Kansas budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative fight over expanding Medicaid in Kansas is delaying approval of the state’s next annual budget as expansion supporters try to keep Republican opponents from blocking it for another year. Some top GOP lawmakers are conceding that an expansion plan could pass because expansion is a priority for Democratic...
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Future Now Finance at Garden City High School

(Courtesy of USD 457) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Communities in School will host “FutureNow: Finance” for all Garden City High School freshmen on Thursday, April 11th and Friday, April 12th.  This financial literacy simulation is designed to help students understand some of the challenges involved in preparing for an employable future and adulthood.  The event provides...
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KBI releases statement on Norton County homicide

(Courtesy of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation) NORTON COUNTY, Kan. — The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Norton County Sheriff’s Office are currently investigating a homicide that occurred in rural Norton, Kan. on Sunday. The Norton County Sheriff’s Office requested KBI assistance at approximately 3:50 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Special agents...
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Court: State must pay legal fees over ‘In Cold Blood’ notes

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A court has ordered Kansas to pay legal fees arising from its efforts to block publication of notebooks kept by the lead investigator into the murders chronicled in Truman Capote’s book “In Cold Blood.” KCUR reports the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled last week the state must pay more than $168,000 to...
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Kelly signs Kansas public school funding bill into law

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly has signed legislation to increase public school funding a day after Kansas lawmakers approved the plan. Kelly, a Democrat, signed the bill at a ceremony Saturday, saying she was following through on a campaign promise to be the state’s “education governor” and to try to end a protracted education...
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Conflict in Myanmar reaches Garden City immigrants

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A conflict across the world in Myanmar has reached into a refugee center that for years has helped immigrants who arrive in Garden City to find jobs. Workers at the LiveWell Finney County’s Neighborhood Learning Center say they have noticed tension between predominantly Muslim ethnic Rohingya and the Buddhist...
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Garden City Community College Hosting Ribbon Cutting with Chamber of Commerce for Renaming of the Adult Learning Center

(Courtesy of GCCC) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Community College will partner with the Garden City Area Chamber of Commerce to host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House to celebrate the renaming of the Adult Learning Center at GCCC on April 18, 2019.  The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:00 AM. ...
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