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Switch to electric vehicles becoming more affordable

As automakers move toward electric vehicles (EV), Kansas consumers will now have options to make the switch more affordable. This afternoon, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) approved a settlement agreement negotiated between its staff, the Citizens Utility Ratepayer Board (CURB) and Evergy to allow the company to offer rebates on the installation of a 240V … Continue Reading Switch to electric vehicles becoming more affordable

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Flags lowered for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

In accordance with Executive Order 20-30, Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to remain at half-staff on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Flags will remain lowered until sunset on December 9, 2021, in accordance with the previously-announced proclamation signed by President Joe Biden … Continue Reading Flags lowered for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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Cowley County Commission meets today

The next Cowley County Commission meeting is this morning at 9 a.m. The agenda is out. It includes a grant award presentation by Phillips 66 to Emergency Management for the purchase of UHF Radios. They’ll consider the payment register for the previous month, tax roll collections, and go into an executive session. Several appointments are … Continue Reading Cowley County Commission meets today

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Governor Kelly names new Child Advocate

Governor Laura Kelly announced Kerrie Lonard, Lawrence, as the Kansas Child Advocate. As Child Advocate, Lonard will lead the Division of the Child Advocate, established by Governor Kelly in October to improve our state’s child welfare system and protect Kansas kids. Lonard currently has worked at Kansas Legal Services in Topeka for nearly 14 years, … Continue Reading Governor Kelly names new Child Advocate

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State amends travel quarantine list

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to remove the countries of Barbados, Croatia, Faroe Islands and Georgia. The countries of Belgium, Czechia, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Netherlands and Slovakia have been added to the travel quarantine list. For those traveling internationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) … Continue Reading State amends travel quarantine list

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Students showcase portfolios

Cowley College’s Chili Sale and Art Showcase held Wednesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room was a chance for the sophomore Art and Graphic Design students to showcase their student portfolios. The event raised over $320 to go towards future art-related field trips. The students have been hard at work curating and updating their … Continue Reading Students showcase portfolios

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Kansas tops $3.5B in business dollars this year

Governor Laura Kelly announced Kansas has topped $3.5 billion business dollars invested in Kansas in 2021 at Integra Technologies Inc., a manufacturing service provider based in Wichita. The newly announced $3.5 billion is over $1 billion more than the previous record-breaking $2.5 billion secured in 2020, making 2021 the most successful economic development year in … Continue Reading Kansas tops $3.5B in business dollars this year