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Chalmers Sent Home From NBA Rookie Program

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Mario Chalmers was sent home today from NBA rookie transition program. No specific reason was given. Chalmers hit the overtime-forcing three-pointer in KU's national championship win in April. The Heat are investigating.

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High-profile teen pregnancies in spotlight

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The revelation that Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is five months pregnant puts teen pregnancy squarely in the spotlight again this summer.

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Recycle Your Electronics!

Posted: 09/02/2008 - An e-waste collection event is scheduled for Sept. 13 in Hutchinson. Drop off your unwanted electronics to be recycled.

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Fort Riley to Remember Fallen Heroes

Posted: 09/02/2008 - The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct an observance ceremony 7:46 a.m. Sept. 11 for the remembrance of 9-11, Soldiers missing in action, and prisoners of war.

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Army Reserve Unit Called to Active Duty

Posted: 09/02/2008 - A group of Manhattan soldiers have been called to active duty in Iraq. The U.S. Army Reserve has called the 538th Transportation Company Detachment. The 538th has about 20 soldiers based out of the Manhattan area.

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Motorcycle Tags Running Low in NE Kansas

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Parts of Kansas are seeing an unexpected side effect of higher gas prices and a government glitch, official tags for motorcycles are running low.

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School Districts Get To Work After Labor Day

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Two school districts -- Auburn Washburn and Shawnee Heights -- pushed back their meetings due to Labor Day. Tuesday night both back to the business at hand: finances.

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Teen Busted for Cocaine Possession

Posted: 09/02/2008 - A Topeka teen led police on a short chase Tuesday afternoon before being caught and busted for drug possession.

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Kansas Farm Wife's GOP Convention Speech Delayed

Updated: 09/02/2008 - Carolyn Dunn of St. John, Kansas was to speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. It's been delayed until Wednesday. She says her three-minute speech will talk about rural, agricultural issues.

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Labor Day Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Kansas Highway Patrol report working only one fatality accident over the holiday weekend. They also worked three DUI crashes, none of which were fatal. 78 DUI arrests were made by troopers as well. The KHP also assisted over 1200 motorists

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Donation Saves Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Updated: 09/02/2008 - The Wichita Business Journal reports Bill Koch, a Wichita native, has donated $100,000 to keep the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame open. It will now be able to keep its Old Town location in Wichita for another year.

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Westar Rate Hearing Tuesday Evening in Salina

Posted: 09/02/2008 - First of three public hearings on Westar Energy's proposed rate hike held Tuesday evening in Salina. The next hearing will be in Topeka Wednesday night, then one in Wichita Thursday night.

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Keeping Kids Safe Around Vehicles

Updated: 09/02/2008 - In lieu of two recent incidents involving children and vehicles 13 is on your side with tips to keep your children safe.

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Survey Says Midwest Economy Tepid; Job Losses Coming

Posted: 09/02/2008 - A new survey says the Midwest and Plains economic situation reflects national troubles. Kansas' index is higher than the nine-state region it belongs to. The survey projects unemployment may increase before stabilizing later in the year.

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New Kansas House Chamber Voting System Not Received Well by All

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Critics say the money spent on a new computerized voting system for the Kansas House chamber would have been better spent elsewhere. The system cost $1.5 million, which breaks down to more than $12,500 per legislator.

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Boeing Machinists Vote Wednesday on Contract Offer

Posted: 09/02/2008 - Boeing's Machinists union members vote Wednesday on a contract offer that leaders recommend they reject. If at least two-thirds approve a strike, the walkout will begin 12:01 am Thursday. A strike would include 1800 workers in Wichita.

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Kansas Guard Members Head South to Help in Hurricane Relief

Posted: 09/02/2008 - The first of two waves of Kansas National Guard units left Tuesday to assist with relief efforts from what's now Tropical Storm Gustav. Guard officials say the mission continues, despite damage not being as bad as first feared.

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