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Wamego Sand Company Agrees To Pay Clean Water Act Fines

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The EPA announced Friday that Wamego Sand Company, Inc., agreed to pay a $95,000 civil penalty. The allegations stemmed from its Midwest Concrete Materials Company facility in Manhattan.

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H1N1 Summit Monday In Topeka

Posted: 08/21/2009 - State officials plan to meet next week to talk about the wide spreading H1N1 virus.

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Help Is Available For Kansas Families Saving For Higher Education

Posted: 08/21/2009 - As our kids head back to school we think about the future and what it holds for our children. With the price for education after high school continuing to increase it is more important than ever for Kansas families to start saving and start saving early for their children’s future. Whether your child will attend a four-year university, community college, or seek a technical education, saving for these critical years in a child’s life is a necessity in this day and age. As your State Treasurer and administrator of the Learning Quest 529 Education Savings Plan, I want you to know that help is available.

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‘Surprise Patrol’ Hands Out First Kemper Fellowship Of 2009

Posted: 08/21/2009 - A University of Kansas professor got a special kickoff to the new school year today when a “surprise patrol” led by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little presented her with a $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowship in recognition of her teaching and advising excellence.

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KU Lung Cancer Researcher Wins $300K Recovery Act Grant

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Emily Scott has always worried about smokers’ health. As a young girl, the assistant professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas would hide her grandfather’s cigarettes from him — fearful that his smoking could cut his life short. Today, Scott uses advanced research to continue her fight against disease caused by smoking — and her innovative approach has been rewarded with a $303,150 grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. This new award builds on nearly $1.4 million she had earned previously from the National Institutes of Health for the same line of investigation.

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Contributions To K-State Top $81 Million

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Alumni and friends of Kansas State University contributed $81.5 million to K-State through the KSU Foundation during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2009. This is the fifth-largest total in the 65-year history of the foundation.

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KHP Participates In 'Drunk Driving. Over The Limit. Under Arrest.' Campaign

Posted: 08/21/2009 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies will participate in the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) from August 20 through Labor Day, September 7. Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws.

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8 Kansas Nursing Homes Receive PEAK Awards

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Martin Kennedy, Acting Secretary of the Kansas Department on Aging, announced the 2009 PEAK award-winning nursing homes at the Kansas Adult Care Executives annual convention in Wichita today.

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Former K-State Star Pleads No Contest To Shaking Son

Updated: 08/21/2009 - Former Kansas State University football player Leon Patton's trial was set to begin on August 31, but he pleaded no contest to one charge of aggravated battery and one charge of battery in the shaking of Leon Patton Jr.

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Capturing Voice Of Youth Integral Part Of Summit Planning

Posted: 08/21/2009 - Kansas DropINs, a statewide collaboration committed to dropout prevention and spearheaded by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), announced today the selection of 16 Kansas youth to serve on the state’s Dropout Prevention Summit’s Youth Council.

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1st Infantry Division's 'Victory 5' Now Complete

Posted: 08/21/2009 - For the first time since the 1st Infantry Division returned to Kansas from Germany, all members of the command group are now at Fort Riley - a key step as the division headquarters prepares to deploy to Iraq early next year.

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