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TOPEKA – As requested by the Biden Administration of all presidentially-appointed U.S. Attorneys, United States Attorney for the District of Kansas, Stephen R. McAllister, is resigning his position, effective Feb. 28. McAllister sent his resignation letter to the President earlier this week, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve the United States and Kansas in the U.S. Attorney role, and wishing the President every success as he leads the country. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard will become Acting U.S. Attorney following McAllister’s departure.

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Feb. 26—A house that once served as a facility for veterans in need is starting a new path, complete with new owners and a new name. The 12-bed John "Scott" Hannon House had a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at 1112 Leslie Ave., in a building that had served for years as the The Willis Cruse House. The facility will help veterans and others living with substance abuse and mental health issues ...

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitol Counsel announced today that Senator Patrick (Pat) Roberts (R-KS) will be joining the firm as a Partner. Kansas' elder statesman, Roberts retired from the U.S. Senate in January after serving four terms. He also served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a U.S. Marine.

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Feb. 25—A California-based cybersecurity company will open a new office in downtown Wichita and immediately begin hiring for developer job positions, local officials announced Thursday. Novacoast, which is based in Santa Barbara, will work out of the Epic Center downtown. While the office won't open for another three to four months as the company completes renovations, Wichita-based employees ...

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Taking care of your heart health requires a commitment to the right routines and smart decisions, such as adopting a heart healthy diet. Foods you might already have in your kitchen can offer powerful vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds that may help contribute to heart health.

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, especially children. The impacts can be seen first-hand, as the planet warms, and human fingerprints are all over the consequences: bigger, stronger hurricanes; deadly heat waves; more intense downpours; and devastating wildfires.

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New features have been added to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s travel information website, KanDrive, to provide motorists additional resources when planning travel routes and getting information about current roadway conditions across Kansas.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Kansas farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about…

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The City of St. Joseph has sued Genesis Health Clubs for more than $26,000 in overdue citations from a previous expansion project.

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BALDWIN CITY, Kan., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker University is proud to honor the hard work, determination, and character it takes to become a Gold Award Girl Scout by offering $1,000 scholarships that are renewable for up to nine semesters.

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DEERFIELD, Ill. and LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL), one of the largest privately held clinical testing laboratories in the U.S., and Walgreens today announced that the FDA-authorized CRL Rapid Response COVID-19 Saliva Test is now available through Walgreens Find Care®, a digital health platform available on the Walgreens app and Walgreens.com. Sold under CRL's HealthConfirm® brand, the COVID-19 Saliva Test is non-invasive and highly accurate, offering consumers the convenience of self-collecting the test right in their homes without supervision.

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Feb. 23—A top USA Water Polo official publicly confirmed for the first time last month that embattled CEO Chris Ramsey and the organization's top athlete safety official are under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for failing to report allegations of sexual abuse, according to a video obtained by the Southern California News Group. USA Water Polo board director Mike Graff's ...

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, announced today that Company management will be participating in the following upcoming investor conferences:

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, especially children. The impacts can be seen first-hand, as the planet warms, and human fingerprints are all over the consequences: bigger, stronger hurricanes; deadly heat waves; more intense downpours; and devastating wildfires.

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Making sure your family members get a nutritious start to the day is an important job, and by focusing on a few wholesome ingredients, such as real milk, simple and healthful dishes can quickly become family favorites.

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MISSION, Kan., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) After months of unfamiliar restrictions and guidelines, pandemic fatigue is affecting how some Americans protect their health. However, experts warn that diligence is still extremely important because new mutations and variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being discovered. The typical cold and flu season also brings added threats to people's health and wellness.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12. USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity for the incoming Administration to evaluate ways to …

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TOPEKA – This month, Governor Laura Kelly proclaimed February as Black History Month and encouraged Kansans to reflect on the many achievements and contributions made by African Americans to our economic, cultural, spiritual, and political development and strive to create a more inclusive, e…

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today signed Senate Bill 14 into law, extending the State of Disaster Emergency Declaration to March 31, 2021, and allowing for the continuation of certain resources, support, and regulations critical to Kansas’ COVID-19 response efforts.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly will announce tomorrow the statewide move to Phase 2 of Kansas’ COVID-19 vaccination plan. With this move, all those aged 65+, those in eligible congregate settings, and all high-contact critical workers will now be prioritized for vaccination, in addition to an…

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. issued the following statement regarding President Joe Biden’s inaugural address. The Senator attended the Inauguration with his wife Laina.

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today urged people to visit IRS.gov for the most current information on the second round of Economic Impact Payments rather than calling the agency or their financial institutions or tax software providers. IRS phone assistors do not have additional …

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WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued guidance Jan. 6 allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result (or be expected to result) in the forgiveness of a loan (covered loan) under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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MANHATTAN — Kansas Farm Bureau is recognizing “Sesquicentennial Farms” in conjunction with its annual “Century Farm” program. The Century Farm program honors farms who have owners or operators related to the original farm owner/operator for 100 years by Dec. 31, 2021.

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As we wrap up Black History Month in February, it is only natural to recognize one of Hiawatha’s most well-known residents who was prominent not only in the game of basketball, but in the civil rights movement.

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New features have been added to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s travel information website, KanDrive, to provide motorists additional resources when planning travel routes and getting information about current roadway conditions across Kansas.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical and financial assistance to help Kansas farmers and livestock producers recover from damages brought on by winter storms Uri and Viola. Agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about…

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The Horton City Commission approved a payment to USDA for final approval in the amount of $143,889.27 for the Phase III Sewer project.

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The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, voting to approve bids for a city truck, as well as for 2021 cement work.

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After four years of railing against “deep state” actors who, he said, tried to undermine his presidency, Donald Trump relented to U.S. intelligence leaders in his final days in office, allowing them to block the release of critical material in the Russia investigation, according to a former senior congressional investigator who later joined the Trump administration.

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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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Brown County Sheriff John Merchant said he would like to inform everyone of ongoing scams circulating Brown County.