The Kansan - Newton, KS
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The Newton Kansan will participate in the ice bucket challenge — staff will be doused with ice cold water and making donations to the ALS association.For those who wish to watch, and donate to the ALS Association, the challenge will take place at about 4 p.m. Tuesday in front of the Kansan at 121 W. Sixth. Please use the parking lot across the street, on street parking in front of The Kansan will be restricted.This challenge is, however, more than just a standard Ice...

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Dylan Jantz, a graduate of Newton High School and student at Bethel College, was selected to present during the University of Kansas Summer Undergraduate Research Poster session this summer.Jantz presented “Exploring Coconut as a...

Updated at 1:34 PM

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, was roiled by racial unrest after 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9. The street clashes there mirrored past, larger-scale...

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This week the second-largest city in Kansas is adding electronic cigarettes to its ban on smoking in public places.The move is an addition to current smoking bans already in place — and a ban that is being considered locally, though...

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What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded? The fatal police shooting of the unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, is prompting calls for more officers to wear so-called body cameras, simple, lapel-mounted gadgets that capture...

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Two new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria and, in an alarming development, they are outside the group of caregivers who treated an airline passenger who arrived with Ebola and died, Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Friday.

Posted at 12:45 PM

The judicial branch has become equal parts activist regulatory agency and political tool

Updated at 11:42 AM

Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both...

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