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Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Industrial Hemp Regulations

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A public hearing will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, to consider the adoption of proposed regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program. The hearing will be held in room 124 on the first floor of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, 1320 Research Park Dr. in Manhattan. Due...
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Kansas Attorney General asks Supreme Court for protection

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower-court decision that held a historic cross -shaped memorial honoring World War I veterans violates the First Amendment. Schmidt, along with 28 other state attorneys general and the governor of Kentucky, filed an amicus brief Monday seeking...
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Garden City sees highest single-day snowfall amount in nearly 10 years

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Most of western Kansas woke up to a winter wonderland on Thursday morning, as blizzard-like conditions blanketed the ground. The weather caused many businesses’ and roads to be closed, while many were also without power. “Our guys were out working all day long on the roads,” said Lisa Knoll, Southwest...
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Weather Update: 1:15 p.m. (12/27/18)

Latest look at the roads across western and south western Kansas (Last update: 1:15 p.m.) OTHER CLOSINGS Siena Convenient Care Plaza Medical, Ulysses Family Physicians, DC Medical Center and the Montezuma Clinics Family Health Center in Lakin and Deerfield Tyson A-Shift will start 2 hours late and will now go in at 8 a.m....
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Governor Colyer issues State of Disaster Emergency declaration

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — Gov. Jeff Colyer MD has issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for the state in response to the winter storm that will be impacting portions of western Kansas. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties....
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Winter Weather Advisory Update

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) TOPEKA, Kan. — A winter storm system is forecast to impact portions of western Kansas with possible accumulating snowfall and gusty winds through the overnight hours of Thursday/early morning hours of Friday.  Portions of central and eastern Kansas are expected to receive rain. The Kansas Division of Emergency Management will be monitoring...
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Garden City Parks Department Christmas Tree pick-up scheduled

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The City of Garden City Parks Departments will be providing its annual free Christmas tree pick-up service on Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 4, 2019. Discarded Christmas trees must be placed next to the curb, in front of your residence, before your scheduled pickup date. Please do...
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Dodge City woman killed in three-vehicle crash on U.S. 54

KINGMAN COUNTY, Kan. — A 63-year old Dodge City woman was killed and five others injured following a three-vehicle accident on Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 54, three miles west of the Kingman city limits. The accident occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday when Grant Holmes, 28, of Lawrence was headed westbound on...
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Sen. Moran Supported FAMERS FIRST Act included in new Farm Bill

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today applauded the President’s signing of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) that included legislation Sen. Moran championed, the Facilitating Accessible Resources for Mental Health and...
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GC Public Schools to hold reading challenge over break

(Special to westernkansasnews.com) GARDEN CITY, Kan. — Garden City Public Schools will hold a “12 Days of Reading Challenge” each day during the winter break starting on Wednesday, December 26th.  Families can following the school district on its social media sites and watch for the reading challenge for that day.  Families are encouraged to...
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