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C.R.E.W. Files Complaint Against Brownback

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or C.R.E.W. says a fundraising letter by the senator on behalf of Catholic Advocates violates senate ethics committee rules because it's sent on what looks like official Senate stationary.

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Paint Expert Discusses Trends

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Area designers had the chance to learn about color from a national expert Wednesday. A representative from Pittsburgh Paint made a stop in Topeka to answer questions.

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Carjacking Spree Hits Topeka

Updated: 02/26/2009 - With four carjackings in less than two days, Topeka police say it's imperative to stay alert. Lt. Chris W. Heaven said the recent carjacking spree can most likely be attributed to a few individuals, rather than a wider trend in the city.

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Officials Consider Privatizing Kansas City Airport

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Kansas City, MO Mayor Pro Tem Bill Skaggs confirmed Tuesday that city officials are discussing applying for one of the remaining spots in a federal program to privatize airports for Kansas City International. Officials say a sale of KCI could bring in about $1 billion.

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Kansas Plan Takes Lawmakers out of Redistricting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Senate GOP and Democratic leaders announced a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff. The Legislature would vote to accept or reject the proposal without making changes.

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Kansas Hospital Ends Heart Transplant Program

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita says it's ending its heart transplant program because it falls short in the volume requirements set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Western Kansas County Aims Again at Prairie Dogs

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Logan County is poisoning a 90-foot border surrounding 1500 acres of western Kansas farmland to reduce the prairie dog population, despite objections of the land's owners.

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Federal Indictment on Kansas Bank Embezzlement

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Scott D. Becker, former president of Countryside Bank in Meriden; a former vice president, Stephanie R. Smith; and Michael R. Wurm, all of Meridan, are indicted on charges of stealing more than $2 million from the bank.

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Kansas Governor Will Revise 2010 Budget over Stimulus

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told reporters Wednesday that she'll present a revised budget to legislators by the end of the week in light of the federal stimulus. Fiscal 2010 begins July 1.

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Lion Mauls Western Kansas Man at Animal Refuge

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A man staying at a motel next to a wildlife refuge near Oakley got into an outer perimeter lion cage Saturday and a lion grabbed his arm. The lion's owner discovered the scene when he showed up to feed the animal. He beat the lion with a pipe to release the man.

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Six Announces Consumer Protection Stats

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Atty. Gen. Stephen Six was accompanied by members of his Consumer Protection Division as he announced how much the team had recovered in 2008.

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Sebelius Discusses Stimulus, Gov. Meeting

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 13News Rae Chelle Davis Twitters live from Governor Sebelius' press conference this morning where she is expected to discuss the federal Stimulus Program as well as her recent trip to Washington for the Governor's conference.

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Lawmakers Announce Redistricting Plan

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Four Kansas legislators met Tuesday morning in the Senate Chamber to announce a plan Wednesday that would give the task of redrawing district lines to legislative research staff. The Legislature would vote to accept or reject the proposal without making changes.

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Larned Patient Pleads Not Guiltty to Murder

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A former patient at the Larned State Hospital pleads innocent to intentionally killing another patient in 2007. Twenty-six-year-old Daniel T. Cook entered the plea to one count of second-degree murder during a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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Topekan Guilty of Stabbing Over $20 Bag

Updated: 02/25/2009 - 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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Leavenworth Rep. Off to War Replaced by Former Opponent

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Democratic precinct officials in Leavenworth County voted 5-1 Monday night to replace state Rep. Melanie Sanders Meier of Leavenworth with Don Navinsky, a former Leavenworth County commissioner from Easton.

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Kansas Equal Rights Amendment Considered

Updated: 02/25/2009 - A Senate committee head testimony Tuesday on a proposed equal rights amendment to the Kansas Constitution. Supporters say prohibitions on gender discrimination are only in statutes which can be easily changed.

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Topeka Transit Changes Cause Riders Consternation

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Beginning April 1, Topeka Transit riders will no longer have routes to ride weekdays after 6:30 or on Sundays. They are concerned about being stuck at home...or worse yet, not being able to get to work.

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Kan. Governor Still Hasn't Talked to Obama on HHS

Updated: 02/25/2009 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she still hasn't talked to President Barack Obama about a potential appointment to his Cabinet. In Washington, Sebelius is considered a leading contender for health and human services secretary.

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