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Public Utilities

2006 Session - June through December

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to PUBLIC UTILITIES, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON PUBLIC UTILITIES, January through June, 2006


Alan Bjerga
Goal: Pinpoint all 911 callers
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
State officials raise brows at short notice
Wichita Eagle, 6/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Rick Montgomery
Slimmer phone book? It's in our cells
Kansas City Star, 6/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
City denies cell tower request
Wichita Eagle, 6/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Westar case rejected
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/8/2006


Dion Lefler
Rulings could lower Westar energy rates
Wichita Eagle, 7/8/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
Beth Wittig sheds government oversight
Kansas City Star, 7/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Wittig's wife asks assets be opened
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/1/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Feds defend trial, judge
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2006


Witting's winding road up now: Appellate hearing
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Judges hone in on prosecutor
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/30/2006


Jon Sarche
Former Westar executives seek to overturn fraud convictions
Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/2006


Steve Fry
Professor: Wittig appeals not easy to interpret
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/3/2006


The Capital-Journal
Westar announces energy agreement
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/7/2006


Taylor Atkins
Forecast: Heat cost to drop
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/12/2006


Tim Vandenack
Most in favor of new Sunflower plants
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2006


Scott Bershof
Public opinion favors expansion
Garden City Telegram, 10/25/2006


Don't want a higher bill? Say something about it
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/26/2006


Suzanna Stagemeyer
Rising gas bills likely for residents
Johnson County Sun, 10/26/2006


Dave Stephens
Still time to protest utility rate hike
Hutchinson News, 10/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ron Sylvester
Utility rate hearing grabs little attention
Wichita Eagle, 10/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kristen Waggener
Aquila files request to increase natural gas rates
Garden City Telegram, 11/3/2006


KCC's cold weather rule started Nov. 1
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/7/2006


John Hanna
Westar decision won't be reviewed
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/10/2006


Staff Reports
Aquila proposes rate increase
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/18/2006


Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 11/20/2006


Special to the Hays Daily News
State helps homeowners with energy conservation
Hays Daily News, 11/22/2006


Steve Fry
Wittig looks to Westar appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Judges' ruling favors Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/23/2006


Darrin Stineman
Sunflower reacts to critics
Garden City Telegram, 11/24/2006


Staff and Wire Reports
Sunflower official apologizes
Hays Daily News, 11/24/2006


Dan Margolies
Westar figure's sentence tossed out again
Kansas City Star, 11/24/2006 [Newsbank article]


Anna Staatz
Aviation interference from wind farms still up for debate
Junction City Daily Union, 11/26/2006


Anna Staatz
Improve bills with efficiency shortcuts
Junction City Daily Union, 11/26/2006


Sunflower rep apologizes
Garden City Telegram, 11/27/2006


Tim Vandenack
Ford Co. ethanol plant one step closer to approval
Hutchinson News, 11/28/2006


Scott Bershof
Some still wary of Sunflower plan
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006


Darrin Stineman
Salina city commissioners fail to pass opposition of plant
Hays Daily News, 11/28/2006


Emotional debate
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006


Less Messenger
Expansion questions [letter to the editor]
Garden City Telegram, 11/28/2006


Ashley Nietfeld
County given authority to apply for ethanol plant grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006


Tim Slattery
Ethanol plant would not be a good deal for Wright [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006


Ashley Nietfeld
Proposed ethanol plant at Wright clears hurdle at county zoning board
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/28/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Setting aside of Wittig sentence may be challenged
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/29/2006


Sharon Montague
Foes of coal to push options
Salina Journal, 11/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig files against request
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/30/2006


Sharon Montague
Comment period for power plant extended
Salina Journal, 11/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


Patrick S. Kelley
Two plans, two responses
Emporia Gazette, 11/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Westar to take public comment on proposed line
Hutchinson News, 11/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


Scott Bershof
Deadline extended
Garden City Telegram, 11/30/2006


Associated Press
Water's value drying up for some farmers
Garden City Telegram, 11/30/2006


Ashley Nietfeld
Opponents of ethanol plant circulating protest petition
Dodge City Daily Globe, 11/30/2006


Melissa Smith
KGS announces rate hike local charges to stay the same
Chanute Tribune, 11/30/2006


Tim Vandenack
Opponents consider suit to halt Ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 12/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Unruh
Westar plans high-voltage lines
Salina Journal, 12/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dave Skretta
Sebelius declares storm 'disaster'
Junction City Daily Union, 12/1/2006


