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DOD Changes Soldier's Status to Killed in Action

Updated: 05/07/2009 - The Armed Forces Medical Examiner positively identified remains Tuesday as those of Staff Sgt. William Vile of Philadelphia. The Ft. Riley transition team member had previously been listed as "whereabouts unknown."

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Hutchinson Picked For Turbine Equipment Site

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Hutchinson has been chosen as the site for the state's first major wind turbine equipment factory, which is expected to employ 400 people in Reno County.

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Kansas Senate Passes Revised Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Kansas Senate passed a revised budget Tuesday that cuts a projected budget deficit to $70 million. It cuts spending $138 million, two-thirds of that from public schools and higher education.

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3 Agencies Receive Women's Fund Grants

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The division of the Topeka Community Fundation gives more than $33,00 to El Shaddai, Let's Help, and Women Money and Collection.

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Emporia Energy Center

Updated: 05/05/2009 - An open house was held Tuesday to debut the new Westar Emporia Energy Center.

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Kansas Lawmakers Working on Bill to Enact Coal Deal

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Lawmakers were trying Tuesday to slog through the details of legislation to enact the agreement between Gov. Mark Parkinson and the top executive at Sunflower Electric Power Corp.

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Girl Attacked by Dog Receives Stitches

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Osage County officials say a Scranton girl was bitten by a dog late Monday and had to receive stitches. The dog is in confinement for 10 days.

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EU takes aim at Canada, bans seal products

Updated: 05/05/2009 - After three years of intense lobbying and debate, the European Parliament voted Tuesday to ban imports of seal products, including fur coats and even some omega-3 pills, in an effort to force Canada to end its annual seal hunt.

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Zimbabwe judge sends 18 activists back to prison

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A judge revoked the bail of a prominent Zimbabwean rights activist and 17 other suspects Tuesday after prosecutors formally charged them in a terrorism case that has been widely denounced as a sham.

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KU Changes Alcohol Policies

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The University of Kansas will start telling parents about alcohol and drug violations by students under the age of 21.

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Transition Team Soldier Listed as 'DUSTWUN'

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A Pennsylvania Soldier assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, has been listed as Duty Status “Whereabouts Unknown” following a May 1 incident that killed two 1st Infantry Division Soldiers near the village of Nishagam, in Konar Province, Afghanistan.

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Wichita Mayor Signs Aviation Letter to Obama

Updated: 05/05/2009 - Mayors and others have pleaded to President Barack Obama to recognize the importance of general aviation to small towns and local economies across the country.

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Lawrence Sells "Green Burials"

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A city-owned cemetery has sold its first plot to someone who wants a ``green'' burial _ meaning no embalming, biodegradable casket, no concrete grave liners or permanent headstones.

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WU Announces United Way Total

Updated: 05/05/2009 - A carnival-like atmosphere was part of the festivities that surrounded Washburn University's announcement of the school's United Way Drive total.

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Updated: 05/05/2009 - May 22 is ‘Don’t Fry Day.’ KDHE wants to remind people how prevalent skin cancer is in Americans and remind people to protect themselves from the dangers of the sun.

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Kansas Senate Debates Budget

Updated: 05/05/2009 - In an effort to balance the state budget, the Senate is debating a bill with a mix of spending cuts and revenue boosters to help balance the next state budget.

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Budget Debate Cancelled, Working on Deal

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Senate has canceled a debate on spending cuts and revenue-raising measures so members can try to come up with a compromise to balance Kansas' next budget.

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Coroner: Kansas Woman Drowned; Death Not Suspicious

Updated: 05/05/2009 - The Baton Rouge Police Department reports a completed autopsy has determined Kayla Cox Bjorndahl, 21, of Clay Center, Kansas and Denham Springs, La., died by drowning. She was found in the Mississippi River Monday.

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