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Kansas Governor ‘fully expects’ abortion rights debate

TOPEKA, (KSNT)- Kansas Governor Laura Kelly weighed in on an ongoing discussion over abortion rights in the state. The governor indicated that she expects the issue to be a topic in next year’s session, in an interview Wednesday. “I will be going into my 19th legislative session, and I can’t think of one where that […]
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Thousands sign petition after coach calls fans behavior, ‘outright racism’

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Thousands of people have signed a petition after the Topeka High School men’s and women’s basketball team experienced “outright racism,” according to Geo Lyons, head coach for the boy’s varsity basketball team. In a petition on Change.org, Topeka High School Basketball Coach George Lyons asks that fans be removed from Valley Center […]
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Kansas gets nearly $10 million in settlement with JUUL Labs

KANSAS (KSNT) – Kansas will get nearly $10 million following a settlement with JUUL Labs. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the settlement comes after resolving a two-year investigation into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices Kansas is expected to receive more than $9.9 million as part of the $438.5 million settlement between JUUL and 32 […]
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Are Kansas abortion rights up for debate in 2023?

TOPEKA, (KSNT)- Despite, a historic vote to uphold abortion rights in Kansas, the debate over the issue will continue in 2023. Newly elected Kansas House Speaker Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, said that members could see abortion bills introduced. Political Analyst Bob Beatty agreed that it’s likely to occur. Beatty said it will be up to Republican […]
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Wrecks cause traffic backup on SB 75

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Multiple wrecks in the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 caused traffic to come to a standstill coming into Topeka Wednesday morning. Battling with foggy conditions, emergency crews reduced southbound traffic down to one lane ahead of the U.S. Highway 24 interchange. At least one truck was off the road as part […]
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Emporia is officially upgrading its brand

EMPORIA (KSNT)- The city of Emporia has a new logo. City officials say people wanted to develop a logo to promote its unique identity. The strategy is to increase economic growth and tourists. The logo was created by local graphic artists Justin Ogleby and Jamie Darcy. The city says the total cost of the project […]
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Salvation Army tries new methods to get people to donate

EMPORIA (KSNT)- The Salvation Army in Emporia is adding some new tech-friendly ways to give this season. Everyone knows what time of year it is when the red kettles and bells come out. It’s the season of giving. This year, the Salvation Army is moving with the times, and so are the ways of accepting […]
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K-State basketball gets past Abilene Christian despite slow start

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Kansas State men’s basketball picked up a win against in-state rival Wichita State Saturday, and the Wildcats stayed home Tuesday for a matchup with Abilene Christian. K-State got the better of the two Wildcat schools, defeating Abilene 81-64. Abilene started out hot with K-State lagging, getting to a 23-10 lead over […]
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Topeka City Council fills empty District 9 seat

TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka City Council officially filled the empty District 9 seat on Tuesday night. Michelle Hoferer was selected to fill the open spot after receiving enough votes from the city council. Hoferer will serve in the position for four years. The city council announced that it was looking at five possible candidates […]
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Downtown Topeka store front decorating contest underway

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Downtown Topeka Inc.’s Window Decorating contest kicked off Dec. 1.People are invited to come downtown and view the art and vote on their favorite window by texting a number that is posted next to the art display.The business that gets the most amount of votes will receive a $500 cash prize, a […]
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Emergency repairs to start on highway section in Manhattan

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – Emergency stormwater repairs are set to cause traffic disruptions in Manhattan near a major thoroughfare. The City of Manhattan announced on Tuesday that repairs are set to start on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. due to a storm sewer collapse close to a metal grate on eastbound U.S. Highway 24 just […]
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