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  • By Angie Haflich ahaflich@gctelegram.com

Finney County commissioners, county correction staff members and other officials shoveled a little dirt Thursday afternoon during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new corrections services building on Santa Fe Street in Garden City.

  • By The Telegram

With the Independence Day travel period underway, more than 35.5 million travelers are expected to be on Kansas roads through Sunday, according to a press release.

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  • By The Telegram

On Thursday, the Garden City Police Department conducted an insurance check lane from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 800 block of Campus Drive. Eighteen no proof of insurance citations were issued.

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  • By Michael Maresh mmaresh@gctelegram.com

Like the rest of the state, the Kansas Highway Patrol in the southwest region is struggling to find patrol officers.

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  • By Austin Fisher afisher@gctelegram.com

This weekend, cities across southwest Kansas will erupt in celebration in observance of Independence Day.

  • By Celia Llopis-Jepsen The Topeka Capital-Journal

Following a recent district court ruling on school finance, the Kansas Supreme Court now has two questions to consider on the matter, with potential fiscal implications for the state totaling upwards of half a billion dollars per year.

Ron Suppes of Dighton has been named to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seed. 

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the summer.

  • Alana Flinn aflinn@gctelegram.com

The Kansas Humanities Council has been awarded a $10,000 grant to support projects focused on educating Kansans about Latino history and culture.

Sounding a bleak tone, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts told a Senate committee Thursday that Congress must act quickly in repealing country-of-origin labeling or face dire retaliation.

  • By Alana Flinn aflinn@gctelegram.com

SCOTT CITY — In the aftermath of a Sept. 8, 2014, fire that destroyed his business, Braun’s Butcher Block, Craig Braun wasn’t exactly sure what to do.

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  • By David G. Savage Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON (TNS) — The Supreme Court dealt a blow to the Obama administration’s environmental plans, deciding that efforts to sharply limit hazardous power plant emissions must also consider their costs.

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  • By Andrew Shain The State (Columbia, S.C.)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (TNS) — Clementa Pinckney, the South Carolina state senator and church pastor gunned down with eight of his parishioners last week, was remembered at a service Friday as a man of God and a public servant whose violent death could change race relations for years to come.

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  • By Sean Cockerham and William Douglas McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON —The horrific mass shooting in Charleston, S.C., is raising questions about whether President Barack Obama is prepared to launch the kind of effort against extremist groups that the government launched against the Ku Klux Klan in an earlier era.