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Machinists Reject Hawker Beechcraft Offer

Posted: 10/16/2010 - Machinists employees at Hawker Beechcraft have rejected the company's contract offer by a margin of 55% to 45%. The contract rejection means the offer from the state of Kansas to Hawker Beechcraft is off the table.

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OSHA: Fort Riley Garrison "Unhealthful"

Posted: 10/15/2010 - The main "willful" violation cited by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration was the garrison's regular use of five-minute escape breathing units instead of longer running, self-contained breathing apparatus.

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Kansas Amendment On Voting Rights Advocated

Posted: 10/15/2010 - Supporters of a proposed Kansas constitutional amendment that would ensure the voting rights of the mentally ill acknowledge that the issue hasn't drawn any organized opposition.

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Boeing Seeks Media Contacts In Whistleblower Suit

Posted: 10/15/2010 - The Boeing Co. has asked a federal judge to force ex-employees who filed a whistleblower lawsuit to produce all of their communications with journalists. The company particularly wants recent contacts with Arab television news network Al-Jazeera.

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Former County Prosecutor Charged With Drug Crimes

Posted: 10/15/2010 - Chris Meek was charged Wednesday in a grand jury indictment with aiding and abetting the manufacture of marijuana, maintaining a premises to manufacture marijuana and possession of prescription painkiller.

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Hazing Victim Moved to CO Rehab

Posted: 10/15/2010 - A University of Kansas freshman who was seriously injured at a fraternity party is being treated at a Denver-area rehabilitation clinic.

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Woman Raped After Leaving Popular Student Bar

Posted: 10/15/2010 - In response to the attack, campus police are encouraging students to be aware of their surroundings, stay on lighted paths and avoid taking shortcuts through parking lots.

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Abortion Case Heads Back To District Court

Updated: 10/15/2010 - Planned Parenthood's clinic in Overland Park faces 107 charges, including 23 felonies. It is accused of falsifying records and performing illegal late-term abortions, which it denies.

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Fort Riley To Build $400M Hospital

Posted: 10/15/2010 - Fort Riley officials are promising that a hospital scheduled to open in 2014 will be capable of serving all active duty members, their families and military retirees.

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Health Department Encourages Testing For National Latino AIDS Awareness

Posted: 10/14/2010 - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is October 15th. Communities and organizations across the U.S. will sponsor programs on or around this date to call attention to the ever-rising numbers of Latinos diagnosed with HIV and seek solutions to reduce the spread of the virus.

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Residential Open Burning Season Begins

Posted: 10/14/2010 - Residential Open Burning season begins October 15th. The Topeka Fire Department has a few reminders for open burners, including information on how to get a permit.

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Voter Registration Ends Monday

Posted: 10/14/2010 - With the General Election coming up November 2nd, anyone wishing to vote needs to have registered by Monday, Oct. 18th. Advance voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 19th.

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'Cats Rout Jayhawks in Showdown, 59-7

Updated: 10/15/2010 - Kansas suffers another blowout loss, this time at home.. and to Bill Snyder's Wildcats in a Thursday night Sunflower Showdown.

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