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The latest Kansas unemployment report was just released, and numbers for the KVOE listening area have increased slightly.

There wasn't much movement in the area's unemployment figures -- and there was none at the state level between February and March.

Jobless rates have edged up for Lyon and surrounding counties after the holiday season ended.

Emporia's jobless rate went from 5.8 percent in December to 6.4 percent in January. Lyon County's rate was up as well, from 5.4 percent to 6.2 percent.

Union members who have Central States Pension Fund administering their pensions are urged to pay attention to developments that could lead to significant cutbacks in their monthly pension checks later this year.

Union members say a federal mediator made the right choice in recommending the Treasury Department deny the Central States Pension Fund request to chop monthly pension checks by 50 percent or more.


They also said Congress needs to step up -- and soon -- to  make sure the fund doesn't go broke and they get the money they deserve.

The United Way of the Flint Hills is accepting applications for non-profits wishing to become United Way Community Partners.

The United Way of the Flint Hills has announced their lofty 2014 campaign goal, and Director Jami Reever says she's excited by the number: $582,576.

The United Way of the Flint Hills hopes to raise $575,000 over the next two-plus months to help its community partners.

The United Way's annual Campaign Celebration is Thursday, and Director Jami Reever said a lot of money is helping a lot of community partners and other organizations in Lyon and surrounding counties.

The United Way of the Flint Hills is venturing into new territory with a new project.