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Gov. Laura Kelly fought to “axe the tax” on food during her last campaign, wanting to eliminate the state’s 6.5 percent food sales tax entirely. Kelly and the Republican-controlled state legislature agreed on a gradual reduction to zero by 2025. more
After cancelling the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 and then having a postponed, adapted version of it 2022, the Mount Carmel Foundation will be having its 39th annual gala fundraiser back in its original form starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in Pittsburg State University’s Crimson and Gold Ballroom.  more
For its 14th year running, Olive Street Presents is gearing up for another year of bringing independent folk artists to Pittsburg by welcoming Jaimee Harris to play at its first house concert of 2023 on Sunday, Jan. 29.   more
The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced the winners of its 2022 Community Traffic Safety Awards, including several law enforcement agencies in Southeast Kansas.  more
An 18-year-old Pittsburg man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly driving under the influence and being a minor in possession of alcohol after striking a parked pickup truck with his vehicle, according to the Pittsburg Police Department.  more
An Opolis, Kansas man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision in rural Cherokee County on Monday afternoon, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.  more
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation following an officer-involved shooting in Cherokee County on Monday. Preliminary information indicates that a suspect found deceased after exchanging gunfire with deputies died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following the incident, according to the KBI.  more
Once a widespread skill, sausage making has diminished in popularity over the years to the point of nearly being a lost art, which is why the owner of The Meat Shed, Matt DeMoss, shared his knowledge with area residents at an instructional class on Saturday.  more
Every month the Treble Clef Club of Pittsburg holds a meeting at which members feature a musical performance, and for January’s event the club decided to invite the community to view the movie “Hamilton” at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Monday afternoon.  more
According the Pittsburg Area Young Professionals’ (PAYP) Facebook page, it is impossible to drive by the area around the U.S. 69 and Atkinson Road intersection and not notice the litter.This Saturday, Jan. 21, PAYP is sponsoring a clean-up day to pick up the trash along the roadside and ditches. more
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