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Jackson County Hazardous Waste Facility Proposed

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is proposing a hazardous waste facility in Holton. It would serve Jackson, Atchison, Brown, and Doniphan counties. Drawings and other information will be available for review at both the Jackson County Clerk's office and KDHE's Topeka office starting Friday.

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Utility Groups Will Appeal FEMA Ice Storm Decision

Posted: 09/23/2008 - FEMA is contributing $63.5 million dollars for repairs throughout Kansas, but the Kansas Electric Cooperatives are asking for $320 million. The damage was cause by last December's ice storm. The companies plan to appeal the decision.

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Democrats to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

Posted: 09/23/2008 - After months of pressure from Republicans, House Democrats have allowed a quarter-century ban on off-shore drilling to expire next week. The issue still needs approval from the Senate.

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Man in 'Army' Uniform Robs Missouri Bank, Hotel

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 34-year old Christopher Dwyer is accused of robbing a St. Robert, MO hotel and bank within seven days of each other. He was taking into custody Tuesday.

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Topekan Sentenced for Robbing McDonald's Restaurant

Posted: 09/23/2008 - 54-year old Randall Wayne Thomas was sentenced Tuesday to 151 months in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in May to robbing a McDonald's in the Hunter's Ridge development at Hwy. 75 and NW 46th St. in Topeka.

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Most Shawnee County School Districts See Higher Numbers

Posted: 09/23/2008 - School districts reported enrollment numbers Tuesday. Most Shawnee County districts saw more students for the 2008-2009 school year, but the Shawnee Heights district saw a slight drop.

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Melgren Faces Senate Panel on Judicial Nomination

Posted: 09/23/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren was one of five judicial nominees questioned by the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday. He's not expected to face opposition, but it's unclear whether there's time for Congress to approve the appointment before recessing.

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China's Milk Scandal Bares Government Shortcomings

Posted: 09/23/2008 - The note posted in July on the Web site of China's food safety inspection agency came from a doctor: There had been a sudden rise in infants turning up at his hospital with kidney stones after drinking the same brand of formula.

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Democrats to Let Offshore Drilling Ban Expire

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Democrats have decided to allow a quarter-century ban on drilling for oil off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to expire next week, conceding defeat in an months-long battle with the White House and Republicans set off by $4 a gallon gasoline prices this summer.

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Pakistanis Say Suspected US Drone Shot Down

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Pakistani soldiers and tribesman shot down a suspected U.S. military drone close to the Afghan border Tuesday night, three intelligence officials said.

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Dire Warnings Fail to Sway Senators on Big Bailout

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Refusing to be pushed, Republicans and Democrats alike rebuffed dire warnings Tuesday from the government's top economic officials of recession, layoffs and foreclosed homes if Congress doesn't quickly approve the administration's emergency $700 billion financial bailout plan.

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Topeka Man Robbed at Knife-point

Posted: 09/23/2008 - An elderly man answered his door in Topeka and was robbed at knife point. It happened around 7:40 p.m. Monday night in the 2300 block of SE Indiana.

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Management for Cherokee County Casino Questionable

Posted: 09/23/2008 - It was a step back before moving forward. That's basically what the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission met to do Tuesday. In a teleconference they rejected Penn National Gaming's application for a state-owned casino in Cherokee County.

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Chrysler plans electric vehicle in 2010

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Chrysler LLC said Tuesday it will put an electric car on sale in North America in 2010, revealing that despite missing out on the buzz surrounding the Chevrolet Volt, it is neck and neck with General Motors Corp. in the race to put a mass-produced electric vehicle on America's roads.

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield Goes Green

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas had employees dancing in their courtyard as they learned how to help preserve the earth.

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Evangelist: 'Puberty' is age of sexual consent

Posted: 09/23/2008 - Since Tony Alamo's start as a California street preacher more than 40 years ago, the self-styled evangelist's story has been colorful and checkered.

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Kansas Looks to Expand Wind Energy Farms

Posted: 09/23/2008 - It comes as no surprise that the state of Kansas is looking for more ways to help the environment. A conference was held today with people attending from educational institutions, universities, businesses, and communities across Kansas to talk about wind energy.

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Commentary: Bailouts will lead to rough economic ride

Posted: 09/23/2008 - For years they thought the economy was booming, growth was up, job numbers and productivity were increasing. Yet now we find ourselves in what is shaping up to be one of the most severe economic downturns since the Great Depression.

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