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Author Archives: Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".

Moran Introduces H.R. 3806

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran has introduced legislation that would support Kansas rural hospitals and help the patients they serve. The measure called the Enhanced Rural Health Care Extension Act of 2009 or H.R. 3806. If passed, it would extend funding for the Rural Community Hospital Program and allow Kansas hospitals to be considered for participation. Kansas was not ... Read More »

Kansas Prison Officials Consider Tracking Devices

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Kansas prison officials are considering installing tracking equipment in vehicles in corrections vehicles. The move comes after a scandal involving two women recently paroled from the Topeka Correctional Facility who claim a guard transported them in a state vehicle to remote sites near the prison to engage in sexual activity. Governor Mark Parkinson has asked for an independent, nationally regarded ... Read More »

Sunflower State Book Festival

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For 2-days this past weekend, the focal point was book, just books. What I’m talking about is the 2009 Sunflower State Book Festival. This year’s book festival was held in Osborne, moving there after a long stay in Wichita. A large number of Kansas authors were present for the all-day literary get-together that took place at Osborne High School on ... Read More »

Jilka Expected to Run for 1st District Seat

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The Kansas Democratic Party is saying that there will be an announcement today, specifically a Salina man will announce his candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House of Representatives seat. The Salina Journal is reporting today that the mystery man is former 3-term Salina City Commissioner and Mayor Alan Jilka. A press conference is scheduled for 10:00 this morning in ... Read More »

KMCA Donates Child Safety Seats to KHP

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The Kansas Motor Carriers Association made a donation of 105 child safety seats to the Kansas Highway Patrol today. KHP troopers and child seat technicians will be responsible for distribution of the safety seats statewide. Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Terry Maple says, “KMCA’s generosity this year, as in years past, gives 105 more children in this state the chance to ... Read More »

Moran Goes After ACORN

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran says his mission is to stop taxpayer dollars from being given to a group called the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or better known as ACORN. Congressman Moran has requested President Obama cut funding to ACORN, urged the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate ACORN activities and ... Read More »

KHP Over the Limit Campaign

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It started yesterday, the Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies across the state of Kansas are participating in the Kansas Department of Transportation Special Traffic Enforcement Program. The programs kicked off yesterday and will run through Labor Day, September 7th. Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws. According to Colonel Terry Maple, Kansas ... Read More »

Energy Efficiency Money

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There is some new money that will soon be made available for energy efficiency. The Kansas State Energy office, a Division of the Kansas Corporation Commission, will receive approximately $52-million in additional funding from the Department of Energy. The funding comes through three different federal programs: • $38,284,000 through the State Energy Program • $9,593,500 through Energy Efficiency and Conservation ... Read More »

School Bus Safety

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With the new school year here for many of the area students this week and not far off for the remainder, the Kansas Highway Patrol is asking motorists to remind themselves to look out for the children going to and from school. Patrol Superintendent Colonel Terry Maples said, “It’s easy for children to get caught up in their thoughts and ... Read More »

Moran Votes for PayGo

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran voted in favor of legislation preventing larger federal deficits. The House passed the legislation that would reinstate a “pay-as-you-go” statute that requires new spending to be paid for with cuts to other programs. The new legislation will make it difficult for the White House and Congress to enact mandatory spending changes that increase the ... Read More »