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Kansas Pork Producers Say "Eat Up" Pork

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas Pork Association spread the message pork is safe to eat Wednesday at the Statehouse. They are trying to debunk myths raised by references to the H1N1 virus as "swine flu."

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Dozens of Agencies Practice Pandemic Preparedness

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Representatives from emergency management services, including the Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment, American Red Cross and FEMA, gathered at Fort Riley to discuss how they would respond to an imaginary flu crisis.

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Police Suspect DUI in Macvicar Wreck

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Police say they believe 35-year old Adam Cloyd was driving under the influence when he ran the stop sign at 12th and Macvicar, colliding with a vehicle driven by 39-year old Sheldon Smith.

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Kansas Senate Plans to Debate Green Energy Bill

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Senate Utilities Committee endorsed a measure Wednesday that contains renewable energy proposals. Debate in the full Senate is planned Thursday. The measure would clear the way for a coal-fired power plant in western Kansas.

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KDHE Releases 25 Most Popular Baby Names

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Addison and Aiden were the most popular names given to newborns by Kansas parents in 2008. For the third consecutive year, the top name for girls and for boys is uni-gender.

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Safe Streets Tackles Teen Drinking

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Safe Streets Coalition of Shawnee County is launching a media campaign to combat underage drinking.

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Votes for 'The People's Budget' Delivered to Statehouse

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Topeka Independent Living Resource Center organized an effort for Kansans to show legislators they support efforts to raise state revenues, but don't want to see more cuts. They delivered ballots for "The People's Budget" to the Statehouse Wednesday.

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Driver in Fatal Bus Wreck Arrested at Border

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Authorities in New Mexico say a bus driver wanted in connection with a bus crash that killed two people has been caught by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.

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NIH Gives $18.5M to UMKC

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The money comes from a 122 million dollar pool and promotes development, coordination, and sharing of research resources and expertise.

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Cap Fed Financial Profits Soar

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Capital Federal Financial's income soared to more than $18 million for the first quarter of 2009, a greater than 50% increase over the previous year.

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Mayors Urge Obama to Show Support for Aviation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A letter about aviation that nearly 70 mayors sent to President Obama was made public Wednesday. The letter, dated April 22, calls on Obama to protect the 1.2 million jobs and $150 billion a year in economic output created by general aviation.

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Aiden, Addison Top Kansas Baby Names

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The Kansas Department of Health on Wednesday released lists of the top 25 baby names for boys and girls in 2008, based on birth certificates. Aiden topped the boys list while Addison was the favorite among girls.

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University Forgoes Handshakes at Graduation

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Wichita State University says the traditional handshake between graduates and school leaders at commencement won't happen this weekend because of concerns over the H1N1 virus.

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Topeka's U.S. Bank Moving to New Kansas Ave. Building

Updated: 05/06/2009 - A bare spot at 719 South Kansas Avenue where an old department store once stood downtown will soon be occupied by a new six-story building. The first two floors will house U.S. Bank.

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Rx Assistance Bus Pulls into Kansas

Updated: 05/06/2009 - The "Help is Here Express" pulled into Topeka's Marian Clinic Wednesday morning. The big orange bus is sponsored by the Partnership for Prescription Assistance to help people find free or low-cost prescription medications.

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Oil Prices Jump to New High for the Year

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Oil prices hit a new high for the year Wednesday ahead of a government report on the levels of crude in storage that have neared 19-year highs recently.

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Fort Riley Teacher Wins Toyota Yaris

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Reading tutor Kimberly Goehl turned out to be the big winner in Little Apple Toyota's car giveaway for Teachers' Day.

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Kansas Legislators Work in Rival Budget Plan

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The House Appropriations Committee advanced a plan for shrinking a projected budget deficit relies far more heavily on spending cuts than Gov. Mark Parkinson and his fellow Democrats want. Debate is set for Wednesday.

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