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Pompeo Thanks Law Enforcement for Foiling Garden City Bomb Plot

Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-KS) commented today on the FBI’s bust of a Kansas militia group that allegedly was planning an attack on an apartment complex and mosque. "I want to extend my sincere gratitude and thanks to all law enforcement officers involved in thwarting this attack in Kansas.  Everyone in our state, and in the country, owes much to the men and women of the FBI and police who protect us from threats both foreign and domestic. 

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Maple Hill in Wabaunsee Co.

September 19-23 is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) fourth annual SepticSmart Week. The purpose of SepticSmart week is to promote education on septic systems and encourage homeowner's to take action for proper care and maintenance. One-quarter of U.S. homes rely on septic systems for wastewater treatment. If not kept in proper functioning order, failing septic systems can cause public health issues as well as impair valuable water resources.

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Galena in Cherokee Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the City of Galena public water supply located in Cherokee County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Senators Press NDAA Conferees to Protect Basic Allowance for Housing

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and John Tester (D-Mont.) this week in a bipartisan effort to urge the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee to protect the housing benefits of dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces.

Sen. Moran Advances Kansas River Levee System Project

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Committee an – took action during this week’s mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy & Water Development Appropriations Bill to secure $8 million in funding for the Kansas River Levee Project in Topeka, Kan.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Mulvane Mobile Home Park in Sumner Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the Mulvane Mobile Home Park located in Sumner County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of repeated loss of pressure, broken water lines, lack of well repairs and raw sewage on the surface. These issues may result in bacterial contamination

Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of Senate Bill 338 defends individual liberty and property rights

Defending the bedrock principles of individual liberty and private property rights, Governor Sam Brownback today vetoed Senate Bill 338 concerning municipal authority over blighted and abandoned properties

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Pretty Prairie in Reno Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Pretty Prairie located in Reno County. The advisory was issued as a precautionary measure because of an Escherichia coli (E. coli) positive bacteriological monitoring sample. Most E.coli are harmless however, some E. coli are pathogenic and may cause illness.

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Frankfort in Marshall Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Frankfort located in Marshall County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for City of Frankfort in Marshall County

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply located in the City of Frankfort in Marshall County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Boil Water Advisory Issued for Elk City in Montgomery Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the public water supply in Elk City located in Montgomery County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Failure to maintain adequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Department of Administration response for additional information on Docking Building focuses on safety, cost

The Department of Administration (DOA) on Jan. 29 responded to a legislative request for additional information relating to the new energy center and possible demolition of the Docking Building.

EPA and Franklin County, Kan., Reach Settlement on Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Region 7 reached a settlement with Franklin County, Kan., that requires the county to resolve its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the county is required to pay a cash penalty of $20,000.

HUD AND FIRST FEDERAL BANK OF KANSAS CITY REACH $2.8 MILLION SETTLEMENT

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today an agreement with First Federal Bank of Kansas City to resolve allegations of ‘redlining’ against African American mortgage applicants.  HUD and two fair housing organizations claimed the lender’s designated service area effectively excluded African American neighborhoods, limiting residential mortgage lending to persons based upon their race

Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Waldo in Russell Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply for the City of Waldo located in Russell County. The advisory was issued because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

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Senators Press NDAA Conferees to Protect Basic Allowance for Housing

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and John Tester (D-Mont.) this week in a bipartisan effort to urge the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee to protect the housing benefits of dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces.

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Southwest Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Providers

A twenty- five county region in southwest Kansas will be split and will receive new service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program this month. The region had been served by Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. for the previous 9 years.