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Former Kansas Governor Speaks at KU Thursday

Updated: 02/26/2009 - America needs to build for its future. That was the message Thursday night from former governor of Kansas Bill Graves. He returned to the Kansas to speak to a full house at KU's Leid Center.

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Kansas House Gives Initial Approval to Coal Bill

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The Kansas House gave first-round approval to a bill allowing two coal-fired power plants in southwest Kansas. House Speaker Mike O'Neal believes his chamber also has enough voted to override a promised gubernatorial veto.

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HealthWise 55 Launches Free Blood Pressure Checks

Updated: 02/26/2009 - HealthWise 55 will be offering free blood pressure checks from 8:15 to 9:30 am the first Thursday of the month at West Ridge Mall and from 10 to 11:30 am the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the S. Topeka YMCA.

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Official says Vick OK'd for Home Confinement

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A government official says there's no bed space at a halfway house, so Micheal Vick could be released to his Hampton, Va. home as soon as May 21st.

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TPD Looks for Help with Vehicle Maintenance

Updated: 02/26/2009 - The proposed "Cruiser Detail and Provision Team" for Topeka Police would get volunteers to help with vehicle maintenace tasks such as topping of fluids and inflating tires.

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Aircraft Cutbacks Trickling down to Kansas Suppliers

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Cessna, Hawker Beechcraft and Bombardier in Wichta have all announced cutbacks amid the economic downturn. It's having a ripple effect through machine shops and suppliers.

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Letter Says Ex-Kansas AG Faces Complaint

Updated: 02/26/2009 - A Feb. 19 letter said a review committee for the state Board for the Discipline of Attorneys found probable cause to believe former prosecutor Phill Kline and two former deputies violated rules of professional conduct.

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Woman Identified in Fatal Accident Near Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Authorities have identified the woman who died in an accident near Topeka Tuesday night. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 29th and Auburn road.

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Council Members Approve Budget Plans for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Budget plans are approved to start the first phase of reconstruction to the Willard Bridge west of Topeka. Shawnee County commissioners all voted to approve the $150,000 budget to start the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Radiothon in Full Swing

Updated: 02/26/2009 - Listeners from northeast Kansas are calling in pledges to help sick children. 94.5 Country is hosting their annual Radiothon in their studios Thursday and Friday.

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School Security Changes Not Enough for Legislative Committee

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A legislative committee is not impressed with the computer-security of three of the state's largest universities. But the universities say their information is secure. Back in 2005 the committee reviewed the IT security for Emporia State, KU and K-State.

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Kan. Plan Takes Lawmakers Out of Redistricting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Top Senate leaders want to take the task of redrawing Kansas' legislative and congressional districts out of the hands of legislators. They announced a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff.

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Fatal Accident Near Topeka Tuesday Night

Updated: 02/25/2009 - An accident near Topeka Tuesday night claimed one life. The Shawnee County Sheriff's Office says it happened just after six p.m. at 29th and Auburn road.

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Topeka Man Convicted of Fatal Stabbing

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Topeka man is convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal stabbing of a man over $20. A Shawnee County District Court jury on Tuesday convicted 42-year-old Darwin David Law in the stabbing of 45-year-old Jon A. Chiselom on Sept. 19 in an apartment.

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Not Guilty Verdict for Topeka Man

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The verdict is not guilty for a Topeka man charged with illegal sexual relations with a minor. A Shawnee County jury returned that verdict Wednesday on all three counts against 27-year-old Nicholas Bales.

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Helping Hands Needs Shredded Paper!

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Helping Hands Humane Society is asking for your help in keeping the animals warm. They have an immediate need for shredded paper which is used as bedding.

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New Plans Underway for Willard Bridge

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Plans to reconstruct the Willard bridge west of Topeka are underway. Shawnee County Public Works director Tom Vlach says he'll ask county commissioners Thursday morning to authorize phase one of the preliminary design for the bridge.

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Free Eating Disorder Clinic at Washburn

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The university's Psychological Services Clinic is holding the screenings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside room 111 in the Henderson Learning Resources Center.

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Consultant to Recommend Single-terminal Plan at KCI

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas City International officials and their consultants say they still support replacing the airport's three terminals with a single building. Consultant Russ Blanck, of the Landrum and Brown firm, says their recommendations will likely be submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration this month.

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