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Public Utilities

2010 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, 2010.

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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, 2010

Shajia Ahmad
No.1 Sunflower power plant deal top story of 2009
Garden City Telegram, 1/2/2010

Scott Rothschild
Coal plant nearing next step
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2010

Steve Everly
Customers are asked to conserve
Kansas City Star, 1/9/2010

Steve Everly
KCP&L's new plant is behind schedule
Kansas City Star, 1/14/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Final materials submitted for Sunflower permits
Garden City Telegram, 1/14/2010

John Hanna
Utility moves forward on plant
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2010 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger
Phones outpage E-911 grid
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2010

Deb Gruver
Kansans can seek help with energy bills
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2010 [Newsbank article]

Utility granted electric rate hike
Junction City Daily Union, 1/15/2010

Mike Corn
KCC approves rate increase for cooperative
Hays Daily News, 1/15/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Sunflower hopes for quick approval
Hays Daily News, 1/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Hays Daily News
State offers assistance to purchase new appliances
Hays Daily News, 1/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Study ranks Kansas 2nd in nation for wind power
Garden City Telegram, 2/23/2010

Dave Peterson
Kansas must end giveaways [letters]
Kansas City Star, 1/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Westar settles with feds on environmental improvements
Wichita Eagle, 1/26/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
County to pursue locked-price fuel
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2010

Associated Press
Westar, federal agencies settle lawsuit
Chanute Tribune, 1/26/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Sunflower optimistic about Homcomb plant
Garden City Telegram, 1/27/2010

Tribune Staff
Appliance replacement program provides vouchers
Chanute Tribune, 1/28/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Regulators OK $17M increase for Westar
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2010

Associated Press
KCC approves Westar increase
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2010

Associated Press
Westar rate increase backed
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2010

John Green
Colo. plant may draw on Kansas workforce
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2010 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
Sunflower CEO optimistic about Holcomb plant
Hays Daily News, 1/29/2010 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
KCC approves rate increase for Westar Energy
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Regulator resigns, citing personal reasons
Leavenworth Times, 1/30/2010

Power move [our view]
Garden City Telegram, 2/1/2010

Scott Rothschild
State workers: Legislature broke pay-raise promise
Lawrence Journal World, 2/2/2010

Tim Carpenter
Questions arise on AT&T negotiations
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2010

Mike Corn
Group urges extra coal meetings
Hays Daily News, 2/4/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Kansas group urges extra coal meetings
Garden City Telegram, 2/5/2010

Associated Press
Regulators to request 40 percent rate hike
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/6/2010

Our View
More input [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 2/10/2010

Special to The Daily Union
Kansans to share in $22M
Junction City Daily Union, 2/13-15/2010

Steve Everly
Survey finds wind energy attracting jobs to Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2010

Rachael Gray
Brownback hopeful energy industry can help western Kansas economically
Garden City Telegram, 2/17/2010

Associated Press
Kansas competes for broadband funds
Manhattan Mercury, 2/17/2010

Dion Lefler
Tie vote squelches bill to ease fire sprinkler rules
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
A favorable wind blows for Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2010

Dion Lefler
Study ranks Kansas 2nd in nation for wind power
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2010 [Newsbank article]

Rhonda Holman
Kansas needs to capitalize on wind [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

The News Staff
Governor appoints former state rep to commission
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2010 [Newsbank article]

Special to the Courier
SC grad appointed to Kansas Corporation Commission
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/25/2010

Mary Clarkin
Reno, AT&T act on fee gap
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2010

Our View
League party
Garden City Telegram, 3/2/2010

New tax on utility bills approved
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/3/2010

Mike Corn
ITC seeks power
Hays Daily News, 3/3/2010 [Newsbank article]

Energy office creates grants
Garden City Telegram, 3/6/2010

Star Editorial
The 'sweet spot' for wind power [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kan. has $3M for communities for energy projects
Emporia Gazette, 3/8/2010

