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Sebelius Rejects Coal Plants, Stimulus Bill

Updated: 05/17/2008 - Governor Sebelius nixes the state legislature's latest attempt to approve the construction of two new coal plants in southwestern Kansas. by vetoing an economic stimulus bill to which it was attached

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Fiery Crash Kills Two Women in Overland Park

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The two women, one from Overland Park and the other from Kansas City, died when their car slammed into a light pole and burst into flames. Witness reports indicate the women may have been racing or in a road rage incident.

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KCK Cashes First Casino Check

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Kansas City, Kansas collects over $150,000 from the 7th Street Casino Thursday, its share of the casino's first quarter revenue. The gaming house opened on Jan. 10th after years of legal wrangling with the city and state.

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KU Star Darrell Arthur's Eligibility Questioned

Posted: 05/16/2008 - His former math teacher at South Oak Cliff HIgh School, told WFAA-TV in Dallas that Arthur's grades were improperly altered to show he passed math when he hadn't.

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State Employees getting Pay Raises

Updated: 05/23/2008 - State employees are going to see a little extra in their paychecks soon. Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed a bill to begin bringing wages up to market value Friday.

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Kline Considers Candidacy

Posted: 05/16/2008 - When Phill Kline took over Paul Morrison's job as Johnson Co. district attorney, he said he had no intentions of standing for re-election. He has recently softened his tone and is now refusing to rule it out.

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Kan. Supreme Ct. Overturns Death Sentence

Posted: 05/16/2008 - The high court rules that the dual convictions of first-degree murder and capital murder for the death of Doug Brittain in 1996 were improperly duplicated and that the judge improperly instructed the jury, ordering a new sentencing hearing for Gavin S. Scott.

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Suspected Robbery Shooter in Custody

Posted: 05/15/2008 - A man suspected of robbing the Expert Tire store at 21st and Fairlawn in Topeka then shooting at a witness was taken into custody Thursday night. Police arrested a man suspected of driving the getaway car earlier in the day.

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Workplace Injuries on the Rise in Kansas

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Kansas saw a four-percent increase in workplace injuries in 2007, but paying attention to your surroundings and using proper techniques can cut the changes you'll become part of the statistics.

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State Tells Wrong Man He Won License Plate Contest

Posted: 05/15/2008 - The Kansas Department of Revenue says it made "a huge mistake'' when it told the wrong man he had won a contest to redesign the state's personalized license plates.

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Topeka's Fifth Murder Victim ID'd

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Topeka Police are searching for a man who escaped in a newer. four-door sedan after shooting and killing 50 year-old Pamela McMaster Thursday night at the Regency Inn.

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New Hospital for Fort Riley

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda says the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act includes $404 million to build a brand new hospital at Fort Riley.

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School Superintendent Charged with Child Abuse

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Franklin County prosecutors have charged Jim Reece, Superintendent of the Central Heights USD 288, of Ottawa, with child abuse, aggravated battery and aggravated intimidation of a victim.

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Experts Gather To Talk Law

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Law experts gathered in Topeka to network in hopes of bettering their profession.

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Consumer Advocate Challenges Westar Hike

Updated: 05/15/2008 - The Citizens' Utility board says the state's largest electric utility is misusing an environmental surcharge, trying to separate permanently clean air costs from regular charges.

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State Universities Propose Up to 6% Tuition Hike

Updated: 05/15/2008 - University of Kansas proposes the highest tuition increase, but says it wants to extend a program to lock in tuition rates for freshmen. Increases would generate another $22 million for the state schools.

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Legislators Will Continue Pushing Smoking Ban

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Governor Sebelius and Kansas Health Policy Authority support such a ban against the wishes of business groups. State House and Senate have yet to hold a vote regarding the issue.

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