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Local Government

June through December 2009
Newspaper Clippings Index

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 LOCAL GOVERNMENT, June through December, 2009.

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

June through December 2009

David Allen Seaton
Ark City commissioners may have violated law
Winfield Daily Courier, 6/3/2009

Brad Kester
County begins budget process
Junction City Daily Union, 6/9/2009

Joyce Morrison
More work to be done
Johnson County Sun, 6/10/2009

How 'tweet' it is plugging in [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/14/2009

Weighing costs [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Bunten seeks to add staffers
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/15/2009

Ag bows out legal fees [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2009

Steve Fry
No charges to be filed
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/16/2009

Gwyn Mellinger
Does former mayor deserve a do-over?
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/18/2009

Dave Trabert
Open records law needs an overhaul
Junction City Daily Union, 6/19/2009

Mary Clarkin
Closed meetings could be violation
Hutchinson News, 6/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Keep it open [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/21/2009

Brent D. Wistrom
City considers layoffs, privatization
Wichita Eagle, 6/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

City budget taxes slump [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/24/2009

Mary Clarkin
Valuations decline in Reno, Hutch
Hutchinson News, 6/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chuck Kurtz
No tax increase in 2010 proposed county budget
Johnson County Sun, 6/24/2009

Eric Swanson
State attorney staffers come to Dodge to discuss open meetings
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/24/2009

Eric Swanson
Learning the law: Workshop gives overview of Open Records Act
Dodge City Daily Globe, 6/25/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Bill could affect local cities
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Wright
Gardner group ponders recall over BNSF vote
Olathe Daily News, 7/4/2009

Kevin Flaherty
Municipalities receive CDBG funds
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Duane Schrag
Watching me
Salina Journal, 8/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Fines, fees, prices on rise
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/23/2009

George Diepenbrock
'Recovery zone' designation could boost economy
Lawrence Journal World, 8/25/2009

Mike Hall
Smoking opponents fired up
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/26/2009

Mary Clarkin
Ceiling for museum funding proves false
Hutchinson News, 8/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Common errors [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 8/29/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Anti-smoking proposal has both sides fired up
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/1/2009

Topeka's local option [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Times News Service
Pott Co. commissioners violated state open meetings law
Manhattan Mercury, 9/1/2009

USDA inspection issue of trust [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/3/2009

Eric Brown
County bed taxes increase 6.6% in 2009
Junction City Daily Union, 9/3/2009

Eric Brown
Local smoking ban proponents await governor's plan
Junction City Daily Union, 9/10/2009

Mark Fagan
City, state not aligned on Kasold repairs timetable
Lawrence Journal World, 9/12/2009

Mike Hall
Shawnee County Commission dump options studied
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/15/2009

Edie Ross
City OKs deal on buyout of homes
Hutchinson News, 9/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
More debate needed on texting
Wichita Eagle, 9/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rachael Gray
Voters to decide hospital issue
Garden City Telegram, 9/19/2009

Rachael Gray
Hospital issue in Scott Co. voters' hands
Hutchinson News, 9/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Transit system turning down stimulus cash
Garden City Telegram, 9/23/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Refund to help repair streets
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/24/2009

Brandy Nance
Taxing authority is sticking point
Emporia Gazette, 9/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Bonanza, county reach settlement
Garden City Telegram, 9/26/2009

Duane Schrag
Ups & downs
Salina Journal, 9/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
City, county have full slates
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/28/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
County planned ahead for sluggish tax payments
Emporia Gazette, 10/13/2009

Times News Service
Pott Co. officials accept open meetings settlement
Manhattan Mercury, 10/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Consolidation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 10/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Coaltion working on legislative policy
Garden City Telegram, 10/23/2009

Mary Clarkin
Official not keen on think tank's strategy for taxes
Hutchinson News, 10/25/2009

Jim Sullinger
Press group seeks review of an open meetings opinion
Kansas City Star, 10/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Open-meeting opinion stands
Kansas City Star, 10/30/2009

Edie Ross
Siemens project, levee issue top city agenda
Hutchinson News, 11/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Miller: State law followed?
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/3/2009

Eric Brown
Attorney General finds no fault in mass e-mails
Junction City Daily Union, 11/4/2009

Jim Sullinger
Many to see lower property tax bills
Olathe Daily News, 12/2/2009

Mike Hall
County rejects tax break
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/4/2009

Gary Demuth
Restaurant inspections to be taken over by state
Salina Journal, 12/8/2009

Steve Rose
The flying wedge
Johnson County Sun, 12/9/2009

George Diepenbrock
County to reconsider raises in wake of state budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 12/9/2009

Chad Lawhorn
City may be pursuing Farmland purchase
Lawrence Journal World, 12/10/2009

Eric Brown
City's sales tax revenue rebounds in October
Junction City Daily Union, 12/10/2009

Jerry Wofford
State to take over county's food inspections
Manhattan Mercury, 12/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Local inspections [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 12/13/2009 [Newsbank article]



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