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Nov 16

Safe and delicious Thanksgiving meals!

Posted on November 16, 2022 at 1:11 PM by Tracey Boswell

It’s time again for those delicious holiday dinners with friends and family. If you are cooking or hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year, there are federal resources to answer your questions about cooking the turkey and safely packing up the leftovers. Look at some of these tips from the USDA, the Kansas Fire Marshal, the CDC and the Kansas Department of Agriculture.

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Nov 09

National Apprenticeship Week

Posted on November 9, 2022 at 8:32 AM by Tracey Boswell

How does this sound? You get paid to learn and gain practical experience in a new career! That's what happens in an apprenticeship. National Apprenticeship Week is November 14-20, 2022. The federal resource is the one-stop source to connect career seekers, employers, and education partners with apprenticeship resources. Discover apprenticeships across industries, how programs are started by employers, and how to become an apprentice.

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Nov 02

Who is running the country? Find out at

Posted on November 2, 2022 at 9:53 AM by Tracey Boswell

Who is running the country? By using you can learn how to access legislators and follow bills in Congress.

The federal (national) legislative process is handled by Congress, which is the House of Representatives and the Senate in Washington DC. Congress, also called the Legislature, is in session year-round starting the first Monday in January with holiday breaks.  It does not meet every day. Every state has two senators who serve a six-year term. The number of state representatives, called Congressmen, is based on population. They serve two-year terms.

There are many news outlets, websites, and other sources which report on the activities of legislation. However, if you would like to look for specific facts you can access the official source freely online at From this page you can search for, or quickly access, nearly everything about Congress.

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