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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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Obama Set to Approve New Rules for Credit Cards

Posted: 05/22/2009 - New rules for the credit card industry that are designed to protect consumers from surprise charges, such as over-the-limit fees and costs for paying a bill by phone, are part of a bill President Barack Obama is set to sign into law.

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Obama To Address US Naval Academy Graduates

Posted: 05/22/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to assure graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that he will invest not just in weapons but also in the people who keep the country safe.

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Kansas Senators Repeat Gitmo Opposition

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Both Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said Tuesday they support amendments to a supplemental appropriations bill that would cut off funding to support transferring the detainees.

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KTEC Head to Step Aside

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Tracy Taylor is stepping down as President and CEO of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation. He's held the position since 2002.

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Kansas Governor Signs Unemployment Job Training Bill

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed legislation Tuesday in Wichita that helps more out-of-work Kansans qualify for unemployment benefits. It also extends unemployment benefits for people enrolled in a state-approved job training program.

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Planned Parenthood Supporters Seek Continued Funds

Posted: 05/19/2009 - About two dozen supporters delivered petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, urging him to allow Planned Parenthood to receive some $250,000 in the next budget year by vetoing part of the budget bill that eliminates the funding.

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Kansas Casino Efforts Making Progress

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Two applicants for state-owned casinos in Wyandotte County have cleared a major hurdle. And a bidder in Sumner County offered to add a hotel to gain the required county approval.

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Lawmaker Says Parkinson Well-Received by GOP

Posted: 05/18/2009 - A state lawmaker from Topeka says she thinks fellow Democrat Mark Parkinson has been been well-received by Republicans in his early days as governor.

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Parkinson Tabs Chief of Staff for Lt. Gov. Position

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson introduced Troy Findley as his new Lt. Gov. Findley served seven years as Chief of Staff under former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and now Parkinson. Findley says he will not run for elected office in 2010.

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Parkinson's Chief of Staff Named Lt. Gov.

Updated: 05/14/2009 - Parkinson announced the appointment of Troy Findley on Thursday. Findley has been the governor's chief of staff for nearly seven years, serving Kathleen Sebelius before Parkinson.

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Ethics Fine Reversed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission rescinded a $7500 fine against Kristian Van Meteren.

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Democrats Call for Kansas Gambling Law Change

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Democratic legislative leaders say the state's gambling law needs to be reworked to speed development of state-owned casinos and slot machines at race tracks.

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Gov. Parkinson Talks Goals, Topeka Life

Updated: 05/13/2009 - In a wide-ranging interview, Gov. Mark Parkinson talked about the future goals of his administration, the possibility of furloughing state workers, and taking a wrong turn on the Cedar Crest trails.

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Ethics Hearing for KS Speaker Delayed

Updated: 05/13/2009 - The commission continued the hearing until July 22 at O'Neal's request to give him time to prepare. He was involved full time with the Legislature that ended Saturday morning.

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Brownback Headed to Gitmo

Updated: 05/13/2009 - Brownback is among the most ardent opponents of bringing the detainees to the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the military's only maximum security prison.

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