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Capitol power plant dims clean energy hopes

Updated: 03/01/2009 - As Congress tries to clean up the nation's energy sources and cut gases blamed for global warming, it is struggling to do so in its own backyard.

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13,000-year-old tools unearthed at Colorado home

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Landscapers were digging a hole for a fish pond in the front yard of a Boulder home last May when they heard a "chink" that didn't sound right. Just some lost tools. Some 13,000-year-old lost tools. They had stumbled onto a cache of more than 83 ancient tools buried by the Clovis people — ice age hunter-gatherers who remain a puzzle to anthropologists.

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'World's Best Job' Web Site Flooded in Final Hours

Updated: 03/01/2009 - A lucky 200 people have been shortlisted for the chance to become the caretaker of a tropical Australian island, dubbed by promoters as the "Best Job in the World."

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Man Allegedly Steals Ambulance That Came to Crash

Updated: 03/01/2009 - A man was arrested for allegedly stealing an ambulance that arrived to help him after a car crash. The California Highway Patrol said a 20-year-old man drove his Honda Accord off State Route 299 and over an embankment into several trees Thursday night.

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Source: AIG to Get up to $30B More in Fed Aid

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Struggling insurer American International Group Inc. will receive up to $30 billion in additional federal assistance in the fourth government rescue of the company, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Sunday.

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'Madea' Locks Up Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

Updated: 03/01/2009 - "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail" locked up $16.5 million in ticket sales to claim the top spot at the box office for a second straight weekend, beating out "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience."

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Two NFL Players On Boat Missing Off Florida

Updated: 03/01/2009 - Detroit Lions defensive end Corey Smith and Oakland Raiders linebacker Marquis Cooper were among four boaters missing Sunday off Florida's Gulf Coast, the Coast Guard and Smith's agent said.

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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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