Legislative Update

The Kansas Legislature got off to a fast start, after gaveling in on January 11th. All 165 members of the legislature took the oath of office that day. Things look different for those of us who have been in Topeka for a few years, but adapting to “new normals” is what we Kansans do. House Passes “Value Them Both” Amendment The “Value Them Both” constitutional amendment is one step closer to letting the people of Kansas decide.  Friday, January 22nd, the House passed the Constitutional Amendment with the required two-thirds majority vote.  If approved by the Kansas Senate, Kansas voters

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Governor Extends Disaster Declaration Allowing Continued Resources for Pandemic Recovery

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. “Extending the current disaster declaration is essential for our state’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, allowing us to keep Kansans safe and healthy, keep our economy open, and get our kids back in school as quickly as possible,” Governor Laura Kelly said. Among other resources and support, the disaster declaration allows Kansas to provide community-based COVID-19 testing, provide support to food banks and pantries,

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Obituary: Dana-Gracie Elizabeth James

Dana-Gracie Elizabeth James, 37, of Salina, Kansas, passed away at 509 a.m. Thursday, January 21st, 2021 unexpectedly, at her home. Dana-Gracie was born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 17, 1983, a daughter of Catherine J (Heskett) and Randy D Myers. Dana-Gracie attended school in St. Louis. Dana-Gracie worked for Olive Garden as a server until she became disabled. Dana-Gracie was very good working with her hands and enjoyed all kinds of crafts, anything unicorn, loved all types of music, feline and canine companions, and loved spending time with her friends and family. Dana-Gracie Elizabeth (Myers) Kintz was united in

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Salina Promotes New Professional Women’s Basketball Team

Salina, Kansas–  The Stealth is a new women’s professional basketball team coming to Salina. The Stealth will begin play in the 2021 season and be part of the Independent Professional Women’s Basketball League with teams in Enid, OK, Chicago, IL, Topeka, KS, Indianapolis, IN, Memphis, TN and Houston, TX. The season will start in May and run to August. “We are excited to get under way with the teams and build a championship franchise here in Salina” said Shawn Smith, General Manager of the team. The Stealth will be conducting tryouts for women 18 years and older. Tryouts will be

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