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How Common Core Started

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) When it comes to developing a generation ready at meeting the challenges of the real world, Kansas is looking to take the lead.     Sally Cauble of the State Board of Education says that put state educational leaders on the spot to turn constructive criticism into “Common Core”. Now...
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Sherow: Wants to Be Western Kansas’ Voice on Ag

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Western Kansas can be a indicator how the rest of the country will vote in determining who controls Congress next year. Democrat Jim Sherow a Kansas State professor is challenging Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp. Sherow wants Western Kansas to have representation on the House Ag Committee again and he tells...
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Legislature Will Ultimately Decide GCCC-Fort Hays Merger

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) If Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State eventually merge they will need five million dollars each year from the state. Representative Bud Estes is confident after taking a close look the legislature will eventually give their approval. Estes supports the merger, but he does not want other community colleges...
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Several Cases of Entero Virus Reported in Kansas

Wichita, KS (westernkansasnews.com) This virus is far less dangerous than ebola, but it is hitting closer to home.     Aimee Rosenow, Public Information Officer with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports this virus can affect children. There have been four cases reported statewide. As with all illnesses it is important to...
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Man Faces Charges For Wreck Sunday Morning

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A 49 year old man has been treated and released from St. Catherine’s Hospital, but now faces DUI, reckless driving and speeding charges after an injury accident Sunday morning at 7. Police officers were called out to the Garden City Shopping Center on East Kansas Avenue.  When officers arrived they...
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Dole Announces Return Trip to Southwest Kansas UPDATED

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  Former US Senator Bob Dole is making his eighth trip to Kansas this year and will be visiting with friends and former constituents.  Here is a look at Dole’s list itinerary for next week.    Monday, September 22:Dodge City, KS – Village Square Mall – 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23: Kinsley,...
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TIGER Grant: Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) It became official Wednesday during a public announcement at the Train Depot. The National Department of Transportation has awarded Garden City a TIGER grant of 12 million dollars for repairs to the railroad keeping the Southwest Chief running through our region. State Representative John Doll joined other elected officials and...
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Mayor: Pleased With Garden City’s Growth–More to Come

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com)  Mayor Roy Cessna gave his state of the city address today at the chamber breakfast from Southwind. The theme was growth while being fiscally responsible.   Several new stores will be open up next month at Schulman Crossing bringing the city more revenue. Cessna pointed out contractors are building and...
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Senator Moran: US Must Take Lead on Ebola

Washington, DC (westernkansasnews.com) One issue in Washington is bringing both political parties together the fight against the deadly disease Ebola. President Obama has announced he is sending 3000 troops and medical supplies to Africa leading a global effort to stop this virus. Kansas US Senator Jerry Moran agrees this is the right step to...
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Commission: No To Changing Zoning Ordinance

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Garden City Commission on Tuesday turned down a proposed change in the city ordinance that would have allowed some retail businesses in industrial zoned areas.  Several businesses on Mary Street will be forced to relocate because of the decision.  This issue has come up three times this year.  After lengthy...
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