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Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 3:53 PM

The C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Emergency Homeless Shelter in Pittsburg closed Tuesday, but the fiscal battles that resulted in the local casualty continue.On Tuesday, the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation hosted a public hearing in Topeka to discuss the impact of Community Service Block Grant statewide funding formula changes and to receive comments on the mitigation plan as outlined for the agencies receiving reduced funding.Steve Lohr, executive director of Southeast Kansas Community...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 8:30 AM

The clock ticked away on July 15, with each second bringing the C.H.O.I.C.E.S. Emergency Shelter in Pittsburg closer to its 4:30 p.m. closing.Families who had been living at the shelter made last-minute arrangements throughout the...

Posted Jul 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

The long-term water outlook for the City of Pittsburg differs significantly from the rest of the State of Kansas.While the Ogallala Aquifer that serves the majority of western Kansas and portions of several other states is declining faster...

Updated Jul 10, 2014 at 10:13 PM

There's no sign along U.S. Highway 69 to indicate that it's at a significant milestone. There's no red ribbon or balloons. No politician came by to make a speech and no one particularly noticed.But nonetheless, the four-lane expansion...

Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Edward Flentje’s op-ed dated June 20, 2014 misrepresented the facts about Governor Brownback’s tax cuts and their alleged effect on property taxes, as well as, the Governor’s commitment to funding our state obligations.

Posted Jun 20, 2014 at 9:15 AM

There were other things on the agenda for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission, which met at Pittsburg's Lamplighter Inn on Thursday. That included topics like 2015 turkey regulations, late migratory bird seasons, and...

Posted Jun 19, 2014 at 9:43 AM

If there's one thing to know about transportation work, it's that it doesn't take place overnight.But nonetheless, the Kansas Department of Transportation is moving forward with several projects with local impact.The first is a...

Posted Jun 17, 2014 at 8:30 AM

When Pittsburg State University combined elements from the chemistry department at the College of Arts and Sciences, the plastics engineering technology program in the College of Technology and the Kansas Polymer Research Center, then added...

Updated Jun 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It's been a while since the Kansas Lottery Commission went through the process of opening up the applications for a state-owned casino in the state. But when the time came to make the one decision at their discretion, they acted on...

Updated May 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Chuck Smith, R-Pittsburg, filed for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 3, Friday morning in Girard.Smith has been a member of the Pittsburg community for over three decades, impacting the lives of countless area residents as a...

Updated May 15, 2014 at 9:17 AM

Those listening to Wednesday's conference call of the Kansas Lottery Commission were in for a little disappointment if they expected to hear anything about prospects of casino in Southeast Kansas.With the new law introducing lower casino...

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