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Water Hardness Above Average in Topeka

Updated: 01/29/2009 - If you've noticed your water at home seems harder than usual, that's because it is. Topeka city spokesperson Dave Bevens said Thursday many customers have been complaining about it.

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Obama Seeks GOP Help for Recovery Bill

Updated: 01/29/2009 - President Barack Obama hopes to get support from GOP members of the Senate for an economic stimulus measure. No House Republicans voted for it.

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Thomas, Lassiter Speak To Neighborhood Members

Updated: 01/30/2009 - The Topeka City Council is deliberating whether or not to approve the sale of the Sumner School to Zaire Thomas' World Outreach Ministries. Thomas, as well as Community First, spoke to a neighborhood association Thursday night.

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Kansas Senate Passes Deficit Bill

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Senators gave final approval to a budget deficit reduction bill Thursday. The vote was 25-14. The measure now goes to the House.

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Kansas Rep. Tiahrt to Announce Plans for 2010

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt says he'll announce his 2010 political plans Saturday in Topeka at a GOP annual meeting. He's already filed paperwork to run for Senate.

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2 KU Journalism Students Earn Top Honor

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Two Kansas University journalism students are earning high marks in their field. Two of the school's students placed first and second in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards Program in the in-depth writing category.

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First Black Iraqi Runs in Elections

Updated: 01/29/2009 - He calls himself the "Iraqi Obama" and hopes to channel President Barack Obama's good luck by becoming the first black Iraqi to win an election.

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Heartland Visioning One Step Closer to Goal

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Heartland Visioning members are one step closer to making Topeka a better place. They met Thursday at the Ramada Hotel to announce foundation teams and benchmark team chairs.

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New Emergency Facility Nearing Completion

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Stormont-Vail expects to complete its new emergency department in June. It will nearly triple the current ER space and increase emergency staff by 20-percent.

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Former ESU Registrar Charged with Felony Theft

Updated: 01/29/2009 - A former Emporia State University registrar is charged with felony theft. Jill Megredy is accused of stealing $4,100 between March 20 and May 20 of 2008 from the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, by writing herself checks from its local account.

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Authors to Washington Post: Save Book World

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Historians Robert Dallek and Sean Wilentz and author-essayist Barbara Ehrenreich are among the more than 100 writers who have signed an open letter asking The Washington Post not to shut down its stand-alone Sunday Book World section.

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Illinois Governor Removed from Office

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office Thursday. He says he will continue to fight to clear his name.

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Seaman District Gives Gift of Life

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Community Blood Center reports collecting 66 units of blood during a drive at Seaman High School Thursday.

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Topeka Students Mark 100th Day of School

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka's USD 501 had its 100th day of school Thursday. Students at McEachron Elementary were among those celebrating with various activities based on the number.

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Man Stabbed in Neck, Dropped Off at Hospital

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka Police say a 29 year old man was dropped off at a local hospital with life-threatening stab wounds Wednesday night. The person who dropped him off fled the scene. Police continue investigating.

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Tips Needed in Unsolved Topeka Murder

Updated: 01/29/2009 - Topeka Police are putting out a request for the public's helping solving a nearly year-old homicide. Michael Holley died after being shot several times outside of Deep Pockets Billiards, 4310 SW 21st St., overnight February 23, 2008.

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Obama Seeks GOP Help

Updated: 01/29/2009 - President Barack Obama's economic stimulus legislation is headed for the Senate after a surprisingly partisan vote in the House in which Republicans united in opposition and 11 mostly conservative Democrats defected.

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