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Public Utilities

2007 Session - January through May

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, January through May, 2007.

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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 May, 2007


John Hanna
Sebelius to pursue energy strategy in second term
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2007


Ron Fields
Energized [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/3/2007


Associated Press
Governor to pursue broad energy policy during second term
Iola Register, 1/3/2007


Heather Hollingsworth
Crews work to restore electricity
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2007


John Hanna
Governor to pursue broad energy policy
Hutchinson News, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Energy a priority for Sebelius
Wichita Eagle, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Anna Staatz
Energy issues will be among driving forces
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2007


Associated Press
Utility crews scrambling to restore power after winter storm
Chanute Tribune, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Les Blevins
Energy costs [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/5/2007


Joe Douglas
Energy vision [letter to the editor]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/5/2007


Clara Kilbourn
Rice Co. officials exuberant over future
Hutchinson News, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
Westar verdicts set aside on appeal
Kansas City Star, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Ric Anderson
Westar: Just a bad dream?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


Mike Hall and Steve Fry
Professor: Wittig could be freed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007

David Twiddy
Appeals court Wittig convictions tossed
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Twiddy
Federal appeal Wittig's Westar convictions overturned
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2007


Robert Boczkiewicz
Whittig-Lake overturned
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Legislators have eye on energy in new session
Salina Journal, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Session to cast spotlight on energy
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007


Steve Fry
Wittig, Lake prosecution faulted for its presentation of corp. flights Professor: Case crashed, burned
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


The Kansas City Star
A windy plan
Kansas City Star, 1/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007

Rhonda Holman
Tossed boards must hold CEOs accountable
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Westar shareholders may foot bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Anna Staatz
Energy panel urged to be foreward-thinking
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


Robert Boczkiewicz
Feds request more time
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


The Capital-Journal
Fire chief fired
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007 [Newsbank article]
Anna Staatz
Biofuel growth a cornerstone of plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007

Associated Press
Wittig seeks release from prison
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2007


Associated Press
Wittig defense asks for client's release
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2007


David Twiddy
Attorney asks for Wittig's release
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2007


Wichita Eagle
Westar reversal
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Wittig resentencing is Feb. 5
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2007


Randy Scholfield
Energize be a leader in renewables
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

Carl Manning
Telecom subsidies in Kansas have range of uses
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2007


Associated Press
Telecom subsidies benefit rural Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2007

Carl Manning
Telecom subsidies has range of uses
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/15/2007


Carl Manning
Kansas fees pay for a variety of things
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


[Article on David Wittig trial]
Hutchinson News, 1/15/2007


Amy Bickel
Is there enough corn to feed ethanol plants?
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Power play Sebelius looks to ignite state's energy production
Garden City Telegram, 1/16/2007


Tim Carpenter
Senate utilities committee powerful gusts
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Energy initiatives encouraged
Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/2007

Associated Press
Prosecutors seek five-year sentence for Wittig
Kansas City Star, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Twiddy
Feds urge judge to give Wittig five-year sentence
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Westar seeks KCC's OK to build transmission line
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007


Steve Fry
Feds intent on prison for Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007


J-W Editorials
Energy efforts [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2007


Jerry Siebenmark
Cox expands phone service
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Westar proposes routes for new transmission lines
Hutchinson News, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Kline cleared in ethics complaint
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sharon Montague
Westar applies for Hutch-to-Salina route
Salina Journal, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Firing of fire chief burns his backers
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2007


Mary Clarkin
County puts off Westar's request
Hutchinson News, 1/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Good problems
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2007


Life on the lines when stuck with storm duty
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/20/2007


Scott Rothschild
Lawmakers to consider bill for building new nuclear plant
Lawrence Journal World, 1/21/2007


Associated Press
Lawmakers to consider nuke plant bill
Hutchinson News, 1/22/2007


Tim Unruh
Wind turbines spark controversy
Salina Journal, 1/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Vandenack
Holcomb plants under fire from Colo.
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Vandenack
Proposals for 2 more ethanol plants in the works
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Bill targets coal-fired facilities
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Opinions run hot and cold on wind farm plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2007
News Staff
Ford Co. officials have not yet responded to biofuels lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2007

