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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Public Utilities

2013

Associated Press

Kansas Senate committee considers utility mandate
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/06/2013

Pauline Jelinek
Q&A: The Postal Service's plan and potential end to Saturday delivery
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/07/2013

Tim Unruh
Planned high-voltage transmission line would cross north-central Kan.
Salina Journal, 02/08/2013

Editorials
Postal Service losing a day
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/08/2013

Dion Lefler
Kansas still behind in high-speed Internet access
Wichita Eagle, 02/10/2013

Brad Cooper
Public broadcasting funding in danger in Kansas and elsewhere-Kansas legislators target public stations for cutbacks, concerned about an increasingly tight budget and editorial content they say is too liberal
Kansas City Star, 02/10/2013

The Emporia Gazette
City Commission considers extension for REG to begin biodiesel production in Emporia
Emporia Gazette, 02/13/2013

The Hutchinson News
Saturday mail bound to die without subsidy or flexibility
Ottawa Herald, 02/13/2013

Mark Richardson
Costs overstated
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/14/2013

Tim Carpenter
Experts debate renewable energy costs
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/14/2013

Angie Haflich
Gas prices on the rise as refineries switch to summer blends early
Garden City Telegram, 02/15/2013

The Capital-Journal
City promotes Rankin to oversee utilities
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/15/2013

Megan Hart
Westar Energy customers satisfaction declines in J.D. Power survey
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/16/2013

Associated Press
Kansas could lessen telecom legislation
Salina Journal, 02/19/2013

The Capital-Journal
Kansas leaders hail NBAF contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/22/2013

Brad Cooper
Climate science, like evolution before, a Kansas legislative controversy
Wichita Eagle, 03/01/2013

John Hanna
Kan. lawmakers reject lessening green energy rules
Hays Daily News, 03/01/2013

Tim Carpenter
Energy change won't be delayed
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/01/2013

Tim Hrenchir
Higher utility rates at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/06/2013

Tim Hrenchir
City utility cost top priority
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/07/2013

Dion Lefler
Kansas Senate to debate AT&T bill that loosens regulations on phone providers
Wichita Eagle, 03/09/2013

The Capital-Journal
City corrects statement on consultant fee amount
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/12/2013

Phillip Brownlee
Eagle editorial: Protect phone users
Wichita Eagle, 03/14/2013

Tim Hrenchir
City dedicates ground for new fire station
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/14/2013

Steve Everly
Regulators and Kansas Gas Service are near a settlement in fatal Topeka explosion
Kansas City Star, 03/15/2013

Tim Carpenter
Legislature grapples with touchstone communications reform
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/17/2013

Aly Van Dyke
Shawnee County treasurer preparing to launch online, mobile queuing system
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/17/2013

Scott Canon
Olathe OKs deal to bring Google Fiber to southern Johnson County
Kansas City Star, 03/19/2013

Rep. Joe Seiwert
Rep. Joe Seiwert: Kansas' policies need to match tech reality
Wichita Eagle, 03/21/2013

Tim Hrenchir
Firefighters' union removed from lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/21/2013

Tim Carpenter
Senate pushing button on telecom reforms
Topeka Capital Journal, 03/26/2013

Ann Marie Bush
Westar Energy's falcon lays third egg
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/03/2013

Megan Hart
Cox Communications isn't joining anti-piracy system
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/03/2013

Sherman Smith
Inspectors find Wolf Creek didn't provide adequate oversight of contractors
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/04/2013

Dion Lefler
Kansas Senate gives final OK to bill that could lessen service standards for phone companies
Wichita Eagle, 04/04/2013

Dan Voorhis
Kansas moves into top 10 states in wind energy capacity
Wichita Eagle, 04/11/2013

Megan Hart
Microsoft enters enemy territory, filming Bing commercial in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/12/2013

Kansas City Star
Tougher rules needed to protect natural gas customers
Kansas City Star, 04/13/2013

Dion Lefler
Westar seeks rate increase for residential, small-business customers
Wichita Eagle, 04/15/2013

Tim Hrenchir
Westar asks KCC to authorize rate hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/15/2013

Tim Carpenter
Bill attempts to take Kelsey Smith Act national
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/15/2013

Dion Lefler
Roberts, Moran reintroduce bill to allow state to inspect natural-gas storage fields
Wichita Eagle, 04/20/2013

Associated Press
Kan. US senators push gas storage inspection bill
Hutchinson News, 04/21/2013

James A. Marples
Letter: Make Postal Service cuts wisely
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/23/2013

John Milburn
Kan. court upholds Keystone pipeline tax ruling
Hutchinson News, 04/26/2013

Scott Canon
Shawnee may get Google Fiber
Kansas City Star, 05/02/2013

Megan Hart
Kansas oil production at highest level since 1990s
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/09/2013

Dan Voorhis
Pompeo introduces bill to speed up natural gas pipeline permits
Wichita Eagle, 05/09/2013

The Capital-Journal
Family of Topekan killed in natural gas blast files suit
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/10/2013

The Capital-Journal
Editorial: Anti-texting ad sends right message
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/15/2013

Megan Hart
Proposed Topeka natural gas station first step toward converted truck fleets
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/16/2013

Associated Press
Kan. residents sue pipeline over rupture
Hutchinson News, 05/26/2013

John Green
Federal court dismisses Sunflower appeal-Utility had challenged ruling on need for coal-plant review
Hutchinson News, 05/29/2013

Dave Helling
Great Plains Energy in top 25 of carbon dioxide polluters, group claims
Kansas City Star, 06/11/2013

Megan Hart
KCC calls halt to "pink sheeting" votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 06/26/2013

Dion Lefler
Customers object to Westar rate increase plan at public hearing
Wichita Eagle, 07/01/2013

Megan Hart
Public protests proposed Westar rate increase
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/11/2013

The Capital-Journal
State agency argues smaller Westar increase, no rate shift
Topeka Capital Journal, 08/21/2013

Dion Lefler
KCC ruling excludes consumer group from Westar rate talks
Wichita Eagle, 08/30/2013

Dion Lefler
Westar Energy says it will continue rate plan battle
Wichita Eagle, 09/15/2013

Dion Lefler
Westar, others settle rate case; $3 a month increase for home customers
Wichita Eagle, 09/23/2013

Dion Lefler
Westar seeks state's permission to start offering prepaid service
Wichita Eagle, 10/28/2013

Megan Hart
KCC approves Westar rate increase at $30.7 million
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/21/2013