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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.

Rome mayor recognizes gay marriages, riles minister, bishops
ROME (Reuters) - Rome's center-left mayor on Saturday recognized the validity of 16 gay marriages performed outside Italy, the first such ceremony in the capital, sparking an angry reaction from the interior minister and the country's Roman Catholic Church...
Suspected Boko Haram fighters mount deadly attacks after Nigeria 'ceasefire'
MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said on Saturday...
Supreme Court denies request to block Texas voter ID law
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday denied a request to block a Texas law requiring residents to show certain forms of identification before they vote, a measure that supporters say prevents voter fraud but opponents decry as discriminatory...
Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report
(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday...
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early
UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler...
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JCMS holds filly football match

October 18
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Junction City Middle School battled it out Friday afternoon in front of bleachers packed with fans in the annual filly football game.
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Parents and pumpkins

October 17
Kindergarteners at Seitz Elementary School started early Halloween celebrations as students participated in the ‘Parents and Pumpkins’ family pumpkin decorating event Friday at the school.
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What happened to Beverly Ward?

October 16
Beverly Ward was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Junction City. Her parents were married with five daughters and three sons. The family wasn’t rich, but they had everything they needed.
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We could be Royals

October 15
Taz Gartin (left) and Mike Irvin, both of Junction City, celebrate the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Ike's Bar and Grille in Junction City.
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Tackling the news

October 15
CHAPMAN — The next wave of journalists could have their start at Chapman Middle School. The school now offers a news class, which currently is enjoyed by five children enrolled in the eighth-grade
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JCFD visit elementary school students

October 15
Elementary school students found themselves up close with Junction City firefighters. Wednesday, JCFD officials visited Westwood Elementary School in Junction City not only to instruct children in fire
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Classics on display

October 18
Dozens of cars and even more people hung out and strolled around the C.L. Hoover Opera House Saturday morning. People were there to check out the cars, the cars were there to show off some classic and unique looks into the past as well as some more current cool rides....Full Story»
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As temperatures fall, so does unemployment rate

October 18
September has come and gone, and with it comes a continually-dropping unemployment rate in Geary County. Statistics released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor indicate Geary County’s unemployment rate for September was 5....Full Story»
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To Washington and back again

October 17
Junction City and Geary County staff members are back from Washington D.C. Junction City Mayor Mike Ryan and City Commissioner Mick McCallister were in the nation’s capital to attend the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference to discuss situations the city is facing....Full Story»
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More drugs off the street

October 17
Several Junction City and Manhattan residents are facing narcotics charges following two major drug busts in Junction City earlier this week. ...Full Story»
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New start for the Jupiter building

October 16
The Jupiter building in Junction City is on its way to new ownership. During a special City Commission meeting Thursday, city staff listened to officials from Mechanized Design, LLC....Full Story»
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Open Door still seeking funding

October 16
A $30,000 reduction in state funding almost threatened to close the doors of Junction City’s only homeless shelter, the Open Door. "We’ve been a little slow this past summer, but we’re beginning to pick up now, and that’s a good thing....Full Story»

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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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Blue Jays bounce back against Wichita Southeast, 42-7

October 18
WICHITA — After a slow start in place of the injured Tanner Lueker, sophomore quarterback Ryan Henington threw two second-half touchdown passes and led Junction City to a 42-7 victory over Wichita
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Blue Jay soccer falls 2-0 to Shawnee Heights

October 15
The early minutes continue to plague Junction City soccer. The Blue Jays fell 2-0 to Shawnee Heights Tuesday night at Al Simpler Stadium after allowing the Thunderbirds to score two goals in the first
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