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Three Colleges Sue Kansas Board Of Regents

Updated: 07/02/2009 - Three community colleges have sued the Kansas Board of Regents claiming unequal funding for some of their vocational and technical programs.

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Midweek Farmer's Market

Updated: 07/01/2009 - If you aren't able to make it to the Topeka Farmer's Market on Saturdays, you can still go on Wednesdays.

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Trio Charged With Visa Fraud

Updated: 07/01/2009 - An indictment unsealed Wednesday charges Mahesh Gangineni and his wife, Komali Donavalli, of Topeka along with Sankar Chava of Littleton, Colorado with conspiracy to fraudulantly obtain an H-1B visa.

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Hearing Date Set For Former Emporia Official

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Former Emporia city engineer Keith Beatty's preliminary hearing is set for August 5th. He faces charges of official misconduct and misuse of public funds over a 2006 road resurfacing project.

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Shawnee County Judge Allows Witnesses In Judd Hearing

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Shawnee Co. Judge Nancy Parrish has rejected a prosecution motion to block witnesses at an evidentiary hearing on whether to dismiss charges against Topeka Police officer Jason Judd related to an off-duty shooting.

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Kansas Again Delays Aid Payments To Schools

Updated: 07/01/2009 - For the second time in a month, Kansas delayed aid payments to public school districts because of budget problems. Budget Director Duane Goossen said Wednesday that the state also delayed $31 million worth of tax refunds from June into next week.

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Amtrak Passenger Found Dead On Kansas Train Tracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - A man who'd been a passenger on Amtrak's Southwest Chief was found dead along the tracks in the Marion County town of Florence Tuesday morning. It's not known how he got off the moving train.

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EPA To Kansas: Start Over On Coal Plant Proposal

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency's acting regional administrator sent a letter Wednesday to Kansas Health and Environment Secretary Rod Bremby. The federal agency wants to make sure that KDHE has public hearings on Sunflower Electric's coal plant proposal.

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Man Receives Award For Working To Stop Crime

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Sending a message to criminals has earned a group an honor. Organizers of Topeka's National Night Out Against Crime accepted the award as they prepare for the August event.

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Shawnee County Begins Westlawn Application Review Process

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Assistant Shawnee County Counselor Shawn Leisinger, says the county received 800 to 900 applications for refunds from Westlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He anticipates issuing checks in late July or early August.

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Funeral Services Set For Lake Perry Drowning Victim

Updated: 07/01/2009 - Visitation for Robert Courter will be held 6pm Thursday at O'Trimble Funeral Home, with the funeral 10:30am Friday at Nortonville Christian Church. Courter drowned Monday evening at Lake Perry trying to help his fiance's three-year old son.

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Kansas Regulators To Discuss Racetracks

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Woodlands horse and dog track in Kansas City, Kan., and Camptown Greyhound Park in Frontenac are both closed and say their futures depend on the amount of revenue they can claim from slot machines.

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CenturyTel Completes Purchase Of Embarq

Updated: 07/01/2009 - The Federal Communications Commission signed off last week on the Monroe, La.-based CenturyTel's proposed purchase of Embarq, based in Overland Park, Kan.

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Water Referee Says Nebraska Owes Kansas $10,000

Updated: 07/01/2009 - In his final report released late Tuesday night, arbitrator Karl Dreher says Nebraska should only have to pay Kansas $10,000 for overusing Republican River water in 2005 and 2006.

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Residents Of Pittsburg Save Fireworks Show

Updated: 07/01/2009 - After the city eliminated $17,000 it usually donated for the annual fireworks show, Pittsburg, Kansas citizens began a campaign to raise the nearly $30,000 needed to put it on.

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