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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Retailers report steep sales declines in October

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The nation's retailers saw their sales plummet last month to the weakest October level since at least 1969, as the financial crisis and mounting layoffs left shoppers too scared to shop.

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Longer-term jobless benefits hit 25-year high

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The number of out-of-work Americans continuing to draw unemployment benefits has surged to a 25-year high, while shoppers turned extra frugal, further proof of the damage from sinking economy, credit problems and financial stresses.

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Emanuel accepts job as White House chief of staff

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Barack Obama's fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, the hard-charging No. 4 Democrat in the House, has accepted the job of White House chief of staff, Democratic officials said Thursday.

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Sebelius Seeks Ag Disaster Declaration

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is seeking an agricultural disaster designation for Sherman County, saying the severe weather hampered corn, sorghum, wheat, sunflower and pasture grass production.

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Schwarzenegger: $4.4B in Tax Hikes to End Deficit

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday proposed $4.4 billion in new taxes and a similar amount in spending cuts to deal with California's worsening fiscal crisis, saying, "We must stop the bleeding."

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Miracle on Kansas Ave. Picked & Plucked

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Miracle on Kansas Ave. committee along with the Westar Energy Women's Association has picked this year's Community Christmas Tree.They found the tree at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Friedrich Maisberger at 500 NE Lake.

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Longer-Term Jobless Benefits Hit 25-Year High

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number of people continuing to draw unemployment benefits jumped by 122,000 to 3.84 million in late October

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Bush Seeks Seamless Transition to Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush and Democratic successor Barack Obama will have their first meeting about Iraq, the financial meltdown and the future of the country on Monday

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Emanuel Takes Chief of Staff Job

Updated: 11/06/2008 - Barack Obama's fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emanuel, the hard-charging No. 3 Democrat in the House, has accepted the job White House chief of staff, Democratic officials said Thursday.

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Stocks Extend Decline as Economic Woes Mount

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Wall Street recoiled again Thursday, sending stocks lower for a second day after Cisco Systems Inc. reported slumping demand and retailers turned in generally weak sales for October.

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Oil Tumbles Below $62 on Recession Fears

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Oil prices tumbled below $62 a barrel Thursday with more evidence that a long and painful recession may be on the way. The number of Americans continuing to draw unemployment benefits surged to a 25-year high, the Labor Department said.

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Wednesday's Child Success Stories

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Lori Hutchinson takes a look back at some of the recent Wednesday Child success stories. These children now have families and a loving place to call home.

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Record Setting Kansas Turnout.. Barely

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The secretary of state's office reports that 1,218,935 Kansans cast ballots in Tuesday's election. That's 5,827 votes more than the previous record, set in 2004.

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Bush seeks seamless transition to Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush says he'll meet with President-elect Barack Obama next week as his administration works to achieve a seamless transition of power to the Democrat.

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Longer-term jobless benefits hit 25-year high

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The number of out-of-work Americans continuing to draw unemployment benefits has surged to a 25-year high, while shoppers turned extra frugal, further proof of the damage from sinking economy, credit problems and financial stresses.

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Three Local Inns Offer Free Rooms on Holidays

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The Tharaldson Lodging Company, which operates Topeka Residence Inn by Marriott, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, and the Topeka Comfort Inn by Choice, offers free rooms on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve for those visiting loved ones in area hospitals.

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Missing Vietnam Marine Identified as Kansas Man

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced Wednesday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing from the Vietnam War -including a Lenexa, Kan. man - have been identified and will be returned to their families for burial with full military honors.

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Oil Falls Below $65 on Demand Concerns

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Oil prices slipped below $65 a barrel Thursday as renewed concerns about the severity of a global economic slowdown triggered an exodus of investor capital from stocks and commodities.

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Potential Obama Appointments Draw Keen Speculation

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Speculation swirled over what appointments President-elect Barack Obama would make as he pivots from an election campaign to the task of building a Democratic administration.

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Stocks Head for Lower Open as Economic Woes Mount

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Wall Street recoiled again Thursday, sending stock futures lower ahead of the market's open as new readings on retail sales and jobless claims fanned investors' worries that the economy is in a deep recession.

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Productivity Growth Slows as Economy Shrinks

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The efficiency of U.S. workers slowed sharply in the summer as a huge pull back by American consumers threw the national economy into reverse.

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Jobless Claims Drop Slightly from Elevated Level

Posted: 11/06/2008 - New claims for unemployment benefits dropped slightly last week, while the number of people continuing to receive benefits reached its highest level in more than 25 years, the government said Thursday.

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Work Starts On New Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Aging, frail survivors of the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor gingerly sifted dirt as they helped to break ground on a new visitor's center for the USS Arizona Memorial.

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