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  1. Senate panel checks pulse on new school finance planRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Capital-Journal

    Superintendents of several Kansas public school districts Tuesday embraced the underlying concept -- not specific details -- of a Senate bill creating a new approach for financing public school districts that would be implemented statewide in 2017. Sen. Steve Abrams, an Arkansas City Republican and chairman of the Senate Education Committee, revealed Senate Bill 294 as the annual session grinds through its final weeks.

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  2. Class 4A Division II girls: Baldwin falls in title tilt, 68-54Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 14 | The Capital-Journal

    Clay Center's Macy Franson, right, high-fives her coach Jeff Edwards after the Tigers defeated Concordia in the third-place game of the Class 4A state tournament Saturday in Park City, 51-39. Baldwin team members console each other Saturday following their loss to Hugoton in the Class 4A Division II state championship game at Hartman Arena in Park City.

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  3. Class 4A Division II girls: Baldwin girls advance to state finalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | The Capital-Journal

    With Maddie and Abby Ogle engineering a potent offense, the Baldwin girls are on the brink of earning the program's first state title since 1996. Maddie Ogle, the elder of the two sisters, led all scorers with 20 points as the Bulldogs dominated the second half and rolled to a 67-42 win against Concordia on Friday in the Class 4A Division II semifinals at Hartman Arena.

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  4. Class 4A Division II girls: Clay Center outlasts Columbus in overtime, 50-48Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Capital-Journal

    After losing in the state quarterfinals in 2014, Clay Center had something to prove in the this year's Class 4A Division II girls tournament. With Thursday's 50-48 overtime victory against the Columbus Titans, the Tigers proved their grittiness and now get to play three games at Hartman Arena.

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  5. Class 4A Division II girls: Jefferson West comes up short in bid to stun No. 1 HugotonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | The Capital-Journal

    Jefferson West made top-seeded Hugoton fight off a state quarterfinal upset, but foul trouble and turnovers eventually hurt the Tigers in a 54-49 loss in the Class 4A Division II state tournament on Thursday at Hartman Arena. Hugoton survived the scare by combining a balanced scoring attack with a solid effort on the defensive end.

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  6. Holton's Lovvorn escapes early trouble to win 160-pound crown in Class 4ARead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 28 | The Capital-Journal

    Now, he hopes he can do the same for another young wrestler in his hometown. On Saturday at the Bicentennial Center, Lovvorn joined Jesse Strawn as a two-time state champion from Holton.

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  7. KBI investigating officer-involved shooting in HugotonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Stevens County Sheriff's Office are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Hugoton. Homero D. Baeza, 36, was shot by Hugoton Police Department officers on Saturday on US-56 highway about two miles southwest of Moscow.

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  8. Farm groups set annual commodity eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey will be speaking at a joint morning session with the Women Managing the Farm conference. Other speakers include Chris Standlee, executive vice president of global affairs for Abengoa Bioenergy.

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  9. Innovative Districts receive first three waiversRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas State Board of Education this month waived three state laws and regulations for three school districts - the first time it has done so under a 2013 law that proponents hope will spur innovation but that faces opposition from the state's main teachers union. Concordia Unified School District 333, Hugoton USD 210 and Kansas City USD 500 will be allowed to pay college tuition for high-schoolers taking dual-enrollment classes.

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  10. 2 die, 3 hurt in Hugoton rollover crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Highway Patrol says the crash happened Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off the side of a Stevens County road east of Hugoton. The patrol says the driver overcorrected, came back onto the roadway and began to skid.

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  11. Kansas biker dies from injures after crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    A Via Christi Hospital St. Francis spokeswoman said Monday that 36-year-old Bruno Olivas Jr. of Hugoton died over the weekend from injuries sustained in the Friday crash in Elkhart. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Olivas drove too fast around a curve in the road and lost control before striking a brick retaining wall.

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  12. Hayden's Klemz takes third at 4A state; Wildcats finish seventh as teamRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Hayden's Jacob Klemz knew he would have his work cut out for him if he wanted to finish in the top three on Saturday morning at the Class 4A state cross country meet. Klemz's hard work paid off.

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  13. Biofuels plant harbinger of renewable fuel futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    A new biofuels plant in southwest Kansas represents the future of ethanol production in the United States, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. The $500 million biorefinery in Hugoton is one of only three commercially sized plants in the country that use only plant waste, such as stalks and leaves, for production and thus don't compete for food crops.

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  14. Kansas City, Blue Valley schools join innovative districtsRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas expanded its innovative districts program Tuesday to include three more school districts, a decision that affects tens of thousands of students. The addition of Kansas City Unified School District 500, Blue Valley USD 229 and Hugoton USD 210 to the program brings the state's total number of innovative districts to five.

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  15. Kansas City, Blue Valley schools join innovative districtsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas expanded its innovative districts program Tuesday to include three more school districts, a decision that affects tens of thousands of students. The addition of Kansas City Unified School District 500, Blue Valley USD 229 and Hugoton USD 210 to the program brings the state's total number of innovative districts to five.

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  16. Some school leaders worry 2013 law adds red tapeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Some Kansas education officials are questioning whether a state law meant to exempt school districts from some education regulations is just another layer of red tape. A 2013 Kansas law allows school districts to be excluded from certain rules involving public education if they present plans to improve student achievement.

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  17. Dole returning to Kansas for September leg of tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next week for the latest of several planned trips to his home state this year. The 91-year-old Russell native lives in Washington, D.C., and is making the homecoming tour to greet longtime friends and supporters throughout the state.

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  18. 3 Kansas districts approved for 'innovative district' statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Capital-Journal

    Three Kansas school districts have received initial approval to become special innovative districts, which would make them exempt from many state education regulations.

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