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U.S. top court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities...
Voice of first U.S. Hispanic justice heard in major race case
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The first Hispanic Supreme Court justice has been on the bench for nearly five years but had never written an opinion addressing race in America until today...
Retired nurse sues for $275,000 in Oregon pet duck attack
OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - A woman visiting her mother in Oregon is suing her neighbor, seeking $275,000 for pain, suffering and other damages she says were inflicted when a pet duck ambushed her for no apparent reason...
Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked
KIEV (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack...
Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry
MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing...
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Night Flight: HKIFF Review
South Korea's preeminent LGBT filmmaker broadens his horizons for his latest effort. read more
Iceman 3D: Film Review
Law Wing-cheong and star Donnie Yen team up for a big budget, 3D actioner. read more
Black Box: TV Review
In this ridiculous and woeful new drama, we learn that it's fun to go off your medication. read more
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Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U...
Chipmaker Skyworks forecasts upbeat quarter; shares up 12 pecrent
(Reuters) - Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet...
Music video hub Vevo monthly viewership up nearly 50 percent to 6 billion
MIAMI (Reuters) - Vevo, the online music video hub that is a joint venture of two of the world's biggest music labels, has seen a nearly 50 percent increase in the number of music videos streamed each month from its platform, the company's top executive said on Tuesday...

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Fort Riley soldier pleads guilty to making false statements to Social Security Administration

KANSAS CITY — A Fort Riley man has pleaded guilty to making false material statements to the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Wednesday....Full Story»

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Gerald Smith has turned in his letter of resignation as Junction City's city manager. ...Full Story»
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Rates on the rise?

While nothing is set in stone, Junction City Commissioners heard the first projections for possible water and wastewater rate increases over the next 10 years Tuesday....Full Story»
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Fort Riley Spouse of the Year up for national award

Reda Hicks has got your six, Army spouses. As the Fort Riley Spouse of the Year, she knows all about getting things squared away, being Army strong and how Army families keep the Army rolling along....Full Story»
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Improvements at GCH Women's Center continuing

Improvements at the Geary Community Hospital's Martha K. Hoover Women's Center are continuing, according to CEO Joe Stratton. "We're at a little bit of a lull right now," he said at Tuesday's Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees meeting....Full Story»
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City Engineering Assistant retiring after 30 years

After 30 years of drawing maps, maintaining street signs, updating databases and assisting residents with permits, Engineering Assistant Clarence Mahieu is calling it quits....Full Story»
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Annual Mud Bogg coming to Junction City May 3

Get ready to see mud fly for a good cause. The 13th annual Mud Bogg on May 3 at 1 p.m. will raise money for the 2014 Sundown Salute. According to the Geary County Visitor Bureau’s website, the competition involves a variety of all-terrain vehicles and trucks racing through pits of mud....Full Story»
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County continues efforts to attract businesses

Junction City’s economic developers are continuing efforts to attract businesses and industries to the area. At the Geary County Commissioners meeting Monday, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Specialist Susan Jagerson said she was going to focus on creating the product ...Full Story»

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Softbal splits with Manhattan

MANHATTAN — The Junction City softball team learned from its mistakes. After committing costly errors in the bottom of the sixth of the first game, which conceded a three-run lead on their way to a 6-5 loss, the Blue Jays came out in the nightcap determined to remedy the problem.
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Big inning dooms Blue Jay baseball against Manhattan

Junction City senior Will Ervin was mowing through the Manhattan lineup in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. The top of the fifth looked to continue the trend.
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Breached

For most of the first half, Hayden was able to do nearly anything it wanted in the offense zone Monday. The one aspect of the game the Wildcats couldn’t do was score.

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Daily record for March 31

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 14 arrests and responded to ...Full Story»

Daily Record for March 27

Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 12 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

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Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department made 16 arrests and responded ...Full Story»

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Athletes should be the real stars of the Winter Olympics

The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, Feb. 6 If you’re weary of all the buildup to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia — the bare-chested president Vladimir ...more»

The end of the line?

John Schlageck
In some areas of western Kansas the winter wheat crop continues to show signs of stress. Constant windy conditions and a lack of snowfall or other moisture is turning the crop bluish brown in color....more»

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Barton County Commissioner dies in plane crash

GARFIELD, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a county commissioner from western Kansas died when his plane crashed while he was crop dusting.
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State workers’ pay an issue for Kansas lawmakers

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers a modest pay increase but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses.
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New KU recruitment program being questioned

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Some teachers at the University of Kansas are questioning whether a new program designed to attract hundreds of new international students to the school will be beneficial.
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