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Mayor Gives Whole Story During State of the City

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Mayor Joyce Warshaw gave her state of the city address at the Boot Hill Conference Center on Thursday.  In her speech she highlighted on the success of the recently opened Long Branch Lagoon which averages an attendance of 1,100 a day. Warshaw also praised housing initiatives that have added a...
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Estes: Kansas Has Company in School Funding Debate

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews) As we close in on Thursday special legislative session to fix the equity component of state education funding, State Representative Bud Estes of Dodge City wants you to know this problem is not limited to Kansas.     Estes believes the problem is courts in other states leave well enough...
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Water Rates are Going to Rise

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The City Commission in Garden City Tuesday approved a rate increase of $9.60 a month beginning in October for infrastructure upkeep. This to prevent the city from incurring deficits of 1 million dollars by 2018. File Photo Used
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You Are the Example For Teen Divers

(westernkansasnews.com) Summer is called the 100 deadliest days of the year for teen drivers.   As teens drive more, Jim Hanni of AAA wants parents to know your child has their eyes on you.     These numbers stress the importance of good driving habits. Hanni says the number of crashes where driver’s had no reaction...
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Concern Education In Fighting Could Have Long Term Effects

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The legislative special session to fix the equity component of school funding begins Thursday, but the concern is some teachers are already looking elsewhere for better offers or more certainty.  State Board of Education board member Sally Cauble tells us about one call she has received.     That is...
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Passengers Sue Over March Train Derailment

Cimarron, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Thirteen of the passengers aboard an Amtrak train that derailed shortly after midnight March 14th in Cimarron are suing Cimarron Crossing Feeders for damage investigators say the company’s truck caused to the rail ties.  Amtrak and BNSF are named co-defendants.    The lawsuit filed by attorney Nathan Karlin of the Pottrof Law...
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Arson Believed to Have Been Cause of Small Fire at a Liberal Motel

Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) The Liberal Police Department reports officers and firefighters were called out to a blaze in one of the rooms at the Liberal Inn early Saturday morning.   After further investigation it was determined the fire was deliberately set.  A 35 year old man was arrested and booked into the Seward County jail.
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Man From Dodge City Center of Attempted Murder Investigation

Dodge City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) A man from Dodge City could be facing charges of attempted murder stemming from a shooting incident early Sunday.  Officers were called out to the 27-hundred block of Hennessey Court shortly before 6am.  No injuries were reported.  29 year old Marcos Dela Rosa was taken into custody as a suspect. ...
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Increase in Vehicle Registration Fees to Help Strengthen KHP Numbers

(westernkansasnews.com) The legislature has approved a two dollar increase in vehicle registration fees starting July 1st. Lieutenant Adam Winters of the Kansas Highway Patrol on what this money is designed to do.     That money will have a great impact in our part of the state. The goal is for KHP to increase their...
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Garden City man injured in single car crash

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–A Garden City man was injured Sunday evening in a single vehicle crash at the 4200 Block of Railroad. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Report, 31-year old Matthew L. Burnett was westbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Colbalt at around 7:45, when he swerved right and went into a ditch. His...
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