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Kansas Hearings Planned on Decision by Governor's Administration

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The chairwoman of the House and Senate budget subcommittees on social services spending plans hearings into the SRS secretary's decision to increase payments to a group which has the state's Democratic party chairman on its board of directors.

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Voter Turnout Less Than Impressive

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Only 13% of Topeka's registered voters showed up to the polls in Tuesday's Primary Election to vote for City of Topeka mayor and city council representatives in districts one, three, five and seven.

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Kansas City Fire Truck Strikes, Kills Child

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A 7-year-old boy who was going home from school was killed Monday when he was struck by a Kansas City fire truck on its way to an accident.

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2 Sedgwick County Deputies Injured in Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were hurt Tuesday as the deputy leading a pursuit of a vehicle by motorcycle slowed down at a traffic light and was rear-ended by the second deputy.

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'Invisible Kansans' Effort Tops Lobbyist Spending

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Interhab, which represents 40 organizations providing services to the disabled, reported spending $111,000 on a campaign to publicize the needs of developmentally disabled Kansans who are on a waiting list for in-home services.

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Goodyear Buyouts & Layoffs

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Goodyear reached a proposed agreement with United Steelworkers Local 307 to eliminate 225 positions. The Union will vote Wednesday and Thursday on the agreement.

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Silver Lake Stand Off Ends Peacefully

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Police sealed off a home near Highway 24 and Chestnut Street on Tuesday for several hours. A man was inside the home, but finally surrendered to police peacefully. He has not been charged with a crime.

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Time is Right to Get Free Tax Help

Updated: 03/04/2009 - If tax forms make your blood pressure spike - and your income is under $90,000 - then you're in luck. Together, the VITA program and AARP's Tax-Aide program make the largest free tax assistance center in the Midwest. People of all ages can receive help with their income taxes.

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Kansas Information Program Tackles Farm Thefts

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The Sedgwick County sheriff's office is starting an e-mail distribution list to spread to the word about thefts of equipment, cattle and other items from farms and businesses.

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Kansas House Advances Late-Term Abortion Bill

Updated: 03/03/2009 - The Kansas House has given first-round approval to two abortion bills, including one that would impose stricter reporting requirements on doctors doing late-term abortions.

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Future Journalists Hoping to Catch Break at Career Fair

Updated: 03/03/2009 - KU's School of Journalism held its annual career fair Tuesday. Students say the economy has some worried about finding jobs, so they may consider lowering expectations for the time being.

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Two Ft. Riley Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 03/03/2009 - 29-year old Capt. Brian Bunting and 24-year old Sgt. Daniel Thompson died when an improvised explosive device detonated near their vehicle Feb. 24. Bunting was from Maryland; Thompson was from Wisconsin.

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Wall Street opens higher after massive drop

Updated: 03/03/2009 - NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street is higher in early trading after a massive sell-off and as the government announces details of a program designed to boost availability of credit.

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