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Finally, Kansas seems to be on a track to expand Medicaid -- ten years after the fact.

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BARTLETT — The popular Glen Junction Restaurant suffered major damage in an early morning fire last Saturday that was phoned in by a passer-by who saw smoke billowing out of the structure, which sits at the intersection of Route 16 and 320 in Glen.

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WESLEY CHAPEL, FLA./MADISON, WIS.—Kathy Lou Beck (Kneebone), age 75, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in the comfort of her Wesley Chapel, Fla. home. She was surrounded by loved ones.

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HIGHLAND — Since his election in 2016, the congressman who holds the seat covering the ‘Big Red One,’ a U.S. House district — so named for being the home of the First Infantry Division and for its sheer size, covering thousands of square miles of rural western Kansas — has been a key farm policymaker.

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The expansion of Medicaid in Kansas could result in $1.8 billion in increased economic output.

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LEAWOOD, Kan., Jan. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- NueHealth, a ValueHealth subsidiary, has acquired minority ownership of the Paoli Surgery Center in Paoli, Pennsylvania. NueHealth assumed day-to-day management of the facility December 1, 2019.

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LENEXA, Kan., Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Winning Streak Sports - A Granite Bridge Partners Company and Jardine Associates announced today an exclusive five-year partnership and representation agreement that will service nearly 95% of the entire U.S. college bookstore and campus retailers via Jardine's retail clients; Barnes and Noble College, Follett Corporation and the Jardine's' independent college bookstore and campus clients. This makes Winning Streak the top retailer in their category and one of the elite distributors in the $4.6 billion collegiate licensed retail space. The announcement comes off a landmark 2019 year which saw the launch of a new standalone brand "Varsity Vault by Winning Streak" giving the company one of the largest shares of IP of any global sports licensing and marketing business.

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While the economic impact on Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita has drawn concern at state and national levels, local leaders say things are “business as usual” at Orizon Aerostructures.

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A state and federal investigation into the Glenwood Resource Center in Iowa and the firing of its superintendent, Jerry Rea, has raised questions for some about what might have happened at Parsons State Hospital and Training Center prior to Rea retiring.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- TITLE Boxing Club is offering a buy-one-get-one offer, just in time for 2020 resolutions. For the month of January, every new in-club membership comes with a complimentary VIP TITLE On Demand subscription.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 after market close on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 2850077# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.

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MISSION, Kan., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology plays a large role in how professional training is delivered, employee performance is detected and data is shared. SkillPath's newest report, Learning and Development Challenges to Overcome in 2020, explains how today's business leaders can be more agile by engaging employees through technology-based training.

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What a remarkable game. Kansas City’s monumental comeback and eventual blowout win were the stuff legends are built on, as the team became the first to trail by 24 points and then lead by halftime, as well as the first ever to trail by 20 or more and then win by 20, and also set a new record…

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The Horton City Commission met for the final time in December and voted to move ahead with a recent idea to name a roadway near the town’s football field after Horton High School’s most notable student athlete success, after Trey Dishon recently finished his career as a four-year starter at …

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening for the first time in 2020, and Joe Nigus from the Fire Department was present to request an update on the status of former Hiawatha Fire Department Chief Ryan Shockley.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met for the final time in 2019 on Monday evening and with Commissioners David Middendorf, Toni Hull and Dustin Williams present, along with Mayor Bill Collins, the group voted to approve reappointments to both the Tree Board and Airport Board.

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A recent decision to have city crews perform more of the larger jobs the city needs done, rather than hire out those jobs to contractors, has sparked the Hiawatha City Commission to seek out the equipment needed to keep those tasks in house.

All four of the top-tier Democratic presidential candidates – former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders – have released climate plans that call for massive spending, an overhaul of the fossil fuel industry and increased standards for renewable energy.

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A vehicle said by authorities to have been traveling at a high rate of speed on a side road off U.S. Highway 36 crashed into a ditch on early Sunday morning, killing one of the five teenage occupants, all of whom are from Hiawatha. 

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The board of Brown County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Chairman Keith Olsen, Dwight A. Kruse and Richard L. Lehmkuhl. Also present was Brown County Clerk Melissa Gormley. Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill was present for a portion of the meeting. Ke…

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On 1-15-2020, based on a traffic stop, Robert Tinoco, 33, of Garnett, was arrested on charges of Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked---Illegal Registration and No Proof of Insurance. The passenger, Kala Marie Shupe, 26, of Independence, Mo., was arrested on a $5,000 Clay Co…