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A program launched this week by President Barack Obama will give fourth graders free access to federally managed lands and waters.

Obama announced the 'Every Kid in a Park' program earlier this year as a call to action to get more children outdoors. Today more than 80 percent of American families live in urban areas with limited access to safe outdoor spaces.

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The White House says a U.S. House budget bill would hurt Kansas, but the state's Congressional members say the president's proposals are worse.

The statement from President Obama's administration details the effects federal spending legislation in the House could have on Kansas programs, parks and agencies.

President Obama spoke on the University of Kansas campus on Thursday, Jan.22nd. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc has more . . .

With the State of the Union still on the top of his mind, President Obama seemed to be at home in the red state of Kansas.

"As you know, my mom was born in Wichita, her mom grew up in Augusta, her father was from El Dorado -- so I'm a Kansas guy," he says.

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University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are getting first dibs on tickets to see President Barack Obama in Lawrence discussing themes from his State of the Union address.

The university says students can start picking up their free tickets at 9 a.m. today at the box office in the Kansas Union.

A limited number of tickets will be available for the general public starting at 5 p.m. at the Dreher 4-H building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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KMUW will carry President Obama's address to the nation Wednesday night at 8:00 from the White House. The president will outline his administration's strategy for fighting the militant group, ISIS.

Robert Siegel will host live coverage from NPR that will include the President's speech and analysis by Pentagon Correspondent, Tom Bowman; White House Correspondent, Scott Horsley; Congressional Reporter, Juana Summers, and Middle East Correspondent Deb Amos.

Kobach To Testify In Ohio On Election Laws

Sep 19, 2013

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is scheduled to testify before a presidential elections commission Friday in Cincinnati about the state's efforts to crosscheck voter registration databases.

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Recently, two students and I had a chance to work on a project that looked at the Kansas ancestors of President Barack Obama.

Obama To Visit KU, But Few Details Known (Updated)

Apr 15, 2013

Updated April 17, 6:44am: In the wake of the tragedy in Boston, President Obama has canceled his visit to Kansas.

President Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas campus later this week. But so far, few details have been released about the Friday event.

Presidential visits can go several ways. One way is the public speech or public appearance, like Obama’s last visit to Kansas in 2011 when he made a policy speech in Osawatomie.

Obama Will Appear on November Ballot

Sep 17, 2012
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President Barack Obama will appear on the November election ballot in Kansas. On Monday, the State Objections Board formally ended a review of a complaint filed by a Manhattan man.

Joe Montgomery had argued Obama wasn't eligible to run for president. Montgomery withdrew his challenge last week because of what he called intimidation. After reviewing documents from the state of Hawaii, Secretary of State Kris Kobach says he now has no doubts about the president's citizenship, but he says the board had to investigate the claim.