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Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in the young: study
(Reuters) - Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related to motivation and emotion, researchers found...
Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say
FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday...
Voices of gratitude, defiance at Boston bombing memorial
BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, other leaders and survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing shared messages of thanks and defiance on Tuesday at a tribute to the three people killed and 264 wounded in the attack exactly one year ago...
Ukraine launches 'gradual' operation, action limited
KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian forces launched a "special operation" on Tuesday against separatist militia in the Russian-speaking East, authorities said, although aside from a landing by airborne troops the action was limited...
South Dakota mystery solved: Teen girls died in 1971 car crash
(Reuters) - The remains recovered from a car found overturned in a South Dakota creek last fall have been identified as those of two teenage girls who disappeared in 1971, and no foul play is suspected, authorities said on Tuesday...
Movie/TV Reviews
Pentatonix Closes an Evolution Chapter at Sold-Out Beacon Theatre in NYC: Concert Review
The "Sing-Off" champs and viral video sensations wrapped their North American tour on Thursday for "a choir of Beyonce's, which is the highest compliment one can give...
The Suit: Theater Review
This South African drama set during the apartheid era focuses on middle-class infidelity. read more
The Last Moose of Aoluguya (Han Da Han): Hong Kong Review
Chinese documentary-maker Gu Tao chronicles five years in the life of a listless painter-cum-herdsman from a struggling ethnic minority in northern China...
Cool tech
U.S. SEC releases cyber security examination blueprint
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators have unveiled a road map that lays out how they plan to make sure Wall Street firms are prepared to detect and prevent cyber security attacks...
Google first-quarter revenue misses Wall Street targets
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, pushing its shares sharply lower...
American Funds urges password change to counter 'Heartbleed' bug
BOSTON (Reuters) - American Funds, the No. 3 U.S. mutual fund family, advised some customers to change user names and passwords on Wednesday as the number of companies and people affected by the notorious "Heartbleed" bug grows...

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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»
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Janke selected as Assistant Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director of Geary County

Curt Janke has been named as the Geary County Assistant Fire Chief and the Assistant Emergency Management Director. He will begin his duties Wednesday....Full Story»
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Chapman receives $300,000 development grant

CHAPMAN — The city has been awarded a Community Improvement Grant of $300,000 through the Kansas Small Cities Communities Development Block Grant Program....Full Story»
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USD 473 OKs upgrades to phone systems

CHAPMAN — Calling the phone system throughout half of Unified School District 473 facilities "atrocious" and citing an extreme need for new windows at Rural Center Elementary School, officials are readying for some improvements this summer....Full Story»
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Commissioners to consider flood damage repair bids

Junction City Commissioners will be considering a $250,100 bid to repair flood damages to the Sutter Woods subdivision and Tom Neal Industrial Park at today’s City Commission meeting....Full Story»

Area Sports

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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.
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Jays roll past Highland Park 10-0

Junction City senior Abby Cullen met sophomore Dezarae Smith’s corner kick right around the penalty spot. With one touch, Cullen elevated the ball above the Highland Park goalkeeper into the top of the netting for the Blue Jays 10th goal of the evening just seconds after intermission.

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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Opinions

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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Motion to dismiss 1997 rape case is denied

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A 40-year-old man will go on trial for the second time on charges that he raped a University of Kansas student in 1997.
On Wednesday, Douglas County Judge Michael Malone denied

City clerk gets probation for stealing from town

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former city clerk of a tiny southeast Kansas community was spared prison but ordered to the repay the almost $60,000 she embezzled from her town and church.
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Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to sign legislation that will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for some services for children with autism, starting

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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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Will Arnett Files for Divorce From Amy Poehler
So, we guess this makes it really official (sad face)? E! News has confirmed that nearly a year and a half after announcing their split, Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy...
Taye Diggs Dating Model Amanza Smith Brown
It looks like Taye Diggs has a new woman in his life. Just four months after it was announced that he and Broadway star Idina Menzel had split up after nearly 11 years of marriage, E!...
John Mellencamp and Five Other Musicians Who Yanked Songs From Political Campaigns
Not everyone wants to be the background music for a political campaign, and John Mellencamp knows that all too well...
Scandal's Columbus Short Served Divorce Papers & Restraining Order by Wife That Allege He Threatened to Kill Her
Scandal star Columbus Short's wife Tuere Tanee filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court today, citing irreconcilable differences as the breakdown of their marriage, according to court...
Bikini Shot of the Day: Candice Accola Hits the Beaches of Hawaii After Wrapping The Vampire Diaries!
Vampires burn in the sunlight, but Candice Accola just plays one on TV, so she's free to delightfully soak up the sun's rays...
John Mellencamp and Five Other Musicians Who Yanked Songs From Political Campaigns
Not everyone wants to be the background music for a political campaign, and John Mellencamp knows that all too well...
Scandal's Columbus Short Served Divorce Papers & Restraining Order by Wife That Allege He Threatened to Kill Her
Scandal star Columbus Short's wife Tuere Tanee filed for divorce in Los Angeles Superior Court today, citing irreconcilable differences as the breakdown of their marriage, according to court...
Bikini Shot of the Day: Candice Accola Hits the Beaches of Hawaii After Wrapping The Vampire Diaries!
Vampires burn in the sunlight, but Candice Accola just plays one on TV, so she's free to delightfully soak up the sun's rays...
Real Housewives of Atlanta's Porsha Williams Charged With Battery After Scuffle With Kenya Moore During Reunion Taping
UPDATE: E! News has exclusively learned that Porsha Williams has already been booked and released. "She's doing great," source tells...
Jaime King's Pilgrim LBD: Gotta Have It or Make It Stop?
Please, please please don't tell us the Mayflower gang is having a fashion moment. Jaime King's bib-front Valentino dress is making us feel like we're watching a scene out of Zoolander...

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