January 26, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran expresses support for easing Cuba trade restrictions

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran voiced his support for modifying trade between the U.S. and Cuba last week. Moran said he’s long fought to change sanctions that restrict the ability of farmers and ranchers to sell their products to Cuba.
“Cuba …

T-Mobile users eligible for refund due to lawsuit

T-Mobile customers in Kansas who were charged for third-party services on their mobile phone bills without their consent are eligible to receive refunds as part of a multi-state settlement reached earlier this month.
The national settlement announced was reached between …

KS man to serve 8 years for elderly mistreatment

An Emporia man was sentenced last week to more than eight years in prison for mistreatment of a dependent adult and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Rick Miller, 60, was sentenced to 98 …

Health officials warn of deadly influenza outbreak across state of KS

Influenza activity has increased substantially in Kansas, and health officials are encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.
Based on data from the Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance …

Campaign helps Kansas hospitals improve quality of care

Hospitals in Kansas and across the country are successfully improving the quality of care patients receive, preventing hospital-acquired conditions, such as surgical site infections, and reducing readmissions rates thanks to a national Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative known as the …

State health officials investigating new, deadly virus

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of …

State health officials investigating new, deadly virus

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate a new virus which has been linked to the death of a Kansas resident during the summer of …

Kansas joins lawsuit against executive amnesty

Kansas will join Texas and 15 other states in a legal challenge to President Obama’s unilateral decision to stop enforcing parts of federal immigration law.
The Texas-led lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, seeks a declaration that …

Kansas joins lawsuit against Obama’s amnesty action

Kansas will join Texas and 15 other states in a legal challenge to President Obama’s unilateral decision to stop enforcing parts of federal immigration law.
The Texas-led lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, seeks a declaration that …

Monthly revenue higher than expected

State officials reported last week that November revenue receipts were $3.1 million more than anticipated.
Corporate income tax receipts continued a growing trend at $1 million more than estimates and are currently 34 percent higher, or $35 million, for fiscal …