The United States needs to update and expand its facilities to study the range of foreign animal diseases that are potential threats to United States (U.S.) agriculture.1 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to augment existing capabilities through the construction and operation of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). Operation of this biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) and BSL-4 research facility would enable basic and advanced research, diagnostic testing and validation, countermeasure development (i.e., vaccines and antiviral therapies), and diagnostic training for high-consequence livestock diseases with potentially devastating impacts to U.S. agriculture and public health.
The statute, KSA 19-3552(5), gives Public wholesale water supply districts (PWWSD's) the power to obtain "land and interests in land" by eminent domain. Judge Fairchild ruled that the statute gives PWWSD's the power to condemn water rights.
Here's a state-by-state comparison of the teen driving laws across the country, according to the American Automobile Association. Kansas is only one of four states that does not have a graduated driver's license system.
The Kansas Legislature during the 2007 session made several changes to the state's concealed carry law, including changing regulations related to when a loaded weapon can be taken into bars, schools, libraries and churches.
Just two and a half years ago Lawrence Memorial Hospital broke ground for a three-phase, 165,000-square-foot $45 million campus expansion project. At times, construction has been disruptive, inconvenient and noisy for patients, staff, visitors and neighbors. But we knew we faced only temporary challenges and kept our focus on the future. Look at us now! As we approach the home stretch of the project, we reflect on our goal to create a first-class health care facility that supports physicians, nurses and other hospital staff in delivering the best and safest medical care for patients in our region.