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2014-08-05 16:27:26

Centers receive national recognition for best practices in quality care NORCROSS, Ga., Aug.

2014-08-05 12:35:29

Kansas Virtual Academy and Insight School of Kansas welcome both K-12 and adult students OLATHE, Kansas, Aug.

2014-08-05 00:21:43

Customers in Overland Park Will Receive Benefits Tied to All-Fiber Infrastructure for High-Speed Internet, TV Services OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug.

2014-08-04 16:22:17

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Gas, Inc.

2014-08-04 12:21:13

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc.

grassland in the Flint Hills
2014-08-04 02:00:31

Kansas State University researchers have completed a 20-year study that looks at the consequences of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times of the year.

2014-07-31 23:07:11

Drake Chiropractic in Wichita, Kansas offers a special to new patients for a limited time. Wichita, KS (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Dr.

2014-07-31 12:21:11

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced today that its

2014-07-31 08:22:40

Aristocrat Land Rover in Merriam, Kan.

2014-07-30 23:00:46

Modern healthcare providers are struggling to manage the exponential growth and increased complexity of digital patient information, often referred to as “Big Data,” across different organizations,


Latest Kansas Reference Libraries

Flint Hills
2013-04-19 14:38:33

The Flint Hills, known historically as Bluestern Pastures or Blue Stem Hills, are a group of hills located in eastern Kansas reaching into north central Oklahoma, extending from Marshall County and Washington County in Kansas in the north to Cowley County, Kansas and Osage and Kay counties in Oklahoma towards the south. The people of Oklahoma usually refer to the same geologic formation as the Osage Hills or “The Osage”. The Flint Hills are designated as a unique ecoregion due to it...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research assistant at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, Hawley received...

A Cold Front On The Weather Map
2012-06-18 21:09:52

Looking at our weather map above we can see a cold front moving through the states of Oklahoma and Kansas. The major thing about a cold front is the weather it can bring with it. The eastern side of the cold front provides two chances to receive precipitation. The first one is known as a squall line which usually forms some 50-150 miles ahead of the cold front. The squall line can be responsible for bringing severe weather in the form of super-cell thunderstorms. The second part...

2012-06-14 10:51:23

Symbol: SAAM4 Group: Monocot Family: Alismataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KS, MO, OK Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class...

2012-06-14 13:59:55

Symbol: PEKA8 Group: Lichen Family: Lichinaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   OMKA Omphalaria kansana Tuck. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lichinales Family   Lichinaceae Genus   Peccania A. Massal. – peccania lichen Species   Peccania kansana (Tuck.) Forss. – Kansas...

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