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Sunday Jul 20 | The Capital-Journal

Potawatomi summer program teaching job skills to youth

Jay Bowen, field safety and training coordinator for Westar Energy, demonstrates techniques used by linemen to climb poles to high school students from the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation participating in a summer employment and learning program.

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Related Topix: Energy, Education Etc., Family, Teenagers

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KHGI

Lawrence man electrocuted while working

The Lawrence Journal-World reports the man, who has not been identified, was repairing guttering at the historic Turnhalle building Friday morning when a co-worker found him on the ground.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Hillsboro Star-Journal

1,094 without power for 2 hours

Power to 1,094 Marion County residences and businesses failed for two hours Friday because of equipment failure on one of several transmission lines serving the area, a Westar Energy spokesman said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Marion County, KS, Energy

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Strong winds cause power outages across northeast Kansas

Strong winds that blew through central and northeast Kansas late Monday and early Tuesday downed trees and created power outages that affected several thousand residents.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Energy, Leavenworth County, KS, Douglas County, KS, Riley County, KS, Wabaunsee County, KS

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Marion County Record

446 without power for two hours

Power to 446 Marion County residences and businesses failed for two hours Friday because of equipment failure on one of several transmission lines serving the area, a Westar Energy spokesman said.

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Related Topix: Energy

Fri Jun 27, 2014

KAKE

Scammers threaten business with shutting off electricity

A Tornado Watch has been issued for a large part of western Kansas into Friday night.

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