Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation marking the week of September 8th as suicide prevention week in Kansas.
Two cabinet secretaries hosted a suicide awareness informational session at Memorial Hall.
Participants included survivors of suicide and family members of suicide victims who shared their experiences.
In 2007 and 2008, state statistics show that suicide was the tenth leading cause of death for Kansans of all ages...with more then 700 deaths for those two years.
The chairman of the Kansas Suicide Prevention Committee says more recently, suicides can be blamed on money concerns.
The chairman says they've received federal grant money to fund various coalitions across the state to address suicide prevention efforts.
Anyone who needs help can call a statewide hotline, the toll free number is 1-800-273-talk.
A retired Army general who is now a lobbyist says a strong ethanol industry is critical to national security because it reduces U.S. reliance on foreign oil-producing countries.
Feelings are mixed in Kansas over the inclusion of former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as one of 10 finalists for Time magazine's Person of the Year award.
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