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2014-08-27 12:34:08

APPLE VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21(st) Century consortium (ELPA21) has chosen Questar Assessment, Inc. to produce a field test to collect information that will be used to guide the development of its first English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment. ELPA21, a consortium of 11 states -- Arkansas, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and West Virginia -- is...

2014-08-27 12:22:33

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- NCM Associates (www.ncm20.com) announced today that it has enhanced its multi-million dollar interactive virtual training platform for automotive dealerships, NCM OnDemand (www.ncmondemand.com). Courses by four well-known training experts have been added to the Training Center in the last week, including: Jason Evans of Power Sales University; Scott Klososky of Future Point of View; Blair Sinclair of Little Voice Mastery; and...

2014-08-27 12:20:47

Kansas State Cars inventory priced for returning college students TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- As high school and college students prepare to return to school for the approaching fall semester, many of them rely upon respected consumer and automotive websites that provide expertise on popular, affordable and reliable vehicle choices. Students and parents seeking guidance in addition to those who have narrowed their selection down and would prefer to see the...

2014-08-26 12:29:24

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oxford Finance LLC ("Oxford"), a specialty finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies, today announced that it closed a $12.4 million senior secured term loan and a $1.5 million revolving line of credit with Pritok Capital ("Pritok"). Proceeds of the term loan were used to purchase two skilled nursing facilities in Kansas and Missouri, and the revolver will provide working capital....

2014-08-26 12:20:57

Briggs Dodge explains power and practicality of new SUVs and trucks TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Until Dodge makes available the official release date and full list of updates for the 2015 Dodge Journey, a local Kansas dealer serving Topeka and surrounding cities is giving prospective buyers a head start on what they can expect from the all-new Journey. In addition to being powerful, the 2015 Journey is practical, offering consumers a choice between two engines....

2014-08-25 16:21:26

The sale will support approximately 800 jobs in those states WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a pair of direct loans to two wind power projects in Peru for the export of wind turbines manufactured in Hutchinson, Kan., and Fort Madison, Iowa, by Siemens Energy Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110414/MM83673LOGO The financing, almost $65 million in total, represents Ex-Im Bank's...

2014-08-25 08:20:37

Limited time Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned offers are happening now at Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz in Merriam, Kan. MERRIAM, Kan., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The allure of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle undoubtedly captures the hearts of many drivers, but perhaps none quite like those of the younger generations. The sight of a three-pointed star prominently nestled on the front grille of any vehicle represents so much more than just fine German craftsmanship, it represents a...

2014-08-20 16:25:34

Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka campuses now enrolling for the Professional Nursing Associate's degree program (ADN) TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, announced today that it is expanding the School of Nursing to its Kansas campuses. Enrollment for the Professional Nursing Associate's degree program (ADN) is immediately available for qualified students at the Kansas City/Overland Park and Topeka campuses with...

2014-08-20 16:25:27

Electronic Technology Blocks Illegal Sales, Allows Legal Ones LUTHERVILLE, Md., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) today lauded the latest results achieved by the real-time, pseudoephedrine (PSE) blocking system in Kansas. The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx), automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down meth offenders and make arrests. Data...

2014-08-14 20:22:23

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The current Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is the deadliest on record but it is important to understand key elements of this virus. Lee Norman, MD, chief medical officer for The University of Kansas Hospital offers these 10 things to know about Ebola: 1. Cases Are Out-Migrating From Africa: This is happening due to the fact that infected or ill people are traveling out of those countries in Africa with Ebola outbreaks. Cases...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'