If tradition holds, about half of the hunters at this week's governor's turkey hunt in El Dorado will get their bird. "I have this bucket list of things I'd like to do, and one of them is to get a turkey," said Wichita mayor Carl Brewer, a first-time participant.
Left to right: Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer; Kansas Global's Karyn Page; Patrick Ha, Shannxi Chamber of Commerce president; and Vice Mayor Jeff Blubaugh celebrate the opening of the Air Capital Liaison Office in Xi'an, China.
Wichita has been working hard at gaining a foothold in the emerging Chinese aviation market, and Mayor Carl Brewer says it will be important to continue to nurture the relationships the city and local suppliers have forged in China. While he laughed off the idea of a type of special envoy role floating around some corners of City Hall, Brewer says he will do what he can to help continuing relations with China following the end of his second mayoral term next spring.
City council member Lavonta Williams is one of five finalists for the annual Women in Municipal Government Leadership Award, according to a news release. Women in Municipal Government is a constituency group of the National League of Cities.
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As candidates spring up for Wichita mayor and city council, voters need to know that many, such as current district 2 council member Pete Meitzner and mayoral candidate Jeff Longwell , have been openly hostile towards citizens' right to know how taxpayer money is spent. Following is a news story by Craig Andres of KSN News .
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Though two-term Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, had been mentioned as a potential chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, gave the job this week to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., a long-term committee member who has been in Congress since 2002. Heather Denker, Pompeo's communications director, told The Eagle editorial board that the congressman "was honored to be considered for the post" and "will continue to place a lot of his time and effort into keeping America safe."
One possible gain for Kansas in the new Congress involves newly re-elected Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita. He's a contender to succeed the retiring Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., as House Intelligence Committee chairman - a speaker-chosen post that isn't always dependent on seniority.
Democratic lawmakers grilled the acting secretary of health and environment Tuesday over what they called bureaucratic hurdles for people trying to receive Medicaid services in Kansas. Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, pressed Susan Mosier, who took over as the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's interim secretary earlier this month, about why Kansans must fill out separate applications for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, also called welfare, and Medicaid.
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