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Operation BBQ and Plowboys help employees

Operation BBQ

Local restaurants have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic and are looking for creative ways to help both their employees and the community. Plowboys Barbeque is responding in classic Kansas City ...

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‘Better call Bob’ Hamilton running as a conservative for U.S. Senate, but tweets show something else

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“Better call Bob” is a familiar phrase to people living in the Kansas City metro. The line is from commercials promoting Bob Hamilton – a plumbing, heating, cooling and air-conditioning repair company. ...

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Participation in Kansas KidWind Challenge quadruples, then gets cancelled due to COVID-19

Kansas KidWind Challenge

Many Kansas students were happy when school was cancelled, but others were disappointed. Among the latter were the many students across the state that were involved in the Kansas KidWind Challenge. Now, ...

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Many Topeka parks are getting upgrades

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Eleven parks in the Topeka area are getting new playgrounds and other upgrades this year. The Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s Master Plan calls for upgrading five to eight parks per year. ...

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Chart of current coronavirus cases and deaths in U.S.

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Here’s the current number of coronavirus cases and deaths across the United States. As of March 28. USA State Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths New Deaths Active Cases Source New York ...

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Topeka selected as finalist for All-America City Award

All-America City Topeka

In the throes of the coronavirus pandemic that has us all on edge, a little bit of good news is a welcome prescription. The City of Topeka has been selected as a ...

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Following Kansas virus guidelines, Dennis Wilson died after originally being refused test

The wife of a Kansas man who died over the weekend of COVID-19 wrote about his suffering in anguished Facebook posts that describe how he went to two walk-in clinics and a hospital before ...

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Guidelines for Kansas City’s stay-at-home order

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Beginning Monday Night at midnight, Kansas City and most suburbs will enter into a mandatory stay-at-home order. Below is the official announcement with guidelines and instructions from Mayor Quintin Lucas. Kansas City ...

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Ways to avoid the new tax increase on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

Last month we discussed the SECURE Act and its projected $15.7 billion tax increase on beneficiaries of tax deferred retirement accounts (like 401(k)s, 403(bs), TSPs, IRAs, etc.). The only ones excluded from ...

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Kansas state parks & lakes remain open; licenses & permits available online

Kansas state parks

During this time of social distancing and isolation, Kansas state parks, fishing lakes and wildlife areas will remain open to the public. But effective March 23, 2020, all Kansas Department of Wildlife, ...

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Topeka small businesses want to help those affected by the coronavirus

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Now that we are all “social distancing,” it’s obvious from time spent on social media (what else can we do?) that many small businesses in Topeka are hurting. From restaurants and bars ...

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Results posted for point-in-time count of homeless in Topeka

count of homeless

The point-in-time count of homeless persons in Topeka took place on January 29th. This one-day event produces a snapshot of the individuals in the community experiencing homelessness as defined by Housing and ...

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‘Happy Birthday, Kansas!’ Photo Contest winners receive prizes at Kansas State Capitol

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Winners of the Happy Birthday, Kansas! Student Photo Contest received prizes on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, in celebration of Kansas’ 159th birthday at the Kansas State Capitol. Governor Laura Kelly presented awards ...

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Kansas girl Makayla Brownlee wins over American Idol judges with impressive Dixie Chicks cover

Makayla Brownlee

Makayla Brownlee, a 17-year-old from Wellington who comes from a family of musicians, appeared on “American Idol” March 15 and wowed the judges. “You’ve got this little yodel cry, that’s a real ...

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Leading Kansas City businesses join forces to attract and retain employees

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With a tight labor market nationwide and especially in the Midwest, leading Kansas City businesses are teaming up to attract and retain employees. Companies such as Garmin, Cerner, Hallmark and H&R Block ...

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Special exhibit on Kansas women opening at the Kansas Museum of History

kansas women

The next special exhibit at the Kansas Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the courageous women who made it possible. A special ...

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Johnson County Kansas announces 5th virus case

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The Johnson County (Kansas) Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has announced Saturday a fifth case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The patient was identified through testing sent to the Kansas Department of ...

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‘Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics’ is new museum exhibit

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is featuring a temporary exhibit, “Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics,” which features 9 women ...

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List of Kansas City area closings and cancellations over coronavirus

kansas city closings

As President Donald Trump  announced a national state of emergency today, Kansas City area institutions continued to respond to the coronavirus with closings and delays. Metro Voice is not listing churches. Check ...

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Kansas City icon Winstead’s files for bankruptcy

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Winstead’s, a staple of burgers and Skyscraper floats for Kansas Citians since the 1930s, has filed for bankruptcy. Just three locations remain open. At one time the chain had about a dozen ...

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C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon to be held at Thornton Place

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The March C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon will be held March 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place.  The featured speaker will be Tabitha Petefish. The meeting will feature information on options ...

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‘Families Ride Free’ on Topeka Metro during Spring Break week

The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their 8th Annual Spring Fling/Families Ride Free campaign to take place during Spring Break week. Families can ride all fixed routes free of ...

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment announces COVID-19 online resource center and 1st case in Kansas

COVID-19

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has announced the launch of the agency’s online resource center for Kansans to learn more about COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, get answers to commonly ...

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Gage Park mini train, Carousel open for Spring Break week

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Topeka’s Gage Park mini train is back on track. The Gage Park mini train and carousel will be open for Spring Break, the week of March 7-14. After Spring Break, the rides ...

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Chiefs’ Andy Reid pens letter to family of pastor who died just before Super Bowl

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One of the most exciting weekends of Pastor Michael O’Donnell’s life ended in tragedy last month when he died in Miami shortly before the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV. READ: Pastor dies ...

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