2014 News Archive

  • German, former Burlington publisher, dies at 73

    December 30, 2014

    Glenn Ray German, former publisher of the Coffey County Republican in Burlington, died Monday night, Dec. 29, 2014, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. He was 73.He was born Oct...

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  • KNF to help fund statehouse coverage

    December 18, 2014

    LAWRENCE -- Every member of the Kansas Press Association will have access to coverage of the Kansas Legislature during the upcoming session.Last year, University of Kansas journalism students...

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  • 2015 Item Request

    December 15, 2014

    The 2015 Item Request sheet was inadvertently left out of the dues packets. You may download it here.We apologize for the error.

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  • Newspapers fight to open appointee list, marriage applications

    December 11, 2014

    Newspapers in Kansas are fighting to obtain records on county commission candidates and on marriage license applications.In Saline County, where voters approved increasing the number of county...

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  • KPA's Vietnam project jumps to 157 pictures found

    December 11, 2014

    The Kansas Press Association is winding down the active phase of its project to retrieve the pictures of Kansans killed in Vietnam for a "Wall of Faces" display at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington...

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  • U.S. Senate approves FOIA reform bill

    December 11, 2014

    This past weekend, transparency advocates and Freedom of Information Act bill supporters finally convinced Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) to drop his objections, and the Senate passed the reform bill...

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  • Merriam receives "Above and Beyond" Award

    November 21, 2014

    Mike Merriam talks about his career in media law as Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government president Ron Keefover looks on.The Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government has named Topeka...

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  • Journal is pair's second Kansas newspaper buy

    November 14, 2014

    Scott Wesner and Scott Wood have teamed up once again to buy a Kansas newspaper, this time the Coffeyville Journal.Last month, they bought the Independence Daily Reporter, following the death of...

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  • Jorgensons buy Clyde Republican

    November 14, 2014

    Matthew and Crystal Jorgenson are the new owners of the Clyde Republican. They purchased the newspaper from Margene Cash.The Jorgensons have four children, a dog and two cats.“Following a layoff in...

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  • Trend changing on candidate endorsements

    October 17, 2014

    By Anna Clark, Columbia Journalism ReviewDETROIT, MI — The newspaper endorsement: It’s a hardy trademark of election season, a platform for editorial boards to dispense their wisdom, even a source of...

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