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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.

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Unified School District 475 has its proverbial ear to the ground, waiting to see what the newly-elected legislature will do about school funding. One of the only certainties right now is that there will be a new funding formula in the next fiscal year. No one knows yet what it will be.

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Retired County Commissioner Florence Whitebread is presented with a gift by Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont during a reception in Whitebread's honor at the Geary County Historical Society Friday afternoon. Whitebread and Tremont have both served in their respective positions since the 1…

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All Geary County offices will be closed Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The only exception will be the Transfer Station, which will be open for regular hours Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Regular hours for all offices will resume Nov. 28. 

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In Tuesday’s election, Republican Dave Baker beat Democrat Laura Blevins in the race for State Representative of the 68th District by a comfortable margin of about 62 percent.

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The 2016 election has officially wrapped up, at least for Geary County.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of competing claims of fraud and intimidation on Election Day, few voters who headed to the polls Tuesday morning encountered such problems, though there were some reports of machine breakdowns and long lines.

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As the sewer extension on South Spring Valley Road is close to completion, city staff discussed during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting a timetable in which residents in the Spring Valley Road area within city limits would be required to attach their homes to the sewer line. 

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It’s a clash of youth versus experience in the race between Krista Blaisdell and Chris Biggs. In roughly two weeks one of them will be the Geary County Attorney. The current incumbent, Steven Opat, has chosen not to run for re-election, but Biggs won’t be a newcomer to the position if he is …

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The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Monday night, to allow political candidates at the local, state and federal levels to express their views in front of Geary County voters. In total, 10 candidates participated in Monday's forum. Above, Jeff Longbine (right) an…

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TOPEKA — A task force appointed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback suggested Tuesday that Kansas end its monthly reports showing how well tax collections compare to projections of how much money the state expects to bring in.

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected nearly $45 million less in taxes than expected in September, complicating the state’s budget picture five weeks before an election in which Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s fiscal policies are a major issue.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

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After some discussion, Junction City Commissioners approved awarding the contract for installing carpet tiles at the Junction City Police Department building to Ben Kitchens Painting Co. at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting. 

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Spending 10 days at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson was certainly worth it — at least that’s what members of the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau say. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Four former Kansas governors launched a bipartisan push Tuesday to retain Kansas Supreme Court justices in November’s election, warning that ousting the jurists targeted by conservatives could politicize the state’s top court and undercut its impartiality.

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The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has experienced a certain amount of turmoil for the past few months, partly owing to a question on the county’s part about whether or not it should remain consolidated.

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The Board of Directors for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has been experiencing an issue with chronic absenteeism lately. A member of the board has exceeded their number of excused absences as of the board’s July 27 meeting.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Today Donald Trump will call for a new ideological test for admission to the United States, vetting applicants on their stance on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and gay rights. The policy would represent a significant shift in how the U.S. manages ent…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary fight Wednesday, in Pence’s latest break in position from the billionaire businessman.

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On July 18, Geary County Commissioners signed a proclamation to announce August as breastfeeding month and encourage a breastfeeding-friendly culture. The proclamation acknowledges that breastfeeding is the ideal way to nurture and feed infants. Breastfeeding has many benefits for children i…

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The primary election is fast approaching — Aug. 2 is less than a month away, and candidates have fired their campaigns up with phone calls, debates and door-to-door pitches.

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Some people may not know the Economic Development Commission has loans available for businesses in its revolving loan fund. It’s specifically for people who already have a loan from another source, so it’s ideal for current business owners who want to do renovations or something similar.

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Picture yourself as a substitute teacher for a minute. You’ve been asked to teach a high school English class. During your plan time, however, you’ve been asked to step in and take over a math class for a period. 

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Though Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Dennis Beson learned a plethora of information at the recent Institute for Organization Management in Athens, Ga., it was some of the “unspoken” benefits he received that made his trip worth it. 

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