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Obama Signs Disaster Declaration

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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has signed a major disaster declaration for parts of Kansas especially hard hit by winter storms over the holiday period. The declaration signed Tuesday makes federal aid available to offset the costs to the state and local governments of emergency response and repairs. Some private, nonprofit organizations will also qualify for the federal aid. The ... Read More »

Letter for federal aid submitted to President Obama

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 49 counties hit by winter storms in December and early January. The state Adjutant General‘s Department said Friday that Parkinson sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama. Parkinson said in a statement that he‘s hoping to obtain federal aid to help the state and ... 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 »

Closing Guantanamo Bay Could Impact Kansas

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President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base before the end of the year. That’s got a lot of Kansans nervous because there is a great deal of speculation that Ft. Leavenworth, in the northeastern part of the state, will be the new home for the 250 detainees currently housed at ... Read More »

New Hurdle for Sebelius Nomination for HHS Secretary

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Another money-related hurdle has been placed in Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius’ quest to become a part of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as head of Health and Human Services. This time the flap is over campaign contributions, not taxes. Sebelius admitted in a written statement to members of the Senate Finance Committee that she accepted $12,450 between 1994 and 2001 from ... Read More »