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WU Crew Helps Students Move In

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Everyone, including the university president, pitched in to help students move back into Washburn University as the start of the school year approaches.

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U.S. EPA’s Region 7 Awards $1M In Recovery Funding To University Of Nebraska-Lincoln To Reduce Diesel Emissions And Create Jobs

Posted: 08/12/2009 - In a move that stands to create jobs, boost local economies, reduce diesel emissions, and protect human health and the environment for the people of Nebraska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $1 million to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Transportation Center (UNL/NTC) for the reduction of diesel emissions in the community. This clean diesel project will create jobs while protecting Nebraska’s air quality.

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HUD Secretary Donovan Announces $132 MIillion In Recovery Act Funds To Improve Native American And Alaskan Housing, Spur Economic Development

Posted: 08/12/2009 - During a visit to an Anchorage, Alaska community today, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced that HUD is awarding 61 grants, totaling $132 million, to Native American and Native Alaskan communities across the country to improve housing and stimulate community development.

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FreedomWorks "Apology" Takes Aim At Liberal Critics

Posted: 08/12/2009 - FreedomWorks, the conservative "free-market" think tank that has unapologetically rallied protesters at health care town hall meetings, paused its movement against President Obama's health care plans today to instead take aim at its liberal counterparts.

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Sotomayor: No Words Can Express How I Feel

Posted: 08/12/2009 - President Obama hosted a reception in the East Room of the White House this morning to, in his words, "celebrate an extraordinary moment for our nation": The confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor as a Supreme Court justice.

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SMSC Announces Dedication Of Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the University of Minnesota invite all Minnesota Tribes and their members as well as the general public to a dedication ceremony for the Minnesota Tribal Nations Plaza on Monday, August 17, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. The ceremony will feature American Indian elements such as a Dakota prayer, a traditional blessing of the sky markers, and songs by a traditional drum group

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H3N2 Influenza Unlikely To Spread Between Humans, K-Sate Infectious Disease And Diagnostics Experts Say; Swine Exhibit At Fairs Are Safe With Proper Hygiene

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Seeing animals up close is an integral part of experiencing the state and county fairs that take place around the country each summer and fall. And with good hygiene, Kansas State University veterinary experts say fair visitors shouldn't worry about contracting diseases from animals.

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It's A 401(k) Comeback

Posted: 08/12/2009 - For the first time in a year, more workers increased the amount of money they put into their 401(k) accounts during the second quarter than decreased their contributions, according to a report issued Wednesday by a retirement fund manager.

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Gasoline Prices Rebound In State And Nation

Posted: 08/12/2009 - The upward climb in fuel prices, which was interrupted in last month’s Fuel Gauge Report, issued on July 14, has resumed. Figures released today by AAA show that the average price for regular gasoline in Kansas, which was $2.35 a gallon in the July 14 Report, is today $2.56. That is exactly where it stood on June 9, 2009. One year ago, the average price in the state was $3.66.

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Specter: Health Care Critics Don't Speak For America

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Fiercely vocal opponents to President Obama's health care reform agenda have a right to speak their mind, but don't "represent all of America," Sen. Arlen Specter said Wednesday.

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Big Rally Ahead Of Fed

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Stocks rallied Wednesday, as investors welcomed a narrower-than-expected trade deficit and an upbeat profit report from Applied Materials ahead of the latest from the Federal Reserve.

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Home Prices Fall A Record 15.6%

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Median home prices fell a record 15.6% during the three months ended June 30, compared to the same period in 2008, according to an industry report.

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Safe Kids Kansas Offers Families Important Outdoor Safety Tips

Posted: 08/12/2009 - While the preparations for a family camping or hiking trip usually include a review of the necessary gear, parents should also review safety guidelines with their children, paying special attention to potential hazards specific to camping, hiking, outdoor recreation, water, and falls.

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