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State Transportation Announces Stimulus Spending

Updated: 02/20/2009 - The federal $787 billion stimulus package is intended to fix the economy, and locals discovered direct impacts for Kansas today. Lt. Governor Mark Parkinson and Transportation Secretary Deb Miller announced new transportation projects at a press conference today that will add 10,000 jobs.

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Governor Recognizes Award Winners

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius took a break from her day to honor the winners of the Martin Luther King Jr Poster and Essay Contest.

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Co-op: FEMA Will 'Probably' OK Repair Funds

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The head of Ark Valley Electric Cooperative General Manager Bob Hall says he's learned that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will "probably'' approve a $34.5 million request to cover ice storm repairs.

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Abortion Records Sent to Ousted Kansas Prosecutor

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Attorneys for abortion doctor George Tiller claim patient files and other abortion documents were mailed to former prosecutor Phill Kline's new address in Lynchburg, Va.

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Incoming KSU President Meets and Greets

Posted: 02/19/2009 - Dozens of people showed up for a meet-and-greet with incoming KSU president Dr. Kirk Schulz on the Manhattan campus Thursday.

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Free Dental Clinic Coming to Manhattan

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Here's your chance to see a dentist for free! The Kansas Mission of Mercy dental clinic is coming to Manhattan Friday and Saturday. Preparations started Thursday for the big event.

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Former HiPak Basketball Player Charged

Posted: 02/19/2009 - 20-year-old Lamont Fitzgerald Austin II of Topeka is charged on multiple counts, including possession of an opiate, opium, or narcotic drug with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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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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