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Legislators Plan New Budget Plans to Resolve Deficit

Updated: 04/22/2009 - Senate and House committees work on their versions of the spending bill this week. Legislators began going through a 100-page document that lists all the decisions that have been put off until this part of the process.

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Poll Gives Moran, Brownback Early Edge

Updated: 04/21/2009 - A Survey USA poll commissioned by KCTV and KWCH shows Sen. Sam Brownback with a big lead over Sec. of State Ron Thornburgh in the GOP gubernatorial race. Meantime, it's neck and neck between Congressmen Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt for Senate.

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Kansas Tax Revenues Lowered $744M

Updated: 04/18/2009 - The new forecast will force legislators to consider revising the $13 billion budget already approved for fiscal 2010, which begins July 1. They also could be forced to consider raising new revenues.

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Governor Sebelius Signs the Kelsey Smith Act

Updated: 04/17/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed the Kelsey Smith Act, allowing law enforcement to gather cell phone information more quickly during an emergency situation.

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Kan. Man Wins Tied Mayoral Election with Coin Toss

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Roger Wright won the toss Thursday during a meeting of the Lyon County commissioners. He had tied with Jena Johnson with the most write-in votes during the election last week.

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Moran Ends Quarter with $2.9M for Kan. Senate Race

Updated: 04/16/2009 - Congressman Jerry Moran ended the last quarter with more than $2.9 million in cash for his Senate race in Kansas. But Congressman Todd Tiahrt, his rival for the Republican nomination next year, says the "generosity gap'' is closing.

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Kansans Protest Stimulus Package, Taxes

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds of Kansans turned out Tuesday to protest what they see as excessive taxes and wasteful government spending at rallies across the state.

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Tax deadline brings out thousands of protesters

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Thousands of protesters, some dressed like Revolutionary War soldiers and most waving signs with anti-tax slogans, gathered around the nation Wednesday for a series of rallies modeled after the original Boston Tea Party.

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French nab 11 pirates as threats mount on US ships

Updated: 04/15/2009 - A pirate gang that staged an abortive attack on a second U.S. ship loaded with food aid said Wednesday they were singling out American vessels and would kill their crews. French forces detained 11 other hijackers in a high-seas raid.

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Obama: Get the dread out of tax deadline day

Updated: 04/15/2009 - President Barack Obama declared on tax-filing day that he aims to take the dread out of deadline day. Obama said at a White House event Wednesday that he's working toward "a simpler tax code that rewards work and the pursuit of the American dream."

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North Korea to Boycott 6-Party Nuke Talks

Updated: 04/13/2009 - The North Koreans said Tuesday they don't want to be any part of the six-party talks protesting their recent failed missile launch.

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Emporia Smoking Ban Passes by 6 Votes

Posted: 04/10/2009 - Emporia smoking ban passes by 6 votes - 2,369 to 2,363. Effective at midnight, it will ban smoking in public places and the area within 10 feet of doorways.

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Obama Meets Advisers, Plans Update on Economy

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Fresh off a foreign trip heavily focused on global economic troubles, President Barack Obama is getting together with his top economic advisers as the U.S. recession shows signs of abating.

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Topeka Votes for Better Roads

Posted: 04/08/2009 - Voters in Topeka have approved a ten-year sales tax hike which will be dedicated to rebuilding the city's battered streets.

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