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KS Governor Signs K2 Ban

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed a bill Wednesday that adds certain chemicals used to create synthetic drugs to the state's controlled substance list.

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Flood Map Modernization Open Houses Set

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The third and final scheduled open house regarding the Shawnee County Flood Map Modernization project will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the City of Topeka’s Holliday Building.

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Health Information Exchange Meeting Announced

Posted: 03/10/2010 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the state designee for health information technology, announces a meeting of the e-Health Advisory Council will be held Wednesday, March 10.

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KC Throws Name In Ring For Google Fiber Project

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Kansas City, Missouri has joined the race to bring Google's new high-speed internet to its city. City leaders publicly announced Wednesday morning their efforts to attract Google.

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Governor’s Appointees Recommended For Confirmation

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Governor Mark Parkinson appointed James Needham to the State Banking Board and reappointed John Smith as administrator of the Kansas Department of Credit Unions. Both appointees are awaiting confirmation by the full Senate.

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Newest Labor Report Shows Kansas Jobs Dropped 2.6 Percent

Updated: 03/13/2010 - According to January 2010 estimates, Kansas businesses lost 54,100 jobs over-the-year, a 4.0 percent decrease. Kansas business lost 34,200 jobs over-the-month in January, a 2.6 percent decrease.

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Company Awarded Money To Expand Broadband Internet

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Level 3 EON, Totah Communications awarded more than $9.5 million to expand broadband Internet in Kansas; Two projects to increase broadband access in south-central, southeast Kansas

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KSU Elementary Education Program Receives National Honor

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Kansas State University's bachelor's degree program in elementary education is being honored with the 2010 Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators.

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Police Crack Down On Graffiti

Posted: 03/10/2010 - Graffiti reports in Riley County quadrupled from 2008 to 2009. The Riley County Police Department says most of those crimes are the responsibility of the same individuals.

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President Declares Disaster for Kansas

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Shawnee, Jefferson, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie and Riley counties are just a few of the areas covered in Tuesday's declaration.

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Topeka City Council Discusses Gun Law

Updated: 03/09/2010 - Topeka City Council discussed changes to a law about carrying loaded firearms on city streets at a work session before their meeting Tuesday night.

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Topeka City Council Supports Google Campaign

Posted: 03/09/2010 - The Council approved a resolution at its meeting Tuesday night encouraging Google to choose the city as a test site for an ultra-fast internet connection.

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Ogden Votes To Oust Mayor

Updated: 03/09/2010 - In a special recall election Tuesday, unofficial results shows 194 people, or 69 percent, voting for Mayor Jimmy Bond's removal, while 86 voted against it.

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Communities Join to Sue Atrazine Makers

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Six Kansas communities are combining the file the lawsuit against the manufacturers of Atrazine, asking for $5 million dollars in damages.

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Holiday Storms Named Federal Disaster

Posted: 03/09/2010 - FEMA announced Tuesday that the state will get federal help for its recovery efforts from the December-January winter storm.

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Kroger Sales Up, Profits Down

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Kroger company saw net earnings only top $255 million in the fourth quarter, compared to nearly 350 million last year; and that was during a time in which sales, including fuel sales, jumped over 7% percent to $18.6 billion.

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Smaller School Districts Can Rest Easy

Updated: 03/09/2010 - Smaller school districts worried about forced consolidation got at least a reprieve from the Kansas house Tuesday.

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