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Pioneering Historian John Hope Franklin Dies at 94

Updated: 03/25/2009 - John Hope Franklin, a towering scholar and pioneer of African-American studies who wrote the seminal text on the black experience in the U.S. and worked on the landmark Supreme Court case that outlawed public school segregation, died Wednesday. He was 94.

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Abortion Charges

Updated: 03/25/2009 - An attorney whom one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers consulted is expected to resume testifying tomorrow.

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Fans See Hawks Off to Indianapolis

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Fans gathered at Forbes Field in Topeka to see the Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team off to Indiana for the Sweet 16. KU takes on Michigan State Friday.

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House Approves Drug Test for Aid

Updated: 03/25/2009 - The Kansas House has approved a bill mandating random drug tests for about 14,000 Kansans who receive cash assistance.

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Rewneable Energy Bill Clears Legislature

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Kansas legislators approve a bill designed to attract companies that manufacture equipment for solar and wind energy production to the state. The measure allows the state to issue up to $5 million in bonds to help such firms.

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Tiller Takes the Stand

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A doctor accused of violating Kansas' late-term abortion law testified that the executive director of the state's medical board recommended the physician he used for the second independent opinion required for the procedure.

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Services Scheduled for Former Senator

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A memorial service for former Kansas Sen. James. B. Pearson is scheduled for April 3 in Baldwin City. Pearson died at his home in Gloucester, Mass., on Jan. 13 at the age of 88.

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House Votes to Stop Casino Annex

Updated: 03/25/2009 - The voice-vote approval Wednesday was on a bill that bans unilateral annexation of a narrow strip of land to gain access to noncontiguous tracts. A final vote is needed to send the bill to the Senate.

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Increase in Kansas Minimum Wage Step Closer

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A bill raising the minimum wage in Kansas receives first-round approval in the House. The state's minimum wage is now $2.65, the lowest of any of the 45 states that set their own wage rates for workers who aren't covered by federal law.

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Utility Official Found Dead in Home

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Police say a high-ranking Board of Public Utilities official who was accused of stealing nearly $400,000 from the Kansas City, Kan., utility has been found dead in his home.

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House Approves Proposed Change on Gun Rights

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution to guarantee an individual's right to own a firearm is one step from going to a statewide vote.

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Group's Anti-religion Message on Kan. Billboards

Updated: 03/25/2009 - A nonprofit group that promotes separation of church and state and challenges faith-based initiatives has placed a billboard in Wichita praising Charles Darwin.

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House Approves Higher Minimum Wage

Updated: 03/25/2009 - The Kansas House approves a bill to raise the state's lowest-in-the-nation minimum wage. The U.S. Labor Department says 45 states have their own minimum wage. Just a half-dozen, including Kansas, set the wage below the federal level.

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Police Search for Beamer Stolen During Car Jacking

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Topeka Police are asking the public's help finding a black, 2001 BMW 530i 4-door. The car was reported taken on March 9 in the 1100 Block of NE Oakland during a car jacking.

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Kansas Doctor Denies Illegal Ties with Tiller

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Attorney for Wichita abortion provider George Tiller are trying to distance their client from the consulting physician who provided the second opinion required for late-term procedures.

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Holton's City Manager Resigns

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Holton's city manager has announced his resignation. The Holton Recorder reported Tuesday that Glenn Rodden resigned March 23.

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City Manager Still Waiting For Performance Review

Updated: 03/24/2009 - City Manager Norton Bonaparte's performance review is complete, but the city council has still not shared the results with him. Bonaparte is waiting to comment until he finds out what is in the report.

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Charges Dropped Against Cop in Shooting

Updated: 03/24/2009 - Charges against a Topeka police officer stemming from a March 2008 shooting of two brothers in Southwest Topeka are being dropped.

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KU Student Maps US 50 Sinkholes

Updated: 03/24/2009 - A University of Kansas researcher is mapping sinkholes along U.S. 50 near Hutchinson that are caused by huge underground salt beds being dissolved by groundwater.

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