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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.

Hong Kong protesters set for the long haul at self-sustaining village
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters have created a self-sustaining village within a month of taking their call for democracy to the streets, setting up changing rooms, tents for hire, a study area, first-aid stations and even their own security patrols as they ready for the long haul...
Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report
(Reuters) - Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday...
UPDATE 12-Ebola test positive for New York doctor who treated patients in Africa
NEW YORK, Oct 23 (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease...
Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus...
From 'Bates Motel' to 'Ouija,' Olivia Cooke finds breakout in horror
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sitting in a palm-tree lined cemetery in Hollywood promoting her latest film, "Bates Motel" actress Olivia Cooke says the impact of working in the horror genre has left her emotions on edge...
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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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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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Fort Riley Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony

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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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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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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