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Dreamstime
June 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top republican lawmakers released their long-awaited healthcare bill Thursday morning, touting the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” as a major improvement over Obamacare that will help expand health coverage and reduce costs. Read more
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June 14, 2017 - 4:34 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Summertime is prime time for mosquito borne illnesses like West Nile Virus. Last week a Barton County man tested positive for West Nile. Amie Worthington with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment says mosquito season is just starting. Historically, the largest...
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June 11, 2017 - 12:51 am
MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The owner of a Missouri hemp oil supplier says he's making a special product line for Kansas after police seized the supply of a retailer because it contained trace amounts of the high-inducing agent in marijuana. The Kansas City Star ( http://bit.ly/2r9mHIu ) reports that CBD...
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Dreamstime
June 09, 2017 - 2:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed the first reported case of West Nile virus this year. The health department said in a news release Friday that the infected person lives in Barton County. The agency also said preliminary tests found the West Nile...
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Steve Boyer
June 01, 2017 - 5:56 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, has closed Marion Reservoir in Marion County (Marion County Lake is not closed) and all recreational...
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May 26, 2017 - 10:15 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The state plans to convert the Larned Correctional Mental Health into a medium security prison for 18-to-25-year-old inmates. The Kansas Department of Corrections said this week the inmates housed at Larned would have less than three years left to serve. The Hutchinson News...
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May 25, 2017 - 7:58 am
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,...
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