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Housing Construction, Permits Hit Record Lows

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Housing construction plunged to a record low in April as a steep drop in apartment building offset a rebound in single-family construction. Permits for new projects also hit a new low.

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Topeka Group Resubmits Casino Plan

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A group that includes Topeka investors has resubmitted plans to Sumner County Commissioners for a state-owned casino.

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Fire Damages NE Topeka Home

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Topeka Fire officials say an electrical problem is likely to blame for a fire at 436 NE Freeman Monday night. The fire did significant damage to the home and the items inside.

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Project Will Turn KC-Area Waste Into Energy

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Ground has been broken in suburban Kansas City on a $15.6 million project that will use solid waste and restaurant grease to power a sewage treatment plant.

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Two Men Convicted of Stealing Food from Tyson

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Two men have been convicted of conspiring to steal pallets of food from the Tyson Foods warehouse in the Kansas City suburb of Olathe and transport them to Arkansas.

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Jeff. Co. Boil Order Lifted

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The boil order had been in effect since May 8, after maintenance caused an interruption in water service. The lack of water presssure made contamination possible.

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Kansas Swine Flu Cases Reach 46

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The number of confirmed swine flu cases in Kansas has reached 46, including additional cases in Geary and Riley counties.

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Kansas Defends Sign Law on Adult Stores

Posted: 05/18/2009 - The Kansas attorney general's office says state law restricting billboard signs by sexually oriented businesses is not unconstitutional.

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Kansas School Districts Face Cutbacks

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Thousands of parents are learning how Kansas school districts will deal with large education cuts after legislators slashed funding.

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Ride to the Wall comes through Topeka

Posted: 05/18/2009 - American Legion Post 400 lined the 6th and Fairlawn bridge with flags. This was for the hundreds of motorcycle riders on the way to the Vietnam Memorial Wall in D.C.

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School Celebrates First Year

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Food and fun were part of the celebration held at Seaman Middle School. This is the first year of existence for the school.

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Meriden Mystery Causes Bomb Sweep

Updated: 05/18/2009 - Authorities in Jefferson County ordered a bomb sniffing dog Monday morning at Jefferson West Middle School. A mysterious person seen leaving the school before 6am raised concerns.

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May is National Bike Helmet Month

Posted: 05/18/2009 - Finally May is National Bike Month and Safe Kids Kansas wants to remind you to make sure you wear yours!

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