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Fire Department Giving Away 9-Volt Smoke Alarm Batteries

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Topeka Fire Department and Batteries Plus are once again teaming up to promote “Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries.” This campaign is an effort to remind citizens to change the batteries in their smoke alarms, when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), this coming weekend.

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Topeka Election Night: Behind the Ballot

Updated: 03/04/2009 - You punch your candidate's name, turn in the ballot and cast the die. The election process is seemingly obvious. But you might be surprised by the journey your ballot takes after you cast your vote.

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Can You Identify These Identity Theft Suspects?

Updated: 03/05/2009 - Two people caught on surveillance at stores in Newton and Topeka are believed to have a part in several identity theft and forgery cases currently being investigated by the Riley County Police Department.

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Art Enthusiasts Gather at Capitol

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Kansas Citizens for the Arts presented Arts Day at the Capitol Wednesday to advocate support for the arts in Kansas.

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Topeka Roofing Company Honored at National Seminar

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Duro-Last Roofing, Inc., a leading single-ply roofing manufacturer, honored Midwest Coating Inc., 3830 NW 16th, Manhattan, during the company’s annual National Sales Seminar held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 25-27, 2009.

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Rough Roads

Updated: 03/04/2009 - A study revealed about 75% of Topeka 680 miles of streets analyzed had an unacceptable rating. Residents of Topeka agree. Join the conversation and share your photos.

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Farmers Eye Broadband in Stimulus Package

Updated: 03/04/2009 - Farming advocates say the stimulus package's emphasis on expanding broadband access will help farmers work more efficiently and connect growers who work far from the nearest town.

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Kansas Death Penalty Debate Shelved

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to send a bill abolishing the death penalty to an interim study committee rather than advancing it to the chamber floor for debate.

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Kansas House Passes 2 Abortion Bills

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The Kansas House passed two bills Wednesday that would impose new restrictions on abortion providers. The measures still need Senate approval.

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Kansas Hearings Planned on Decision by Governor's Administration

Updated: 03/04/2009 - The chairwoman of the House and Senate budget subcommittees on social services spending plans hearings into the SRS secretary's decision to increase payments to a group which has the state's Democratic party chairman on its board of directors.

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Voter Turnout Less Than Impressive

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Only 13% of Topeka's registered voters showed up to the polls in Tuesday's Primary Election to vote for City of Topeka mayor and city council representatives in districts one, three, five and seven.

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Kansas City Fire Truck Strikes, Kills Child

Updated: 03/03/2009 - A 7-year-old boy who was going home from school was killed Monday when he was struck by a Kansas City fire truck on its way to an accident.

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2 Sedgwick County Deputies Injured in Crash

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Two Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were hurt Tuesday as the deputy leading a pursuit of a vehicle by motorcycle slowed down at a traffic light and was rear-ended by the second deputy.

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'Invisible Kansans' Effort Tops Lobbyist Spending

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Interhab, which represents 40 organizations providing services to the disabled, reported spending $111,000 on a campaign to publicize the needs of developmentally disabled Kansans who are on a waiting list for in-home services.

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Goodyear Buyouts & Layoffs

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Goodyear reached a proposed agreement with United Steelworkers Local 307 to eliminate 225 positions. The Union will vote Wednesday and Thursday on the agreement.

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Silver Lake Stand Off Ends Peacefully

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Police sealed off a home near Highway 24 and Chestnut Street on Tuesday for several hours. A man was inside the home, but finally surrendered to police peacefully. He has not been charged with a crime.

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Time is Right to Get Free Tax Help

Updated: 03/04/2009 - If tax forms make your blood pressure spike - and your income is under $90,000 - then you're in luck. Together, the VITA program and AARP's Tax-Aide program make the largest free tax assistance center in the Midwest. People of all ages can receive help with their income taxes.

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