The Kansan - Newton, KS
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U.S. employers extended a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. It was the latest sign that the U.S. economy is further strengthening and outpacing other major economies around the world.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that jobs were up by 295,000 in February, the 12th consecutive month the economy has added more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate also fell to 5.5 percent, the lowest it has been since May...

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case filed by Philadelphia district attorney Seth Williams challenging Gov. Tom Wolf’s so-called “moratorium” on executions.

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March is National Nutrition Month, and it’s a great time to examine your eating habits and make sure your eating habits are keeping you healthy and happy. Enlist some help from some handy apps that can help you track what you’re putting into your...

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Last year’s biggest hit, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," comes to home video this week, along with Oscar nominee "Foxcatcher."

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  When you plan to build a barn, it may be intended to serve one or more purposes -- to shelter your livestock; to act as a...

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Danny Barrera found a new career and vision for his life — and it's all thanks to a cracked screen on his smart phone.Barerra was born in Newton and attended Bethel College. Due to a cracked smart phone screen, he opened an email by...

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March 7 through 13All times Central

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Color us skeptical. Thursday members of the GOP revealed a few details for a block grant program to fund schools. They claim there will be a 9 percent increase to funding, a total of $333 million, than what was given in the 2013-14...

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Bonds are under discussion at current school board meetings. There’s a push to issue another bond even though we still have over $40 million in debt from two previous bonds. Those supporting a new bond believe it should be done quickly in...

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One of the most striking stars in the entire night sky, visible to unaided eyes, has to be fiery red Betelgeuse.

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