The Rural Opportunity Zones (ROZ) program will expand over this fiscal year to include 23 more counties.
According to the Kansas Department of Commerce, that brings the total to 73 Kansas counties that have been approved as Rural Opportunity Zones --where qualified new residents are rewarded with a five-year waiver on state income taxes and partial student loan repayments.
Gov. Brownback and the state legislature started the program in 2011 to counter the rural flight from smaller Kansas counties.
Today, most video games are released for the Xbox, the PlayStation and PC. The experience is largely the same on all three of these platforms, so it doesn’t really matter where you play the game. In the 1980s and ‘90s, however, games were often exclusive to one console or another, so unless you had multiple consoles, your gaming experience may have been very different from your neighbor’s.
A Canadian company is visiting eastern Kansas Thursday to discuss building a 600-mile oil pipeline from Illinois to Oklahoma.
Enbridge Inc. of Calgary, Alberta, hopes to begin construction early next month on its Flanagan South pipeline. The company has scheduled a series of open house sessions this week in Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.
The first session is in Iola at the North Community Building from 5-7 p.m. Thursday evening. Attendees will be able to review project maps and meet with Enbridge employees.
Pacific Rim qualifies as almost the ultimate special-effects sci-fi movie in that it involves almost no plot and includes almost nothing but robots and monsters the size of 25-story buildings. And it proves that you don’t need a plot to be illogical and inconsistent.
A hospital in Chanute is asking 244 patients who received colonoscopies to get tested for communicable diseases; the southeast hospital says its equipment wasn't properly cleaned and disinfected.
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute says the risk that anyone was infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV is extremely low - but not zero - so it is encouraging patients who have received colonoscopies since early January to get tested for those diseases.