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Spring Book Sale gets started

The Emporia Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is underway this week.

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Registration for bone marrow donations ongoing

A unique lifesaving opportunity is available at Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College Monday and Tuesday.

Registration for bone marrow donations continues Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ESU, and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. at Flint Hills Tech College.

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Reaction varied after education funding votes

A bill adding nearly $130 million to education funding -- and subtracting teacher tenure and due process -- equals a big decision for Gov. Sam Brownback in the coming days.

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Finalists announced for 3D Challenge

Over the past few months, the entrepreneurial spirit has been celebrated with a competition unlike any other in Emporia's history. Now the 3D Challenge -- Dream It, Design It, Develop It -- will culminate with the 3D Gala at Emporia State's Memorial Union on Friday night.

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Residents urged to see if they can donate bone marrow

A unique lifesaving opportunity is available at Emporia State University and Flint Hills Technical College on Monday and Tuesday.

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School finance bill--including extras--passes, now headed to Governor's desk

Gov. Sam Brownback will now consider a bill passed by both the House and Senate to fund education, after multiple all-night sessions. The bill, however, also includes language delivering tax breaks to private school supporters, and removes due process rights for teachers.

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Cashore Marionettes tell unique stories of life at Albert Taylor Hall

A unique and classic storytelling tool was performed for a smaller matinee audience at Albert Taylor Hall today Sunday.

The Cashore Marionettes performed a varied selection of puppetry stories, as part of the Emporia Arts Center's seasonal programming.

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House rejects school finance compromise bill early Sunday morning

The Kansas House rejected a school finance measure early Sunday morning that would have provided new school aid in response to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling, and incorporated policy reforms ranging from diminished public teacher due-process rights, to tax breaks for financial supporters of private schools.

The House voted 67-55 against the bill following about two hours of debate that started late Saturday night and moved into early morning hours.

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