(The Center Square) – Local governments spending of federal coronavirus relief dollars on special interest groups is a waste, a Kansas policy expert said. Read more
ST. MARYS, Kan., Jan. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Andax Industries is pleased to announce the introduction of the Transformer Containment Pallet(TM) (TCP), a UN DOT 51H packaging and shipping solution for Packing Group III solid hazardous waste materials. This patented product is designed with an integrated pallet bonded to a flexible, liquid-tight containment system. This D.O.T and OSHA compliant packaging solution is approved for use with inner containers or articles, such as electric utility transformers. Additionally, its Packaging Group III rating helps you comply with EPA (40 CFR § 761.65(c)(6) when transporting or storing PCB contaminated transformers or articles.
Any more pro-Trump protests after last week’s assault on the nation’s Capitol could be both a public safety and public relations nightmare for Republicans.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- In the midst of a school year like no other, Kansas families and educators are gearing up to safely spotlight education options during School Choice Week 2021. Kansans are hosting 311 virtual or at-home celebrations during the Week.
The Nebraska National Guard will send about 230 members to provide support for the swearing-in of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Jan 20.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Setting New Year's resolutions is one thing but keeping them is another. Look for ways to make it easy to stick with your plan this year so you can celebrate victories when you reach your goals.
In the midst of a pandemic and an economic recession, politicians in a number of states, including West Virginia, are looking at cutting income taxes this session, panelists in a discussion hosted by the West Virginia Center on Budget & Policy said Thursday.
One big snowman: a family in Iowa builds a 15-foot-tall snowman.
Government buildings boarded up
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) today announced that the Company will issue its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 after market close on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The Company will conduct a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time / 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 883-0383 (U.S.) or (412) 902-6506 (International). The participant entry number is 8408212# and callers are asked to dial in ten minutes prior to start time. A link to the live broadcast and the replay will be available on the Company's website (www.qtsdatacenters.com) under the Investors tab.
Kansas will continue to fund K-12 public education at levels constitutionally required, as per the pages of Gov. Laura Kelly’s budget plan released Wednesday.
SHAWNEE, Kan., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect Game Midwest is excited to announce the hiring of Chris Browne as Director of Experiences. Browne brings more than 30 years of experience in professional sports to the PG Midwest team, including 23 years in professional baseball.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions, today announced that it has named Brent Bensten as Chief Technology Officer and Jon Greaves as EVP of Quality Special Operations with leadership of federal service delivery and strategy.
TOPEKA – Gov. Laura Kelly announced plans Monday to renew an effort toward forming a single agency that would absorb social welfare programs from two state agencies.
LEAWOOD, Kan., Jan. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, LLC announced it has broken ground on the construction of its new total joint hyperspecialty surgery center and Stay Suites Muve Chadds Ford in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas (BCBSKS), United Way of Greater Topeka and Stormont Vail Health have partnered with Healthify to launch the Northeast Kansas Community Network - a connected network of health care and social service organizations committed to transforming the current system of care and dramatically improving health outcomes in Northeast Kansas. The Northeast Kansas Community Network (network) is being funded through support from BCBSKS.
Anti-maskers protest at Iowa's state capitol building in Des Moines on Monday
(The Center Square) – While Kansas continued to see small business job growth continued in December, state-mandated business closures are slowing certain sectors of the economy and stifling consumer spending, the National Federation of Independent Business said in its latest jobs report.
ATCHISON, Kan., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- If you thought 2020 was rough, imagine loading up your wagon to head west on The Oregon Trail. One Kansas company was born outfitting those early adventures, and their legacy and business survives and thrives today.
Brookfields Congregation Home threw a party Saturday a COVID-19 vaccine disco party
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Jan. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The VersaFlex Family of Companies ("VersaFlex") announced it has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by PPG (NYSE: PPG). VersaFlex is a manufacturer specializing in polyurea, epoxy, polyurethanes, custom plural component equipment, and geotechnical & insulation foams. Lazard Middle Market served as exclusive financial advisor to VersaFlex. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A lifelong diagnosis like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may feel overwhelming and confusing, but by working closely with your health care providers, you can work toward managing the disease and improving your quality of life.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Winter weather can pose some unique challenges to your skin, especially if you're trying to maintain an active workout routine. Exposure to the elements while exercising outdoors can have a harsh impact on the skin. On the other hand, the humidity and constant running of heaters can also wreak havoc if the weather forces you to work out indoors.
WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scan Shop reveals the importance of using 3D and AR to sell more products online, at CES2021. Utilizing Scanblue technology, Scan Shop solves the challenge of product digitization at scale for manufacturers while still offering competitive pricing. Scanning technology removes most of the human element from 3D model creation to provide the best representation of your products to your customer. This results in a more consistent quality, and the ability to digitally transform large product catalogs.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Fallon Health, a nationally recognized not-for-profit health care services organization, has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions, the market leader tool for pharmacy transparency that enables more cost effective decision making, to help their eligible Medicare Advantage members save money on prescription drugs.
LEAWOOD, Kan., Jan. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueHealth, LLC is pleased to announce that its total joints hyperspecialty centers Muve Warminster and Muve West Chester are the first ambulatory surgery centers in the state of Pennsylvania to achieve Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission (TJC). According to TJC, there are only ten other ASCs in the United States with this certification. One of those ten facilities is Muve Lakeway, which was also the first facility in Texas to receive TJC Advanced Accreditation for Total Joint Surgery.