Associated Press
Counties' residents debate wind farm benefits
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Moratorium sought on coal-fired plants
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2007
Sarah Kessinger
Moratorium on coal plants proposed
Salina Journal, 1/23/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker hoping to force delay
Hays Daily News, 1/23/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Bill seeks to detain power plants
Garden City Telegram, 1/23/2007


Associated Press
Biofuel plants planned
Emporia Gazette, 1/24/2007


DEB GRUVER, PHYLLIS JACOBS GRIEKSPOOR AND DION LEFLER
Fuels for thought Kansas considers alternative energy solutions
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver, Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor and Dion Lefler
State already on path Bush has proposed
Wichita Eagle, 1/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Clara Kilbourn
A valid reason to raise one's voice
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Wittig case system works [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2007


Renate R. Mai-Dalton
All deserve justice
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Wind turbine project in western Kansas outlined
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2007


Dion Lefler
House OKs secret utility rate increases
Wichita Eagle, 1/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ron Fields
Smart power [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Wind farm opponents force revision in bill
Hutchinson News, 1/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Bill would make it easier to expand nuclear energy
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2007


Tim Vandenack
Nebraska firm plans ethanol plant at proposed Sunflower center
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Harris News Service
Hearing on moratorium
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Residents question Westar's line plans
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Voorhis
Head to head over hookups Cox, At&T gird for battle over bundled services
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Bob Hooper
Ethanol: Transfusion or hemorrhage? [opinion]
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2007


Letters to the Journal
Salina Journal, 1/28/2007


Sarah Kessinger
More needed than just wind turbines
Salina Journal, 1/28/2007


Tom Bell
Bush hits right note on gas [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/28/2007


Associated Press
Landowners upset with Westar
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2007


Energy conservation critical for governor's second term
Hays Daily News, 1/29/2007


Associated Press
Landowners upset with Westar's plans for power lines
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/29/2007


Eric Swenson
Not living up to its potential
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/29/2007


Tim Vandenack
Power plant timing questioned
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Randy Scholfield
Serious? Political talk vs. action on renewables
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2007


David Klepper
Critics present case against coal plant
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Coal plant likely to go up, despite opponents
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
House bill could 'kill' coal plant projects
Lawrence Journal World, 1/30/2007


James Carlson
Bill would halt new coal-fired plants
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2007


John Milburn
House panel hears about power plant
Salina Journal, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Sebelius issues conservation order
Manhattan Mercury, 1/30/2007


John Milburn
House holds power switch
Junction City Daily Union, 1/30/2007


Associated Press
Dodge City|Ethanol plant subject of lawsuit
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Ethanol suit court date set
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007


Michael Hooper
Westar's pruning irks some residents
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007
Wind energy challenge in motion
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2007
Another bright idea on energy savings
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]
Adrian Polansky
Ethanol production must adhere to state's water rules
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Anna Staatz
Planned energy advisory panel supported
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2007


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Colwich rethinks ethanol plant rezoning
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Slow down
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Moving forward
Garden City Telegram, 2/1/2007


Current levels of wind energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2007


Energy efficiency
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Bill will promote new energy efficiency in Kansas
Chanute Tribune, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


Amy M. Cotham
'Gifted and Talented Day' at capitol raises awareness
Chanute Tribune, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Nuclear bill is advanced by House
Hutchinson News, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


House holds nuclear plant bill until Monday
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007


John Hanna
Lawmakers table bill to ban coal-fired plants
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Ban on coal-fired power plants is tabled
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2007


Scott Rothschild
Moratorium on coal-burning plants rejected
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2007


John Hanna
Legislators unlikely to block coal project
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2007


Bob Livingston
Cell phone sanity [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Miller
Don't slow down [letter to the editor]
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Johnson
Conservation a start
Hays Daily News, 2/4/2007


Crowson' view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2007


Steve Fry
Judge cuts Wittig sentence
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


Sarah Kessinger
House passes energy bills; more in wings
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Taylor Atkins
Caught in the net
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


Dan Margolies
Ex-Westar CEO resentenced
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
Judge cuts Wittig's sentence to 2 years
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Hallie Skinner
Teens should think more digitally
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


Sarah Kessinger
House passes three energy bills
Salina Journal, 2/6/2007


Matt Nowak
Global warming discussion
Leavenworth Times, 2/6/2007


Energy efficiency
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2007


Editorial Board
Energized
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker seeks more mercury monitoring
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker seeks increase in mercury monitoring
Hays Daily News, 2/7/2007


