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Japan to arm remote western island, risking more China tension
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending 100 soldiers and radar to its westernmost outpost, a tropical island off Taiwan, in a deployment that risks angering China with ties between Asia's biggest economies already hurt by a dispute over nearby islands they both claim...
Reaction to the death of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature and was a master of magical realism, died on Thursday...
Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U...
Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday...
Another suspect arrested in kidnapping of N.C. prosecutor's father
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested another suspect in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father...
Movie/TV Reviews
Act One: Theater Review
Santino Fontana, Tony Shalhoub and Andrea Martin head the ensemble cast in writer-director James Lapine's adaptation of Moss Hart's landmark theater memoir...
Broken Bells Trip the Light Fantastic: Concert Review
James Mercer and Brian 'Danger Mouse' Burton continue to make beautiful music together in a set that is breathtakingly perfect...
The Final Member: Film Review
An eccentric Icelander's museum needs a human specimen to make its collection of animal penises complete...
Cool tech
Wal-Mart takes on money transfer companies with new service
(Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is launching a money transfer service in a direct challenge to the dominance of Western Union Co...
Germany's SAP braced for continued currency crunch
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP warned on Thursday that it expects the negative impact of the strong euro to worsen after reporting lower than expected first-quarter results...
Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U...

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Streetlights coming to Pearl Drive

A once dark part of town may soon see some light. Commissioners approved street light installation on the 1400 block of Pearl Drive and west of Valley View Drive earlier this week....Full Story»

Smith issues statement regarding State of the City address

Editor's note: Junction City Manager Gerald Smith has released the following statement to the Daily Union concerning his State of the City address presented last week....Full Story»
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Riley County Police seeking armed robbery suspect

MANHATTAN — The Riley County Police Department is seeking a man who robbed the Dollar General store on Tuttle Creek Boulevard Wednesday night. Riley County Police are looking for a black male just under 6 feet tall, who was wearing a red sweatshirt and a ballcap with the American flag spread ...Full Story»
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Jazz concert to combine professional players with local students

The C.L. Hoover Opera House is presenting an evening of jazz Tuesday evening. Kansas City’s Rich Wheeler Quintet is headlining a concert with feature performances by jazz bands from Junction City and Fort Riley middle schools and Junction City High School....Full Story»
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Chamber releases additional comments concerning State of the City

The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce released a statement Thursday regarding Junction City Manager Gerald Smith's comments concerning his State of the City address made Tuesday at the Junction City Commission meeting....Full Story»
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Fort Riley, USD 475 host groundbreaking for FRES

FORT RILEY — For Principal Rebecca Lay, spring was the right time to celebrate a new beginning....Full Story»
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Eisenhower students adopt mobile food pantry program

Eisenhower Elementary School adopted Wheels of H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) as a fundraiser and donated a "Tower of Tissue" for families in need....Full Story»
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Junction City commissioners elect new mayor

Junction City Commissioners voted unanimously to elect Commissioner Mike Ryan as Mayor of Junction City. They also voted Commissioner Mick McCallister as Vice-Mayor....Full Story»

Area Sports

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Sweeping the Spartans

The biggest obstacle the Junction City softball team has struggled to avoid this season has been the late innings heroics by its opponents. It looked like the Blue Jays would run into the same trouble against Emporia Friday night.
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New additions have Wildcats excited about upcoming season

MANHATTAN — The Kansas State basketball team gathered one final time Tuesday night to celebrate the achievements of the 2013-14 season at the annual team banquet.
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Soccer suffers first loss of season, 5-2 to Hays

Junction City couldn’t have asked for a better start against Hays on Monday. After struggling out of the gates in their previous matches, the Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead and seemed in line to chase their opponents off the field for the second consecutive game.

JC Police Blotter

Daily record for March 31

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 27

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 25

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

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Athletes should be the real stars of the Winter Olympics

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Feb. 6 If you’re weary of all the buildup to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — the bare-chested president Vladimir ...more»

The end of the line?

John Schlageck
In some areas of western Kansas the winter wheat crop continues to show signs of stress. Constant windy conditions and a lack of snowfall or other moisture is turning the crop bluish brown in color....more»

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Kansas governor signs technical abortion changes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed abortion legislation addressing legal issues raised in state and federal lawsuits filed by abortion providers.
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Change of venue sought in girl’s shocking death

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A company that is being sued in the electric shock that led to the death of a 12-year-old Salina girl wants the trial in a lawsuit filed by her parents moved to another county.
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Note leads to police increase at 2 Salina schools

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Security has been beefed up at two Salina high schools after a staff member at one of the schools found a note indicating there would be violence there.
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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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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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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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Jun 19, 2013

Snakes in a hotel

Warning — those with a fear of snakes need not read further. At about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, employees ...Full Story»
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Jun 11, 2013

Lt. Gen. Seitz: Remembering an icon

The messages and stories came quickly and easily. Words about Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz were strong ...Full Story»
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Drake Bell Says Justin Bieber "Tried" to Crash His Album Release Party, Adds "There's No Real Beef"
Drake Bell wants to make something clear—Justin Bieber "tried" to crash his album release party...
Miranda Lambert Pitches In to Help at a Dog Adoption!
And they called it puppy love. Miranda Lambert has a passion for pups so it comes as no surprise that she was willing to pull her hair back, roll up her sleeves and provide her star power...
Paul Walker's Brother Spotted in Dubai With Tyrese and Ludacris for Fast & Furious 7 Filming
Standing in the background of Ludacris' shot with Tyrese is none other than Paul Walker's brother...
Prince William and Kate Middleton Stun at Easter Service in Sydney
Is it just us…or is Kate Middleton glowing? The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in an Alexander McQueen ivory coat and a Jane Taylor gray fascinator as she arrived with Prince William...
Orphan Black Postmortem: Creators Reflect on That Mind-Blowing Twist and Spill What's Ahead!
WARNING: We're about to spill secrets on tonight's season two premiere of Orphan Black. If you do not wish to be spoiled, get out of here and fetch us something gay...
Kate Middleton and Prince William Enjoy Rugby Match, Prince George Gets Another Marriage Proposal
Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting their fill of rugby during their three-week tour. Last weekend, the royal couple competed against each other and coached children's rugby teams in...
Kate Middleton Sits in Fighter Jet at Air Force Base, Receives Boomerang Gift for Prince George
Ready for flight! Kate Middleton and Prince William, without Prince George, enjoyed a sunny visit to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley near Brisbane on Saturday...
The Big Egg Hunt: Artists' Chic Fabergé Eggs
Talk about a good egg! This giant chocolate beauty was designed by Jacques Torres. The chocolatier, along with several big names in fashion, will be participating in Fabergé's 2014 Big...
Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder of US Bangerz Tour, Wears Duck-Face Oxygen Mask in the Hospital
Despite Miley Cyrus' best efforts to recover from an "absolutely horrible reaction" to medication, the singer has postponed the remainder of her U...
James Franco Turns 36! Check Out His #Selfies
James Franco turns 36 today—that calls for a selfie! We've been seeing a lot of the Broadway star in the media for both great and not so great recent events...

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