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Job Losses Stack Up As Recession Deepens

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Trying to survive a deepening recession, employers are cutting their work forces to the bone, leaving more Americans unemployed and with dim prospects of finding a new job any time soon.

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Toxic Coal Ash Piling Up In Ponds In 32 States

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Millions of tons of toxic coal ash is piling up in power plant ponds in 32 states, a practice the federal government has long recognized as a risk to human health and the environment but has left unregulated.

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Calif. Gay Marriage Foes want Donors Anonymous

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Supporters of the ballot measure that banned gay marriage in California have filed a lawsuit seeking to block their campaign finance records from public view, saying the reports have led to the harassment of donors.

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World Stock Markets Fall Ahead of US Jobs Report

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Asian and European stock markets fell Friday ahead of a U.S. jobs report that investors fear will reveal massive job losses and point to a deepening recession in the world's largest economy.

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Missouri's Bond to Retire

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Kit Bond's retirement announcement will set off a whirlwind of political activity in the election of a new Senator.

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NASA: Keeping Shuttle Costs $3 Billion Yearly

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The cost of continuing the life of the space shuttle past next year's planned retirement is $3 billion a year plus extending the risk of a deadly accident, NASA's chief said Thursday.

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Mosquitoes Match Wing Beats Before Mating

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes — the ones that spread diseases like yellow and dengue fever — alter their wing vibrations in a mating signal.

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Citizens Attend Topeka Transit Meeting Thursday Night

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Concerned citizens let Topeka Transit know exactly what they think about possible new bus routes. Thursday night was the first of three meetings to talk about why the routes may be changed.

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USD 501 Public Task Force Presents Budget Cutting Ideas

Updated: 01/09/2009 - USD 501's Budget Stakeholders Committee presented a lengthy report to board members Thursday on where to cut the district's budget. The district faces cutting $8- to $12 million.

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Drug Bust Lands Two Behind Bars

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Two people are behind bars in Geary County after a drug bust netted more than 50,000 dollars worth of narcotics.

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501 Finds Charter School Proposal Insufficient

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Topeka 501 School Board found Community First's Charter School proposal insufficient to move forward at this time, meaning it can not be brought before the board until December.

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32 Kansas Teachers Receive Horizon Award

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Teachers across Kansas are being honored for their dedication. Thirty-two first year educators from around the state were named 2009 Kansas Horizon Award recipients. Six of those teachers were local ones.

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Smoking Ban Petitioners Nearing Goal

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Opponents of a smoking ban in Emporia are nearing their goal for a petition to present to commissioners next month.

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Boeing Plane Deliveries Fall 15 Pct. in 2008

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Boeing delivered about 15 percent fewer airplanes in 2008 compared with the previous year as a strike forced the temporary closure of its commercial aircraft operations.

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Hawker Beechcraft Warns Workers of More Layoffs

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Hawker Beechcraft warns its employees to expect more layoffs as economic conditions continue to deteriorate. Chief Executive Officer Jim Schuster says in a letter sent to workers Thursday that the general aviation market has slowed.

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Contagious Equine Disease Hits Kansas

Updated: 01/08/2009 - At least six mares in south-central Kansas are part of a growing number of horses in 28 states exposed to a contagious equine disease. The Kansas Livestock Commission said it contacted owners of the mares this week.

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More species invasions feared for Great Lakes

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Dozens of foreign species could spread across the Great Lakes in coming years despite policies designed to keep them out, causing significant environmental and economic damage, a federal report says.

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How big Jurassic flying reptiles got off ground

Updated: 01/08/2009 - The Jurassic version of jumbo jets - huge flying creatures weighing hundreds of pounds - is a mystery of dinosaur-era flight: How did something so big get off the ground? A Johns Hopkins University biologist thinks he has figured out the answer.

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Mosquitoes match wing beats before mating

Updated: 01/08/2009 - Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes - the ones that spread diseases like yellow and dengue fever - alter their wing vibrations in a mating signal.

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