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Council Approves Sales Tax Ballot Issue

Updated: 02/17/2009 - After Deborah Swank changed her mind and asked for the issue to be reconsidered, the Topeka City Council voted to approve a sales tax ballot issue.

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Kansas Meatpacking Plant Closing, 275 Jobs Lost

Posted: 02/17/2009 - About 275 hourly and salaried employees of Great Bend Packing will lose their jobs when the plant closes in July. The meatpacking plant is owned by John Morrell & Co., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods.

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Kansas Shield Law Bill to Get Vote

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Sen. Judiciary Chairman Tim Owens says he'll allow a committee vote Wednesday on a proposed shield law for journalists. He's earlier said he was shelving the bill.

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State Transportation Tackles its 2009 Agenda

Posted: 02/17/2009 - If you're afraid the stimulus package means potholes in your pocket, at least you won't have to worry about transportation taxes this year. The state's secretary of transportation announced this year's outlook today.

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Sebelius calls Budget Impasse "Ludicrous"

Updated: 12/29/2009 - Officials say the state doesn't have enough money in its main bank account to pay its bills on time. Those bills include money for government employees who are supposed to be paid Friday.

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Sec. of State Accepts Offer To Participate in Veterans' Memorial

Posted: 02/17/2009 - Topeka 8th grader Sydney Barlow visited Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh Tuesday to invite him to speak at a May 3 event honoring World War II veterans. Thornburgh accepted. The event is at the Gage Park Memorial, 2pm, May 3.

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Gardner's Talents and Hard Work Earn Him YMCA Character Award

Posted: 02/17/2009 - With spring approaching, its just about time to get back outside and enjoy the natural beauty of northeast Kansas. One of this year's YMCA Character Values award winners has made Shawnee county's natural beauty his priority.

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Jury Recommends Death for Thurber

Updated: 02/17/2009 - Jurors had deliberated for about four hours over two days before returning their decision Tuesday in the case of 25-year-old Justin Thurber. The same jury had convicted the Arkansas City man last week of capital murder in the January 2007 death of Jodi Sanderholm.

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WIBW-TV Makes Switch to Digital

Updated: 02/16/2009 - WIBW-TV fully converted from analog to digital broadcasting at 6:20 pm Monday. Making the change meant taking time to assist viewers with the process.

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Free Dental Work Offered in Manhattan This Weekend

Posted: 02/16/2009 - Licensed dentists and hygienists from the clinic will be at the United States National Guard Armory at 721 Levee Drive, offering free dental work to low income families and individuals.

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Beware of New Identity Scam

Posted: 02/16/2009 - 13 news is on your side with an email scam that could cost you your identity. The email says you have been chosen in the Coke Rewards promotion in conjunction with Microsoft and Yahoo, to receive $811,000.

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