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Economy, jobs, education main focuses of President Obama's State of the Union speech

"The state of our union is strong."

President Barack Obama delivered those words with emotion during Tuesday's State of the Union Address.

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Countdown begins as Emporia State looks at next ten years

The countdown has begun.

The next ten years were the focus of Tuesday's General Assembly for Emporia State University, namely the strategic plan and re-accreditation.

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Frevert dispels burn permit misconceptions, warns of possible burn ban on KVOE Newsmaker segment

Nearly a decade after Lyon County first enacted a burn permit policy, Emergency Management Coordinator Rick Frevert says there is still confusion as to how they work and in what situations they are needed.

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EPD asking for leads as investigation continues into Frontier Way robbery

The trail hasn't officially gone cold, but it has cooled significantly after Saturday's robbery outside 1307 Frontier Way.

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Boyd molestation trial begins

Trial has started for one man accused of sexually abusing a pre-teenaged girl.

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City Commission has several items of note Wednesday

Emporia city commissioners have a lot of ground to cover in their action session Wednesday night.

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ERC debuts new fitness room

Recent improvements to the Lee Beran Recreation Center and Soden's Grove have brought a lot of positive attention to the work of the Emporia Recreation Commission.

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Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King honored in Emporia

"You don't have to be great to serve... but you have to serve to be great."

Those words as written originally by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were heralded during a community celebration Monday, honoring the life and work of Dr. King. 

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