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General Motors Plant Adds 375 Jobs

Posted: 08/07/2009 - General Motors says it will add 375 jobs to its Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas to help assemble the 2010 Buick LaCrosse.

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Former KU Researcher Charged; Security Increased

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Prosecutors say 46-year-old David Young was charged Thursday with multiple crimes, including stalking, telephone harassment and violation of a protective order.

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KSU Optimistic Lab Will Be Built In Kansas

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Some critics of the estimated $650 million lab question whether it can safely handle pathogens such as the highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease.

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Bennett, Hastert Coming To Kansas To Help Tiahrt

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27. Tiahrt's campaign says the conservative commentator will appear at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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Army Announces MP Units For Fort Leavenworth

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The 40th Military Police Battalion and the 165th Military Police Company are due to be activated at Fort Leavenworth. They will have a total of 274 soldiers.

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Gang Member Gets 8 Years In Prison

Posted: 08/06/2009 - The U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday that 35-year-old Mario Hutton pleaded guilty earlier to one count each of conspiracy to engage in racketeering and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

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Topeka 501 Tackles Truancy

Posted: 08/06/2009 - More than 1,000 truancies were reported by Topeka 501 during the 2008-09 school year according to a new report. The Topeka 501 School Board tackled the issue at its Thursday meeting.

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Groups Tout Benefits of Breastfeeding

Updated: 08/06/2009 - During Breastfeeding Awareness Week, health professional are touting the benefits breast milk can give babies, such as improved immunity and brain development.

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Westar Profits Up Second Quarter

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Westar Energy Inc. says its second-quarter profit jumped significantly thanks to higher rates and lower costs,but said it was lowering its earnings expectations for the year.

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New Strain Of Swine Flu Infects Riley County Child

Posted: 08/06/2009 - KDHE says a Riley County child was infected with H3N2, a swine flu strain not related to the H1N1 pandemic. The child suffered mild flu symptoms and has recovered.

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Commissioner Miller Lashes Out Over City Budget Proposal

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioner Vic Miller had harsh words for Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte and his thought that the county could pick up the tab for senior services funding. Miller says the city is "dumping" on the county, and proposed action of his own.

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Kansas Reports First H1N1-Infected Person's Death

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Kansas has reported the first death of a resident who was diagnosed with swine flu. Swine flu cases have been reported in 41 of the state's 105 counties, and 23 people have been hospitalized. The first cases were reported in April in Dickinson County but were mild.

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Hot August, Hot Jobs!

Posted: 08/06/2009 - Here's the full recap of Kansas Works job listings from Debra Rodenbaugh from our last two programs.

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