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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Public Utilities


John Green
Westar, groups in battle over future of rates, bonuses, profits
Hutchinson News, 01/06/2012

Dina Cappiello
EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits
Lawrence Journal World, 01/12/2012

John Green
Kroger among those arguing rate hike - Industries say residents, small businesses should pay more
Hutchinson News, 01/20/2012

Steve Everly
KCP&L loses request for $3 million to cover rate-case costs
Kansas City Star, 01/25/2012

Associated Press

Federal inspectors to visit Wolf Creek nuclear plant next week to determine cause of shutdown
Lawrence Journal World, 01/26/2012

Mike Corn
Sunflower raising wholesale rates
Hays Daily News, 01/26/2012

Associated Press
Kansas tops for wind turbine construction
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/27/2012

Associated Press
Judge's ruling puts Sunflower power plant on Hold
Kansas City Star, 01/31/2001

Associated Press
Bill would allow utility rate hikes before approval
Lawrence Journal World, 02/01/2012

J-W Editorial
Rate grab
Lawrence Journal World, 02/03/2012

Utilities should -first prove need
Manhattan Mercury, 02/03/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Say no to 'interim' rate hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/04/2012

Associated Press
Grant Co. to ponder wind farm project
Hutchinson News, 02/04/2012

Tim Carpenter
KGS idle in gas billing reform debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/05/2012

Associated Press
Google set to begin work in KCK
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/06/2012

Scott Canon
Google to start hanging Internet cables today in KCK
Kansas City Star, 02/06/2012

Scott Canon
Google, Unified Government set fees for pole use in KCK
Kansas City Star, 02/06/2012

Andy Heintz
Heintz: Partisan politics of the pipeline
Ottawa Herald, 02/07/2012

Howard Shipley
No rate increase
Hutchinson News, 02/07/2012

John Green
Public is asked to fight Westar deal
Hutchinson News, 02/08/2012

Scott Rothschild
AARP asks consumers to contact KCC to oppose Westar rate hike
Lawrence Journal World, 02/10/2012

Kansas AARP opposes Westar Energy rate increase
Kansas City Star, 02/10/2012

The News Staff
SW Kansans to get new meter-reading system
Hutchinson News, 02/11/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorials: No need to hike telephone charges
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/14/2012

Premature deal [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 02/14/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Utility increases outpace mill levy hikes
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/18/2012

Chapman Rackaway
Let the FCC do what it does best
Hutchinson News, 02/20/2012

Chapman Rackaway
Getting the most out of state's spectrum
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 02/21/2012

The Capital-Journal
NRC to report on Wolf Creek incident
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/24/2012

John Green
7 mail processing centers to close
Hutchinson News, 02/24/2012

Aly Van Dyke
City to consider raising utility rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/25/2012

John Green
Group agrees on layout of jail but has questions
Hutchinson News, 02/25/2012

Tim Hrenchir
City pulls plug on rate hike proposal
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/28/2012

Roxana Hegeman
Kansas landowners granted $4.2 million settlement in telecom class action
Kansas City Star, 03/01/2012

Robert J. Roberts
Westar utility hikes too high
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 03/01/2012

The Capital-Journal
USPS to keep, expand repair facility in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/02/2012

Tim Carpenter
State lacks report on retail cost of renewables
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2012

Andy Marso
Broad support for KCC to regulate fracking
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2012

Jan Biles
Holton awarded FEMA grant for 911 equipment upgrade
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/08/2012

Bill Wilson
Westar Energy commits $10K for Downtown Development design internship
Wichita Eagle, 03/08/2012

John D. Montgomery
Huelskamp dodge -Congressman should make time to listen to concerns of Hutch wind energy industry
Hutchinson News, 03/13/2012

Associated Press
Judge grants gas firm access to land
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/14/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Broken city water main pipe bears date '1882'
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/15/2012

Roxana Hegeman
Judge sides with Neb. firm in gas lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 03/15/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Westar transformers serve downtown area
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/18/2012

The Capital-Journal
Wolf Creek online for the first time since Jan. 13
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/28/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Education avenues open [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/07/2012

Roxana Hegeman
Technology puts Kan. on cusp of oil boom
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/08/2012

The Topeka-Capital Journal Editorial Board
Keep drilling [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/10/2012

Eric Smith
Postal workers rally outside Statehouse
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/12/2012

Corey Jones
Westar puts spin on USD 501 wind turbine
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/17/2012

John Hanna
Westar rate hike approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/19/2012

John Greene
Westar's given OK for $50M rate increase
Hutchinson News, 04/19/2012

Jason Probst
Rising rates -Westr customers hardly shocked by consistent rate increase [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 04/24/2012

Tim Carpenter
Postal Service clears JoCo senator
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/27/2012

Scott Canon
FCC report describes private data captured by Google
Kansas City Star, 04/29/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Governing body urged to raise utility rates
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/01/2012

The Capital-Journal Editorial Advisory Board
Editorial: Rural post offices not dead yet
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/09/2012

Corey Jones
Postal service won't close any rural offices in Kan.
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/09/2012

Tim Hrenchir
City to again consider utility rate hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/16/2012

The Capital-Journal
Westar to redeem preferred stock
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/16/2012

Ann Marie Bush
USPS to move ahead with consolidation plan
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/17/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Utility rate hike to be considered
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/19/2012

Tim Hrenchir
Utility rate hike proposal sparks spirited debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/23/2012

Dion Lefler
Executives' bonuses a key factor in Kansas Gas Service rate case
Wichita Eagle, 10/22/2012

Associated Press
Kansas Gas rate hike would include executive bonuses
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/23/2012

Associated Press
Proposal drops gas rate hike from $32 million to $10 million
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/29/2012

Associated Press
State OKs 7% rate hike for Kansas Gas Service
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/05/2012