The Kansan - Newton, KS
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Efforts to preserve the current route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief continue to move forward, officials report, thanks to federal grant dollars that will help fund improvements.The Kansan previously reported the current Southwest Chief route — which runs between Chicago and Los Angeles and includes a section of aging track between Newton and Raton, N.M. — is declining in quality, and Amtrak had considered bypassing western Kansas and Colorado. Amtrak had been using some...

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Although state health officials are reporting influenza activity has increased substantially in Kansas, the Harvey County Health Department is not observing that trend locally."We have not had a spike here for sure," said Skip Cowan,...

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If you plan to ring in the new year by imbibing, make sure there's one mixer you don't combine with the alcohol — driving."We will have extra patrol out looking for people that may be impaired," said Harvey...

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Harvey County may not have gotten a white Christmas this year, but steady snowfall Tuesday turned the area into a belated "winter wonderland."According to meteorologist Jim Caruso with the National Weather Service branch in Wichita, the...

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  Alan Stevens from Kansas State University will be presenting "Prairie Star Flowers" at

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LAWRENCE (AP) — With all else failing on offense for Kansas, Kelly Oubre Jr. took control of the game.Oubre scored 20 points and No. 13 Kansas beat Kent State 78-62 on Tuesday night.

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PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia — A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, with the recovery of six bodies, including a flight attendant identified by her trademark red uniform. But wind, strong...

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What will the Kleenex industry do when Parenthood ends early in 2015? The tearjerking drama has...

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It's not-so-happy holidays for several celebs in Hollywood. Following the divorce announcements of 

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Christine Cavanaugh, the voice of the titular pig in the classic film 

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Bethel womenfall to OWUBARTLESVILLE, Okla. — The Bethel College women's basketball team managed to stay with 20th-ranked Oklahoma Wesleyan for most of the game, but also played from...

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