2015 News Archive

  • Hartes lose court fight over botched drug raid

    December 21, 2015

    (From left), Rep. John Rubin, Adlynn and Robert Harte and Karen Dillon discuss their support in 2014 of legislation to make probable cause affidavits an open record.Editor's note: The Associated...

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  • Next KORA-KOMA training slated Jan. 7

    December 17, 2015

     The Kansas Attorney General’s Office and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government will offer a free training session on Kansas open records and open meetings laws in Kansas City, Kan., in...

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  • KPA Day at Statehouse: We need YOU!

    December 16, 2015

    An entire day has been set aside in early February for Kansas Press Association members to come to Topeka, visit with legislators and learn about the KPA's legislative agenda for 2016. Thursday, Feb...

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  • William Allen White video drive kicks off

    December 16, 2015

    A committee of interested persons is kicking off an effort to raise $200,000 to fund a video on the life of Kansas’ most famous journalist, William Allen White, known as the sage of Emporia..To...

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  • Opinions based on disclosed facts are protected

    December 3, 2015

    By Michael Lambert, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the PressDetermining whether a statement is a fact or opinion can make or break a defamation claim. Recently, two courts — the high court in...

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  • Shouting down those who would disagree

    November 30, 2015

    By Gene Policinski, chief operating officer, the Newseum InstituteLet’s call it “losing the high ground by taking the low road.”Quite amazing these days how much time some are spending on telling...

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  • AOE contest ready; start uploading now

    November 25, 2015

    The 2016 Awards of Excellence website is up and ready to go. You can find it by clicking here.Click here to download the 2016 Call for Entries. The information can also be found on our website under...

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  • Valassis special postage deal goes out with a whimper

    November 20, 2015

    By Tonda F. Rush, Chief Executive Officer and general counsel | NNAWASHINGTON—The long struggle between the newspaper industry and Valassis Inc., over the direct mail company’s special postage...

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  • Former Conway Springs/Argonia co-publisher dies

    November 17, 2015

    Dalice Ann (Shinn) Cline, 79, former co-owner/publisher of the Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy and retired USD 356 Conway Springs administration secretary, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 at...

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  • Bookkeeper leaves $10,000 to KNF

    November 12, 2015

    Avanell Sherrill Mitchell, ­who died this past May, left a certificate of deposit worth $10,001.05 to the Kansas Newspaper Foundation.Mitchell was a bookkeeper at the Southwest Daily Times in Liberal...

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