John Hanna
Historical sites shut for winter
Hutchinson News, 12/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger
Nine Kansas historic sites are going dark for the winter
Kansas City Star, 12/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Donald Clugston
Sleepwalking [letter to the editor]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/2/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Court won't hear appeal from Wittig loan source
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/5/2006


Steve Everly
KCP&L to raise rates in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Charles M. Ayers
Common purpose is the goal
Salina Journal, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Lisa Taylor
Editorial off the mark
Salina Journal, 12/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
230,000 in northeast Kansas to pay more for electricity
Manhattan Mercury, 12/6/2006


Dan Margolies
Banker's sentence in loan case to stand
Kansas City Star, 12/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chad Lawhorn
City takes pass on gas proposal
Lawrence Journal World, 12/6/2006


John Hanna
KCP&L customers to pay more
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/6/2006


John Hanna
230,000 in northeast Kansas to pay more for electricity
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/6/2006


Tim Vandenack
Public to sound off on Aquila buyout
Hutchinson News, 12/8/2006 [Newsbank article]


George Weeks
Letters to the editor
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 12/8/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ashley Nietfeld
Petition against ethanol plant fails to win approval
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/8/2006


Scott Bershof
Wind power circulates in debate
Garden City Telegram, 12/9/2006


Mark Wiebe
Officials' spending undergoes scrutiny
Kansas City Star, 12/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


BPU needs to address management excesses
Kansas City Star, 12/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mark Wiebe
BPU ethics commission delays review
Kansas City Star, 12/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Power plant resistance grows
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/13/2006


Ashley Nietfeld
What Ethanol plant mean to the community
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/13/2006


Associated Press
Power plant irks Colorado, Northeastern states
Wichita Eagle, 12/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Suzanna Stagemeyer
Change in the air
Johnson County Sun, 12/14/2006


Kristen Waggener
Sunflower to add wind energy
Garden City Telegram, 12/14/2006


Editorial Board
Sunflower expansion
Hutchinson News, 12/15/2006


Sarah Kessinger
Sunflower to purchase wind power
Hutchinson News, 12/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig's resentencing uncontested
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006


James Carlson
Deal would give firefighters 10.4% raise over 2 years
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/15/2006


Gregory Shelor
Ethanol plant would help build county's community [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/15/2006


Associated Press
Prosecutors accept Wittig resentencing
Wichita Eagle, 12/16/2006


Tim Vandenack
Little reaction to planned sale of Aquila power assets
Hutchinson News, 12/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Prosecutors won't appeal Wittig resentencing decision
Lawrence Journal World, 12/16/2006


Scott Bershof
Sunflower disputes emission levels
Garden City Telegram, 12/16/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Firefighters' contract a hot topic
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/18/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Sides describe contract talks as 'bloody,' 'historic'
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/19/2006


Mike Corn
Comments show high interest in Sunflower plant application
Hays Daily News, 12/19/2006


John Green
Officials ok permit for ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 12/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Scott Bershof
Ethanol plant on track for 2007 production
Garden City Telegram, 12/19/2006


Associated Press
Ethanol plant gets green light
Lawrence Journal World, 12/20/2006


Robert Boczkiewicz
Weidner's sentence upheld
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006


The news, briefly Westar KCC request
Emporia Gazette, 12/20/2006


Tim Hrenchir
Council oks deal by union
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Robert Boczkiewicz
Wittig likely to pursue release
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Community foundation of Southwest Kansas and Dodge City Chamber of Commerce to benefit from grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/20/2006


John Hanna
Westar wants guarantee that rates will cover plant costs
Lawrence Journal World, 12/21/2006


John Hanna
Westar seeks guarantee
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/21/2006


Careful look
Garden City Telegram, 12/21/2006


Bill Wilson
Ethanol plants attract mix of local investors
Wichita Eagle, 12/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
5-year sentence is upheld
Kansas City Star, 12/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Decay don't dismiss rural need for jobs
Wichita Eagle, 12/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mark Vierthaler
Second wind farm in Southwest Kansas built, dedicated
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/26/2006


Associated Press
Westar stalls decision on coal-fired plant site
Wichita Eagle, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Coal Plant site delayed
Kansas City Star, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Westar delays site choice
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/29/2006


Scott Rothschild
Westar delays decision on building coal-burning plant
Lawrence Journal World, 12/29/2006


The News Staff
Utility bill payment option is no more
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Westar halts site search
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
Sprint faces class action
Kansas City Star, 12/30/2006 [Newsbank article]


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