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August 29

If you’re ever in the mood for some friendly sports trash talk — some days — look no further than the Daily Union office. We have some pretty passionate sports fans — to the point where, between my desk and my boss’s office (Lisa), we’ve erected an electric fence

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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

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August 23

To the Editor: I have been to many school board meetings as well as city and county commission meetings. I have spent many hours in Topeka watching the Kansas Senate and House and some of their committees work.

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August 23

To the editor: Years back, when a person was running to stay in office or be elected to that office, one would say what was accomplished while in office.

Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut
HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) - A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities said on Saturday...
California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S
SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America...
China and Hong Kong poised for showdown over democracy
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong is poised for a showdown with China when the Chinese parliament meets later on Sunday, with the largely rubber-stamp body likely to snuff out hopes for a democratic breakthrough in the regional financial hub at elections due in 2017...
New Novartis heart failure drug cuts risk by a fifth
BARCELONA (Reuters) - A new heart failure drug from Novartis cut the risk of both cardiovascular death and hospitalization by a fifth in a keenly awaited study, boosting hopes for a product that is seen as a multibillion-dollar seller...
California passes plastic bag ban, would be first such law in U.S.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 30 (Reuters) - The California state legislature enacted a ban on plastic grocery bags on Friday near the end of its two-year session, a measure that if signed into law would become the first of its kind in America...
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Local woman receives Small Business Week award

August 28
One area businesswoman received an award from the Small Business Association earlier this week for her contributions to the region and state. Wayne Bell, the Wichita District director for the Small Business
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Is Junction City prepared?

August 27
There are many questions still unanswered surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The nation has heard and seen much coverage of the riots taking place.
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Dispute leads to closure of Kite's Junction City location

August 27
Disputes over a damaged floor have led to unpaid rent, allegations of unlawful entry, changing of locks, and the apparent permanent closure of Kite’s Grille and Bar in Junction City.
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Geary Community Hospital Introduces new CFO

August 26
For Geary Community Hospital’s interim Chief Financial Officer, Tuesday was a day he jokingly called "a baptism by fire."
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JCHS cheerleaders heading to England

August 29
While some are looking forward to seeing Old St. Nick in December, three cheerleaders from Junction City High School are headed to see Big Ben. Three of the high school’s senior cheerleaders — Hannah Neal, Breyana Rose and Bailey Brenn — will be headed to London later this year to ...Full Story»
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Junction City meets with KDOT to ask for improved signage on Interstate 70

August 29
Junction City presented a united front in its Thursday meeting with the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the need for increased signage along certain mile markers leading to Junction City....Full Story»
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Milford Lake issued split algae advisory, warning

August 28
MILFORD — Milford Lake has been issued a split decision concerning the presence of blue-green algae, Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials announced Thursday....Full Story»
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Local man recognized after giving more than 31 gallons of blood

August 28
Junction City’s most recent blood drive had a local "celebrity" in attendance — Harold Facklam, who was just doing what he always does — giving. More than 380 times over a span of 64 years, Harold has shown up to donate his blood in hopes to impact lives in Kansas and beyond....Full Story»
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Local woman receives Small Business Week award

August 28
One area businesswoman received an award from the Small Business Association earlier this week for her contributions to the region and state. Wayne Bell, the Wichita District director for the Small Business Association, presented Byong Lee, of Quality First Cleaning Contractors, with the Small Business ...Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Sponsors Community Wide Weight Loss Challenge

August 28
Geary Community Hospital, and its wellness program, C.R.E.W. (Community Resources Empowering Wellness) are launching a community wide 10-week weight loss challenge called "Battle On....Full Story»

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No. 20 K-State Wildcats cut down Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 55-16 in season opener

August 31
On just their eleventh offensive play from scrimmage for the 2014 season, Kansas State’s Jake Waters rolled left and hit Tyler Lockett for a nine yard touchdown.
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Snyder holds first weekly press conference of the season

August 27
Bill Snyder was his usual cagey self at his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday. Even after announcing that sophomore Charles Jones would be the opening day starter in Monday’s Big
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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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