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Apr. 17—Locally and nationwide, health and elected officials have been urging people to get coronavirus vaccinations. Those officials have been concerned about having fewer people seeking the vaccine even as availability has ramped up. With this in mind, The Mercury recently asked elected officials if they've been vaccinated. Out of 18 officials — five Manhattan city commissioners, seven ...

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NORFOLK, Neb. (AP) — Soon, people who may be too young to remember Johnny Carson will enjoy learning about the late comedian by touring the renovated Johnny Carson gallery at the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Norfolk.

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U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall, both Kansas Republicans, on Friday requested an update from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding its investigation into the historic jump in natural gas prices that have burdened many Kansans following the severe weather in February.

Members of the Republican caucus in the Kansas State Senate voted to remove Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop (R) from his position on April 9. The caucus vote was 22-4 following the release of additional details about Suellentrop’s March 16 arrest. Assistant Majority Leader Larry Alley will act as Senate Majority Leader until the Republican caucus selects a new leader in May.

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MISSION, Kan., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Science influences many aspects of daily life in countless ways. It also helps shape the development of life skills from an early age. As children learn to communicate, think critically, make predictions and form opinions based on their observations, they are developing science skills that will last a lifetime.

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MISSION, Kan., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Many childhood memories include sitting on mom's lap and reading stories together. This year, you can show your mother how much those memories mean to you by giving her a Mother's Day gift that harkens back to those special moments spent together.

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MISSION, Kan., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) In 2020, Americans experienced firsts across virtually every aspect of life. Now, with an extended tax deadline of May 17 approaching, the implications for such an unusual year have some people wondering how all those changes might affect their tax refund.

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MISSION, Kan., April 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- (Family Features) Adding delicious, new flavors to your homecooked meals this spring may be easier than you think. A secret ingredient like cooking wine is a simple way to add a boost of flavor to all kinds of recipes.

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CryptoSlam, an aggregator of NFT collectible data from Ethereum, WAX, and FLOW blockchains, has announced a strategic investment from businessman and entrepreneur Mark Cuban through his VC entity Radical Investments.

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Katerian LeGrone put his hands to his face after the verdict was read, seemingly relieved. Later, he said he's been working hard and hopes to go back to college and to playing football soon. "I feel like I'm a better person today, I'm a better man."

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LAWRENCE, Kan., April 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Anesthesia Progress – It is increasingly more common for pediatric patients to require general anesthesia (GA) for dental procedures; however, uncooperative patients or those with mental disabilities add a greater challenge. Children, particularly those with special needs, often require intramuscular (IM) sedation for safe and effective transport into the operating room and induction of GA for dental procedures. Finding the correct mixture of medications with the least number of adverse events for IM sedation is a key factor for successful management of these patients.

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, governors and state agencies in all 50 states relied on emergency power authority to enact stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, and other restrictions on businesses and individuals. Since March 2020, 10 bills in eight states have been signed into law that are aimed at increasing legislative oversight of governors’ emergency powers. These laws were enacted in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh was brought into the process with a probe beginning in the Health and Human Services Committee. She had been excluded from an executive board special investigative subcommittee even though she had proposed it.

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"Katerian LeGrone ... snuck in behind (his accuser) and he started having sex with her before she was aware that he was there. Before she even had the opportunity to consent," Deputy Lancaster County Attorney Jessica Murphy said.

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The lawsuit had alleged that the workers, several of whom were teenagers at the time, weren't paid the federal minimum wage and were subjected to substandard working conditions during the roughly four weeks they spent in Nebraska.

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State Rep. John R. Eplee, MD ABFM, 63rd District, a Republican, was present this past Saturday for the Legislative Coffee to visit with constituents about the updates and issues concerning the lawmakers’ work in Topeka.

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