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Uncertainty over new health safety net for jobless

Updated: 03/01/2009 - The Obama administration rushed to include a health care safety net for laid-off workers in the recently signed stimulus bill, but has not told employers exactly how to make it work.

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Students Showcase Variety of Talents at 4-H

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Hundreds of children danced, acted and presented their talents at 4-H Club Days today. The county competition was held at Shawnee Heights Middle School from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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Hoyt Health Clinic Offers Free Screenings

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Local high school students volunteered more than their time today at the Royal Valley Health Fair. They gave their community the key to a healthy future.

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Capitol Hosts Youth Art From Across the State

Updated: 02/28/2009 - The Capitol received an unusual group of guests on Saturday. Young artists from all over the state showcased their work at the statehouse today.

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Court Reverses Ruling Against Meatpacker

Updated: 02/28/2009 - A Kansas appeals court reverses a decision against a Dodge City beefpacking plant that awarded $64,000 to a woman who hurt herself at the plant.

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Obama Names Kansas Gov. Sebelius as Health Chief

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Obama will introduced Sebelius Monday afternoon in the White House East Room. The announcement of his Health and Human Services Secretary nominee comes just days before the president holds a White House summit on health care.

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Newspapers' Woes Worsening

Updated: 02/28/2009 - The venerable Rocky Mountain News published its final edition Friday, just two months shy of its 150th anniversary. Colorado's oldest paper is just the latest to succumb to severe, industry-wide financial pressure stemming from declining ad revenue and circulation.

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Droughts Ravaging California, Texas

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Friday because of three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California, a step that urges urban water agencies to reduce water use by 20 percent.

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Mexico: U.S. Must Stop Gun Trade At Border

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Mexico blames the U.S. for arming the world's most powerful drug cartels, a complaint supported on Friday by a U.S. government report that found nearly all of Mexico's escalating drug killings involved weapons from north of the border.

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Obama's Budget: Huge Ambitions, Huge Obstacles

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Breathtaking in its scope and ambition, President Barack Obama's agenda for the economy, health care and energy now goes to a Congress unaccustomed to resolving knotty issues and buffeted by powerful interests that oppose parts of his plan.

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Dublin Cops Arrest 7 Over Irish-Record Bank Heist

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Police recovered millions in stolen cash and interrogated seven suspected robbers Saturday, a day after a gang took a bank employee's family hostage and forced him to rob his own branch.

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Chiefs Trade For QB Matt Cassel

Updated: 02/28/2009 - The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Saturday that the club has acquired QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel from New England in exchange for the Chiefs second-round pick (34th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft.

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Moore Eyes Run For Kansas Governor

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Former Lt. Gov. John Moore may run for the Kansas Governor in 2010. He switched from the Republican party to the Democratic party to run with current Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for her first term. She is barred from seeking a third term.

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Fort Riley Commander: Marked Improvement in Baghdad

Updated: 02/28/2009 - A battalion commander from the 1st Infantry Division says there has been a marked improvement in Baghdad since his soldiers arrived last fall, but the potential for danger remains.

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Kansas Guard Team To Aid Afghan Farmers

Updated: 02/28/2009 - Kan. Guard team to aid Afghan farmersThe team is one of several being fielded by the military to assist Afghan farmers and ranchers who are trying to rebuild crop and livestock production after more than 30 years of war.

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