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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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Federal Job Discrimination Complaints Hit Record

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it received 95,402 discrimination claims during the 2008 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30. The number is a 15 percent increase over the previous year.

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Kansas Stunned in Big-12 Tourney

Updated: 03/16/2009 - LaceDarius Dunn hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, leading a late surge as Baylor rallied after blowing a 17-point lead to stun No. 11 Kansas 71-64 in the Big 12 tournament quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Man calls police to report moose on roof

Updated: 03/12/2009 - It may have looked like Christmas outside, but Ward Nostdahl says it wasn't reindeer he heard clomping on his roof. Nostdahl called police to report a moose on the roof of his hillside home northwest of Minot.

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Roche to take over Genentech for $47 billion

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche agreed to pay $46.8 billion to buy the 44 percent of biotech pioneer Genentech that it doesn't already own, ending a long corporate struggle with its U.S.-based cancer drug partner.

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Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George W. Bush was convicted Thursday of assaulting a foreign leader and sentenced to three years in prison, provoking outrage among many Iraqis who consider him a hero.

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Jobless claims rise as retail sales slip

Updated: 03/12/2009 - With layoffs spreading, the number of initial claims for jobless benefits rose last week, while the total number of people continuing to receive benefits set a record high, the government said Thursday.

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