Would three more Kansas plants matter?
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
Aquila to take buyout
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark Davis
Buyout worth millions echoes amid decline
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Aquila selling to two companies
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark Fagan
Aquila selling natural gas utilities
Lawrence Journal World, 2/8/2007
Dan Margolies
Pending utility sale just part of area merger swell
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Hollingsworth
Bill would promote Kansas oil storage
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2007


Dave Skretta
Struggling utility Aquila planning to sell its assets
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2007


Phyllis J. Zorn
Utility looks to help 'PAY'ing customers
Hays Daily News, 2/8/2007


Mike Corn
Utility's sale should have no effect on purchases in progress
Hays Daily News, 2/8/2007


Randy Scholfield
Ask questions about coal-fired plants [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Proposed sale of utility should offer benefits for ratepayers
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dion Lefler
Municipal utilities want to set customers' rates
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
Wittig can go free on bond
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007

Michael Hooper
Bill touts renewable energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dan Margolies
A step toward freedom
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Some landowners hope to change route of Westar line
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Bershof
Dinner talks revolve on aid
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2007


Robert Boczkiewicz
Judges pave way for Wittig
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2007


Associated Press
Wittig wins plea to leave on bond
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Nuclear provides an answer [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/10/2007


Ashely Nietfeld
Area counties receive funds to upgrade 911 systems
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/10/2007


Associated Press
Judge clears ex-Westar chief for release
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2007


Eric Palmer
Flash back
Kansas City Star, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Court releases Wittig on bond
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2007


Tim Vandenack
Rural Kansans eager, anxious about impact on their lives, communities
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Ethanol market looks to future
Wichita Eagle, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
Legislature gets it right with enhanced 9-1-1
Junction City Daily Union, 2/12/2007


John Hanna
Kansas reviews energy options
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Wittig leaves federal prison
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2007


Associated Press
Wittig free on bond pending appeal of sentence
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2007


Associated Press
Panel reviewing CO2 proposal
Garden City Telegram, 2/13/2007


Dan Margolies
Wittig is released on bond
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Panel's look at conservation starts with carbon dioxide bill
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/13/2007


Mark Wiebe
BPU spending draws a second rebuke
Kansas City Star, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]


Christopher White Walker
Nuclear energy; the more the better [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 2/14/2007


Sarah Kessinger
House hears about wind farms
Salina Journal, 2/15/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Farmers, naturalists fight vs. wind turbines
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007


Michael Hooper
City hopes to land plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2007


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Colwich City Council approves plans for ethanol plant
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Bill would add rules for wind farms
Garden City Telegram, 2/15/2007


Mary Clarkin
Board will recommend permit for Westar station
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2007


Steve Everly
A freeze-out on lower bills
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Brad Cooper
Olathe, company at cross purposes
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/16/2007


Karen Mikols
Utility hopes program will encourage home improvements
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2007


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2007


The Kansas City Star
BPU deserves a board with new perspectives
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Vandenack
Power agency gets public input on $1B network
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Feds won't push appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007


Associated Press
Prosecutors decide not to seek reconsideration of Westar case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2007


Dan Margolies
Executives' fate still in limbo
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Prosecutors won't appeal Wittig case
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Area counties receive money for enhanced 911 systems
Hays Daily News, 2/23/2007


John Schlageck
Future of wind energy remains up in the air
Junction City Daily Union, 2/23/2007


Sixty miles of adventure
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007


Gina Penzig
Utility keeping up with energy needs
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Ethanol company to build two plants
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007


Associated Press
Underground leakage falling behind in cleaning up
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2007


David Twiddy
Regulators approve Aquila sale
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2007


Mike Belt
New cell phone tower raises some concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2007


Associated Press
Aquila given final OK
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2007


David Twiddy
Kansas regulators OK sale of Aquila electric utilities
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2007


The Capital-Journal
Westar seeks bids for renewable energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007


Steve Everly
Westar ponders winds of change
Kansas City Star, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sam Hananel
Government to invest in plant
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007


Steve Fry
Feds: Clamp Wittig finances
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007

Beccy Tanner and Stan Finger
Cold winter brings high gas bills for Wichitans
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Schlageck
Up in the air
Chanute Tribune, 3/1/2007


John Schlageck
Fate of wind energy is still up in the air
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/1/2007


