Tom Vlach, public works director, will present the update when Commissioners Kevin Cook, Shelly Buhler and Bob Archer meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. Information about the presentation was not available Tuesday, but Vlach has given frequent updates on the condition of the structurally deficient bridge for months.
A divided Shawnee County Commission agreed Monday to accept $54,170 in "Ebola Supplemental Funding" to continue to improve regional preparedness and response capabilities for addressing public health and bioterrorism events. Commissioners voted 2-1 to accept the funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler voting in favor while Bob Archer dissented.
Topeka governing body members terminated the East Gate Tax Increment Financing District Tuesday evening, though Mayor Larry Wolgast and City Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz praised the improvements it brought East Topeka. "What they've done has enhanced that area," said Ortiz, who represents the area involved.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins made reference to the case of a young Topeka man indicted on terrorism charges Wednesday in making the case for legislation allowing military officers to carry weapons at recruiting centers. "Last week, there was a horrific act of terror in Tennessee.
Members of the Senate's budget committee, including, Sen. Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, left, Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, committee chairman and Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, held a hearing Monday, May, 18, 2015, on a bill apparently drafted by the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback to eliminate the Kansas Bioscience Authority, the state's leading venture capital organization. TOPEKA, Kan.