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July 13, 2017 - 5:39 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (KNSS) - With temperatures across much of Kansas near or above 100-degrees, and the humidity pushing the heat index even higher, the risk of heat-related illness is escalating. Kansas State University climatologist Mary Knapp says it’s important for those who have to be outside to...
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July 12, 2017 - 1:42 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Federal officials are no longer requiring Kansas to file bi-weekly reports on a large backlog of applicants for the state's privatized Medicaid program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment was notified last week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid that the state...
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July 06, 2017 - 1:12 pm
PALCO, Kan. (AP) — Sen. Jerry Moran faced tough questions about Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday at a town hall meeting in his home county. Moran drew some applause when he said he opposed the version of the bill written by Senate Republican leaders...
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July 03, 2017 - 1:16 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has spurned a lawsuit challenging a Kansas regulation on pesticide treatment. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday sided with a lower court in upholding its decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by filed by pest control applicator Ralph...
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July 02, 2017 - 1:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism has issued a public health warning for eight Kansas lakes due to a blue-green algae breakout. KSN-TV reports that activities such as boating and fishing are usually considered safe...
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July 01, 2017 - 12:58 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has agreed to pay $133,000 to woman who filed a federal lawsuit after being attacked by a patient while working at a state mental hospital. Gov. Sam Brownback and top legislative leaders approved the settlement Friday. It still must be reviewed by a federal judge. Patient...
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June 30, 2017 - 3:10 pm
Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price. Was she ever...
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