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Democrat Bows out of Governor’s Race

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Not to leave Kansas Democrats out, one more political note. Although “left out” is how Many Kansas Democrats probably feel with yesterday’s announcement that their leading candidate for Governor has dropped out of the race. Tom Wiggans, a former pharmaceutical executive, has formally ended his campaign. His campaign organization acknowledged that they would have a great deal of difficulty defeating ... Read More »

Moran Opposes Plan for Terrorist Prisons in U.S.

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Speaking of Congressman Moran, he has come out against President Obama’s plan to move detainees at Guantanamo Bay to prisons in the U.S. in a speech Wednesday. Moran said, “Not only does this decision threaten the safety of Americans, but the President is asking taxpayers to foot the bill. The cost to acquire and upgrade the facility in Illinois will ... Read More »

Washington County Community Foundation Formed

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Residents of Washington County will benefit from the formation of a new community foundation. The Washington County Community Foundation will provide the area with important tools to build endowments, increase philanthropy, and provide ongoing support to essential area nonprofits, programs and events. A community foundation is a permanent, steady, and secure source of grant making that addresses present and future ... Read More »

KDOT Launches KanDrive, a One-Stop Shop For Roadway Information

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How are road conditions east of Topeka on I-70? Is there a traffic accident slowing my evening commute? Where are work zones on Kansas highways? These are some of the questions that drivers can find answers to, thanks to KanDrive (http://www.KanDrive.org). KanDrive, operated by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), connects travelers to helpful, relevant information to plan safe, enjoyable ... Read More »

Congressman Moran To Visit Marshall County

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HOME – Congressman Jerry Moran will visit Marshall County on Tuesday, December 29, during his annual Listening Tour. Moran is visiting communities in each of the 69 counties of the First Congressional District and will be in Home to hear from local residents. Moran will meet with residents at Blue Valley Tele-Communications, located at 1559 Pony Express Highway in Home, ... Read More »

See Eagles soar at Tuttle Creek Reservoir

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – The eagles are landing around Manhattan. With the arrival of winter, migratory bald eagles have been working their way south and passing through Kansas. To offer the opportunity to see our national bird in its native habitat, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tuttle Creek Lake has scheduled its annual Eagle Day 2010 for Saturday, Jan. ... Read More »

Kansas Gets Federal Grant for Map Project

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Kansas has been awarded a $2-million matching grant by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration to fund broadband mapping and planning through the Connect Kansas initiative. The award will help Kansas collect data and develop a detailed map of the state’s existing broadband infrastructure. Connect Kansas is a Kansas Department of Commerce initiative to increase high-speed ... Read More »

Cuts at State Ag Department

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State budget cuts have forced Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty to temporarily suspend inspections in hotels across the State of Kansas. In a press conference yesterday Svaty said, the suspensions are a result of Governor Mark Parkinson’s cutting $303,000 from the Agriculture Department’s budget. The Agency licenses 825 hotels, motels, lodges and bed and breakfast locations in Kansas. Svaty, ... Read More »

Southeast CC and Nebraska-Lincoln Sign Transfer Agreement

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Southeast Community College students taking selected courses in Human Services and psychology will be able to transfer those credits to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, thanks to the signing of a transfer agreement between the two schools. Representatives from UNL’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies joined personnel from SCC to sign the transfer agreement, which will allow SCC students ... Read More »

Local Reaction to President’s Afghan Speech

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran has given Barack Obama a mixed review in regard to the President’s speech Tuesday evening about the War in Afghanistan. Congressman Moran agrees with the need to send in more troops saying, “The mission in Afghanistan must succeed. It remains central to our county’s security that the Taliban and al-Qaeda terrorists be defeated.” The ... Read More »