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    AG Derek Schmidt: Newly released records confirm plans to close Guantanamo, not much more

    TOPEKA – (December 2, 2016) – A new batch of records provided yesterday to Kansas under a federal court order confirms the Obama administration undertook extensive planning to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay but no other details were revealed in the latest documents released, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    The 345 pages of records released yesterday were completely redacted except for the document’s title, which was “Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility” and the marking that the records were considered “Confidential.”

    “These newly released documents once again confirm the federal administration has conducted extensive preparatory work to close Guantanamo,” Schmidt said. “But because the entire contents of the planning documents released yesterday are redacted, we have no increased ability to determine what those plans involve.”

    This is the third group of records released since Schmidt field a federal lawsuit in July to enforce his Freedom of Information Act request for records related to plans for closing Guantanamo and potentially relocating terrorist detainees to the U.S. mainland, possibly including facilities at Fort Leavenworth. In total, the federal government now has released 1,078 pages of records pursuant to the order of the federal court. However, most of the released documents have been heavily or entirely redacted. The information released to date has indicated that the Defense Department spent funds to assess Fort Leavenworth and other sites during a period when Congress had prohibited expenditures for relocating detainees. It also has indicated the federal government was aware that placing terrorist detainees on the U.S. mainland could present security risks for communities where detention facilities were situated.

    The fully redacted 345 pages released yesterday, as well as the 732 pages released on November 15 and the single-page document released on September 20 are available at http://bit.ly/2f7Ty8Z.

    Under provisions of the federal court order, additional documents are expected to be released in the coming months. Attorney General Schmidt and the attorneys general of Colorado and South Carolina, which also have been considered potential sites for relocating detainees, last month wrote to President-elect Donald Trump and asked him to take steps to prevent any efforts to close Guantanamo in the waning days of the current presidential administration.

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:59:42 Z

  • Kansas Attorney General News Releases

    AG Derek Schmidt: Newly released records confirm plans to close Guantanamo, not much more

    TOPEKA – (December 2, 2016) – A new batch of records provided yesterday to Kansas under a federal court order confirms the Obama administration undertook extensive planning to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay but no other details were revealed in the latest documents released, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

    The 345 pages of records released yesterday were completely redacted except for the document’s title, which was “Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility” and the marking that the records were considered “Confidential.”

    “These newly released documents once again confirm the federal administration has conducted extensive preparatory work to close Guantanamo,” Schmidt said. “But because the entire contents of the planning documents released yesterday are redacted, we have no increased ability to determine what those plans involve.”

    This is the third group of records released since Schmidt field a federal lawsuit in July to enforce his Freedom of Information Act request for records related to plans for closing Guantanamo and potentially relocating terrorist detainees to the U.S. mainland, possibly including facilities at Fort Leavenworth. In total, the federal government now has released 1,078 pages of records pursuant to the order of the federal court. However, most of the released documents have been heavily or entirely redacted. The information released to date has indicated that the Defense Department spent funds to assess Fort Leavenworth and other sites during a period when Congress had prohibited expenditures for relocating detainees. It also has indicated the federal government was aware that placing terrorist detainees on the U.S. mainland could present security risks for communities where detention facilities were situated.

    The fully redacted 345 pages released yesterday, as well as the 732 pages released on November 15 and the single-page document released on September 20 are available at http://bit.ly/2f7Ty8Z.

    Under provisions of the federal court order, additional documents are expected to be released in the coming months. Attorney General Schmidt and the attorneys general of Colorado and South Carolina, which also have been considered potential sites for relocating detainees, last month wrote to President-elect Donald Trump and asked him to take steps to prevent any efforts to close Guantanamo in the waning days of the current presidential administration.

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:59:42 Z

  • Kansas Bar Association News

    KBA Section & LOMAP Position Available!

    Want to put your JD to work to better the profession? The Kansas Bar Association needs a professional to run its Law Practice Management program and support its professional Sections.

    More Information

    To apply, contact Jordan Yochim, Executive Director, jeyochim@ksbar.org, (785) 234-5696.

    Mon, 21 Nov 2016 21:52:33 GMT

  • Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services News

    Agenda for the December Board and Committee Meetings available now!

