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Prayer in Kansas House Decries Abortion

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Rev. Brian Schieber, pastor at Topeka's Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, gave a prayer in the Kansas House on the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision decrying abortion and a ``culture of death.''

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Homemade Explosive Found at Kansas Middle School

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Lawrence Journal-World is reporting on its Web site that a sixth-grader at Tonganoxie Middle School was showing off a homemade explosive device Thursday when a student alerted administrators. They say the student did not intend harm, but was suspended.

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87-year old Injured in Lawrence Accident

Updated: 01/22/2009 - 87-year-old Karl Hauser was life-flighted to the hospital following a rollover accident in Douglas County. Authorities say it happened around 3:30 pm Thursday just south of 31st and Haskell.

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University of Kansas to Cut Jobs

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The University of Kansas is cutting 11 jobs and not filling 110 others to satisfy a legislative mandate to cut 7 percent of its budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

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Kansas Politicians Strongly Oppose Gitmo Detainee Move

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Senator Pat Roberts joined colleague Sam Brownback in speaking out against moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ft. Leavenworth. President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday calling for the military prison to be closed within one year.

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Nerve Stimulation Helping People with Epilepsy

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Vagus Nerve Stimulation is helping people with epilepsy reduce the number of seizures they suffer. A generator in the chest sends an impulse up a lead implanted in the neck to disrupt the signals that trigger seizures.

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Armed Robbery at Topeka Clothing Store Thursday

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Topeka police are investigating an armed robbery to a clothing store Thursday night. It happened just before 7:00 p.m. at Monica's Fashion in the 1200 block of SE 6th.

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Jefferson County Commissioner Resigns Amid Investigation

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Donald Edmonds gave no reason or warning that he was resigning as a Jefferson County Commissioner. He simply left a letter of resignation. He is being investigated in relation to a theft case. A copy of his resignation letter is included in this story.

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New Kansas Senator Surprised by Vote

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Sen. Tim Owens was surprised when a noncontroversial bill was greeted with a chorus of "no" votes. Turns out, it was an initiation for new members of the Senate.

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Term-limited Kansas Governor Losing Another Key Staffer

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Jeremy Anderson, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' deputy chief of staff, plans to become a vice president with a Kansas City, Mo., firm, Parris Communications Inc. His last day on the governor's staff is Friday.

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Kansas Governor Forms Group to Study State Facilities

Updated: 01/22/2009 - An executive order issued by Sebelius on Thursday creates a special commission to study possible closings of state hospitals and other institutions. Recommendations are to be drafted by Dec. 1.

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Kansas Bill Allows Prosecutors to Have Guns in Court

Updated: 01/22/2009 - With no debate, the Kansas Senate has voted for a bill that would let county, state and federal prosecutors carry concealed guns into county courthouses. It now goes to the House.

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Topeka Chamber of Commerce Fired Up for Future

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Local economic leaders celebrated adding 400 new jobs to the community over the last year at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Thursday.

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