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WILDLIFE and PARKS
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 Wildlife & Parks, 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 Wildlife & Parks, January through May, 2012


Associated Press
Seniors may lose free pass outdoors
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


The Capital-Journal
Zoo seeks extension to respond to complaint
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2012


State income tax return Chickadee Checkoff box helps conserve all wildlife
Salina Journal, 1/12/2012


Michael Pearce
Officials investigating deaths of bald eagles in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/12/2012


Tim Hrenchir
FOTZ learns of inspection
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Parks and rec to fill eight positions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2012


Darcy Gray
Bald eagles' deaths under investigation - Officials ask public for details about birds found shot in two Kan. counties
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


KDWPT eyes seniors [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2012


The Capital-Journal
List focuses on zoo's elephants
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2012


Andy Marso
Kobach hunting proposal misfires
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Quarantine building sought for apes, carnivores
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2012


Associated Press
Kobach struggles to find support for hunting bill
Hays Daily News, 1/23/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte to give deposition in lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board Advisory
Editorial: Zoo expense the cost of doing business
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2012


Michael Pearce
Two outdoor-related bills set for legislative attention
Wichita Eagle, 1/28/2012


Marc Murrell

Outdoors: Older outdoorsmen may face fee
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/28/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Poll: Emails advocate move of zoo elephants
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2012


Cassandra Smyers
Letter: Elephants in agony
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2012


Kansas City Star
The Star's editorial- Johnson County's lackluster parks expansion
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Zoo faces decisions on elephant species
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: AZA pushing decision on elephants
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012


Huge whitetail proves to be illegal
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2012


Michael Pearce
Hunting enthusiasts think it's time for heavier poaching fines
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2012


Associated Press
Kan. man charged with poaching 14-point buck
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City approves scrap metal, hunting measures
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2012


Andy Marso
Governor obtains NBAF assurances
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2012


The Capital-Journal
Topeka Zoo's eldest orangutan dies
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2012


Ken Stephens
Big-cat ideas live in prints
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2012 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Merging could become a habit
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Andy Marso
Hunting vote changes after truck collides with deer
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2012


Former park ranger looks -to promote Kansas tourism
Manhattan Mercury, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
New rules in effect -Zoo to limit animals for rehab clinic
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2012 [Newsbank article]


Elvyn Jones
Wetlands manager honored by Kansas Wildlife Federation
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2012


Jim Hightower
Hightower: Top politicos 'stealing' state parks
Ottawa Herald, 3/1/2012 [Newsbank article]


John Milburn
Report: Changes make NBAF safer
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2012


Gene Policinski
Government must be careful with tactics against Occupy camps
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/3/2012 [Newsbank article]


Andy Marso
Hunters fired up over crossbow bill!
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2012


Andy Marso
Tensions rise in crossbow debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2012


The News Staff
Hunting, fishing license bill could change -Compromise may pave way for cheaper permits for those 65 and older
Hutchinson News, 3/11/2012 [Newsbank article]


Ron Ringer
Letter: Caring for elephants
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


Charles D. Peterman
Letter: Crossbows no danger
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2012


Angie Haflich
Bison will have to move- Herd to leave SW Kan. range for McPherson Co. site thanks to drought
Hutchinson News, 3/15/2012 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City OKs education park project
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2012


Associated Press
Crossbow rules changing
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2012


Chad Lawhorn
Public asked to report 'docile' raccoons to city
Lawrence Journal World, 3/27/2012


Karrey Britt
Health officials warn about spike in rabies
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2012


Kansas City Star
Kansas sees more rabid animals
Kansas City Star, 3/30/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: No reason for new park police
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2012


The Capital-Journal
Meeting to focus on potential elephant move
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2012


Tim Hrenchir
County establishes park police department
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2012


John Hanna
Kansas parks chief not worried over budget impasse
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Possible move of elephants weighed
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2012


Aly Van Dyke
County to consider mower purchase
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Let's make chocolate
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2012


Tim Hrenchir
Zoo vet suit: 913 pages of documents filed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2012


Deb Gruver
Bill to offer discounted park permits passes Kansas Senate
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2012


Samantha Foster
Two Westar falcon chicks hatch
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012


Aly Van Dyke
Group aims to restore Dornwood Park
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2012


Bill Blankenship
Zoo to launch Penguin Plunge on Thursday
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2012


The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Penguins nice addition to Topeka Zoo
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2012


Andy Marso
House OKs senior hunting, fishing changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Phil Anderson
Zoo project gets jump start from bank
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2012


Andy Marso
Senate sends senior sportsmen licenses to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/18/2012


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