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Not in my backyard: U.S. sending ‘dirty’ coal abroad »

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BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s largest coal-burning power plant is expected to shut down in a few years, but that doesn’t mean coal is dead. Under a plan by an Australian energy conglomerate, coal being shipped to the Boardman Coal Plant will instead be exported to Asia, where pollution will still spew into the earth’s […]

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Kansas man accused in collision that killed 3 »

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police have released the names of three people killed in a hit-and-run weekend crash. The victims were identified Monday as 21-year-old Emily Phillips, of McPherson, and Jake Hallacy and Zachery Taylor, both 26 and from Valley Center. All three were passengers in a car that police say was struck around […]

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KHI staffer to lead national HIA organization »

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By KHI News Service TOPEKA — Tatiana Lin, a senior analyst and strategy team leader at the Kansas Health Institute, has been elected president of a national organization that supports health impact assessment work. Lin will serve a two-year term as president of the Society of Practitioners of Health Impact Assessment (SOPHIA), an international association that serves 370 […]

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Police say someone passing fake money in Salina »

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SALINA, Kan. (AP) — Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend. Police Capt. Mike Sweeney says four fake $100 bills were used to purchase a prepaid Visa card at a convenience store between 10:50 p.m. and 10:55 p.m. He says two counterfeit $20 bills were used […]

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Orman says he’s true GOP foe in Kansas Senate race »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas businessman says his vigorous campaign for the U.S. Senate as an independent candidate makes him the true alternative to Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Greg Orman of Olathe said Monday during a Statehouse news conference that his supporters gathered signatures from more than 10,000 registered voters to get him […]

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Kansas capital case rulings prompt legislative ire »

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court decisions overturning two brothers’ death sentences for a robbery, rape and killing spree in Wichita are likely to fuel another push by conservative Republicans to change how the justices are picked. Senate Majority Leader and Nickerson Republican Terry Bruce says the judicial selection process will be an issue […]

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Man seeks smoking ban on popular Lawrence street »

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A software developer who moved to Lawrence less than a year ago has started an online petition seeking to ban smoking on one of the city’s most popular streets through downtown. Mike DuPont says he’s sick of walking on Massachusetts Street and smelling like cigarette smoke when he gets home. He […]

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Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Great Bend »

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Great Bend Post GREAT BEND — At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Great Bend Police Officers were dispatched to the area of the 1300 block of MacArthur Road in Great Bend in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival, police said it was discovered Dennis Morrison had discharged a firearm at a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by […]

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Tyson Foods selling Mexico, Brazil poultry operations to Colo. company »

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands. The company expects the sale to JBS’ Pilgrim’s Pride, which is based in Greeley, Colorado, to be completed by the end of […]

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Motorcyclist injured after hitting deer on Cheyenne Bottoms road »

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HOISINGTON — A 63-year-old Hoisington man was injured this weekend after colliding with a deer while driving his motorcycle. According to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 7:40 p.m. Friday, George M. Goddard was riding a 1998 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on the Cheyenne Bottoms blacktop when he struck a deer that had run […]

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Authorities on the lookout for inmate who walked away from work release »

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  Little Apple Post MANHATTAN — Police are currently looking for an inmate from the Riley County Jail who was approved for work release and failed to return after his work shift. Officers initiated the investigation July 26 after Jason Leonard, 38, Manhattan, failed to return to the Riley County jail. Leonard, who is serving […]

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Hutch man sentenced in district attorney attack »

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Hutch Post HUTCHINSON — The man who was found guilty of attacking District Attorney Keith Schroeder during a court hearing has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Michael Sherman, 27, was sentenced Monday before Judge Trish Rose. A Reno County jury convicted Sherman of attempted first-degree murder for attacking Schroeder as he was being […]

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Fatal Saturday accident still under investigation »

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TOPEKA -A fatal accident just before 1:30 a.m. on Saturday in Shawnee County is still under investigation. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s office reported a 2003 Chevy Impala and a 2014 Chevy Camaro were southbound on U.S. 75 just north of Topeka when the collision occurred. The Impala went into a ditch and hit trees. Four […]

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