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City Reminds Residents Of Temporary Sign Rules City Reminds Residents of Temporary Sign Rules TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka wants to remind residents to keep our community clean and looking good by acting in accordance with City of Topeka s... [Details]
Services Set To Honor Cpl Jason Harwood TOPEKA, Kan. – The following services have been set to honor, remember, and celebrate the life of Topeka Police Corporal Jason Harwood. Friday CPL Harwood will be escorted to the Kansas Expocentre... [Details]
City Planners Discuss Smart Growth & Sustainability TOPEKA, Kan. – You’re invited to two community information sessions on the City’s update to the Land Use & Growth Management Plan (LUGMP), an element of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The current LUG... [Details]
Topeka Zoo Introduces Jeans For Giraffes Program TOPEKA, Kan. – Saving Africa’s giraffe population is now as easy as donating your old, unwanted jeans in your Topeka Zoo parking lot. The Zoo has initiated “Jeans for Giraffes,” a program to raise mo... [Details]
Oldest Giraffe In North America Approaches End Of Life TOPEKA, Kan. – For more than 24 years, Jesse the Giraffe has greeted guests at the Topeka Zoo. In late March, City officials issued a release stating that Jesse was receiving end-of-life care. Last ... [Details]
Orphaned Black Bear Cub Finds Home At The Topeka Zoo Orphaned Black Bear Cub Finds Home at the Topeka Zoo TOPEKA, Kan. – The Topeka Zoo is celebrating Independence Day with one new member! An American Black Bear cub named Independence, “Indie” for ... [Details]
Domestic Partnership Registry Launches Monday TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka’s Domestic Partnership Registry will be available to residents on Monday (6/30). Couples will have the ability to register online, by mail, or in person at the City Clerk’s Offi... [Details]
City Of Topeka Invites Online Engagement TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka is pleased to announce the launch of, a new comprehensive community engagement website where residents can engage, communicate, and collaborate ... [Details]
Star Bond District Expansion Proposed: Heartland Park Deal Announced TOPEKA, Kan. – An agreement between the City, State, and Jayhawk Racing will pay off for Topeka, and secure the future of racing in northeast Kansas. Topeka City Council members on Tuesday will be as... [Details]
Development Review Forum Scheduled Development Review Forum Scheduled TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka will host another Development Review Forum at 11 a.m., May 7, in the Holliday Conference Room, 620 SE Madison. This forum share... [Details]
Join Us For Informational Open House On Sw Gage From Sw 29th To 33rd Terrace Join Us for Informational Open House on SW Gage from SW 29th to 33rd Terrace TOPEKA, Kan. – You’re invited to an informational presentation and open house regarding the reconstruction of SW Gage f... [Details]
Countywide Half-cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Scheduled Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax Town Hall Meetings Scheduled TOPEKA, Kan. – Join us for two town hall meetings to discuss the future of the Countywide Half-Cent Sales Tax. The public is welcome to ... [Details]
Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations For Immediate Release April 7, 2014 Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka's Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking deserving individuals ... [Details]
Zoo Announces Pregnancy Of Rare Sumatran Tiger Zoo Announces Pregnancy of Rare Sumatran Tiger and that’s no joke! **NOTE** This news release includes April Fools Day jokes. Everything is REAL and TRUE except for the NAMES of the individuals q... [Details]
City Of Topeka Partners With Nextdoor, The Social Network For Neighborhoods TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka announced today (3/4) a partnership with Nextdoor (, the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor commu... [Details]
City Accepting Heritage Tourism Grant Applications TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka just approved new grant application guidelines for two Heritage Tourism programs to enhance the promotion of historic preservation and tourism. City officials are en... [Details]
City Cancels Council Meeting, Prepares For Winter Storm TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka has cancelled Tuesday’s City Council meeting in advance of a major winter storm, City Manager Jim Colson announced Monday (2/3). Forecasters say the 6- to 10-inch ... [Details]
New Budget Manager Adds To Topeka’s Team TOPEKA, Kan. – City Manager Jim Colson announced the addition of the City’s new Budget Manager, Nicole (Nickie) Lee, on Tuesday. Lee will be responsible for managing the annual budget adoption proces... [Details]
City Committed To Reducing Levels Of Chlorine By-products TOPEKA, Kan. – Consolidated Rural Water District #3 Shawnee, and Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority – Forbes Field have been notified that they are in violation of HAA requirements. HAAs are Haloa... [Details]
South Kansas Pump Station Breach TOPEKA, Kan. – A sanitary sewer by-pass pumping station near I-70 and MacVicar Avenue went down over the weekend, causing discharge into the Kansas River. The City’s Water Pollution Control Division ... [Details]
Someone Is Getting A Hippopotamus For Christmas TOPEKA, Kan. – This December, Mara, a 10-year-old female hippopotamus at the Topeka Zoo, will be moving to another zoo. Mara is leaving about a year earlier than originally planned. She came to ... [Details]
Inspectors Wrap Up Two-day Zoo Inspection TOPEKA, Kan. – Inspectors from the USDA wrapped up a two-day inspection of the Topeka Zoo. Wednesday consisted of a full zoo tour, and Thursday’s time focused on animal records the zoo is required to... [Details]
City, Agencies Announce 8th Annual “snow Relief Team” Partnership TOPEKA, Kan. – The City of Topeka and two area agencies have joined to provide limited snow removal service for qualifying older citizens and those with disabilities. The City of Topeka, the Jayhaw... [Details]
Endangered Monkey To Be Named At Zoo’s Conservation Connection TOPEKA, Kan. – Members of the Topeka community can join City staff at the Topeka Zoo for the year’s last Conservation Connection, at 6:30 p.m., this Thursday, November 14th, at the zoo’s Gary K. Clark... [Details]
Human Relations Commission Seeks Troy Scroggins Award Nominations TOPEKA, Kan. – Topeka's Human Relations Commission (HRC) is seeking deserving individuals and organizations to be nominees for the annual Troy Scroggins Award. The Troy Scroggins Award is presented t... [Details]

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