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Upbeat Wall Street Jumps Back Over 7,000

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Dow closed up more than 200 points Thursday, on signs that banks may still get relief; GE says it will not need $2 billion government loan.

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Kansas Regents Offer Trade on Budget

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Kansas Board of Regents says it won't raise tuition for state residents in 2009-10 if the Legislature limits proposed budget cuts and approves the use of federal stimulus dollars.

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KU Fraternity Mourns Lost Brother; Investigation Continues

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sigma Alpha Epsilon held a memorial service for Jason Wren, the KU student who died last weekend. While authorities continue their investigation, the teen's father says his son died of alcohol poisoning.

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Proper Care before Birth Vital for Babies

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Two-and-a-half year old Luke Savage is living proof that proper care before birth can make a huge difference in a child's life.

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Topeka Wreck Injures 2

Updated: 03/12/2009 - An accident just after 5pm Thursday at 21st and Wittenburg Rd. injured two people. Authorities say their injuries did not appear life threatening.

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KSU Provost Declines Idaho Job

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Kansas State University Provost Duane Nellis declined the offer Thursday to be the new University of Idaho president.

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Judge in Pratt Murder Case Nixes Plea Change

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Charles Denmark-Wagner and his attorney argued Wednesday that his mother and sister pressured him to take a plea deal offered by prosecutors. The judge disagreed and sentenced him to life in prison for the stabbing death of a partially disabled woman.

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Kansas Legislators Struggle with Medicaid Oversight

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A Kansas Senate committee wants to give the inspector general for the Medicaid program a new home to improve oversight of the program, but they can't agree on where that home should be.

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Salmonella Cases from Sprout Recall Grow

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Health officials have confirmed at least 76 cases of salmonella in Kansas and three other states as part of an outbreak linked to alfalfa sprouts.

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Ex-Guard Tried for Fondling Inmates

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A former Saline County Jail officer is being tried for allegedly fondling female inmates who were locked in their cells.

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House Votes to Sqirrel Away Funds

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The House passes a bill to squirrel away unanticipated state revenues in a special budget stabilization fund, but some legislators complain that the state doesn't prepare for bad economic times when revenues fall short of expectations.

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Plan for Kansas Sex Predators Brings Protests

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Sen. Pat Apple, a Louisburg Republican whose district includes the Osawatomie State Hospital, has submitted petitions with about 800 signatures protesting a plan to house an additional four sexual predators at the facility.

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Economy Hits Sour Note for Coleman Hawkins Jazz Festival

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Organizers have been forced to cancel this year's Coleman Hawkins Legacy Jazz Festival. Assistant Executive Director for the non-profit organization Wayne Potter says funding from two major sponsors and several other donors fell through.

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Survey: Taxes Too High in Kansas

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A new survey finds a large majority of Kansans think their taxes are too high. in the survey, released by Americans for Prosperity, 57 percent of respondents felt they paid too much.

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Great Grad Student Minds Meet in Topeka

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The sixth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit attracted some of the top minds from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and the University of Kansas Medical Center to the Docking building,

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Bill could lower birth control costs at colleges

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The estimated 39 percent of American college women who use birth control pills could enjoy relief from big price increases over the last two years thanks to a provision in the budget bill signed by President Barack Obama.

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TSA reviews airport incident involving La. senator

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Transportation Security Administration is reviewing a report that Sen. David Vitter, R-La., set off a security alarm when he opened a gate door in his rush to catch a flight last week at Washington Dulles International Airport.

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Safety net health centers struggle to meet demand

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The health care safety net is straining. Just look at Jeffrey Taylor's parking lot. Taylor oversees a community health center for the poor in this suburb a dozen miles east of downtown Atlanta. The center, a modest one-story brick building on a hillside, has never been busier. People who recently lost their jobs and health insurance fill the waiting rooms, and their cars jam into the clinic's 50-space parking lot - with much of the overflow ending up at the nightclub next door.

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Army reaches out to families to prevent suicides

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Fort Campbell officials struggling to stem a recent increase in military suicides hope family members will be able to spot signs that soldiers may be depressed and hesitant to seek help from the Army.

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