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Public Utilities

2009 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, 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

January through May, 2009

Political cartoon
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/7/2009

Rick Plumlee
Bankrupt ethanol firm still hopeful
Wichita Eagle, 1/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Windy complications
Garden City Telegram, 1/9/2009

Chris Green
Plan could bring more 'green' jobs
Garden City Telegram, 1/10/2009

Robert O'Connor
Sunflower plants an economic necessity for state, nation
Hays Daily News, 1/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Power play
Garden City Telegram, 1/13/2009

Mike Hall
Westar bills to rise $6 to $9
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2009

Associated Press
Judge to hear coal-plant case
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Russ Morgan
Mast's bill on track to rein in utility
Emporia Gazette, 1/28/2009

Chris Green
More rate freedom at co-ops possible
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Westar faces two federal lawsuits
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
KCP&L spending stirs up questions
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Westar renews promise
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2009

Associated Press
Westar considers adding renewables
Garden City Telegram, 2/13/2009

Stephanie Farley
Commission to discuss energy bill
Garden City Telegram, 2/14/2009

Dion Lefler
Internet access data called misleading
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jack Weinstein
House approves bill to allow quicker access of cell phone data
Olathe Daily News, 2/21/2009

Steve Everly
Customers won't foot bill for KCP&L's Chiefs tickets
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2009

David Clouston
FEMA: Utilities to be repaid for ice repairs
Salina Journal, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chuck Kurtz
AT&T opens first 'experience store'
Johnson County Sun, 3/4/2009

Special to The Daily Union
Corrections advisory board seeks members
Junction City Daily Union, 3/6/2009

Karen Dillon
Rush for coal plants slows to a stagger
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Phone technology call for help [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Rapids will vote on sale of gas co.
Emporia Gazette, 3/20/2009

John Milburn
Kansas Senate approves changes in wireless laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2009

Jack Weinstein
Senate approves Kelsey's law
Olathe Daily News, 3/25/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Rapid's Gas Co. bill moves toward vote
Emporia Gazette, 3/26/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Legislature likely to approve gas bill
Emporia Gazette, 3/31/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Natural gas bill sent to governor
Emporia Gazette, 4/1/2009

John Hanna
Westar rates to rise again
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2009

David Twiddy
Westar exec's salary declines
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2009

Cyber crime silent virus [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Wheatland rates to go up for some
Garden City Telegram, 4/4/2009

Shareholders should pay for KCP&L's largesse to retirees
Kansas City Star, 4/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kansas City Star
Kansas should exploit its wind potential
Manhattan Mercury, 4/14/2009

Stephanie Farley
Gathering celebrates wind farm opening
Garden City Telegram, 4/15/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Rapids vote for deal unanimous
Emporia Gazette, 4/22/2009

Stephanie Farley
FCEDC readies for rally
Garden City Telegram, 4/23/2009

Amy Bickel
Shrinking supply
Garden City Telegram, 4/24/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Co. Attorney warns parents of sexting
Emporia Gazette, 4/25-26/2009

Our View
Powerful support [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/27/2009

Duane Schrag
Wind turbines to be spinning soon
Salina Journal, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Fire station funding at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2009

Mike Corn
KCC schedules hearing on powerline construction
Hays Daily News, 5/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

An important breakthrough [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/5/2009

By the Salina Journal
Svaty says there's no guarantee power plant will be built
Salina Journal, 5/5/2009

Bob Burns
Power plants [letters]
Leavenworth Times, 5/5/2009

Mike Corn
Compromise allows Sunflower plant
Hays Daily News, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Garden City Telegram
Power agreement
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2009

Parkinson's deal [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Josh Svaty
Deregulation is no way to go
Salina Journal, 5/13/2009

Another View
Parkinson and legislature whistle to Sunflower's tune [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/13/2009

Stephanie Farley
Officials: Compromise a 'win-win'
Garden City Telegram, 5/13/2009

Scott Rothschild
Poll: Kansans favor renewable energy
Lawrence Journal World, 5/14/2009

Mike Mattson
Need is not more electricity
Salina Journal, 5/15/2009

Chad Lawhorn
Audit reveals need for improved lighting
Lawrence Journal World, 5/16/2009

Chuck Kurtz
County treatment plant will use discarded oils to produce gas
Johnson County Sun, 5/20/2009

John Hanna
Westar plans pollution upgrades
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2009

Westar rates to rise
Kansas City Star, 5/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
Westar Energy rates to raise again, a bit
Hutchinson News, 5/30/2009

John Hanna
Regulators increase Westar electric rate
Lawrence Journal World, 5/30/2009

Mike Hall
Westar granted rate increase
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/31/2009

Commission approves update to environmental cost recovery
Manhattan Mercury, 5/31/2009

John Green
Wind power for homes in slow motion
Hutchinson News, 5/31/2009 [Newsbank article]

Westar gets ok to charge customers
Junction City Daily Union, 5/30-31/6-1/2009



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