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October 18

Last week, several of us at The Daily Union had the opportunity to attend the Montgomery Family Symposium at the University of Kansas, an annual event that provides additional learning opportunities for journalists in the state of Kansas.

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October 14

This same-sex marriage business has gotten very complicated and very political very quickly, hasn’t it? When you sit down and think it through, it’s probably this superior sovereignty business that makes it complicated.

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October 14

To the Editor: Some men and women seek offices such as state representative or other high office while others live their lives quietly, doing their jobs, helping their neighbors and serving their community, state and nation in ways that are far less public and glamorous, until they are called to serve

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October 06

To the editor: I plan to support Paul Davis and Jill Docking in their bid to unseat the current Gov. Sam Brownback. I believe Paul Davis can bring the right measure of cooperation and bipartisanship to the governor’s office.

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October 06

To the Editor: Mr. Sanders, yours was the best letter to the editor I have seen in years. There is only one problem. The powers to be, just will not listen to anyone.

Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West...
Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter profit, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck...
Shares rise modestly, set for strongest week since July 2013
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets rose modestly on Friday as gains in Microsoft buoyed U.S...
Three major nations absent as China launches World Bank rival in Asia
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders...
Brazil presidential campaign ends in slugfest over corruption
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Presidential candidates traded accusations over political corruption on Friday night in a last ditch attempt to sway undecided voters before Sunday's election runoff in Brazil's closest race in decades...
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Bicyclist collides with vehicle

October 24
A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle Friday on Washington Street. Isaiah Winder was riding a friend’s bike on the sidewalk when Alba Aguirre accidentally sideswiped him, pinning his foot underneath
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Shaun Hopper performing for JC this weekend

October 23
The C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City will be welcoming nationally-known guitarist Shaun Hopper at 2 p.m. Sunday. Born and raised in Adel, Ga.
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Cutting the ribbon on Fort Riley Middle School

October 23
FORT RILEY — A little more than two months after the first group of children began attending the new Fort Riley Middle School, an ensemble of Junior High musicians and singers gathered outside the
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You can vote starting today

October 23
Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election has started today, and will continue through noon Nov. 3. Early voting commenced at 1 p.m. Thursday, according to Geary County Clerk Rebecca Bossmeyer.
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It's all about the partnership

October 23
Much of Unified School District 475's success as a district can be attributed to the strengths of Fort Riley. That's according to USD 475 Superintendent Dr.
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Artist puts many elements in layered art

October 22
Faith, nature and perplexity are sources of inspiration for artist Barbara Jo Stevens. Her artwork can be described as spiritual, layered and touching upon softness.
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Recognizing Opera House volunteers

October 24
The C.L. Hoover Opera House held its sixth annual Volunteer Appreciation Event Oct. 21. This year’s event featured catered food, as well as tickets to the evening’s performance by the band Love Canon....Full Story»
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Joint operation to validate flight landing strip

October 24
FORT RILEY — United States Army soldiers assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley and airmen assigned to the United States Air Force will conduct joint training for certification of Fort Riley’s unimproved flight landing strip, northwest Fort Riley Oct....Full Story»
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Bicyclist collides with vehicle

October 24
A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle Friday on Washington Street. Isaiah Winder was riding a friend’s bike on the sidewalk when Alba Aguirre accidentally sideswiped him, pinning his foot underneath her tire....Full Story»
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Deployed Fort Riley troops at low Ebola risk

October 24
Soldiers from Fort Riley are being deployed to areas with Ebola virus breakouts. Fortunately, the risk isn’t as severe as some might think. When Fort Riley soldiers are deployed, a threat assessment, taken from a medical and force protection standpoint, is conducted by Intelligence staff....Full Story»
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Shaun Hopper performing for JC this weekend

October 23
The C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City will be welcoming nationally-known guitarist Shaun Hopper at 2 p.m. Sunday. Born and raised in Adel, Ga....Full Story»
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Cutting the ribbon on Fort Riley Middle School

October 23
FORT RILEY — A little more than two months after the first group of children began attending the new Fort Riley Middle School, an ensemble of Junior High musicians and singers gathered outside the school to perform for family, community members and both school and military officials....Full Story»

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Blue Jays trounce Wichita East, 34-7

October 25
It was old-fashioned football. The Junction City Blue Jays pounded the ball right through the center of the Wichita East defense on the way to a 34-7 victory at Al Simpler Stadium Friday night.
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Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

October 22
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him.
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Senior leaders say goodbye to Junction City

October 21
They’re more than teammates. They’re brothers. Tonight, the seniors of the Junction City Blue Jay soccer team ­— Amir McFarthing, AJ Nelson, Pierre Cherubin, Nick Swindell and Eric Artemis
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