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Recovery Act To Help Bring Fiber Internet to Barnes Exchange

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 ...

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Bill To Rename Blue Rapids River Bridge Sent To Governor Parkinson

Topeka – Legislation that will honor a fallen U.S. Marine from Marshall County is on its way to the Governor. The Kansas Senate today approved House Bill 2436. The bill will name bridge No. 62 on U.S. Highway 77 that goes over the Big Blue River east of Blue Rapids in Marshall County as the 1st Lieutenant Michael Hugh Breeding ...

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Ag Profitability Conference

The annual area Ag Profitability Conference that was held in Smith Center today brought together an all-star cast of 6 Ag Economics experts from Kansas State University and a little over 50-area producers trying to absorb the financial advice necessary to make this a profitable year down on the farm. The program was co-sponsored by Smith County Extension and Post ...

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Internship Applications Available

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran’s office announced today that the veteran legislator is accepting applications for paid congressional internships in his Washington D.C., and Kansas offices for the summer 2010 term. The Washington D.C., summer internship session is divided into two parts, with two interns beginning in May and finishing at the end of June, and two new interns ...

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Moran Press Conference

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran spoke at a press conference today in Washington D.C. as a part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers pushing to get the Department of Defense to account for a recent ruling by the World Trade Organization. Moran argues the European Union has illegally subsidized development of Airbus aircraft. Airbus is currently competing with Boeing ...

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Corps of Engineers Waives Day-Use Fees for Veterans on Veteran’s Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today announced it will waive day-use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members and their families at the more than 2,400 Corps-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, November 11. “We began this initiative in 2006 to support and honor the men and women who have served the nation and ...

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Jilka Expected to Run for 1st District Seat

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 ...

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K-state reports record enrollment including largest Manhattan campus enrollment

MANHATTAN — With residence halls filled to capacity, Kansas State University officials knew in August that enrollments would be stable for the fall semester. The 20th day enrollment figures, announced today, show record numbers of students with 23,581; students of color with 2,488 and on-campus enrollment in Manhattan of 20,206. Last year’s total enrollment was 23,520, with 2,278 students of ...

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Moran Speaks Out at Ft. Leavenworth

First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, who was in the area this past weekend at the Tipton Picnic, attended a press conference today at Ft. Leavenworth in northeast Kansas. Moran was there to speak out against the transfer of terrorist detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth. Moran said, “The terrorist detainees held at ...

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Sebelius Nomination and Swine Flu Suggestions

Democrats are confident that the full Senate today will confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sebelius has certainly taken a lickin’ during the confirmation process with revelations of tax irregularities and a campaign connection to late term abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller made public. If Sebelius is confirmed today, it is likely that the ...

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