Martin Hawver
Bill tackles migrating gas
Junction City Daily Union, 3/9/2010

Jim Sullinger
Brownlee to help determine future of 911
Olathe Daily News, 3/10/2010

Russ Morgan
Public comment wanted on cable plan
Emporia Gazette, 3/11/2010 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Disabled groups sue to reverse state cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2010

Kelly Wendeln
Why does wind power cost more? [letters to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 3/17/2010 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
Anger follows Westar approval
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Transmission line meeting set for April 12 in Stockton
Hays Daily News, 3/22/2010 [Newsbank article]

Monica Springer
Wind brings windfall to Wichita Co.
Garden City Telegram, 3/23/2010

Shajia Ahmad
Wind farms have potential to change Kansas
Leavenworth Times, 3/26/2010

Wind force [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/29/2010

Regulators set hearing on transmission line
Manhattan Mercury, 4/5/2010

Associated Press
Regulators set hearing on transmission line
Salina Journal, 4/6/2010

The News Staff
Hearing set for transmission line
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2010 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
Transmission line hearing to be Monday
Salina Journal, 4/6/2010

Bob Johnson
911 center cost put at $558,000
Iola Register, 4/7/2010

Steve Everly
Power plant cost rises by $50 million
Kansas City Star, 4/9/2010 [Newsbank article]

Gayle Weber
Landowners plan for wind projects
Salina Journal, 4/13/2010

Steve Everly
Kansas slips in wind rank
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2010

KCP&L rate increase request
Olathe Daily News, 4/21/2010

Wichita Eagle
Kansas poised to capitalize on the wind
Manhattan Mercury, 4/21/2010

Wichita Eagle
Capitalizing on wind [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 4/22/2010

Shajia Ahmad
Proposed coal-fired plant returns to KDHE permitting process
Garden City Telegram, 4/24/2010

Dedra Boggs
Kansas Gas Service should be expected to earn its profits [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/25/2010

Staff Reports
High-voltage power project approved
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2010

John Green
Power line plan nets key approval
Garden City Telegram, 4/28/2010

Dan Voorhis
Oil drillers dread losing tax breaks
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2010 [Newsbank article]

Mike Corn
Power lines move closer to reality
Hays Daily News, 4/29/2010 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorial
Power plan [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2010

Mike Corn
Mitigation missing in power line bid
Hays Daily News, 4/30/2010 [Newsbank article]

Steve Everly
Wind energy sector adds Kansas jobs
Kansas City Star, 5/1/2010 [Newsbank article]

Dan Voorhis
Turbine parts plant to open in Junction City
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2010 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Good news [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 5/1/2010

Sam Brownback
Energy innovation needs investment, not taxation
Kansas City Star, 5/4/2010

Associated Press
Nebraska approves power project
Hays Daily News, 5/16/2010

Kathy McEwan
Check AC before season starts
Iola Register, 5/17/2010

Mike Corn
Budget threatens public TV, radio
Garden City Telegram, 5/18/2010

Steve Everly
Kansas Gas Service scraps efficiency effort
Kansas City Star, 5/18/2010

Mike Corn
Budget hurts public TV, radio
Salina Journal, 5/18/2010

Public TV, radio in W. Kan. face massive cuts
Emporia Gazette, 5/18/2010

Monica Springer
Budget cuts on the High Plains
Garden City Telegram, 5/19/2010

Dennis McKinney
Time to appreciate producers' contributions [letters to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/22/2010

John Hanna
Utilities oppose measure
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2010

Associated Press
Empire district gets initial OK on rate increase
Leavenworth Times, 5/22-23/2010

Steve Everly
Potential is getting lost in the wind
Kansas City Star, 5/24/2010 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
EPA, KDHE oversight at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2010

Mary Clarkin
Senator draws fire for amendment
Hutchinson News, 5/25/2010 [Newsbank article]



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