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Traveling Flag Teaches About Disabilities

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Citizens of Topeka got the chance to learn about Americans with disabilities today. The Disability Media Initiative came to Topeka to display the "It's Our Story Flag" outside of the Washburn University Memorial Union.

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Middle School Students Learn To Volunteer

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Students from Washburn Rural Middle School traded in their pencils and books for some physical labor Monday. It is part of a program to teach kids about volunteering.

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State Suspends License of Salina Child Care Center

Updated: 11/24/2008 - KDHE issued an Emergency Order of Suspension Monday against Sharing and Caring, Inc. in Salina. In its order, KDHE says children were being threatened and force fed. The center may appeal.

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Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Mobilization

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Law enforcement will be involved in a Kansas Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign to put more officers on streets and highways to aggressively enforce state traffic laws.

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Fort Riley Holiday Meal, Worship Service Set for Thanksgiving

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Families can leave the cooking to the Army food service this Thanksgiving holiday and enjoy the traditional holiday meal for a reasonable price at post dining facilities. They're also invited to a service Thanksgiving Day.

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Free Christmas Trees Available for Military Families

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Free fresh Christmas Trees will be available for military Families Dec. 10-12. Priority will be given to spouses of deployed Soldiers and Soldiers and families of the Warrior Transition Battalion.

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Kansas AG Aims to Stop Holiday Spike in Scammers

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Attorney General Steve Six and his Consumer Protection Division launched a public education campaign Monday to increase consumer awareness as the holiday shopping season begins.

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RoadRunners Players Skate into School Reading Time

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Hockey players from the Topeka RoadRunners read to fourth graders at Silver Lake Elementary Monday. Goalie Lyle Rocker and defensemen Randy Swank and Jeff Burke say it's fun to hang out with the kids, many of whom are their fans.

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Washburn Receives Scholarhips Gift

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Goppert Foundation in Kansas City gave $100,000 to Washburn University. The gift creates an endowment to support scholarships for full time undergraduates with financial needs who do not meet qualifications for other merit based scholarship.

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Junction City Housing Program Receives Boost

Updated: 11/24/2008 - USDA Rural Development presented a $162,000 check to Junction City's Self-Help Housing Program Monday. The money is from USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Technical Assistance grant program.

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West Lawrence Turnpike Exit Opens Early

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Turnpike Authority says the West Lawrence exit opened at 3 pm Monday, ahead of schedule. It had been closed for about five months.

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Fort Riley Kicking Off Holiday Season

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The holiday season gets started this week for soldiers and families at Fort Riley, starting with a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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Kansas Pharmacist Numbers Ailing

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Experts say a tight pharmacist pool in Kansas could shrink even more if plans to expand the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are scrapped.

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Kansas Highway Patrol Urges Safety

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will begin placing red ribbons on their vehicles this week to encourage motorists to be careful during the holiday season.

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Kansas Birth Rate Up, Death Rate Down in 2007

Updated: 11/24/2008 - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its vital statistics for 2007 on Monday. It showed the birth rate was up nearly 3 percent over the previous year. The death rate dropped by three-tenths of a percent for the same period.

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Group Proposes Lake Near Nebraska-Kansas Line

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Auburn Lake Co. wants to build a 3,000-acre lake near Pawnee City, Neb. to provide recreation and water for communities in Nebraska and Kansas.

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Dover Woman Among GMA Pie Finalists

Updated: 11/24/2008 - Norma Grubb was crowned "Pie Queen'' on Sunday by the judges at ABC's "Good Morning America.'' Her coconut cream pie was chosen among four finalists in the "Best Slice Challenge.''

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