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$11 Million Going to Kansas Researchers

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Kansas Bioscience Authorities has approved more than $11 million in new investments to various Kansas projects and centers. The grants are part of a $581 million initiative to help Kansas researchers.

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AP sources: White House mulls regulatory panel

Posted: 05/20/2009 - The Obama administration, trying to crack down on abuses exposed by the financial crisis, is considering creation of a regulatory commission to protect consumers of financial products such as credit cards and mortgages, according to administration and industry officials.

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Court Rules on Boeing Issue

Posted: 05/20/2009 - A federal judge says the Air Force can disclose the rates that Boeing Co. charged for the next generation of global positioning satellites.

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Missouri carries out first execution in 4 years

Posted: 05/20/2009 - Missouri early Wednesday executed a man who killed a good Samaritan who had stopped on the road to help him, ending a nearly four-year period without an execution in the state. Texas, meanwhile, executed its 15th prisoner this year.

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C-SPAN To Visit Topeka Library, School

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Kids (and adults) can get a civics lesson from the ultimate political junkie's favorite cable channel and its famous bus.

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Mental Health Fair Held In Topeka

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Everyone knows that it's important to exercise and take care of your physical health, but we shouldn't forget our mental health too.

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Topeka Mayor Upset over ERP, Voting Powers

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Mayor Bill Bunten supported the ordinance changes over the council's override power, but now he says the changes have gone too far.

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State Treasurer Returns $100,000+ In Unclaimed Property

Updated: 05/20/2009 - The State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property division set up in the WIBW studios Tuesday, taking viewer calls through all the newscasts. More than 20,000 inquiries resulted in potential claims totaling more than $100,000.

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$12M Settlement in Lawrence Apartment Fire

Posted: 05/19/2009 - The families of three people killed in a 2005 apartment fire in Lawrence as well as several people who escaped with injuries will share a $12 million settlement.

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Kansas Senators Repeat Gitmo Opposition

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Both Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said Tuesday they support amendments to a supplemental appropriations bill that would cut off funding to support transferring the detainees.

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Public Pools Ready to Open with New Safety Feature

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Topeka Public Pools are prepping to open for the Summer season, and they have a new safety feature to boot: a drain cover that will keep kids from being entrapped.

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Junction City Couple Hits Kansas Cash

Posted: 05/19/2009 - A Junction City couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary last week and today they were ringing in the dough!

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KTEC Head to Step Aside

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Tracy Taylor is stepping down as President and CEO of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation. He's held the position since 2002.

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Guilty Verdict in Slaying of Kansas Farmer

Posted: 05/19/2009 - An Osborne County jury convicted Kenneth Wilson on Tuesday of the shooting death of farmer Jeffrey Scott Noel. Attorney General Stephen Six prosecuted the case.

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Community Helps Town of Soldier Rebuild from Storm

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Andra and Larry Holliday says there never was a question they would rebuild in Soldier after a tornado destroyed their home. They say the community rallied around them in their time of need.

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Westar "Scrubs" its Way to the Future

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Employees of Westar Energy are proud of their new sulfur dioxide "scrubber" system. On Tuesday they showed off a three year and 435 million dollar project.

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Kansas Governor Signs Unemployment Job Training Bill

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed legislation Tuesday in Wichita that helps more out-of-work Kansans qualify for unemployment benefits. It also extends unemployment benefits for people enrolled in a state-approved job training program.

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Planned Parenthood Supporters Seek Continued Funds

Posted: 05/19/2009 - About two dozen supporters delivered petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, urging him to allow Planned Parenthood to receive some $250,000 in the next budget year by vetoing part of the budget bill that eliminates the funding.

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Bioscience Group Awards $11 million in Kansas

Updated: 05/19/2009 - About $4 million of more than $11 million in new investments by the KS Bioscience Authorities will initially go to establish a center to create medical instruments, medical devices and composite implants. The program will get $21.7 million over five years.

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