    The agendas for the Committee and Board Meetings on Thursday and Friday, December 1st and 2nd, 2016 are now available on the Board meetings page.

    Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:13:56 +0000

  • Kansas Commerce News

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Commerce News Flash

    Kansas Energy Conference Has Successful Year

    195 Attendees and 51 Exhibitors

    Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:14:57 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Corrections News

    KDOC's Batterer Intervention Program: Taking a Stand, Making a Difference

    Every year across the nation, October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) joins this effort to take a stand against domestic violence.

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment News

    KDHE Accepting Waste Reduction Grant Applications

    TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Bureau of Waste Management is accepting applications for two types of waste reduction grants: Kansas Green Schools grants and Waste Tire grants. The Kansas Green Schools grant program provides K-12 schools with the opportunity to implement recycling projects and teach students valuable environmental lessons. The Waste Tire grant program helps communities improve their playgrounds and parks by purchasing products made from waste tires.

    Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:48:47 -0600

  • Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Web News Feed

    2016 Mountain Lion Reports

    PRATT – Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism biologists have been busy investigating a flurry of mountain lion reports lately. Three more mountain lion reports were confirmed in Kansas recently, bringing the total number of confirmed sightings for the year to four.

    A hunter recently checked his trail camera on Fort Riley to find a photo of a mountain lion taken on Nov. 9. On Nov. 20, about 55 miles away, another hunter’s trail camera in Shawnee County snapped several photos of a mountain lion passing by at around 1 a.m.

    Four days later and about 20 miles away, a couple of young raccoon hunters in Wabaunsee County were hunting with a single hound when it bayed “treed.” They were quite surprised when they shined their lights into the tree and found a mountain lion staring back at them. They had the presence of mind to take some video and snap a few photos for evidence, and even called a few friends and family out to see the lion for themselves. Biologists later visited the site and were able to recover a few hairs from the tree limbs. It is uncertain at this time whether sufficient material was present for DNA extraction, but if so, it can help biologists determine the animal’s sex, where it came from, where it has been, and where it may end up.

    It is uncertain whether these recent confirmations are the result of a single or multiple cats. Young male mountain lions can wander great distances in search of a home range, and the proximity and timing of these latest sightings indicate a single lion is a possibility, but this is not a certainty. An additional sighting is still being investigated, and if confirmed, Kansas may have a record year for mountain lion sightings.

    Since 2007, when the first mountain lion was confirmed in Kansas, 18 more have been added to the total. Most are presumed to be transient young male lions displaced from states north or west of Kansas. Consistent with this theory, the presence of arm barring on several of these recent confirmations is an indicator of a young (less than 3 year old) lion. A resident population, as indicated by the presence of kittens, adult females, or repeated documentations in the same vicinity, has not been observed nor confirmed.

    Visit KSOutdoors.com > Wildlife & Nature > Wildlife Sightings for more information.

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    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 22:50:57 +0000

  • Kansas Development Finance Authority

    TEFRA Notice - Beginning Farmer Project #960

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:24:04 +0000

  • Kansas Soybean Press Releases

    Soybean Farmers, Clean Cities Encourage More Kansans to Try Biodiesel

    December 2, 2016 – Kansas fleets and individual motorists driving diesel vehicles now can get up to $2,000 of their annual fuel bills paid, just by using biodiesel blends. Biodiesel is an advanced biofuel made from vegetable oils and fats … Continued

    The post Soybean Farmers, Clean Cities Encourage More Kansans to Try Biodiesel appeared first on Kansas Soybeans.

    Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:13:52 +0000

  • NetWork Kansas Blog

    Growing Rural Businesses Results in Entrepreneurial and Professional Growth

    Amara Kniep shares lessons she learned from Growing Rural Businesses, and how the course spurred entrepreneurial and professional growth.

    Wed, 09 Nov 2016 15:48:41 Z

  • NetWork Kansas News

    Thirty Thomas, Riley And Pottawatomie County Residents Participate In Ice House Entrepreneurship Program

    Thomas County Economic Development Alliance, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation, in association with the Network Kansas E-Community Partnership, hosted the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program in Colby and Manhattan this fall. Twelve participants from Thomas County and eighteen participants from Riley and Pottawatomie Counties attended the course.

    Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:00:58 Z

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