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AG Unveils Mediation Program

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six unveils a new program to increase efficiency and resolve conflicts between consumers and businesses.

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More Details about Boeing Co. Layoffs Coming Soon

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Since Jan. 1, Boeing has announced plans to lay off about 10,000 employees. Most of the layoffs will be in overhead and military-related positions. Union officials expect to get further details Friday.

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Oklahoma Man Charged in Kansas Bank Robbery Heist

Posted: 02/19/2009 - 39-year-old Ross A. Williams of Claremore, Okla., is accused in a three-count complaint filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita of killing Willie Neal Jr. of Georgia. Prosecutors say Williams robbed a bank and Neal, a bystander, was killed as Williams fled.

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Tougher Penalties for Cockfighting

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Kansas would join the majority of states that make cockfighting a felony under a bill that passed the Senate on a 38-2 vote.

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Kansas Universities See Higher Enrollment

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The state Board of Regents reported Thursday that nearly 85,000 students were enrolled for the spring semester. That's about 1,200 more than the number for the spring 2008 semester.

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Kansas House Rejects Campaign Finance Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas House has rejected a bill requiring campaign finance reports from certain groups that sponsor ads to influence elections. The vote was 69-54 against the measure Thursday.

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Kansas Senate backs Tougher Seat Belt Law

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a primary seat belt law Thursday. It also requires all passengers in motor vehicles to wear seat belts instead of only front-seat passengers.

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Senate Advances Kansas Minimum Wage Bill

Posted: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas Senate 33-7 to increase the state's minimum wage. The current state hourly minimum wage is $2.65. On Jan. 1, 2010, it would go to $7.25, which will be the federal minimum as of July 24. The measure now goes to the House.

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Topeka Votes '09 - Mayor
Topeka Mayoral Candidates Debate

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Jeff Preisner, Randal Trackwell, Jon-Wesley O'Hara, Jason Dabney and Bill Bunten met in the WIBW Channels studio Wednesday night. See their debate here, or on 13.1 WIBW-TV 7pm, Feb. 25th and 13.2 MyTV 9pm, Feb. 28th.

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4-month-old Boy Dies in SE Kansas Crash

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A 4-month-old boy is dead after the car he was riding in crashed into a pickup truck that ran a stop sign near Chanute in southeast Kansas.

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Topeka Student Awarded for Exemplifying "Y" Values

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Erika Hrenchir, a Jardine Middle School student, was awarded the 2009 YMCA Youth School Character Award. Erika excels at school and spends Saturdays volunteering at the Topeka Zoo.

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State Pays Homage to Kansas Armed Forces

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Take a moment to thank someone in the armed forces and you obey a noteworthy command. Governor Sebelius signed a proclamation that declared today, February 18th, as Armed Forces Appreciation Day this year.

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Operation Soup Line Serves Up Help for Doorstep

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Doorstep held its 6th-annual Operation Soup Line Wednesday. The event raises money for Doorstep to provide emergency rent, utility, food, clothing, transportation and medication assistance.

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Sgt. Sweet

Updated: 02/18/2009 - When fourth graders at Christ the King School sealed their care package for a soldier, they never thought they would meet the person it was addressed to. The day did come and Wednesday the students were introduced to Sgt. Sweet.

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Kansas Budget Cash Crunch Averted, Refunds Resume

Updated: 02/19/2009 - The Kansas budget cash crunch has been averted. Legislative leaders Wednesday approved moving money into the state's main bank account from other state agencies. Moving that $225 million gives the state enough cash to pay its bills on time.

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Silver Lake Kicks Off Testing Season

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Silver Lake Junior and Senior High School students began statewide assessment tests Wednesday. A special assembly was held to motivate them for success.

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Coffeyville Bank Robbery Suspect, Victim Id'd

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Police Cmdr. Mike Brown said in a news release that 39-year-old Ross A. Williams of Claremore, Okla., was arrested without incident at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Williams is suspected of holding up a Bank of America branch in Coffeyville shortly before 5 p.m.

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Sebelius Signs Budget Bill, Softens School Cuts

Updated: 02/18/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius announced Tuesday she signed a budget balancing bill, but vetoed some of the school funding cuts it included. It sets the stage for a Wednesday Finance Council meeting that could keep state worker paychecks on track.

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