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Arson Suspected in Osage County Fire

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Kansas State Fire Marshalls suspect arson is involved in a fire that happened just after midnight Friday morning in Osage County.

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Collective Brands Topeka Headquarters

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The distribution centers have moved the coasts, but the global headquarters shows the pizazz of the Payless brand.

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Shawnee County Set to Open Jail Annex

Updated: 05/28/2009 - A former warehouse at 818 SE Adams has been renovated by Shawnee Co. Corrections to house up to 240 minimum security and work release inmates.

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Sculpture Unveiled at Core First Bank Location

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Core First Bank and Trust unveiled its new bronze sculpture "Children at Play" during the Chamber's Fast Forward gathering. It's located outside the bank's location at SW 37th and Wanamaker. The work was created by artist Kwan Wu.

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Trauma Care Moves Up a Level in Topeka

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare is now verified as a Level II trauma center. It is only the fifth verified trauma center in Kansas.

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Specialty Crop Funds Available to Kansas

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Department of Agriculture got together today to help guide those participating in the USDA's specialty crop grant program.

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Obama Pushing For Health Care Reform in 2009

Updated: 05/28/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act. "If we don't get it done this year, we're not going to get it done," Obama told supporters by phone as he flew home on Air Force One from a West Coast fundraising trip.

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Auto Accident

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Police dispatch got the call just before seven thirty that there had been a rear-end collision on Topeka Boulevard and 57th street.

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Gates: No Need For Troops in Korea

Updated: 05/28/2009 - While worrisome, North Korea's nuclear and missile tests have not reached a crisis level that would warrant additional U.S. troops in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said.

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Obama Presses For Mideast Peace

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Gingerly trying to advance Mideast peace, President Barack Obama on Thursday challenged Israel to stop settlement construction in the West Bank on the same day the Israelis rejected that demand. Obama pushed Palestinians for progress, too, deepening his personal involvement.

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Errandsforme Opens for Business

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Chamber of Commerce recognized Errandsforme as a new business to keep an eye on in Topeka.

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Sotomayor's Abortion Views Unknown

Updated: 05/28/2009 - One of the few things conservatives and liberals agree on when it comes to Sonia Sotomayor is that her views on abortion rights are a mystery — and one that must be solved before she can be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice.

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Oil prices jump above $65; first time for 2009

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Oil prices closed above $65 per barrel Thursday for the first time in six months as OPEC maintained crude production levels as expected and a pair of reports suggested a slightly brighter economic picture.

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Pat Roberts to Vote "No" on Sotomayor

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Senator has told KCMO Radio in Kansas City he will not vote in favor of the New York judge's nomination to the nation's highest court.

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Painful Concessions Made To Keep GM Alive

Updated: 05/28/2009 - UAW members have reluctantly voted to ratify a pre-bankruptcy agreement in a bid to salvage the future of the company. GM's deadline to avoid bankruptcy court is Monday.

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$232M Powerball Winner Sold In … Winner

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Lottery administrators say last night's winning ticket was sold in Winner, South Dakota.. but the winner hasn't stepped forward yet.

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Kansas Congressman Says Business Struggles Aren't Over

Updated: 05/28/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, spoke at a Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday. He says, even though the economy shows signs of recovery, government must rein in spending to stay on the right path.

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Engineers, Nurses Among Jobs Hardest To Fill

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Engineers, Nurses and Skilled/Manual Trades are among the nation's most challenging positions to fill, according to survey findings released today by Manpower Inc.

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Kansas Stops Testing Some H1N1 Flu Cases

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Thursday that it has stopped testing non-hospitalized patients in Johnson, Wyandotte and Saline counties, as well as at Fort Riley for the H1N1 virus.

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