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  1. Wolgast eager to keep 80% of Docking staff downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast views relocation of nearly 800 state employees in the Docking State Office Building into leased space close to the Statehouse a victory for downtown Topeka's future. One-fifth of staff in Docking - targeted for demolition in 2016 - are slated to move outside the downtown Capitol Plaza zone, but the Kansas Department of Administration has fashioned 25-year leases on three downtown buildings to house 80 percent of 1,000 workers vacating the aging high-rise.

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  2. Gov. Brownback appoints Susan Mosier to lead KDHERead the original story

    Yesterday | KHGI

    The governor's office announced Friday that Brownback wants Dr. Susan Mosier for the job. Mosier took over for Dr. Robert Moser, who resigned Nov. 30 to pursue opportunities at the University of Kansas Hospital and University of Kansas Medical School.

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  3. Gay Couples Sue Over Kansas Tax Filing PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2013 | EDGE

    Two married gay couples in Kansas are suing to overturn a state policy preventing them from filing joint state income tax returns, arguing that the requirement is discriminatory and puts the couples "in second-tier" unions. But the attorney representing the two couples said Tuesday that the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court is not a broad attack on the refusal by Kansas to recognize same-sex marriages that are legally granted in other states.

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  4. Bedbugs found on 2 more floors of Docking buildingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | The Capital-Journal

    Bedbugs have been found on two additional floors of the Docking State Office Building, following the discovery of the pests on the third floor. Department of Administration spokesman John Milburn said the bugs had been found on other floors, but he was unable to say which ones.

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  5. Governor Appoints Susan Mosier to lead Kansas Department of Health and EnvironmentRead the original story

    Friday Dec 19 | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment

    TOPEKA, Kan. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the nomination of Dr. Susan Mosier as Secretary for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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  6. Dec. 2 test confirmed Docking had bedbug, emails showRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Department of Revenue received notification at the beginning of the month a bedbug had been found in the Docking State Office Building, records show, as the state confirmed Friday bedbugs have now been found on at least three floors. Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda said the insect had been dead for some time, however, which is why no action was taken.

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  7. Bedbugs found in Kansas state office buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Business Journal

    The Associated Press reports the building is scheduled for demolition because its renovation was deemed too expensive. However, the Kansas Department of Revenue still had offices there when the bedbugs were found.

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  8. "Sleep Tight Don't Let Bed Bugs Bite"| Nursery Rhyme Becomes Reality At Docking State BuidlingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    When asked about it Wednesday, Kansas Department of Revenue spokesperson Jeannine Koranda said she did not know about the problem until Monday, she says a worker went home with a rash from the bed bugs. Koranda says the problem appears limited to a small section on the third floor of Docking and workers in that section were kept home this week as precautionary measure.

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  9. Bedbugs likely found on floor of Docking buildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Capital-Journal

    State workers tried not let the bedbugs bite Wednesday, after the itch-inducing insects were discovered in the Docking State Office Building and employees in the affected area were sent home. John Milburn, spokesman for the Department of Administration, said there were reports of bugs on the third floor of the building and that facilities management, a division of the department, was investigating.

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  10. For the record 12-17-14Read the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Blade-Empire

    Fire Dept./EMS Report At 7:28 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-5 went to the 500 block of west 7th and transported a 91-year-old female to Cloud County Health Center. At 8:15 a.m., Tuesday, Medic-5 went to 2100 N. 170th Road and transported an 82-year-old male to Cloud County Health Center.

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  11. CHS girls defeat Marysville, 64-49Read the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | Blade-Empire

    Taking their show on the road for the first time this season, the Concordia Panthers were a hit. Four players scored in double figures to lead Concordia to a 64-49 North Central Kansas League win over Marysville on Monday night.

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  12. New Kansas House minority leader appoints staffRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | KAKE

    Abbie Hodgson will be the Kansas City Democrat's chief of staff. She is a Democratic activist from Lawrence who worked in the administrations of Democratic Govs. Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

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  13. Everything You Need to Know Now About Marriage Equality in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Advocate

    Marriage is has started in some Kansas counties, but not in others. It's currently unclear exactly how legal those marriages are.

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  14. Olson Sentenced to Over Two YearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 16 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The Leonardville man charged in connection with an accident back in October of last year where a teenager died, appeared in Riley County District Court for sentencing Monday afternoon. Olson previously entered a plea for one charge of involuntary manslaughter.

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  15. Opinion Line ExtraRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Wichita Eagle

    So Brownback didn't know the state budget would be in the red, and his commission investigating whether our earthquakes are associated with fracking has no definitive evidence. Do these people even know the sun comes up in the east? The Washington lawmakers are so concerned about how we got information from terrorists because we were mean and cruel to them.

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  16. State explains oil valuation processRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Great Bend Tribune

    Editor's note: In Sunday's Great Bend Tribune, we reported how the falling price of oil will result in a lower valuation for Barton County in 2015, which will result in less tax being collected on leases.

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  17. Kansas DMV staff to transition out of DockingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Capital-Journal

    Kansas' motor vehicle division is poised to become the new tenant at a long-vacant Topeka grocery store under plans to gradually remove state employees from the downtown Docking State Office Building and demolish the structure, officials said Monday. The Kansas Department of Administration recommended the Legislature's building committee endorse a $31.5 million, 25-year lease of the closed Dillons near S.W. 29th Street and S.W. Topeka Blvd. More than 200 employees of the Kansas Department of Revenue's motor vehicle division would occupy the structure 20 blocks south of its current location.

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  18. Cheap oil may cost taxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Great Bend Tribune

    Some Kansas homeowners could see their property taxes go up next year, to make up for an expected reduction in tax revenue from oil.

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  19. Gay Couples Sue Over Kansas Tax Filing PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2013 | EDGE

    Two married gay couples in Kansas are suing to overturn a state policy preventing them from filing joint state income tax returns, arguing that the requirement is discriminatory and puts the couples "in second-tier" unions. But the attorney representing the two couples said Tuesday that the lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court is not a broad attack on the refusal by Kansas to recognize same-sex marriages that are legally granted in other states.

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  20. Officers indicted in scheme to sell gunsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Ark Valley News

    Officers indicted in scheme to sell guns By Matt Heilman Last Updated: December 11, 2014 VC cop among 2 facing charges Two former officers with the Bel Aire Police Department were charged Dec. 9 in a federal indictment involving the illegal sale of firearms. The indictment alleges that one of the officers devised a scheme to buy and sell firearms by falsely claiming the weapons were property of the Bel Aire Police Department and would be used for law enforcement purposes, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

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