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City, Regents Skeptical of Governor's Budget Cuts

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Topeka city officials say the Governor's proposed budget reductions would cost the city $1.5 million. The Board of Regents says dealing with a $120 million cut to higher ed could have consequences.

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Council Plans Top-to-Bottom Charter Review

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten urges his council colleagues to plan for a lengthy review of the city's charter ordinance, possibly including changes he'd like to make.

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Security Benefit Cutting 120 Jobs

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Security Benefit announced several moves Tuesday to cut costs. Among them is the elimination of 120 jobs, 70 of them in Topeka. Affected workers are being notified this week.

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Scranton Residents Reeling After Four Found Dead

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Official details are slow in coming after the Tragedy in Scranton. Osage County law enforcement confirms they don't have anyone in custody and aren't searching for anyone the day after four peopele were found dead in a Scranton Home, three of them children. A blaze set in the home has been ruled arson.

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Thornburgh Raised $107K in Campaign Funds in 2008

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Republican Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh reports raising about $107,000 last year for his campaign for governor. Thornburgh began raising money in 2007 to run for governor in 2010.

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Helicopters to Arrive Back at Fort Riley

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Approximately 14 helicopters assigned to the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, are expected to arrive at Fort Riley on Jan. 17. The aircraft are the first to arrive back at Marshall Army Air Field.

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Kaw Area Technical School Gets New Dean

Updated: 01/13/2009 - A local technical school is welcoming a new face to the ranks. Roxanne Kelly has been named the new dean of the Kaw Area Technical School.

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State Agencies Asked to Sacrifice to Make Up Budget Deficit

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Universities, cities and counties are being asked to help get the state out of a budget hole expected to grow to nearly one billion dollars by next year. State Budget Director, Duane Goossen, broke down the Governor's proposal Tuesday.

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Turnpike Service Area Shuts for Reconstruction

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Travelers won't be able to refuel, eat or shop at the convenience store in Kansas Turnpike service area near Lawrence until July. The EZ Go Store is closing for reconstruction, shutting off a supply of food, fuel and collectibles during the next six months for a $3.7 million rebuilding project.

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Bio Lab Step Forward For Kansas

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Kansas officials say landing the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is another milestone in efforts to become a world leader in animal health research.

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Composer Gives Kids Some Spirited Notes

Updated: 01/13/2009 - Some fifth-graders shifted their learning from the chalkboard to the keyboard today. Students from East Indianola Elementary School and Lyman Elementary joined together to create their new school chant with the help of composer Michael Abels.

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Topeka Home Fully Engulfed In Flames

Posted: 01/13/2009 - Crews were on the scene for hours on a fully engulfed house fire that broke out early Tuesday morning in Topeka.

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Shawnee County Judges and Elected Officials Sworn In

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Shawnee County's judges and elected officials took their oaths of office Monday morning. Newly elected District Attorney Chad Taylor was among those sworn in at the county courthouse.

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Emergency Sirens Silent Monday in Shawnee County

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Shawnee County's emergency sirens were silent at noon Monday, but they were supposed to be. Emergency Management Director Dave Sterbenz says they've learned cold temperatures are too taxing on the county's older sirens.

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Governor Focuses on Energy, Economy

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will take a cooperative effort for Kansas to work out of a budget hole. She delivered her State of the State message Monday. Republicans criticized it as short on details.

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Sebelius Honors Long-time Leaders Monday

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius took time Monday night to honor some long-time leaders including the state's newly retired Chief Justice Kay McFarland.

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KU Studying Distracted Driving, Crash Link

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Researchers at the University of Kansas go before a national research group with a new report ranking distracted driving high among today's transportation issues.

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