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Electric Coops Negotiate More Aid with FEMA

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's the one year anniversary of an ice storm that hit the state, causing hundreds of thousands of power outages, at least one death, car accidents and flooding. Many rural cooperatives are still dealing with problems the ice caused to power lines, including federal financial assistance.

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Outgoing House Speaker Gets Plum Committee Spot

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Kansas Hous Speaker-elect Mike O'Neal announced committee chairmanships for the 2009 session. Among them, appointing the man he defeated, Melvin Neufeld, as chair of the Federal and State Affairs Committee.

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WU Art Students Raise Funds

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Washburn Universtiy art students held a sale of their creations at the Memorial Union Wednesday. Everything from ornaments and cards to fuse glass, jewelry, platters and bookmarks was available.

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Emporia Group Gains Tax Credits to Help Mothers Overcome Addiction

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Department of Commerce awarded Corner House of Emporia $140,000 in Kansas Community Service tax credits. Corner House will use the donations to renovate a building for its new "Mother Child Project," helping mothers fight alcohol and drug addictions.

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Board of Education Says Goodbye to Four Members

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The Kansas Department of Education honored four outgoing State Board of Education members Wednesday. The four decided not to seek reelection to their positions.

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Sebelius Reappoints Kansans to State Boards, Councils, Commissions

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) has made appointments of Kansans to several boards, including Unmarked Burial Preservation, Radiologic Technology Council, the State Highway Advisory Commission, and Kansas Animal Health Board.

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Coops Still Battle FEMA from Last Year's Ice Storm

Updated: 12/10/2008 - While we deal with this bout of winter weather some rural electric coops are still fighting over a storm that hit a year ago Wednesday. Two inches of ice blanketed northeast Kansas bringing down hundreds of miles of power lines.

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Senate President Wants Transportation Plan

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Senate President Steve Morris says a transportation plan is needed even though the state faces financial problems that some officials believe are worse than anything since the Great Depression.

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Kansas Public Defenders Stop Taking New Cases

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Chief public defender for Sedgwick County Steve Osburn says his office needs from two weeks to a month to catch up on its workload. The office is not taking any new clients.

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Kaweah 'Grand Chief' Faces Fraud Sentencing Friday

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Malcolm Webber will be sentenced Friday on six felony charges arising from an unrecognized American Indian tribe's efforts to sell memberships, defrauding immigrants by telling them membership conferred U.S. citizenship.

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Snow Snarls Kansas Traffic as Accidents Mount

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The National Weather Service meteorologists say snow moved from south-central Kansas to northeastern areas of the state throughout the day as up to three inches of snow fell in some places.

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"Fiesta in December" Kicks Off Tuesday in Topeka

Updated: 12/10/2008 - It's time for some hot fiesta Mexicana food even with snow on the ground. That's what members of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus Council are doing through Sunday.

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United Way of Flint Hills Needs Your Help

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The United Way of Flint Hills is in dire need of your help to reach its annual fundraising goal. Drive Chair Connie Cahoone announced Tuesday on KVOE's morning show that the campaign has raised $432,000 well under their $600,000 goal.

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Local Car Dealer Expands Business to West Coast

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A local car dealer is expanding his Midwest business empire all the way to Sin City. The Topeka Capital Journal reported Tuesday Ed Bozarth has purchased a Chevrolet dealership in northwest Las Vegas which he purchased for $2.6 million.

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"Joey Baggz" Newest Employee at Country Legends 106.9

Updated: 12/10/2008 - If you've missed a familiar voice in Topeka, you don't have to miss it any longer. Country Legends 106.9 announced Tuesday its newest employee, former V100 D.J. Joey Little, also known as "Joey Baggz."

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House Fire in Topeka Tuesday Under Investigation

Updated: 12/10/2008 - A house fire in Topeka had a stretch of road closed Tuesday afternoon. It happened in the 3100 block of Indiana around 4:20 p.m. Police say they don't believe anyone lives in the house.

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City Defers Action on Water Rate Battle

Updated: 12/10/2008 - There's a big gap in what the city has.. and what the city could collect from Rural Water District One. The city doesn't want to go to court to settle the issue.

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Holton Prepares For Power Vote

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Holton is preparing to vote on a ballot issue that would approve $3.6 million in bonds to fix its electrical system, which was damaged in last December's ice storm.

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Moran Man Killed Tues. on Westgate Bridge Identified

Updated: 12/10/2008 - Topeka Police say the 84-year-old man lost control of his vehicle on the Highway 75's Westgate Bridge Tuesday morning. He struck a guardrail and later died at the hospital.

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KU Students Share Vision for St. Francis Facility

Updated: 12/10/2008 - KU School of Architecture students presented their ideas Tuesday for a 3300 square foot, multi-medical specialty complex for the Saint Francis Health Park property. St. Francis is planning to build that park on the former Menninger hill.

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White Lakes Antiques Store Closing Its Doors

Updated: 12/10/2008 - "Up to Date Old Times" owners Patty and Ron Blocker decided to close after eleven years in business. Patty Blocker says the hard economic times have taken their toll.

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Manpower Survey Puts Topeka Job Growth Flat

Updated: 12/10/2008 - About an eighth of Topeka employers are planning to eliminate jobs in the first quarter of 2009 while nearly the same number are hoping to hire more. Around 70 percent expect to keep hiring flat in Manpower's latest survey.

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Snow Snarls Wichita Traffic as Accidents Mount

Updated: 12/10/2008 - The season's first winter blast spawned hundreds of traffic accidents Tuesday across central Kansas as slick roads made travel hazardous for much of the day.

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