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Kansas Court Furloughs Possible Next Year

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Davis says cuts in the judiciary budget could mean up to 30 days of statewide court closures and unpaid furloughs for nonjudicial employees next year.

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Mrs. Obama says Community Service Changed Her Life

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Mrs. Obama spoke Tuesday to about 250 employees of the federal agency that manages service programs, the Corporation for National and Community Service. She told them community service changed her life.

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Kansas Installing Cables to Prevent Crashes

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Engineers started considering cable barriers days after three people died in crossover collisions on Interstate 435 in Lenexa and on Kansas 10 near Olathe. Medians at both locations span 60 feet or more.

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Another H1N1 Case Hits Kansas

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The state health department has established a phone line for concerned Kansans to call with questions about swine flu. The number is 1-877-427-7317.

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Gov. Crist to run for US Senate seat in Florida

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Popular GOP Gov. Charlie Crist said Tuesday he will run for U.S. Senate instead of re-election next year, a possible stepping stone to a presidential bid and a welcome jolt for a struggling Republican Party desperate to keep Florida in its column.

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One New Case of H1N1 Confirmed in Geary County

Updated: 05/12/2009 - One new case of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus has been confirmed in a Geary County adult Tuesday morning. The announcement brings the Kansas total to 23 confirmed cases.

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Crews Investigate Monday Night Arson

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Officials say they got the call around 11pm to report to the 1500 block of SW Central Park street. When they got there, flames had engulfed the home. Topeka police say no one was hurt. Fire investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

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Annual Report Due for Social Security and Medicare

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The financial health of the government's two biggest benefit programs may have slipped over the past year, reflecting the deep recession that has already bitten into other areas of the budget.

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Wall Street Set for Mostly Higher Opening

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Wall Street is set for a mostly higher open Tuesday, looking to bounce back and extend its recent two-month rally. Stock futures moved higher.

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City Council Holds Work Session

Updated: 05/11/2009 - City Council members met with city staff and Topeka Transit Authority leaders during a work session.

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USD 437 Adjusts to Budget Cuts

Updated: 05/11/2009 - School districts across the state are feeling the pinch as they prepare for next school year with major budget cuts.

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U.S. Fires Top General in Afghanistan as War Worsens

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The president has replaced the top U.S. general in Afghanistan with a former special forces commander in a quest for a more agile, unconventional approach in a war against the Taliban that has gone quickly downhill.

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Obama `Shocked' by Shooting on Iraqi Base

Updated: 05/11/2009 - President Obama met with Defense Secretary Robert Gates to discuss the shooting at a U.S. base in Baghdad. Five soldiers were killed. In a statement, Obama says his ``heart goes out to the families and friends of all the service members involved in this horrible tragedy.''

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Auburn-Washburn District Says Goodbye to Retirees

Updated: 05/11/2009 - The Auburn-Washburn school district held a reception Monday for eleven retiring teachers and staff members. The longest-serving of the group was Donna Wools who spent 35 years as a bus driver.

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