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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Kansas Hospital Pays $84,000 in EPA Investigation

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that Shawnee Mission Medical Center will pay $83,488 to settle a federal investigation into how it handles and stores hazardous waste.

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Kansas Home Foreclosure Filings down in April

Updated: 05/13/2009 - A report released Wednesday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac shows 787 foreclosure filings in Kansas last month. That's a 6.75 percent drop from March, but still 5.6 percent higher than April of last year.

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1 Man Dead in Kansas Crane Accident

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Police said that two people were trying to jump-start an older-model boom crane shortly before 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. It rolled on top of a man standing behind it, killing him.

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Child of Ft. Riley Soldier among New H1N1 Cases

Updated: 05/13/2009 - State health officials confirmed five new cases of H1N1 virus Wednesday, all in children. One of the children is the child of a Fort Riley soldier who was confirmed to have the virus Tuesday.

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Democrats call for Kan. gambling law change

Cards and poker chips

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Gov. Parkinson Talks Goals, Topeka Life

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.

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Ethics Hearing for KS Speaker Delayed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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5 New Cases of H1N1 in Kansas since Tuesday

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Five new cases of the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus have been confirmed in Kansas since the last update Tuesday morning. One case involves a Geary County child who is hospitalized, two involve Johnson County children and two involve Wyandotte County children.

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Kansas State Historical Society Museum Cuts A Dozen Jobs

Updated: 05/13/2009 - To cut spending, the KSHS eliminated 12 full-time positions from its budget, and shifted some full-time positions to part-time. A spokeswoman for KSHS says there may be more cuts to come.

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School Year Winds Down for "Good Kids"

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Meet a budding artist from Ozawkie, who's eventual destination is New York City.. and the amazing story of the Hayden High Good Kids who spent their spring break in Greensburg. We're even including more on the story from their advisor's diary!

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Kansas City Star Top 54 Companies

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The Kansas City Star has chosen the top performers among 54 different public companies and two of the top eleven are based in Topeka.

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Brownback Heading to Gitmo

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback is heading to Guantanamo Bay to review detainee operations at the U.S. base in Cuba.

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