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Kansas' Dem Gov-in-Waiting is Former GOP Chairman

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson enjoys the respect of legislative leaders as he waits to become Kansas' next governor. But how did the former Republican end up as the Democratic Governor-in-waiting?

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Historic Osage City Building Damaged in Fire

Updated: 03/02/2009 - One building is completely destroyed and several others have severe smoke damage after a fire raged for several hours sunday in downtown Osage City. PICTURES INCLUDED

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Jayhawks Blast Tigers 90-65

Posted: 03/01/2009 - Sherron Collins scored 25 points and dished out key assists during an early 18-1 run, and No. 15 Kansas stretched its nation-leading home court streak to 40 in a row Sunday with a 90-65 victory over No. 11 Missouri.

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$#$%##! LA County Tries For Cuss-Free Week

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Pay no attention to that eerie silence in the nation's most populous county this week; it will simply be the sound of 10 million people not cussing.

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Sebelius Wins Praise as Next Health Chief

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is winning praise as she expects to be nominated as President Barack Obama's health secretary Monday.

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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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