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State Health Officer Echoes Dangers Of Smoking

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Titled "How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease," a Surgeon General's report reinforces how tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, damages cells and inflames tissues.

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Blown Fuse Gives City Workers Chill

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Workers arrived at Topeka's Holliday Building to find a power outage had taken out the building's boilers, air handlers, phones and most of the lights.

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Counties Skeptical That State Will Make Payment

Posted: 12/13/2010 - When Kansas lawmakers passed a tax break for new machinery and equipment in 2006, they promised to make payments to counties to compensate for the lost taxes.

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Kan. Treasurer-elect Fills Top Positions On Staff

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Kansas State Treasurer-Elect Ron Estes is making his campaign manager, Derek Kreifels, his top aide upon taking office. He's also keeping Treasurer Dennis McKinney's assistant, Aaron Otto.

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Low Natural Gas Prices Hurting W. Kansas Counties

Posted: 12/13/2010 - More than a dozen western Kansas counties are struggling to balance their budgets after natural gas prices have plummeted by more than half in the past two years.

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PSU Students Create Handicapped-Accessible Garden

Posted: 12/13/2010 - Students from Pittsburg State University are designing and building new, raised flower beds at a community garden located behind First Christian Church because they're easier to reach for many people.

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TPD Responds To Sunday String Of Robberies

Updated: 12/12/2010 - Topeka police spent Sunday investigating a string of robberies. Police were called to the Subway off 17th and Medford just after 8:10pm Sunday.

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Kansas Pastor Opens New Church In Former Bait Shop

Posted: 12/12/2010 - A northeast Kansas pastor who wanted get back to heeding Christ's call to be a fisher of men is getting a chance to do just that in a converted bait shop near Melvern Lake.

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Men Who Fled Accident Turn Selves In

Posted: 12/11/2010 - The two men authorities spent Friday night searching the woods for following a train versus truck collision turned themselves in today.

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Topeka Zoo Says Hippo May Have To Be Sent Fed Ex

Posted: 12/11/2010 - Officials at the Topeka Zoo say delays in getting a hippopotamus shipped to a zoo in San Francisco might mean the 5,500-pound animal will have to be shipped through Federal Express.

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I Love Salina!

Posted: 12/10/2010 - Topekans know John Ary, and how much he cheers for the Capital City. If you're like him, and live in Salina, the chamber wants to hear from you.

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Brownback Announces Public Safety Appointees

Updated: 12/10/2010 - Kansas Gov.-elect Sam Brownback has nominated a federal official to serve as the state Highway Patrol's superintendent and a state legislator to serve as the head of the Kansas National Guard.

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