News & Announcements

January 2015

Two newspapers, AP sue governor over records

January 19, 2015

Gov. Sam Brownback has been sued by three news organizations, including The Topeka Capital-Journal, after the governor refused to disclose the names of candidates seeking Brownback’s appointment to the expanded Saline County commission.

The Salina Journal newspaper and the Associated Press filed the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court on Friday, and The Capital-Journal joined the lawsuit on Saturday.

USPS plans closings, slower deliveries

January 16, 2015

A friend of mine from South Dakota noted that the U.S. Postal Service delivered a lump of coal to many small towns last Christmas when it proceeded to eliminate overnight mail in most of the nation in 2015. That was a good description. USPS will slow delivery officially by one day for First-Class and Periodicals mail. Many members of Congress have asked it to hold off. But USPS is plowing ahead.
 
It is time for lawmakers to consider how rural and small town mail is suffering.

Hurry! Deadline for AOE entries is Jan. 23

January 15, 2015

It's time for Kansas Press Association members to begin preparing entries for the Awards of Excellence Contest for calendar year 2014.

Former KPA manager Forrest Inks dead at 88

January 11, 2015

Forrest Inks, former general manager of the Kansas Press Association, died Dec. 27, 2014 in Lansing. He was 88.

Born in Wenatchee, Washington, on June 10, 1926, Forrest was known for his unfailing work ethic and easy-going personality. He served his country at the end of World War I!.

Here's how to access your free statehouse coverage

January 8, 2015

LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to news coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.

Last year, University of Kansas journalism students supplied nearly 100 stories to the KU Statehouse Wire Service. The wire service then distributed the stories to about 20 media outlets throughout the state.

Warren named publisher in Warrensburg

January 8, 2015

Atchison Globe publisher Joe Warren has been tapped to lead the Daily Star-Journal in Warrensburg, Mo.

Warren, a graduate of New Mexico State University, began work in Warrensburg just after Christmas.

Need a license plate? Use this sheet to place order

January 6, 2015

The 2015 Item Request sheet was inadvertently left out of the dues packets. You may download it here.

We apologize for the error.

Kent Bush named publisher of Shawnee News-Star

January 5, 2015

Kent Bush, who oversaw the consolidation of three newspapers in Butler County into one, has been named publisher of the Shawnee (Okla.) News-Star.

December 2014

German, former Burlington publisher, dies at 73

December 30, 2014

Glenn Ray German, former publisher of the Coffey County Republican in Burlington, died Monday night, Dec. 29, 2014, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 73.

KNF to help fund statehouse coverage

December 18, 2014

LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.

Last year, University of Kansas journalism students supplied nearly 100 stories to the KU Statehouse Wire Service. The wire service then distributed the stories to about 20 media outlets throughout the state.