2014 News Archive
Seigenthaler chose to raise hell on First Amendment
By Ken PaulsonPresident, First Amendment Center A lead pipe to the head will get your attention.One day in 1961, Justice Department aide John Seigenthaler was brutally attacked with a pipe by Ku Klux...
Probable cause affidavits change now in effect
Effective July 1, the law on probable cause affidavits for arrest warrants and search warrants has changed.This change follows several years of effort by the Kansas Press Association and media...
USPS announces mail distribution consolidation plan
The National Newspaper Association strongly objected this week to the U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that it would close or consolidate more than 80 mail processing facilities after January and...
It's a whole new ballgame out there
By Tim Gallagher, 20-20 Network president
Krier retires; names new publisher
Frank Mercer is the new publisher of Main Street Media's Kansas and Nebraska newspapers, effective June 1.He succeeds Jack Krier, who retired. Mercer and Krier have been partners in the newspaper...
KPA schedules Viers to lead 'Technology Academy'
Russell Viers has been scheduled to lead a two-day seminar in July that will instruct participants on how to use Adobe Creative Suite products to their fullest.The "Technology Academy" is set for...
Vietnam project: We're up to 12 photos collected
The effort to help collect a photo of every soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Vietnam War continues to be fruitful.The Kansas Press Association has joined a nationwide effort among...
Kansan first allied journalist wounded on D-Day
Editor's note: Henry Jameson was inducted into the Kansas Newspaper Hall of Fame in 1989.
Abernathy: Community newspapers have a future
By Catherine Payne, NAA content producerA new book may help community newspapers turn the corner.Penelope Muse Abernathy, author of "Saving Community Journalism," released April 29, keeps her finger...
Judge sets hearing to unseal documents in Parsons
A southeast Kansas judge has set a hearing for 10 a.m. Friday, July 25 on a motion to intervene to unseal documents in a Parsons quadruple murder case.Judge Robert J. Fleming will conduct the hearing...
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