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Meeting Explaining The Kansas Open Meetings Act Scheduled

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Area county commissioners, school board, and city council members have been invited to a meeting Tuesday evening in Marysville to learn more regarding the state open meeting law. Any elected official and the public are welcome. Kim Winn, Director of the Kansas League of Municipalities will present details on the Kansas Open Meetings Act, and Kansas Open Records Law. The ... Read More »

Full House Set to Act on Tuition Bill

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The Kansas House of Representatives will take final action tomorrow on a bill that would repeal a state law allowing some illegal immigrants in Kansas to pay in-state tuition at public universities and colleges. The House passed the controversial bill 69-49 on an unrecorded vote today. Ever since the law was enacted in 2004, critics have argued it encourages illegal ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes farmers’ concern

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA in July would tighten air particle standards from 150 micrograms per cubic meter to ... Read More »

Clean Air Act causes concern amongst farmers

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Some Kansas farmers and lawmakers say they are concerned how a federal review of dust emissions might affect the family farm. After all, they say, it‘s hard to avoid dust on the farm or prairie. The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing airborne pollutant standards, which includes dust, as required by the Clean Air Act. A draft released by the EPA ... Read More »

Final EPA “Tailoring Rule”

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First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran is speaking out against the Environmental Protection Agency’s issuance of its final “tailoring rule” which allows the EPA to begin regulating businesses that emit greenhouse gases in the U.S. Moran said, “With the employment rate hovering at nearly 10%, this rule could not come at a worse time for the U.S. economy and the ... Read More »

Recovery Act To Help Bring Fiber Internet to Barnes Exchange

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WASHINGTON, March 23, 2010 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of broadband infrastructure projects to give rural residents in 8 states access to improved economic and educational opportunities. Funding for the projects is being provided through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “The broadband projects announced today will give rural Americans access to the tools they need ... 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 »

Veterans Legislation

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With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, the U.S. Congress is working on legislation that will improve work training opportunities for unemployed veterans. First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, a senior member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has cast his vote to send H.R. 1168, the Veterans Retraining Act, out of committee and to the full House for a ... Read More »

KU tops 30,000 again, enrolls most diverse student body ever

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LAWRENCE — Fall enrollment at the University of Kansas exceeded 30,000 students for the second year in a row, according to data released today. ACT scores for the incoming freshman class averaged 24.7, the second highest score for an incoming class at KU. The highest average composite score was 24.8 in 2008. Notably, five new KU students — four from ... Read More »