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The Kansas Race for U.S. Senate

Updated: 04/28/2009 - In Kansas the race for the Senate seat continues. Democrat Jim Slattery and Republican Senator Pat Roberts met with many throughout Topeka Friday.

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Westboro Baptist Church Loses Legal Battle

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Federal Appeals Court in Ohio upholds state law prohibiting pickets and protests near funerals or burial services. It's considered a loss for the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church that oftens protests at military funerals.

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Sebelius Quiet on Conversations with Obama Campaign

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius wouldn't comment on any conversations she may have had with Barack Obama's campaign Friday regarding whether she will be his running mate. Sebelius briefly answered question on her way into an early afternoon meeting in Topeka.

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State Hospital Worker Arrested in Escape Plot

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Larned State Hospital employee, Colean McKoy, is Charged with helping convicted sex offender, Perry Isley, escape from the facility August 5th.

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Embarq to Cut 500-700 Jobs

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Overland Park-based Embarq Corp. will eliminate hundreds of jobs to cut costs.

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Kan. Board Picks Harrah's for Sumner Co. Casino

Posted: 08/22/2008 - A Kansas casino board has awarded two contracts to operate state-owned casinos in southeastern Kansas. Penn National Gaming was awarded the Cherokee County contract, Harrah's was awarded the Sumner County contract.

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Mooning Debate Coach Fired

Posted: 08/22/2008 - Fort Hays State University has severed its relationship with debate coach Bill Shanahan and suspended the debate program in light of a recent YouTube video that shows Shanahan in an argument at a debate tournament, mooning another debate coach.

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Hot Pockets Recall

Updated: 08/22/2008 - 13 News is "On Your Side" with a food warning from the maker of Hot Pockets. The Nestle Prepared Foods Company is recalling over 215,000 pounds of frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza products that may contain foreign materials.

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Early Education Focus of 501 Plan

Posted: 08/21/2008 - The 2013 Committee proposed its early education plan to the Topeka 501 School Board. They accepted the plan, but it will not be without controversy as it moves forward.

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Kansas City, St. Louis Biz Mags to Merge

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Anthem Publishing next month will merge its KCB and St. Louis CEO business magazines into a single title, called Midwest CEO.

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Kansas Board Begins Final Phase of Selection Process

Posted: 08/21/2008 - We'll likely know Friday who will manage two state-owned casinos in Kansas. A state review board heard from applicants and consultants Thursday. They'll decide who will manage the facilities in Cherokee and Sumner Counties.

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Kansas Lawmakers Seek More Time for Tanker Bid

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback and Rep. Tod Tiahrt say Boeing should get an extra four months to respond to a new request for bids on a $35 billoin Air Force tanker contract. They say the new request unfairly favors Northrop Grumman.

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Sebelius Says VP Attention Good for Kansas

Posted: 08/21/2008 - While campaigning for Barack Obama in Iowa, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said she's glad Kansas is getting positive attention by her being on the list of four possible Obama running mates.

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Helping Kids Overcome Back-to-School Butterflies

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Mental health professionals say most kids will need some time to transition back into the school routine. Parents can do things to help out - and should look out for signs their child is having a little more trouble with the change.

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Universities Say Jobs Could Be Cut

Posted: 08/21/2008 - The chancellor of the University of Kansas tells the Board of Regents that up to 125 jobs could be cut at the Lawrence campus if state funding reductions are made.

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University Decides Fate of Mooning Debate Coach

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Fort Hays State University debate coach, William Shanahan, will hear his punishment, if any, Friday at a conference held by university officials. Shanahan is caught on tape arguing with another debate coach, then mooning her.

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Will the Bio Facility Head to Manhattan?

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Pro and con forces are drawing lines in Manhattan's effort to land homeland security’s National Bio and Agro Defense Facility.

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Kansas Participating in Aircraft Design Contest

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Kansas will partner with the U.S. Department of Energy for the contest encouraging high school students to develop fuel-efficient designs for aircraft.

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Topeka Ask For Help With Cold Case

Posted: 08/21/2008 - Topeka Police are asking for your help solving a cold case homicide from November 2000. 16-year-old Prince Ontario Dominique Johnson was shot and killed while driving a car in the 1800 block of SE Adams around 2:30 one morning. His body and car were found hours later a block away. Call Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007 if you have any information.

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