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Governor Orders Deeper Cuts; GOP Leader Questions Need for More

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius increased the amount state agencies should cut their current budges, from 2 percent to 3 percent. But Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says more may be needed with the state facing a $137 million shortfall by June.

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No Word on Replacement for Jenkins

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Lynn Jenkins victory over Nancy Boyda in the state's 2nd Congressional District race means Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name Jenkins' replacement as State Treasurer.

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Local Principal Honored for Her Health Program

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A local principal is honored for taking a bite out of obesity. Janine Kempker was presented Wednesday with the Hometown Health Hero Award at the Clarke Education Center in Topeka.

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Community Blood Drive for Two Topekans

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Community Blood Center is asking for your support in helping two Topekans who were critically injured in a motorcycle accident last month.

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Cessna to Cut Jobs Amid Financial Crisis

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Cessna chairman and CEO Jack Pelton warns employees by e-mail that the planemaker plans to reduce its work force levels amid the global financial crisis.

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Boeing 787 Jetliner Delayed

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Boeing says an eight week strike will delay the first flight of its 787 jetliner until next year. The jetmaker had scheduled the inaugural flight of the next-generation passenger jet for the end of this year.

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Topeka Police Investigate Car Jacking

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Topeka police are investigating a Wednesday morning car jacking. Authorities say it happened in the 400 block of Locust just after midnight.

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Records Set, Process Smooth for General Election

Updated: 11/05/2008 - After a major problem following the primary election in Shawnee County, changes made for the general election seemed to be largely successful. But, they did cause a bit of a slow down in reporting results.

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Johnson County Race Known for Stolen Signs Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - It's too close to call in the race between Johnson Co. Commissioner John Toplikar and challenger Calvin Hayden. Toplikar sparked controversy when a video showed him allegedly stealing Hayden's campaign signs.

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Conservative Ed Board Member Wins Kansas Senate Seat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Steve Abrams of Arkansas City defeated veteran Democratic State Senator Greta Goodwin of Winfield in Tuesday's voting. Abrams was part of a bloc of conservative Republicans on the State Board of Education who backed controversial science standards.

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Bombardier: New Jet, More Jobs Still on Track

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Bombardier Aerospace says it still plans to add between 500 and 700 jobs at its Wichita plant to work on its new Learject 85 assembly line. That comes despite the financial crisis.

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Gay Candidate Loses in Kan. Ed Contest

Updated: 11/05/2008 - An openly gay candidate for the State Board of Education has lost his race against a conservative member, but a coalition of moderates and Democrats continued to hold the majority.

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