Tag: technology

Tuesday’s meeting of Allen County commissioners was fairly short and sweet, but did provide an opportunity to try out new audio and internet streaming equipment purchased by the county via SPARK funds. The new equipment…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Some officials charged with upgrading Kansas’ 911 system say a nearly three-hour outage across the southern part of the state on Sunday revealed the potential for future major disruptions to emergency…

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature plans to spend about $3 million on technology upgrades in hopes that people will be able to watch committee hearings and other functions even if they can’t leave…

“In America, the big get bigger and the small get out,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced to a crowd of dairy farmers a year ago. This march toward “progress” has been the steady…

In the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Caryn Tyson, 12th District, emerged as a leading GOP voice championing efforts to limit the governor’s emergency powers. Though some question the timing as partisan —…

It sounds like something out of a movie: An American Airlines pilot calls the control tower at Los Angeles International Airport to warn that his plane just flew past someone in midair — a person…

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat. WADA is…

I’m not the best one to start talking about technology.  Believe me, I am learning with everyone new ways to communicate and reach others at a distance through technology. Covid-19 has forced us to learn…

COVID-19 is reminding us that many mundane aspects of governing actually matter, and that leaving unglamorous problems insufficiently addressed can come back to bite us. The information technology (IT) problems facing the Kansas Department of…

Hernan Cortes fled the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan in 1520 under blistering military assault, losing the bulk of his troops on his escape to the coast. But the Spanish conquistador unknowingly left behind a weapon far…