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Dennis Pyle Considering U.S. Senate Campaign

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Kansas Senator Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha is considering forming an exploratory committee to decide whether to join the race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Pat Roberts. In a news release this week, he is encouraging conservative Kansans to enter the discussion online at www.runpylerun.com. He has received encouragement and financial support from some, while others in the party are advising ... Read More »

Kansas AG’s Office Sets New Consumer Protection Record

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The Kansas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered more money for Kansans last year than ever before in state history, Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Schmidt’s office recovered more than $49 million in consumer restitution, fees and penalties during 2012, shattering the previous one-year record of $17.3 million. “We have made consumer protection one of the top priorities for ... Read More »

Kansans Need to Remain Vigilant

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Anyone who was around the morning of September 11th, 2001 remembers the horror this country experienced that day – the day Al Qaeda terrorists high jacked 4-airliners that eventually were used to destroy the Twin Towers in New York City and a portion of the Pentagon in the nation’s capital. Mitchell County Emergency Preparedness Director Scott Davies says we should commemorate ... Read More »

Kansas Flags to Fly At Half Staff Friday

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Flags across Kansas will fly at half-staff Friday in honor of Sergeant Alexander Bennett who died August 6th while serving in Afghanistan. 24-year-old Bennett, of Overland Park, was one of 30 killed when their helicopter crashed after taking enemy fire. Two other Kansans died in the same indicent. Sergeant Bennett will be buried Friday in Arlington National Cemetery. Read More »

Save a car – miss a deer

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Kansans are getting advice on driving safely during deer mating season. Triple A notes that deer cause 1.6 million vehicle crashes annually. The Insurance Information Institute says such accidents average $3,000 in damages. Deer accidents spike from October through December, during mating season. Triple A executive vice president Jim Hanni says it‘s essential for drivers to stay alert and focused. ... Read More »

Deadline To Enter Sunflower State Games Is July 2nd

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TOPEKA, Kan.— The first deadline to register for the 21st Annual Sunflower State Games is Friday, July 2nd. Athletes interested in Basketball, Disc Golf, Dodgeball, Junior Rodeo, Rowing, Indoor Soccer, Sand Volleyball and Wrestling must register by July 2. The deadline for all other sports is Friday, July 9. Those interesed may register online at www.sunflowergames.com.  Registrations are also accepted ... Read More »

Kansas Healthcare Freedom website launched

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Representative Brenda Landwehr today announced the launch of the Kansas Constitutional Health Care Amendment Freedom website, www.kansashealthcarefreedom.com. The website offers Kansans the opportunity to read both the House and Senate resolutions, a bullet point outline that describes the key elements of the amendment and links to an online petition and to a version suitable for download and printing. 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 »

Swine Flu becomes 2009 H1N1Influenza

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Late yesterday afternoon the Mitchell County Health Department issued a press release authorized by Mitchell County Health Officer, Dr. Kris Kimple. The document now refers to what we have been calling the Swine Flu – as the 2009H1N1 Influenza and describes the symptoms as: 1. Recent onset of fever of at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit 2. Runny nose and nasal ... Read More »

Texas Lawsuit Over National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

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The Governor of Texas recently quipped that his state should consider seceding from the Union. Most Kansans probably don’t care one way or another where “Big T” goes. What Kansans do care about, including Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, is an attempt by the Texas Biological and Agro-Defense Consortium to derail the building of the new National Bio ... Read More »