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Feeding peace

July 02
Television, newspapers, magazines and the web are filled with images of starving children — skeleton-like figures crouched like dogs on their haunches while their mothers wail in anguish.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: A beautiful weekend for fun

July 02
Sundown Salute kicked off last night, and will continue for the next three days. The annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest free festival of its kind in Kansas, is fun for the entire family.... Click here to read more»
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Firework responsibility

June 30
To the Editor: We are privileged to have the opportunity to shoot fireworks in this county in celebration of our independence and the Fourth of July holiday.... Click here to read more»
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Candidate appeal in Kansas

June 30
If there was a radio version of the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" TV show in which contestants compete for your favor, it would probably be a lot like the next few months when candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives ask for your vote.... Click here to read more»
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The old red barn

June 25
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s weathered red barn.... Click here to read more»
Obama rejects criticism over border crisis
DALLAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama rejected demands from Texas Governor Rick Perry and others that he visit the border where a child migrant crisis is unfolding and said his critics should get behind his request for $3...
Judge strikes down Colorado gay marriage ban, stays ruling
DENVER (Reuters) - A state judge struck down Colorado's gay marriage ban on Wednesday, saying the prohibition violated constitutional rights, but put his ruling on hold pending appeal...
Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 53 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave...
L.A. Dodgers must pay $15 million to baseball fan beaten at stadium
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A jury on Wednesday found the Los Angeles Dodgers negligent in a 2011 assault on a fan at their stadium that left him permanently disabled, ordering the team to pay some $15 million in civil damages but clearing the former club owner of liability...
Fed mulls policy exit, eyes end of asset purchases
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve has begun detailing how it plans to ease the U.S. economy out of an era of loose monetary policy, indicating it will end its asset purchases in October and appearing near agreement on a plan to manage interest rates in the future, according to minutes of the last Fed policy meeting...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Our Terrible Country' ('Notre terrible pays'): Marseille Review
Mohammad Ali Atassi and Ziad Homsi's documentary on events arising from the ongoing Syrian civil war won the top prize in competition at the French festival...
'Bx46': Marseille Review
Debut documentary from French duo Jeremie Brugidou and Fabien Clouette takes an intimate look at workplaces in a scruffy corner of the Bronx...
Arcade Fire Rattles Hyde Park — Rich Neighbors Be Damned: Concert Review
The beloved band celebrates a rare cloud-free London day with a spectacular set of rhythmic "Reflektor" favorites and anthemic catalog hits...
'Corrections Class' ('Class Correktsi'): Kinotavr Review
Russian director Ivan Tverdovsky's drama, winner of the prize for Best Debut at Sochi's Kinotavr festival, ...

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Chapman Municipal Pool work likely to be in 2015 budget

July 10
CHAPMAN — As record numbers of children frolic in the cool, clean waters of the Chapman municipal pool in the steamy summer sun, facility manager Dylan McKenzie knows the real scoop behind that scene.... Click here to read more»
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RV park proposal looking better

July 10
CHAPMAN — About one month after discussing the process Liberal’s Dave Riley would have to follow to obtain city water and sewer services for his proposed RV park and storage facility at 2701 N.... Click here to read more»
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June wetter, warmer than usual

July 09
June saw a drastic divergence from the weather patterns of earlier months. While it was warmer than normal, as was May, it was significantly above normal rainfall, unlike May.... Click here to read more»
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Stormwater plan involves more than infrastructure

July 09
The long-term vision for Junction City’s stormwater management plan doesn’t just focus on the condition of the current stormwater system. The city’s needs, conditions and requirements all were evaluated as City Commissioners discussed a Stormwater Management Master Plan during a work ... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's new administrator strives for transparency

July 09
CHAPMAN — There were several smiling faces in the City Council chambers last night. Austin St. John earned the job he hoped for, and members of the City Council nabbed their top candidate for the position of city administrator.... Click here to read more»
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JCPD looking for fugitive

July 09
Junction City police are seeking the public's assistance in locating wanted fugitive Marco Eugene Foreman. Foreman is described as being a black male, 5'8" and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.... Click here to read more»
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Sundown Salute brings in big numbers

July 09
This year’s Sundown Salute brought in outstanding numbers, which will be carried over to next year’s celebration. The Sundown Salute is a time-honored tradition in Junction City that dates back to the early 1970s.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Commissioners receive outside advice on land banks

July 08
The land bank situation won't go away, just like the property for sale in the tax sales. Junction City Commissioners held a work session to discuss land banks and managing land use.... Click here to read more»

Area Sports

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Perez hits 3-run HR in 9th, Royals beat Rays 5-4

July 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Salvador Perez gave the Royals a late lift Wednesday night heading into a key midseason series. Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays.
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Junction City tops Baldwin City in storm-shortened game 6-1

July 08
The lightning couldn’t clear the Junction City Brigade from the field. With a 6-1 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Junction City players quickly placed out the tarp to protect the mound and batting circle after the umpire spotted lightning clouds fast approaching.
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Foster set for LeBron James Skills Academy

July 08
MANHATTAN — The invites keep rolling in for Kansas State’s sensational sophomore guard Marcus Foster. The latest comes from the camp that features the name of the current King of basketball, prized NBA free agent LeBron James.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 9, 2014

July 09
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 68 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 8, 2014

July 08
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made six arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 3, 2014

July 03
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made 10 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

Riders call tallest waterslide scary, but worth it

July 09
KANSAS CITY — Six weeks after the world’s tallest waterslide was initially scheduled to open to the public, media members and local dignitaries took the first rides Wednesday on the Kansas
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Kansas City suburb to allow Little Free Library

July 08
LEAWOOD — After a plea from a 9-year-old boy, a Kansas City suburb will temporarily allow residents to have small, free lending libraries in their yards.
The Leawood City Council on Monday night

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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Apr 25, 2014

USD 475 mourning loss of Washington Elementary principal

Update: A special time of remembrance for Lorraine Walker has been planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today in ...Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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