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Tuesday Apr 15 | The Capital-Journal

Westar activities spark Girl Scouts toward STEM careers

Rylee Boyd, a 6th grader at Berryton Elementary School, on Tuesday evening swings a hammer down on a stake being held by Brad Loveless, director of Westar Energy's biology and conservation programs.

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Related Topix: Energy

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Power back on for most of Osage County

Westar Energy crews early Wednesday afternoon had restored electricity to about 3,200 customers -- most of them located in Osage County -- after a widespread power outage occurred earlier in the day.

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Related Topix: Osage County, KS, Energy, Shawnee County, KS, Reading, KS, Lyon County, KS

GreenBuildingAdvisor

Net-Metering Is Preserved in Kansas

An effort to end net metering is blocked, but the price that utilities pay PV system owners for solar power will drop Kansas state legislators have rejected a measure that would have ended net-metering, the rate system that allows homeowners to sell excess solar and wind-generated power to their utilities.

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power

Sun Apr 06, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Topeka women point to need for mentors to close 'leadership gap'

Women have made strides toward workplace equality in recent years, but still need support to close the gap in leadership, Topeka women in business and the nonprofit sector said.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Non-Profit, Energy

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Some Topeka customers without power Wednesday morning

More than 500 Westar Energy customers were without power in Topeka and Shawnee County Wednesday morning after overnight storms in the area.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Energy, Shawnee County, KS

Mon Mar 31, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Pre-Market Pulse on Electric Utilities Stocks -- Research on OGE...

The gains were broad based as eight out of 10 sectors ended the session in positive.

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Related Topix: Energy, OGE Energy, Financial Markets

Fri Mar 28, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Westar asks KCC to giver developers more time to get deposits back

Developers whose projects were halted by the Great Recession may have a little longer to get their utility deposits back, if a request by Westar Energy goes forward.

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Related Topix: Energy, Wichita, KS

Tue Mar 25, 2014

The Garden City Telegram

Your Views - Repealing RPS would be costly

The Kansas Senate Utilities Committee's recent vote to repeal Kansas' "renewable portfolio standards" for generating electricity just doesn't make economic sense.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Wind Power, Finney County, KS

Mon Mar 24, 2014

BayStreet.ca

RDInvesting Provides Investors with Free In-Depth Equity Reports on...

Research Driven Investing strives to provide investors with free daily equity research reports analyzing major market events.

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Related Topix: Carrizo Oil and Gas, Energy, Oil & Gas, Emerson Electric, Electronics, Steel, Mining, Schnitzer Steel Industries

Sun Mar 23, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Opinion Line Extra

A reader said those who complain about Gov. Sam Brownback "don't pay enough in taxes to amount to squat."

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US Governors, Energy, Wichita, KS, Opinion

Fri Mar 21, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Builders, Westar ask state for extension on utility deposits

Unless state utility regulators intervene, developers stand to lose about $1.4 million in deposits for electric lines built to projects that haven't been completed because of the slowdown in construction during the recession.

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Related Topix: Energy, Wichita, KS, Health

AmericanBankingNews.com

Argus Upgrades Westar Energy to "Buy"

The firm currently has a $39.00 target price on the stock. Argus' target price points to a potential upside of 11.48% from the company's current price.

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Related Topix: Energy

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