An Illinois county has vaccinated more than 1,000 people using a drive-thru model.
WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Global chicken chain Church's Chicken® continues its growth in the U.S. with a new restaurant opening in Wichita, KS. The restaurant will open to the public starting January 8, 2021, the first of the new year, with plans for a grand opening celebration slated in the days to follow. Church's fans may visit the new restaurant located at 3824 E. Harry Street, Wichita, KS 67218, and enjoy signature favorites such as the Original and Spicy Chicken, Honey-Butter Biscuits(TM), classic home-style sides and the new fan-favorite chicken sandwich.
ST. MARYS, Kan., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Occupational Health & Safety magazine has announced that Andax's Transformer Containment Bag(TM) (TCB) has been awarded 2020 New Product of the Year in the Lifting Safety category.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ISG Technology has announced the addition of two seasoned IT professionals to its staff to strengthen its Managed Services practice. Brent McCollum joins ISG as Director of Managed Services and Jeffrey Myers as Support Center Manager. Both hires are part of ISG Technology's plan to better serve mid-market companies that view IT as a strategic differentiator for their business.
Protesters rally in Kenosha in the name of Jacob Blake.
State police shoot suspect after he opens fire on a headquarters building with an assault-style rifle.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Seismic Digital, a consumer insights and digital strategy and activation agency recently named the seventh-fastest growing company in Kansas City, and KidSay, the world's leading youth research, trend reporting and strategy firm, have entered into an exclusive partnership to help brands connect with and engage kids, tweens, teens and their families.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) When it comes to home design, color can change everything. From understated, clean hues and calming neutrals to soft greens and mid-tone colors with artistic qualities, a whole new style is just brush strokes away. With the right color palette, you can transform your space to highlight contemporary trends while creating your desired ambiance.
(The Center Square) – December tax collections in Kansas continued its upward trend, exceeding December 2019's tax collections by $13.6 million, or 1.8%.
MISSION, Kan., Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) As a key part of a nutritious eating plan, protein intake can be a healthy step to take in the new year. One increasingly popular way to add protein to your at-home menu is with protein-packed, plant-based foods like tempeh.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- DRAIVER, a software leader in the vehicle transportation industry, today announced that veteran technology executive Anthony Monteiro will transition from President of Automotive Retail to becoming the company's Chief Operating Officer. Monteiro has years of experience in product innovation, sales management, operations, and scaling young companies. Monteiro spent over 25 years in a variety of leadership roles with the industry's leading companies like: ELEAD CRM/CDK Global, Sonic Automotive, Prime Motor Group, and Autoweb.com. Prior to joining the company, he served as Vice President of Product at ELEAD CRM, a CDK Global Company, known as the Nation's number one CRM software for Automotive Sales, Servicing and Marketing for over 6000 dealers in the US.
Dozens of brave Milwaukee residents celebrate New Year's Day with the Polar Bear Plunge, making a splash in Lake Michigan
Ice turned to snow during a winter storm in parts of the Midwest.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities in the United States start receiving their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, Creche Innovations, along with a Covid-19 vaccine focus group comprised of physicians, nurses and pharmacists from across the country, have developed the Pandemic Mobile Command Center (PMCC(TM)) with built-in MicroCool(®) Refrigeration to ensure the vaccine cold chain is properly maintained. The PMCC(TM) will assist retail Pharmacies, Hospitals and Satellite/Temporary/Off-Site Locations with starting and maintaining drive-thru vaccination clinics that follow the CDC's best practices which are essential for patient safety and vaccine effectiveness.
The FBI is investigating after a WI hospital says a worker intentionally ruined about 500 doses of Moderna's coronavirus vaccine by taking them out of a refrigerator and leaving them out.
A medical center employee forced a clinic to discard nearly 500 doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
LENEXA, Kan., Dec. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- City Wide, the nation's leading management company in the building maintenance industry, has left its mark on a year that posed many challenges for all. After 59 years, it went through a major rebrand while breaking records for month-over-month revenue and helping essential businesses continue to safely serve employees and customers.
LEAWOOD, Kan., Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is now partnering with CEimpact to offer pharmacy technicians an ACPE-accredited immunization training option, helping them qualify to administer vaccinations according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act.
MISSION, Kan., Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) The new year provides an opportunity to re-evaluate different aspects of your life, and that includes your budget and savings habits. Planning for emergencies by building - or rebuilding if the COVID-19 pandemic required making a withdrawal - a savings account to withstand the unforeseen can increase confidence in your overall financial health and reduce worry that a significant life event will negatively impact your finances.
MISSION, Kan., Dec. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) A new year brings new opportunities for personal changes and improvement from taking steps forward in a career to bettering personal relationships and - perhaps most common - starting on a path toward better health. For many, the worthwhile challenge of enhancing physical health begins with the foods and beverages you eat and drink.
Kansas City-area mural to the late SCOTUS Justice RBG vandalized over holiday weekend
(The Center Square) – Kansas workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic will no longer have to wait a week to receive unemployment benefits.
An Iowa family finds a creative way to celebrate Christmas with music--and social distancing
Up to 25 cars derailed in a massive train derailment in Polk County, IA on Christmas Day.
An independent movie theater in Missouri is hoping this next round of stimulus finding will help sustain him the rest of the year.