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14 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Church garden to offer a place for meditation

With the front of its stately building facing S.E. 29th, one of the busiest thoroughfares in southeast Topeka, Highland Park United Methodist Church might not seem like it would lend itself to a meditation garden on its front lawn.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Topeka, KS

15 hrs ago | WIBW-TV Topeka

Ice Bucket Competitiveness Raising Safety Concerns

It's a challenge sweeping the nation one ice water bucket at a time, for a degenerative disease without a cure, but how far is too far? As of Friday, August 22, the ALS Association received $53.3 million in donations, throughout the month, compared to $2.2 million during the same time period last year.

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19 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Community Action moves administrative, other offices

Community services, housing and weatherization has been moved to 1000 S.E. Hancock from its former location at Swygart Center, S.E. 6th and Swygart, which has been closed.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Editorial: Property taxes holding steady

Shawnee County residents shouldn't find any disturbing news in the property tax statements they receive later this year - unless, that is, they find stable tax rates disturbing.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Education Etc., Opinion

The Capital-Journal

State charges in Gibson slaying dismissed after 9th defendant sentenced in federal court

Michael D. Wilkins, the ninth and last defendant tied to the high-profile slaying of Natalie Gibson outside her Kenwood home in 2011, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Heartland Park petition drive organizers plan meeting

The gathering will be from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Friday in Room Marvin 101-A of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th, Topekan Chris Imming said late Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Two free food distributions scheduled Friday, Tuesday

The first is that of Community Action Inc., a member of Harvester's network, scheduled for Friday, Aug. 22 at the Auburn Community Center in southwest Shawnee County.

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Related Topix: Auburn, KS, Topeka, KS

Customer Interaction Solutions

County OKs budget keeping property taxes level [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The Shawnee County Commission on Monday approved a 2015 county budget that keeps property taxes at their current level.

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Related Topix: Buhler, KS

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Topeka Metro goes with red bikes, brands service TMB

Come early next year, 100 red, cruiser-style bicycles will be zipping around the city, courtesy of the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

WIBW-TV Topeka

Car-Jacking At South Topeka Motel

Shawnee County Dispatch said that officers were called to the Traveler's Inn, 3846 SW Topeka Blvd., just after 7:00 a.m. this morning on reports of an assault.

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The Capital-Journal

County OKs budget keeping property taxes level

Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler voted 3-0 to adopt the budget, which maintains the levy at 48.18 mills.

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Related Topix: Buhler, KS

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Capital-Journal

KDOT counts reveal roadways seeing the most traffic

A state survey shows the bustling area of S.W. 29th and Fairlawn Road sees more traffic than any other non-highway section of roadway in Shawnee County.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Bench trial in which judge decides guilt, innocence is a rarity

If you are a defendant in a criminal case, it doesn't make any difference when it comes to conviction or acquittal whether a jury decides the verdict or a judge in a bench trial decides it, a Washburn University law professor said last week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Washburn University

News Observer

Democrat sees path to upset in Kansas Senate race

The 40-year-old Shawnee County district attorney's low-budget campaign is trying to tap into frustration with Washington and sentiments against incumbents.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Kansas, Barack Obama

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Combat Air Museum installs new WWI displays

One of the three new World War I displays at the Combat Air Museum, 7016 S.W. Forbes Ave., features an aerodrome depicting a pilot in a Jenny 4 aircraft and a communications bunker.

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Related Topix: History in the News, Topeka, KS, US Military, US Marine Corps, US Air Force

The Capital-Journal

County commission to take up proposed 2015 budget

Shawnee County's 2015 budget and potential pay raises for some employees of Topeka's city government are among topics local governing bodies plan to take up this coming week.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Now Consider This: Poll suggests Pat Roberts cana t exhale yet

A Rasmussen Reports poll last week indicated that a fourth term for Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., still isn't a sure thing, even though he dispatched tea partier Milton Wolf in the GOP primary .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Opinion

The Capital-Journal

Kenya native's talk at library to end early for moment of silence

Saturday's N-word session at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library will end shortly before noon to accommodate a moment of silence in recognition of the recent violence in Ferguson, Mo.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS, Riot

The Capital-Journal

Lawrence native back in Topeka for new ministry

After 11 years away from Topeka, the Rev. Delmar White is back in town, serving as the new pastor of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2801 S.E. Indiana.

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Related Topix: Topeka, KS

The Capital-Journal

Governor's 'urban opportunity zones' proposal to include Topeka

Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that Shawnee County would be among the counties to benefit from a "urban opportunity zone" program his re-election campaign has touted, but details of the program have yet to be released.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Sam Brownback, Topeka, KS, US Politics, US News, Wyandotte County, KS

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