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City of Topeka to consider ban on public nudity

m.cjonline.com — City manager Jim Colson's weekly report released Thursday included a copy of the preliminary agenda for the council's Sept. 9 meeting, which said the council would consider Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla's proposal to prohibit nudity in public places.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @timhrenchir: Here's my story about how the @cityoftopeka council plans to consider banning public nudity. cjon.co/1sL2Vcp

Aug 28, 2014

Here's my story about how the @cityoftopeka council plans to consider banning public nudity. cjon.co/1sL2Vcp

Kansas wins over US Dept of Ed on teacher evaluations

cjonline.com — The U.S. Department of Education will for another year exempt Kansas from parts of the federal law commonly called No Child Left Behind.Kansas, like other states, had asked the federal government for the extension, but receiving it was no certainty.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @Celia_LJ: Here's the full story with key background on USDOE renewing Kansas' exemptions to No Child Left Behind: cjon.co/1lyTU7U #ksleg #ksed

Aug 28, 2014

Here's the full story with key background on USDOE renewing Kansas' exemptions to No Child Left Behind: cjon.co/1lyTU7U #ksleg #ksed

Manhattan Project: How Bill Snyder transformed Kansas State and an entire community

Aug 28, 2014

Great job by @KenCorbitt.Read this and you'll know why they named a highway--and football stadium--after #BillSnyder. cjon.co/1qMjimH

Aug 28, 2014

RT @KenCorbitt: Bill Snyder's arrival at K-State 25 years ago transformed a football program, a university and a community cjon.co/1qMjimH

Woman injured when her car hits house

cjonline.com — A woman was hospitalized with minor injuries Thursday morning after the car she was driving struck the rear of a sport utility vehicle that her husband was driving, then veered across an Oakland street, jumped a curb and ran into the front porch of a house.The incident was reported around 9:20 a.m.
Aug 28, 2014

Car hits house in northeast Topeka's Oakland community. cjon.co/1tOpui2

Meetings to focus on where city's growth should occur

cjonline.com — Topeka's city government next week will hold the first of three public meetings to share information and gain public input for a planned effort to update the city's official policy document outlining how and where growth should occur.The sessions - all on Thursdays - will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Meetings to focus on where city's growth should occur: cjon.co/1qMrOlA

Investigators search for information about deadly hit-and-run

cjonline.com — Kansas Highway Patrol investigators are asking for help from the public to find witnesses to a collision that killed a pedestrian on Sunday morning. A press release from the agency said anyone traveling on US-56 Highway between Croco Road and Paulen Road in Osage County any time between 4:30 and 5:30 a.m.
Aug 28, 2014

The @kshighwaypatrol is asking for information about deadly hit-and-run Sunday in Osage County cjon.co/1qMwuIn

Osage County Sheriff investigating infant's day care death

cjonline.com — The Osage County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation after an infant died on Monday. According to a release from Sheriff Laurie Dunn, emergency responders arrived at 1020 Monroe Street in Lyndon at 12:08 p.m. after receiving a call that a child was not breathing.
Aug 28, 2014

Osage County sheriff investigating infant's day care death. Child's organs saved two lives cjon.co/1qMwp7j

Commissioners learn of software savings

cjonline.com — Shawnee County's tax software system provider has agreed to make moves Shawnee County employees suggested that will save the county about 306 hours of programming time, which equates to $57,800 worth of programming costs, county commissioners learned Thursday.Financial administrator Betty Greiner shared those figures with Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler."This was a real positive for the county," she said.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Commissioners learn of software savings: cjon.co/1orvBmY

Brownback campaign: SurveyUSA's poll 'absurd,' firm stands by findings

cjonline.com — Sam Brownback's campaign roiled in good cheer when SurveyUSA polling delivered evidence the Republican was cascading toward victory in the governor's race.Amanda Adkins, chair of the Kansas Republican Party, declared the poll forecast a "clean sweep" on Election Day. Brownback spokeswoman Sherriene Jones-Sontag proclaimed the result proof Brownback's pitch was resonating with Kansans.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @TimVCarpenter: Lt. Gov. Colyer, primary night: "Gloves come off." His boss, Brownback, pummeling SurveyUSA polls saying Davis leads. cjonline.com/news/state/201…

K-State offering health class as MOOC

cjonline.com — MANHATTAN - Kansas State University announced Thursday that it is joining the flurry of schools offering "Massive Open Online Courses" that are broadening access to higher education.The MOOCs allow tens of thousands of students to take a class at the same time, but the rate of students dropping out of the generally free, digital courses hovers around 90 percent.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: K-State offering health class as MOOC: cjon.co/1sL3cfn

U.S. Dept. of Ed renews Kansas waiver of key federal law

cjonline.com — The U.S. Department of Education has approved another year for Kansas' waiver of certain provisions of the federal law commonly called No Child Left Behind.Kansas, like other states, had sought the one-year renewal. Unlike most states, however, Kansas had been placed by the U.S.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @nbolz45: U.S. Dept. of Ed renews Kansas waiver of key federal law | CJOnline.com cjonline.com/news/2014-08-2… Kudos to KSDE & KS…

Aug 28, 2014

U.S. Dept of Ed renews Kansas' #nclb waiver and drops "high-risk" designation for the state: cjon.co/1qMnZwN #ksed #ksleg

3 Kansas districts approved for 'innovative district' status

Hiawatha residents strive to bring back movie theater

cjonline.com — HIAWATHA - A group of residents in Hiawatha are trying to bring a movie theater back to the northeast Kansas town.Hiawatha's Twin Theatre closed about a week ago after voters in April rejected an initiative that would have funded the construction of a new city-owned theater.Now, a nonprofit group called Hiawatha ACES has launched a fundraising drive to buy and renovate the 40-year-old Twin Theatre.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Hiawatha residents strive to bring back movie theater: cjon.co/1nJzODh

Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que to become Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que

cjonline.com — KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The well-known Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que restaurant is changing its name to reflect that it has no ties to Oklahoma.The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que by the end of the year.The restaurant has made several national lists of best barbeque stops.
Aug 28, 2014

RT @cjonline: Latest News: Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que to become Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que: cjon.co/1orbDc8