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AG Six Honored For Guard Support

Updated: 05/29/2009 - The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and reserve presented the Attorney General with its Patriot Award.

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Kan. to Delay School Aid Payment in Budget Crunch

Updated: 05/29/2009 - Kansas' budget director says the state will delay payments to public schools to avoid a budget deficit. State officials expect tax collections in May to fall about $100 million short of expectations.

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Bill Clinton Still Mad at the Kennedys

Updated: 05/28/2009 - In an article in an upcoming issue of New York Times Magazine, former President Clinton discusses his wife's new role as the country's top diplomat.

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Pat Roberts to Vote "No" on Sotomayor

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Kansas Senator has told KCMO Radio in Kansas City he will not vote in favor of the New York judge's nomination to the nation's highest court.

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Kansas Congressman Says Business Struggles Aren't Over

Updated: 05/28/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, spoke at a Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce lunch Thursday. He says, even though the economy shows signs of recovery, government must rein in spending to stay on the right path.

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Kansas Senators Have Doubts about New Justice

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Sens. Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback and U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd TIahrt are all expressing reservations about U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Sonia Sotomayor.

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Leavenworth Residents Oppose Gitmo Move

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Hundreds of Leavenworth and Lansing residents packed a Wednesday night town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Pat Roberts. They expressed concerns over a potential move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ft. Leavenworth.

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Defense Secretary Urges Wichita Students to Explore New Subjects

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Defense Sec. Robert Gates delivered the commencement address at Wichita East High School Wednesday night. Gates graduated from the school in 1961. He told the students to reach outside their comfort zones to explore new subjects.

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Johnson County Buys New Inmate Buses

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has bought two new inmate transport buses with federal money given to house illegal immigrants.

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Dueling Projects Both Use Stimulus Money

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Federal taxpayers may pay twice to rebuild a stretch of highway in Cherokee County because of two groups of spending approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Transportation, respectively.

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Kansas Statehouse's $285M Renovation Continues

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Legislators authorized an additional $38 million in bonds for the 12-year project in the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, even as they were cutting spending elsewhere.

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Washburn Professor Observes Mongolia Election

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Washburn University political science professor, Bob Beatty, was part of a U.S. State Department delegation on hand to observe this weekend's presidential election in Mongolia.

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Mt. Hope Service Draws Dignitaries

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins were among speakers at Mt. Hope's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Pelosi Dodges Human Rights in China

Posted: 05/25/2009 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday but stayed clear of human rights issues, though her presence emboldened protesters.

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Congressman Moran Discusses GITMO

Updated: 05/22/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, continues to speak out against the possible move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas.

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City Councilman to Pursue City Manager's Dismissal

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Topeka City Councilman John Alcala announced Friday that he's working up a resolution seeking City Manager Norton Bonaparte's dismissal. Six council members would need to approve it.

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New Medal Would Honor 'Atomic Vets'

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt joined with Sen. Pat Roberts to introduce legislation honoring armed forces members exposed to atomic testing between 1945 and 1963.

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