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City Leaders Should Seek "Visioning" before Tax Proposal

Updated: 08/22/2008 - When weighing options for increasing revenue and before a proposed sales tax increase hit the ballot box in November, city leaders should seek guidance from the Heartland Visioning Task Force.

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Commission to Review Tape on Casino

Posted: 08/15/2008 - The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission will review the role played by three officials in a casino applicant's presentation.

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Bodies Exhibit Brings Profits to KC's Union Station

Posted: 08/15/2008 - Kansas City's Union Station could finish the year with a balanced budget thanks to the profitable ``Bodies Revealed'' exhibit. The exhibit could bring a profit of about 1 million dollars, despite falling well short of attendance projections.

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Police Continue Search for Shooting Suspect

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Topeka Police Detectives are asking for tips from the public locating the person or persons responsible for the early morning shooting death of Rodney Jennings, 21, on July 1st.

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Volunteer Fire Fighter Involved in Accident

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Witnesses say the fire fighter went through an intersection with his lights and sirens on. He and a van collided in the intersection of North Topeka Boulevard and Gordon.

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Woman Tricked By Pavement Scam

Posted: 08/14/2008 - A woman is out $560 after having a group top off her asphalt driveway. More than a week later, it has still not dried. She says she was taken -- by a scam.

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Missing Woman Found Safe

Updated: 08/15/2008 - Topeka Police say Deborah Halstead was found safe at a Topeka home Thursday night. Her daughter became concerned when she hadn't seen her mother for two days.

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Kansas Program Monitors Pharmacies for Meth Abuse

Posted: 08/14/2008 - A 12-month pilot progrma called "MethShield" launches in Kansas this week. It's a web-based program for pharmacies to report sales of medications used to make meth. The KBI found 97 meth labs through July, matching the total for all of 2007.

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Trial Date Set in Whiplash Bar Murder

Posted: 08/14/2008 - 23-year old James Qualls will stand trial Oct. 27th. He's charged with second degree intentional murder in the shooting death of Josephe Beier, Jr. at the Whiplash Bar and Grill July 16th.

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Boyda Campaign: Congress is Not on Vacation

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Rep. Nancy Boyda's campaign continues to dispute accusations from opponent Lynn Jenkins that Boyda voted to send Congress on "vacation." Boyda's campaign says she's in the district, taking time to listen to voters.

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Study: Kansas in Middle on Kids' Health Issue

Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports 108,000 Kansas children have special health care needs, and about 3400 of them do not have health insurance coverage - public or private. The group says 25 states have higher percentages than Kansas.

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Debate Coach's Videotaped Incident under Review

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Fort Hays State officials say they are reviewing debate coach William Shanahan's profanity-laced exchange with another coach. Provost Larry Gould says FHSU is considering several options, including firing Shanahan.

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Program Gives Nurses Critical Career Preview

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Stormont-Vail launched the Student Nurse Tech program in its Critical Care unit this summer. It gives student nurses full-time, one-on-one contact with a registered nurse in the ICU, so they can see if the environment is one in which they can foresee a career.

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Shawnee County Puts Pricetags on Naming Rec Facilities

Posted: 08/14/2008 - Shawnee County Parks and Rec presented a plan to commissioners Thursday for selling naming opportunities for various facilities. Parks and Rec Director John Knight says money would go into a fund for improvements, to take pressure off taxpayers.

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More Eyes on the Roads Starting This Week

Posted: 08/14/2008 - The Kansas Highway Patrol and more than 100 other Kansas law enforcement agencies are on the roads in extra numbers. Their special "STEP" effort began Thursday and runs through Labor Day weekend.

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More Students Fill Halls in Manhattan-Ogden District

Posted: 08/14/2008 - USD 383 reports enrollment went up more than expected this school year. Associate superintendent Bob Seymore says enrollment is up 290 students. They'd expected an increase of about 200.

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Softball Players Win Gold in Holland

Posted: 08/14/2008 - 17 softball players representing the USAAI won gold medal in a tournament in Holland. The girls on the team are from various high schools across Northeast Kansas. The team went 6-0 to win the championship.

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