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Two More Kansas Superdelegates Go for Obama

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Congressman Dennis Moore and Wichita superdelegate Helen Knetzer say they'll support Barak Obama for President. The state's other Democratic Congressperson, Nancy Boyda, says she'll remain uncommitted.

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Kansas Tax Collections Fall $51 Million Short in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Preliminary figures show the Department of Revenue collected 8-percent less than expected in tax revenue in May. It's sparking concern because the budget was based on the financial forecast, and a financial crunch for next year was already anticipated.

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Warnings of 'Violent' Tornadoes in Kansas

Updated: 06/05/2008 - The National Weather Service has issued a warning for northeast Kansas, predicting hail bigger than baseballs, +80 mph winds, and possibly a few "violent, long-lived" tornadoes."

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Dept. of Revenue Reports $51 Million Shortfall in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - In what legislators already expected to be a tight year fiscally, tax revenue last month in fell nearly 8 percent short of projections, with individual income taxes coming up about $38 million short.

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Trial Date Set in Construction Workers' Death

Posted: 06/04/2008 - The 48 year-old woman accused of the hit and run deaths of two construction workers near Lawrence in 2007 will appear in court on Sept. 2nd to face charges two counts of second-degree murder.

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KCK Fuel Tank Fire Burning Itself Out

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Firefighters are still at the scene of a fire at a gasoline storage tank in Kansas City, Kan., believed to have been sparked by lightning Tuesday night. An official said the 2.5 million gallon tank was about half full.

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Manhattan Petition Ordinance Drive Begins

Posted: 06/03/2008 - A petition ordinance drive is underway in the little apple. Manhattan Citizens for Sustainable Downtown Redevelopment is circulating two ordinance petitions, both stemming from decisions made by the City concerning the downtown redevelopment project.

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Osborne, Snyder to Join Forces at Mentoring Conference

Updated: 06/03/2008 - K-State and Nebraska are longtime rivals, but former coaches Bill Snyder and Tom Osborne will put that aside at the Governor's Conference on Mentoring in Wichta June 11-12. Osborne will deliver the keynote speech and sit on a panel with Snyder.

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Overland Park Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charge

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Prosecutors say an Overland Park man who pleaded guilty to child porn charges had photos of abuse victims who are listed by the Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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A Dream For Sumner School May Still Be Alive

Updated: 06/03/2008 - Those with Community First, led by Sandra Lassiter, filled the seats at Tuesday's City Council meeting waiting for an opportunity to ask them for an extension to their expired contract.

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Ted Ensley to Seek Another County Commission Term

Posted: 06/03/2008 - 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley says he'll seek reelection to the seat representing southeast Shawnee County. He was first elected in 1996.

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Senate Minority Leader Guarantees Ballot Spot

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, filed Tuesday to seek re-election to his 19th District Kansas State Senate seat. He has served 32 years in the Legislature. Hensley is a teacher in Topeka.

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Demolition of Menninger Campus Begins

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Five years after the Menninger Clinic moved to Houston, buildings on its campus in Topeka have started coming down.

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Mexico Grants Extradition of Suspect in El Dorado Death

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The Kansas attorney general's office says Mexican authorities have granted the extradition of the suspect in the slaying of a college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model.

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Two Workers In Serious Condition After Fall

Updated: 06/03/2008 - The Topeka Police was called out to a scaffolding accident near 7th & Jackson. Two workers were transported to the hospital "code red," or life-threatening injuries.

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Charges Will Not be Filed in Goodyear Worker's Death

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Shawnee Co. DA Robert Hecht issues his report on death of Goodyear worker who'd been tased by Sheriff's deputies. Hecht says there is no evidence that deputies, AMR or Goodyear personnel acted recklessly in their dealings with 59-year old Walter Haake.

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Former House Rep Seeks 20th District Senate Seat

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Carolyn Weinhold has filed a petition for election to the seat currently held by Vicki Schmidt, representing southwest Shawnee County. Weinhold says she will fight for affordable health care, early childhood programs, Kansas air and water, and growing small businesses.

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