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Input sought on Kansas freight/rail plan

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The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking input on the draft of the 2010 Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan. The plan outlines efforts to provide a more efficient and cost-effective movement of people and goods to assist the state in future economic initiatives through rail transportation.       The plan also will: Establish the state’s role in the freight rail ... Read More »

Unemployment rates increase across Kansas

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Marshall, Nemaha, and Washington County unemployment rates rose during the month of July.  The Kansas Department of Labor released the July unemployment rates Friday.  Marshall County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent, Washington County was 4.4 percent and Nemaha county was 4.1 percent.  The unemployment rates were up from June, but down from July of 2009.  Statewide, the jobless rate increased ... Read More »

Statewide tornado drill postponed

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The statewide tornado drill scheduled for Tuesday in Kansas has been postponed because of a small risk of severe weather.  The National Weather Service postponed the drill Monday to avoid any confusion. Thunderstorms are possible in parts of the state Tuesday. The drill is now scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service and the State Emergency Management Agency ... Read More »