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PUBLIC UTILITIES
Kansas Newspaper Clippings Index

2012 Legislative Session
January through May 2012

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, 2012.

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 May, 2012


John Green
Westar, groups in battle over future of rates, bonuses, profits
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2012


Dina Cappiello
EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits
Lawrence Journal World, 1/12/2012


John Green
Kroger among those arguing rate hike - Industries say residents, small businesses should pay more
Hutchinson News, 1/20/2012 [Newsbank article]


Steve Everly
KCP&L loses request for $3 million to cover rate-case costs
Kansas City Star, 1/25/2012


Associated Press
Federal inspectors to visit Wolf Creek nuclear plant next week to determine cause of shutdown
Lawrence Journal World, 1/26/2012


Mike Corn
Sunflower raising wholesale rates
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Kansas tops for wind turbine construction
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2012


Associated Press
Judge's ruling puts Sunflower power plant on Hold
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2012


Associated Press
Bill would allow utility rate hikes before approval
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2012


J-W Editorial
Rate grab
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2012

Utilities should -first prove need
Manhattan Mercury, 2/3/2012 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Say no to 'interim' rate hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012

Associated Press
Grant Co. to ponder wind farm project
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2012 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
KGS idle in gas billing reform debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2012
Associated Press
Google set to begin work in KCK
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2012

Scott Canon
Google to start hanging Internet cables today in KCK
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2012

Scott Canon
Google, Unified Government set fees for pole use in KCK
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2012

Andy Heintz
Heintz: Partisan politics of the pipeline
Ottawa Herald, 2/7/2012 [Newsbank article]
Howard Shipley
No rate increase
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2012 [Newsbank article]
John Green
Public is asked to fight Westar deal
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2012 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
AARP asks consumers to contact KCC to oppose Westar rate hike
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2012


Kansas AARP opposes Westar Energy rate increase
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2012


The News Staff
SW Kansans to get new meter-reading system
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorials: No need to hike telephone charges
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012


Premature deal [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Utility increases outpace mill levy hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2012


Getting the most out of state's spectrum
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


Chapman Rackaway
Let the FCC do what it does best
Hutchinson News, 2/20/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
NRC to report on Wolf Creek incident
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2012


John Green
7 mail processing centers to close
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Aly Van Dyke
City to consider raising utility rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2012


John Green
Group agrees on layout of jail but has questions
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City pulls plug on rate hike proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2012


Roxana Hegeman
Kansas landowners granted $4.2 million settlement in telecom class action
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2012


Robert J. Roberts
Westar utility hikes too high
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/1/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
USPS to keep, expand repair facility in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012

Tim Carpenter
State lacks report on retail cost of renewables
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2012


Andy Marso
Broad support for KCC to regulate fracking
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2012


Jan Biles
Holton awarded FEMA grant for 911 equipment upgrade
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2012


Bill Wilson
Westar Energy commits $10K for Downtown Development design internship
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2012


John D. Montgomery
Huelskamp dodge -Congressman should make time to listen to concerns of Hutch wind energy industry
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Judge grants gas firm access to land
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Broken city water main pipe bears date '1882'
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012

Roxana Hegeman
Judge sides with Neb. firm in gas lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Westar transformers serve downtown area
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/20212


The Capital-Journal
Wolf Creek online for the first time since Jan. 13
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2012


Education avenues open [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2012


Roxana Hegeman
Technology puts Kan. on cusp of oil boom
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2012


The Topeka-Capital Journal Editorial Board
Keep drilling [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


Eric Smith
Postal workers rally outside Statehouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2012


Corey Jones
Westar puts spin on USD 501 wind turbine
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2012


John Hanna
Westar rate hike approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2012


John Greene
Westar's given OK for $50M rate increase
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2012 [Newsbank article]


Jason Probst
Rising rates -Westr customers hardly shocked by consistent rate increase [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Postal Service clears JoCo senator
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2012


Scott Canon
FCC report describes private data captured by Google
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Governing body urged to raise utility rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Rural post offices not dead yet
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


Corey Jones
Postal service won't close any rural offices in Kan.
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/9/2012


Tim Hrenchir
City to again consider utility rate hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


The Capital-Journal
Westar to redeem preferred stock
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/16/2012


Ann Marie Bush
USPS to move ahead with consolidation plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Utility rate hike to be considered
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/19/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Utility rate hike proposal sparks spirited debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2012


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