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Leavenworth, Kansas is located in Leavenworth County. Zip codes in Leavenworth, KS include 66048, and 66043. The median home price in Leavenworth is $124,900. More Leavenworth information.

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19 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Chelsea Manning offers punditry on Iraq mission

Kurdish pesh merga fighters hold a position on the front line in the Gwer district south of Irbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on September 15. The simmering debate about what the evolving U.S. military mission in Iraq and Syria should include got an argument Tuesday from an unlikely pundit: Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

University of Kansas

KU to honor 103 seniors from Leavenworth County high schools

Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Ad Astra: Kansas elections that changed history

Missouri "border ruffians" invaded the territory to cast ballots in favor of a pro-slavery legislature and to intimidate abolitionist voters. In her book "Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era," Nicole Etcheson writes that "Missouri River ferries carried eight hundred men a day, for three days prior to the election across the river.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The United States Army

Fort Leavenworth dedicates library in honor of Rep. Ike

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, hosted a public ceremony renaming the library here in honor of deceased former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Missouri Representative Ike Skelton, today.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Turret

Captains brainstorm to reacquaint Americans with Army

A 2011 Pew Research Center survey found that only 57 percent of civilian respondents, ages 30 to 49, said they had an immediate family member who served. The percentage dropped to one-third, among respondents ages 18 to 29. While a draft would produce a new generation of veterans from across the socioeconomic spectrum, lawmakers and the military itself are generally not advocating that, for a number of good reasons, including cost and a possible increase in disciplinary problems, similar to those seen during the Vietnam era.

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The Capital-Journal

Judge approves competency evaluation for man in police chase death of 5-year-old

An Atchison man charged after a police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl will undergo a mental competency evaluation. A Leavenworth County District Judge on Wednesday approved the mental examination for 30-year-old Marcas McGowan, who is charged with first-degree felony murder and several other charges in the July 18 chase near Leavenworth.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Hotel Interactive

Fairfield Inn & Suites Hotel To Open In Leavenworth, KS

The 90-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Leavenworth, Kansas is scheduled to open next week with its smart, inventive public space and guest room design, and its bright and inviting decor. Located at 1101 North 4th Street, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Leavenworth will operate as a Marriott franchise , owned by Ferguson Properties Inc. and managed by True North Hotel Group of Overland Park, Kansas.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Post library to be named for Ike Skelton

Officials at Fort Leavenworth are memorializing the late Missouri congressman Ike Skelton by renaming the northeast Kansas post's library in his honor. Army Chief of Staff Gen.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Army Times

Officers, senior NCOs wanted for embedded liaison program

Soldiers have a shot at a role that takes them to hot spots around the world as part of the staffs. Applications are being accepted now.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Bust of Colin Powell added to Fort Leavenworth monument

A bust has been added to a Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth honoring former secretary of state and military leader Colin Powell. The Kansas City Star reports that about 1,000 people gathered Friday for a dedication event.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Sys-Con Media

nFocus Solutions Awarded Subcontract to Continue Work on Enhanced Army Training Management System

Providing trainers the improved capability to plan, prepare, resource and manage training for Army units and individual soldiers, ATMS serves as a vital part of CAC's operations by providing the Army with an easy-to-use, web-based tool for creating comprehensive training strategies. As soldiers complete courses, they are tracked within the ATMS, allowing leaders to effectively manage personnel and unit training at both the active and reserve levels.

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SFGate

Kansas doctor convicted of Medicaid fraud

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Canada.com

Melissa Etheridge brings her uncompromising rock to Vancouver

Melissa Etheridge has scored a series of professional triumphs over her #35-year music career, including two Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Air Force instructor convicted in sex scandal dies

The first Air Force instructor convicted of rape in a sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training centers has died in prison.

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Army Times

Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1

The Army Irregular Warfare Center, which will close Oct. 1, helped rewrite the rules for future counterinsurgency efforts.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Great Bend Tribune

Outreach education evolving at BCC

The number of high school students receiving college instruction during their school day continues to grow, thanks to the Kansas Legislature's decision to pay for their tuition on technical education courses.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Mail

'I just want to be able to live my life as I am': Wikileaker...

Whistleblower Chelsea Manning says the military is continuing to deny her sex change treatment one year after she was jailed for handing secret documents to WikiLeaks.

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KSBW-TV

Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader

The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Fort Leavenworth to break ground on $15.6M battle training center

Fort officials announce Wednesday that the ceremony Wednesday will begin construction of a Regional Simulation Center, which will house the hardware, software and technology that simulate battlefield activity.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Legion Magazine

Legionnaire reunites with soldier he saved in Afghanistan

While serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2004, Army Special Forces veteran Roy Wilkins lost his left leg to an improvised explosive device that killed his comrade.

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