Governor Laura Kelly today visited Mile Zero of the Flint Hills Trail in Osawatomie to help cut the ribbon on recent improvements, including a new two-mile portion of the trail and a parking lot near the Karl E. Cole Sports Complex. The enhancements will improve trail access for pedestrians, cyclists, and equestrians who want to enjoy outdoor...
Mathew Clark, a Libertarian from Overland Park running to represent the 23rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives, became the first confirmed speaker for The Kansas Forum on Public Safety and Justice when he completed the corresponding candidate survey shortly after it was sent out on Wednesday night.  The forum, which will take pla...
The FBI long suspected that a major source for Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier was a Russian spy, according to newly declassified documents. In other words, the bureau knowingly relied on the word of a suspected Russian spy to spy on a Trump campaign aide wrongly smeared as a Russian spy: Carter Page. Republicans seized on the disclosure. R...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), introduced today The Remove Impediments for a Successful Economic Recovery (RISER) Act to extend the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) deadline to December 31, 2022.  Established within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the CRF provides funding ...
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Wesley Forrest Clay, 29, of Olathe, Kan., was indicted on Thursday in the Eastern District of Kentucky, for federal charges of sending threatening communications in interstate commerce. The indictment follows a criminal complaint which was filed last week in the Eastern District of Kentucky. The criminal complaint alleged that, on ...
WASHINGTON - On Thursday, U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. joined a bipartisan group of members to introduce the Price Reform in Cattle Economics (PRICE) Act, to deliver much-needed industry reforms for Kansas livestock owners and processors. Earlier this year, the Agricultural Marketing Service at USDA released the “Box Beef & Fed Cattle ...
President Trump proclaimed today, September 26, 2020 as a National Day of Prayer and Return: Our great Nation was founded by men and women of deep and abiding faith—a faith that has stood the test of time. Four hundred years ago, early American settlers trusted their lives to His providence and braved a voyage to a New World. From the pilgrims...
The year 2020 will leave a mark on history in many regards. A pandemic and the presidential election have dominated the news, and we as individuals will shape the outcome of both. Yet citizen engagement on public safety and justice issues has also played a prominent role in how historians will view 2020. We citizens will shape the outcome of that t...
Our nation’s law enforcement professionals deserve our continued support and respect. I have seen firsthand the dedication of our Kansas law enforcement and this year – even while responding to a global pandemic – has been no exception. I want to express my thanks, appreciation and support for all of the men and women who work each day to protect o...
The number of unemployed Kansans is soaring, but many are frustrated that they haven't been able to file an unemployment claim with the Kansas Department of Labor. This is due to the department's website and IT systems being overwhelmed by the immense number of claims be filed.  Those who can't file on the website have been calling the De...
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