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Kansas Lawmakers Approve Final Spending Bill

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Lawmakers pass measure completing a $13.6 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Critics say it contains money for a "road to nowhere."

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Kansas Lawmakers Adjourn Wrap-up Session

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas Legislature adjourned its wrap-up session Wednesday night. It was the 90th day of the session, which is the exact number of days legislative leaders scheduled.

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Leadership Greater Topeka Class Graduates

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The 2008 Leadership Greater Topeka class graduated with a special luncheon Wednesday. A three-month course on community leadership ends with a challenge to participants to use their talents in the community.

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Businesses Feel Threatened by Construction Project

Updated: 05/08/2008 - Business owners in the shopping center at 21st and Urish Road in Topeka say after just three days, they can already see a dramatic decrease in customer traffic. They say if something doesn't give, atleast a handful of them could go out of business.

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Pair of Longtime USD 501 Teachers Retiring

Posted: 05/07/2008 - French Middle School honored Patti Goehring and Cheryl Rowh with a reception Wednesday. The pair are retiring and have a combined 57 years experience.

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Teen Pours Urine in School Ice Machine

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Winfield school officials say an 18-year-old student admitted to pouring a cup of urine into a school ice machine one day before it was served in a tennis tournament hosting seven other schools.

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PTSD Haunts Troops

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder causes military troops to go back to places they never want to be again. Their flashbacks can be intense, and as Shane Ransom found out, the consequences can be terrible.

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Fallen Firefighter Tony Cox Receives Medal of Valor

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The widow of fire Capt. Tony Cox, who died in the line of duty last August, accepted the medal of valor on his behalf in a ceremony Wednesday night. Several other firefighters also received recognition for their service.

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Corporate Tax Cut Going to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A measure cutting the state's top corporate income tax rate would go down under a bill lawmakers sent to the Governor. It also closes what was considered a loophole helping out-of-state corporations avoid taxes.

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Bill Hiking Vehicle Fees Headed to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - House and Senate approve measure increasing vehicle registration fees $4, to about $40 per personal vehicle. The money would go toward upgrading the state's system for registering vehicles and driver's licenses.

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Auburn-Washburn Students Witness Dangers of Driving Drunk

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The SADD organization at Washburn Rural High School staged a mock wreck outside the school Thursday. The event illustrated the dangers of drinking and driving. Several area emergency agencies assisted with the effort.

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Governor to Honor Fallen Kansas Law Enforcement Officers

Updated: 05/07/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has ordered flags on state buildings to be flown at half-staff on May 9 in recognition of the Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, and on May 15 for National Peace Officer's Memorial Day.

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Man Missing After Dropping Wife Off at Hospital

Updated: 05/08/2008 - UPDATE: Mr. Daniels was found Wednesday afternoon Lawrence Police are asking the public for help finding Edward Daniels, who was last seen the morning of Wednesday, May 7 leaving Lawrence Memorial Hospital South.

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Boyfriend in Toilet Abuse Case Pleads Not Guilty

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Kory McFarren was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of mistreatment of a dependant adult. His girlfriend sat on a toilet so long she became stuck to the seat.

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Silver Lake Students Take Home a Priceless Lesson

Updated: 05/23/2008 - Seniors at Silver Lake High School took home some priceless lessons Wednesday before all the celebrations of prom, graduation and the summer...begin.

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House Passes 3rd Coal Bill, Shawnee County Jobs On the Line

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas House passes the latest attempt to authorize coal plants in SW Kansas and limit the KDHE Secretary's power by rolling it into a bill along with other economic stimulus projects; fails to get two-thirds majority.

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House Makes New Coal Plant Pitch

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas is House is trying again to pass legislation to allow two new coal plants in southwest Kansas, this time by bundling it with other economic development projects. Gov. Sebelius has vetoed two previous proposals.

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Firefighter Widow Says City Hasn't Paid for Funeral

Posted: 05/07/2008 - City manager Norton Bonaparte says he is working with Fire Chief Howard Giles to pay for the funeral, which was attended by more than five-hundred firefighters, after Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz broached the family's concerns.

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Negotiators Close on Next Year's State Budget

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Final bill includes three-quarters of a million for a road to the the soon to be closed Parsons Army Ammunition Plant. The final bill will amount to around $13.6 billion.

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Boyfriend of Woman in Bathroom Heads to Court

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The man whose girlfriend stayed in the bathroom so long she became stuck to the seat heads to court Wednesday on charges of mistreatment of a dependent adult for which he could get one year and a $2,500 fine

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