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Drug Offense Penalties Eased

(KANSAS) (westernkansasnews.com) – The Kansas House moved to ease penalties on some small-time drug offenders and to take employers addresses off the state sex offender web site yesterday. House Bill 2318 would link the penalties for drug possession, to the amount of drugs actually possessed and would allow judges more discretion when sentencing low-level...
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Finney County United Way Update 5/14/12

An update with Sway Sandoval, from the Finney County United Way discussing the Miles Of Smiles Program. FiCo Unitey Way 5-14-12
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GCCC Coach Jeff Tatum Football Camps

Garden City Community College Coach Jeff Tatum on the summer football camps for the local youths. GCCC Coach 5-14-12
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Big booze bill

(KANSAS) (westernkansasnews.com) – A wide-ranging set of bills that relax alcohol regulations in Kansas is headed to Gov. Sam Brownback, but it doesnt include a controversial move to allow grocery stores to sell stronger beer and alcohol. The changes would allow bars to offer happy hour specials, allow micro-distilleries of liquor to sell and...
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Award Winning School

(DODGE CITY) (westernkansasnews.com) – Dodge City Middle School has just been named a Middle School of the Year Finalist for 2012. Along with five other middle schools in Kansas that were recognized in a ceremony on Monday. The award was presented by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators to six Kansas middle schools...
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23 defendants arrested charged under RICO Act

(DODGE CITY) (westernkansasnews.com) U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom¬†today unsealed a federal indictment and announced the arrest of 23 alleged members of the Norteno gang in Dodge City Kansas. The indictment included four men who are charged in the June 8, 2009 shooting death of Israel Peralta and the attempted murder of three other men. “This...
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Mother’s Day 2012 Spending Exceeds $18 Billion

(westernkansasnews.com) – Americans will spend more on Mom than they have in recent years, according to the National Retail Federation’s consumer spending survey done last month. That’s about $152 per person this year up $12 over last year. Two thirds of consumers, or 66.4 percent, will buy $2.2 billion worth of flowers, while nearly...
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Green Algae Blooms

(KANSAS) (westernkansasnews.com) – State officials are hoping for the best but planning for the worst when it comes to blue-green algae, a toxic substance that can greatly limit the use of state lakes and reservoirs during the summer. Last year the algae was particularly bad, affecting 38 Kansas lakes. Contact with the algae made...
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Saving Amtrak

(GARDEN CITY) (westernkansasnews.com) РIt could cost $100,000,000 to keep Amtrak running in most of Kansas. Several cities are working to keep the trains running. Amtrak says it needs the money to repair the tracks between Newton and Raton, NM. It says the money needs to be secured by 2014, otherwise it may look at...
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USD 457 Weekly Update With Roy Cessna 5-10-12

A weekly update with Roy Cessna from USD 457. This weeks topics are school board meeting, ELF program enrollment, and graduation. Roy Cessna 5-10-12
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