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Important Tax Dates

Updated: 02/25/2009 - We're here to tell you about some important tax dates.

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Lawrence Man Pleaded Guilty to Violating Clean Water Act

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 57-year-old Raymond Sawyer and his company, Mangna-Gro International, which formulates chemical fertilizers, pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging waste from its fertilizer manufacturing operation into the City of Lawrence's sewer system.

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Topeka Police Investigate Pair of Carjackings

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Suspects in carjacking around 7:30pm Tuesday at the Fairfield Inn off Wanamaker left behind a vehicle carjacked less than 45 minutes earlier from the Century Plaza Apartments.

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Greensburg Mayor to Attend President's Sddress

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Greensburg Mayor Bob Dixson will watch the president's speech from first Lady Michelle Obama's box Tuesday night. He leads a community that was devastated by a tornado in May 2008 and has been rebuilding as an energy-efficient ``green town.''

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Blue Rapids Teen Hits Jackpot

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 18-year old Dakota Tormondson of Blue Rapids won $20,000 on a Double Crossword lottery scratch ticket.

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Kansas Rep. Turns to Twitter

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Mike Burgess, R-Topeka, announced he will be using Twitter to keep his constituents informed during the legislative session. The microblogging site allows users to send 140 character messages, or "tweets", letting people know what they're doing.

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USD 501 Finalizes Land Purchase

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The USD 501 School Board voted Tuesday to finalize the settlement with the state for land on the old Topeka State Hospital grounds.

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Woman Rescued from Overpass

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas Highway Patrol reports they were called to I-470 and 21st Street in Topeka at 1:32 Tuesday afternoon because a woman was threatening to jump off the overpass.

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Help With Tax Prep

Updated: 02/25/2009 - When you make the decision to hire someone to prepare your taxes for you, it is important to do a little research before you choose your tax preparer.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Negotiations broke down Tuesday between Chicago-based Boeing and the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace. The union is recommending its members authorize a strike.

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Boeing Union Recommends Strike at Kansas Plant

Updated: 02/25/2009 - The union representing engineers at the Boeing Co.'s military aircraft plant in Wichita is recommending its members reject the company's contract offer and go out on strike.

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WU Hosts Slavery Art Exhibit

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Several student organizations came together at Washburn University to spread the message that slavery still exists.

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Salina Smoking Ban Faces Repeal Effort

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Opponents of a smoking ban in Salina want new city commissioners taking office in April to vote to repeal the ordinance before it takes effect in May. Failing that, they will ask commissioners to approve a special election.

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Kansas Governor Still Hasn't Talked to Obama on HHS

Updated: 02/25/2009 - In Washington, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is considered a leading contender for health and human services secretary. She says she saw the President several times while at the Governor's Assoc. meeting, but did not talk about the HHS job.

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Kansas House Gets New Member to Replace Deployed Rep

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Former Rep. Melanie Meier, a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, resigned Saturday after receiving orders to deploy. She wanted former Rep. Candy Ruff to replace her while she's gone, but party precinct officials instead chose her former opponent, Don Navinsky.

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Kansas Governor Sees Hope for Budget in Stimulus Money

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that she and other governors were pleased that states are receiving the first round of stimulus funds this week. The money for Medicaid will free up general tax revenue.

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Kansan Wins 60th Pancake Race

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Twenty-two-year-old Tasha Gallegos of Liberal won the 60th Pancake Day Race with a time of 57.5 seconds. Jane Hughes won the Olney race in 1 minute, 2 seconds. A Kansas woman living in England also took part in the trans-Atlantic race.

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