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Kansas State Fair Starts Friday

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Fair fans may notice a few new additions to this year's fair, as well as some classic rock musical acts.

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Sebelius Strikes Back Against Palin

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius said the VP candidate was reading the words of "Bush speechwriters" during her speech Wednesday night.

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KDOT Discussing Future Priorities

Posted: 09/04/2008 - State transportation officials will be conducting eight regional hearings across Kansas to discuss future infrastructure priorities.

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Sebelius Announces Rural Plans

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius is releasing details about the creation of the Division of Rural Development with the KS Department of Commerce. It will focus on Kansas rural issues.

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Roberts Wraps Up Listening Tour

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts makes the final stop on his 105 county listening tour Friday in Hesston. From there, he'll go the Kansas State Fair, where activities include a debate with his Democratic opponent, Jim Slattery.

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Get Ready: State Fair to Host Preparedness Day

Posted: 09/04/2008 - September is National Preparedness Month. KDEM and FEMA are teaming up to distribute information at the State Fair in Hutchinson next week. Equipment and information will be on display Monday to show various agencies' role in protecting against disasters.

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Partial Smoking Ban in Wichita Takes Effect

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Wichita Partial smoking ban went into effect Thursday. Businesses have 30 days to post No Smoking Signs at entrances. 160 businesses have applied for permit to allow smoking if no one under 18 is allowed in.

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Brownback Readies for RNC Spotlight, Reacts to Palin Speech

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback speaks at the Republican National Convention Thursday night. He says he'll point out differences between John McCain and Barack Obama on the issues and share personal insights on McCain.

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Fort Riley to Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Fort Riley and leaders of the 1st Infantry Division leaders will hold an observance to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Soldiers, sailors, and airmen deployed from Fort Riley and killed in combat in War on Terror will be remembered at event.

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Wichita Man Awarded $4M After Misdiagnosis

Posted: 09/04/2008 - Twenty-three year-old man has lost his hearing, ability to speak, both legs, fingers, and suffered a brain injury after doctor's failed to diagnose his spotted fever when he was 11.

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Caregiver Accused of Million-Dollar Theft

Updated: 09/04/2008 - The Attorney General's office accused a 74 year-old woman of bilking over a million dollars from a 97 year-old Alma resident by making payments to herself and others from her dependents account.

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KU Stops Tootin' Own Horn

Posted: 09/04/2008 - University of Kansas shuts down its "tooter," the whistle that has blown campus for more than a century and signaled the end of classes since 1912. The original horn had been replaced in 2003.

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Boeing Pact Extended Despite Strike Vote

Posted: 09/04/2008 - A last-minute move with Boeing workers to avert a potentially bruising strike that could cost more than 27,000 workers weeks of pay would usually be met with unalloyed relief.

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Second City of Topeka Academy Taking Applications

Posted: 09/03/2008 - The City is now taking applications for the Fall session of “Topeka 101: A Citizens’ Academy.” The first of eight weekly sessions is Wednesday, September 17 and the last is November 5. It will be held from 6-8:30 p.m.

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Casino Review Board Continues Hearings

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Kansas Speedway officials are offering to seek a second NASCAR Sprint Cup race and build a road course, but it all hinges on landing a contract for a state-owned casino.

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Convicted Murderers Appeal Life Sentences

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Carl Baker and Kimberly Sharp, both convicted in the murder of homeless advocate David Owen in 2006, are appealing their sentences.

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U.S. Attorne for KS Among Bush Judicial Nominees

Posted: 09/03/2008 - U.S. Attorney for Kansas Eric Melgren is among nominees to the federal bench. President Bush has 34 pending nominations for 42 vacancies. Melgren was nominated in late July. Sen. Same Brownback is requesting a hearing on the nomination next week.

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13 On Your Side: MacVicar Road Closure

Posted: 09/03/2008 - Crews will be pouring concrete on MacVicar Road in Topeka between I-70 and 6th Street on Friday, September 5th. That portion of the roadway will close from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Downtown Topeka in Search of Holiday Tree

Posted: 09/03/2008 - It's barely time to think about Halloween costumes and candy, but already Downtown Topeka is in search of this year's holiday tree.

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