Sarah Kessinger
House bill encourages more nuclear power
Salina Journal, 3/1/2007


Sam Hananel
Kansas ethanol plant gets funding
Salina Journal, 3/1/2007


Westar earnings up 22 percent
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2007


Associated Press
Feds want limits placed on Wittig
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2007


Tim Vandenack
Ethanol opponents face off in court
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


James Hart
Judge's order blocks articles about BPU
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Schlageck
Up in the air
Emporia Gazette, 3/3/2007


John Milburn
States, utilities building wave for renewable energy
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2007


John Milburn
Renewable energy a mounting wave
Hutchinson News, 3/5/2007


John Milburn
Renewable energy causes ripples in Kansas
Junction City Daily Union, 3/5/2007


Tony Rizzo
Block on news story challenged
Kansas City Star, 3/6/2007


Kathy Hanks
Rotary speaker calls for development of Kansas wind and energy
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Corn
Developer files application in Ellis County for wind farm
Hays Daily News, 3/6/2007


Tim Vandenack
Another ethanol plant proposed in Ford Co.
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


TD unit recognized
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2007


Karen Dillon
Utility may have violated federal law
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Kansas City Star
First amendment wins with appeals ruling
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Court lifts ban on papers' publication of utility document
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2007


Jeff Davis
The bigger picture courtside with the Wittigs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2007


John Milburn
States, utilities building wave for renewable energy
Chanute Tribune, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Chris Oberholtz
Worry about clean air, not leak of BPU memo
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City hopes to cut deal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


James W. Tippin
Westar case does not mean jury
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2007


Mark Wiebe and Karen Dillon
BPU looks at effects of report
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Westar gets special use permit
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Lawmaker seeks renewable energy standard
Hutchinson News, 3/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Horst wants renewable energy by '12
Salina Journal, 3/8/2007


The Capital-Journal
Westar to break new ground
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2007


Associated Press
Utility might have to delay plant
Hutchinson News, 3/9/2007


Associated Press
Kansas City, Kan. document may delay power plant
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2007

Taylor Atkins
Like gasoline itself, prices volatile
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2007


The Capital-Journal
Fire marshal employee arrested
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2007


Tim Vandenack
Lawsuit vs. Dodge officials tossed
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
State official: Birds, turbines don't mix
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Protect your dinner hour [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/10/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Tree deal would be first in state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2007


Associated Press
Judge rejects ethanol plant lawsuit in Ford County
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2007


Tim Carpenter
Legislator is keen on energy
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2007


Mike Hall
Tree trimming angers residents
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2007


Mark Wiebe
BPU faces a challenge
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Kathy Hanks
Barton Co. delays vote on zoning for turbines
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Ethanol boom fuels shortage of some seeds
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala gets time to study tree protection specs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2007


David Clouston
Access head explains changes in cable laws
Salina Journal, 3/14/2007


Walt Chappell
Your views disastrous plant plans
Garden City Telegram, 3/14/2007


Rhonda McCurry
New Westar VP is 'people-orientated
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2007


Steve Fry
Wittig seeks easing of funds
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2007


Mark Wiebe
State control advances
Kansas City Star, 3/15/2007 [Newsbank article]


Making the upgrade new software bundle tied up in ribbons, woes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007


YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH
Kansas needs public comment on changes for the BPU
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Renewable commitment
Hutchinson News, 3/17/2007 [Newsbank article]


Scott Bershof
Sierra Club raises new concerns
Garden City Telegram, 3/17/2007


Associated Press
At&T sues NASCAR over logo on car
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Tree trimming a good deal [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2007


Mark Wiebe
Lawmaker's proposals take heat
Kansas City Star, 3/18/2007


Walt Chappell
Use the wind
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Suzanne Arruda
Let's stop nay-saying and get behind ethanol
Kansas City Star, 3/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
What's not to like about CEOs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Tree plan changes may take root
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2007
Jason Gertzen and David Hayes
AT&T will offer video services
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Plan seeks to regulate BPU
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2007 [Newsbank article]
Sam Hartle
Legislators split on state oversight of BPU
Kansas City Kansan, 3/20/2007
Tim Hrenchir
Tree partnership takes root
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2007

Emerson Lynn Jr
As KCP&L goes green, Kansas should join it [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/21/2007


