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Brownback Proposes Medicaid Overhaul

(Topeka, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Kansas officials will hold two public hearings this month on Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to overhaul the state’s $2.9 billion-a-year Medicaid program. Medicaid is funded jointly by states and the federal government to provide health coverage for the poor, disabled and elderly. Kansas plans to turn the management of its Medicaid...
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Holcomb Teen Recovering After Head-On With Mack Truck

(Holcomb, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) An 18-year old Holcomb man is recovering at St. Catherine’s Hospital with injuries to his leg after his 2011 Mazda-3 crashed into a Mack truck on Railroad Avenue 386-feet from its intersection with Anderson Road at 10:24 Monday morning.  The accident sent officers from the KHP and Finney County Sheriff’s Office,...
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Semi VS. Sedan Crash Sends Local Man to the Emergency Room (See Photos)

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) The Kansas Highway Patrol is investigating a serious collision that occurred on Railroad Avenue near Anderson Road just outside of Garden City shortly after 10 o’clock Monday morning.  Initial reports indicate that a motorist without any passengers in his vehicle was driving a sedan on Railroad Avenue when he allowed...
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Junction City Fire Forces Evacuation

(Junction City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A fire over the weekend at a Junction City apartment building forced nearly 20 people out of their homes.  Officials say the fire was reported around 6:45 Saturday night inside a 12-unit apartment building.  At least three of the units were fully involved by flames and other units suffered smoke...
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Bucklin Suspect Has Bail Reduced

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) A Bucklin man accused of sexual assault had his bond reduced Thursday.  Bond for18-year-old Vincent Stephenson was originally set at $200,000 but on Thursday, a judge reduced that by $100,000.  The Dodge City Daily Globe reports that Stephenson has no previous crminal history and has not been identified as a...
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Annual Quack Attack in Dodge Awards Thousands in Prize Money (See Photos)

(Dodge City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Organizers of the annual Great Quack Attack in Dodge City to benefit the Alley Teen Center and Big brothers and Big Sisters really had their ducks in a row with thousands of dollars given away on Sunday at the conclusion of the fowl race for the rubber. Dodge City firefighters...
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Residents Line Streets Early for Annual Parade

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Hundreds of families lined up Main Street on Saturday to enjoy the 44th annual Empire Days Parade in Garden City.  The parade was very well attended and featured a variety of floats mirroring the “Make Mine Beef” theme.
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Make My Parade ‘Beef’

(Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com)  The 44th annual Beef Empire Days Parade concluded shortly after noon on Saturday and was well received by the hundreds of people who lined Main Street in Garden City along the parade’s route. “Make Mine Beef” was the theme of this year’s parade and that theme was well represented by...
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Graffiti Taggers Busted in the Act by Sheriff’s Deputies in GC

  (Garden City, KS) (westernkansasnews.com) Finney County Sheriff’s deputies caught some taggers in the act on Weldon Road on Wednesday when they spotted some would-be graffiti artists while on routine patrol.  Sheriff Kevin Bascue reports that the deputies observed two males running from a ditch near a fence where they observed what appeared to...
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Traffic Signal Coming to Holcomb

(Holcomb,KS) (westernkansasnews.com)  A major road construction project is slated for the intersection of Jones Avenue and Big Lowe Road in Holcomb.  Kansas Department of Transportation Southwest District Engineer Larry Thompson says that bids will be accepted from contractors through June 20th for the construction of a right turn lane for northbound traffic, a left...
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