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By Chris Durden and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | March 25, 2011
The U.S. Postal Services is looking for ways to cut costs nationwide. The USPS posted an $8 billion loss last year. On Thursday, the Postal Service said it would offer a $20,000 buyout to thousands of veteran workers as part of its goal to cut 7,500 position, mostly in administration. Potential changes to save money could come at the expense of rural areas of Kansas. The Salina Journal reports operations at mail processing centers in Colby and Hays might be merged with those in Salina.
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By Kim Hynes and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | December 30, 2010
Short sleeves for some, winter coats for others.  What you did Thursday likely depended on where you live in Kansas.  "I love it, love it.  If it's global warming that's okay.  If it's not that's okay to," said Wichita resident James Kilpatrick. Wichitans took advantage of the 60 degree temperatures to get their cars washed.  "When the weather is nice, it's what you have to do.  You don't want to do it at home," said Judy Kilpatrick. People living in Colby couldn't wait to get home and out of the cold.
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By Michael Schwanke and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | August 10, 2010
Authorities in western Kansas are trying to figure out who damaged hundreds of headstones at a cemetery. It happened at the Beulah Cemetery in Colby. Police Chief Randy Jones tells us 168 headstones were knocked over or damaged. Cleanup at the cemetery should begin on Monday.  A monument company was called in to start resetting the stones. County officials say  they would appreciate any volunteers who want to help. The chief says families who have seen the damage are upset and don't know why someone would do it. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact them.
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June 1, 2010
By Denise Hnytka (WELLINGTON and WINFIELD, Kan) When the tornado sirens go off, most of us know to go to a safe place. But for many people, that's not as easy as going down to their basement. Now federal stimulus money helps build new shelters where they're needed, places like the Wheat Capitol Manor in Wellington. When you walk into the room, you may not even realize its a shelter. There's a colorful mural on the wall and quaint cafe chairs in the corner. But don't let the serene setting fool you. "I was told that if the building collapsed from this direction onto the storm shelter, and two semis hit it from both ways, it would be standing," explained Melissa Hamlin, Executive Director for the Wellington Housing Authority.
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