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News
5:40 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Top Morning News 11.06.12

Polls are open for election day 2012; State revenues are expected to be forecast today; Kansas officials say there are 2,200 people on waiting list for disability services.

In Sedgwick County, the polls are open for General Election Day - the polls will be open from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting . Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday night. For more information, or to look up your assigned polling location, go to sedgwickcounty.org/elections

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News
6:16 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Top Morning News 10.26.12

A US Trustee says attorney fees in Hawker Beechcraft's bankruptcy proceedings are excessive; Early voting has begun in Sedgwick County, but turnout for early voting is not expected to be as high as 2008.

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News
6:30 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Top Morning News 10.19.12

Kansas unemployment rate drops in September; Lead House Democrat knocks Gov. Brownback's website for school reporting; 14-year-old files lawsuit against Brownback administration

KS Unemployment Drops to 5.9 Percent In Sept.

A new report says the Kansas jobless rate dropped below 6 percent in September for the first time in almost four years.

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Agriculture
6:13 am
Fri October 19, 2012

Grant Funds KS Precision Agriculture Partnership

Kansas farmers and farmers-in-training will get some help learning to use the latest technology.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $277,000 to Fort Hays State University and Hutchinson Community College to promote so-called precision agriculture.

It involves using GPS and satellite technology to map fields and precisely apply chemicals and seed and measure the crop yield.

Both schools have farms and will use the money to acquire farm equipment.

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Business
7:19 am
Thu August 9, 2012

US Negotiator To Discuss Trade With KS Producers

The nation’s chief agricultural negotiator plans to meet with Kansas producers to talk about trade issues.

Isi Siddiqui is a presidential appointee in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He planned several stops in Kansas today to discuss efforts to bring down trade barriers and increase U.S. farm exports.

In Johnson County, Siddiqui is to tour Bayer Animal Health Company and Kansas State University’s research lab. He also plans to tour the Cargill Innovation Center in Wichita and host a roundtable meeting with the Wichita Agribusiness Council.

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