Scott Rochat
Emporia may get $65 million biodiesel plant
Emporia Gazette, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sam Hartle
Outgoing BPU member takes parting shots at media, Steineger
Kansas City Kansan, 3/23/2007


Associated Press
Senate approves bill on nuclear expansion
Manhattan Mercury, 2/23-24/2007


David Goldstein
Biofuel's feasibility to get test
Kansas City Star, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Power line subject of public hearing
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Maria Sudekum Fisher
Ethanol plants meet resistance
Salina Journal, 3/25/2007


David Goldstein
State to usher in cellulosic ethanol
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Westar wins back-taxes appeal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


Associated Press
Biofuels plant will test new technology
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2007


Ric Anderson
Ethanol fuels worry over water
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


Mark Wiebe
Drug conviction again becomes campaign issue
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Staff News Service
Board rejects bid to recover money
Junction City Daily Union, 3/27/2007


Associatd Press
Board rejects Shawnee County's bid to recover back taxes from Westar
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2007


Emerson Lynn Jr
Cellulosic ethanol plant will be built in Kansas in 2008 [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/29/2007


Sam Hartle
House rejects bill to give up BPU oversight
Kansas City Kansan, 3/29/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Aquila seeks natural gas rate increase
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Ethanol leader
Hutchinson News, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Wittig trial
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2007 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Meeting set in Wittig case
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007


Rachel Davis
Lt. governor tours Conestoga ethanol plant
Garden City Telegram, 3/31/2007


Eric Swanson
Consumers invited to comment on Aquila rate increase
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/31/2007


Ashley Nietfeld
Victory electric acquires Aquila electric
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/31/2007


Anna Staatz
Kansas in driver's seat with energy bills
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2007


Randy Scholfield
Big leap Kansas is poised for energy takeoff
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Wire Service Reports
Aquila closes deal to sell Kansas electric utilities
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2007


Sarah Kessinger
Court ruling, lawsuit threaten power plants
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2007


Chris Steineger
Keeping a close eye
Kansas City Kansan, 4/2/2007


Scott Rothschild
Hearing on natural gas rate increase is Monday
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2007


David Twiddy
Sierra Club files power plant suit
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2007


Aquila sells Kansas utilities
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Karen Dillon
Suit seeks hearing on power plant
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Power ruling raises more questions
Hays Daily News, 4/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
Aquila seeking to raise its rates for natural gas delivery
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/4/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Energy audit ideas on county agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2007


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2007

Jeremy Shapiro
Contract signed for ethanol plant
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mark Fagan
New power plant possible
Lawrence Journal World, 4/6/2007


Edie Hall
Coal-fired plants' construction delayed
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]


Westar to take credit cards
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2007


Associated Press
Company delays coal-fired plant
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Bill encouraging safer gas storage signed
Hutchinson News, 4/7/2007


Scott Bershof
Proposed Sunflower plants put on hold
Garden City Telegram, 4/7/2007


Associated Press
Another power plant?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2007


Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Back to boom
Wichita Eagle, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Review of BPU's finances ordered
Kansas City Star, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Dave Stephens
A bit of good about Finney coal plant
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Lawrence could get second hydroelectric power plant
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2007


Mike Corn
Supreme Court ruling could change regulations for plants
Hays Daily News, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
BPU to get review, not regulation
Hutchinson News, 4/9/2007


Associated Press
Utilities board will receive review, not state regulation
Lawrence Journal World, 4/9/2007


Associated Press
Utilities board to get review
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2007


Our View
Power move
Garden City Telegram, 4/9/2007


The Capital-Journal
AT&T Kansas names president
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2007


Sophia Maines
Aquila pushes for rate increase
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2007


BPU to get review, not state regulation
Junction City Daily Union, 4/10/2007


Associated Press
Kansas companies reaping benefits of higher oil prices
Lawrence Journal World, 4/11/2007


Mike Corn
Battles piling up
Hays Daily News, 4/11/2007


Associated Press
Iowa company to build new biodiesel plant in Emporia
Lawrence Journal World, 4/15/2007


Karen Dillon
Utilities and EPA dispute semantics
Kansas City Star, 4/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Council considers action plan
Salina Journal, 4/16/2007


Dan Margolies
Writer tackles Wittig story
Kansas City Star, 4/17/2007


Associated Press
Oil pipeline could go through preserve
Lawrence Journal World, 4/17/2007


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