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Garden City Airport On Pace To Set Record

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  More people are using the Garden City airport to Dallas.     If this trend continues Airport Director Rachelle Powell believes American Eagle will look to do more. Current flights are running at 80 percent capacity.
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Huelskamp: More Urgency Needed at VA

Washington DC (westernkansasnews.com)  It has been out of the spotlight lately after other stories have hit the front page, but Congress is still trying to get answers on the VA scandal. Appearing on CSPAN this week Congressman Tim Huelskamp believes his committee is finally making some small progress.   Huelskamp and his colleagues want...
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US Attorney: Indictment Accuses Two Men of Selling “Papers” For Money

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) US Attorney Barry Grissom says two Dodge City residents one from Mexico and the other a US citizen have been indicted by a federal grand jury for selling phony birth certificates, social security cards and photo ids to illegal immigrants.  After obtaining their papers the undocumented workers would look for employment...
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Air Show Ready For Return to Southwest Kansas

Scott City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After so much success the first year, it returns this September.  KDOT Aviation Director Jesse Romo is happy that “The Kansas Aviation Expo” will barnstorm through Southwest Kansas.     The event is scheduled for September 22-26 with stops in both Dodge City and Scott City.  What can people can...
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Diocesan Bishop Reacts to Pope’s Border Comments

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The crisis at the southern border continues with thousands of kids crossing, most of them without their parents and even some with highly contagious diseases.  Pope Francis I says the US must “welcome and protect these children”.  For Bishop John Brungardt of Dodge City the moral issue is not so cut...
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This Toy Could Help Save A Life

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It happened in Garden City twice this week and yesterday in Philadelphia an infant was left inside a car.  Thankful none of these incidents resulted in the death of a child, but if you are in a hurry, Garden City Police officer Elena Billings offers this simple tip.   Also…...
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Wolf Talks Priorities During Campaign Stop in Garden City

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The offer is on the table, but it appears there will be no debate between tea party challenger Milton Wolf and incumbent US Senator Pat Roberts. Wolf made a stop in Garden City Wednesday and expressed his disappointment that he and his opponent will not get together. Wolf thinks the conservative...
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Liberal Does Their Part To Urge More Housing Construction

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) There is no secret that housing is scarce in a number of towns throughout Southwestern Kansas.  The state is doing their part adding incentives for contractors to build.  Liberal has done their part to add their own incentive program.   Jeff Parsons Director at Liberal Economic Development says developers will begin construction on a...
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Giardine Confident His Legal Experience Makes Him Ready

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) We met one of the candidates for judge in the 16th district/division one yesterday Sidney Thomas, today we will talk with his opponent Michael Giardine.  At 37 years old Giardine believes his experience will serve him well if elected to determine who is giving the best testimony.     Giardine thinks...
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Underscoring the Dangers of Leaving a Child In a Car

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) With at least two instances of a child being left in a heated car over the past several days it is time for parents and caregivers to slow down.   People can wonder how this could happen? Garden City Police Officer Elena Billings explains.   It does not take a lot of heat for temperatures...
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