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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.

Wall St. ends lower after shooting at Canadian parliament
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks erased earlier gains to close lower on Wednesday as a shooting at the Canadian parliament unnerved investors, Boeing and Biogen sold off following results, and energy stocks fell along with oil prices...
Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina
RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday...
Canada probes Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as possible suspect in Ottawa shooting: source
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian police are investigating a man identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau as a possible suspect in the shootings on Wednesday around parliament in Ottawa, a source familiar with the matter said...
U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle...
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot
(Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St...
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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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Fort Riley to host middle school ribbon-cutting

October 21
FORT RILEY — The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, in conjunction with Unified School District 475, will host the Fort Riley Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony, 1 p.
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How's Chapman's new city administrator doing three months in?

October 20
Chapman introduced its new city administrator in July of this year, welcoming a young man just a few years out of college. But three months in, that man — Austin St.
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Cutting the ribbon

October 18
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18 for Munson Prime Steakhouse, located at 426 Golden Belt Blvd.
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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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Fort Riley Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony

October 23
A little more than two months after the first group of children began attending the new Fort Riley Middle School, Unified School District 475 held the official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday....Full Story»
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JC Commission continue discussion on livestock in city limits

October 23
The cows are getting closer to home. During Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, city staff discussed amending the city’s zoning regulations concerning special use permits and livestock in city limits....Full Story»
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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....Full Story»
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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....Full Story»
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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. ...Full Story»

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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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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

October 19
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma entered the season boldly talking about competing in the first-ever playoff. Now, the Sooners know their chances of getting there are dim.
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