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E.P.A. Visits Treece, Discussing Moving Town

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The former mining town has been petitioning the federal government for assistance relocating the city, like it did for nearby Pitcher, Oklahoma.

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Tiahrt to Host Johnson County Health Forum

Posted: 08/20/2009 - The Wichita Congressman, running for U.S. Senate in 2010 will make inroads into the Johnson County political arena in hosting the forum.

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Dealers Say They're Waiting for "Clunkers Cash"

Posted: 08/19/2009 - The White House plans to bring more people on board to review pending "Cash for Clunkers" car deals. The backlog is now totalling into the millions of dollars.

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Kansas Senator Battles Pneumonia

Posted: 08/19/2009 - A spokesperson says Sen. Pat Roberts was diagnosed with pneumonia Monday. He spent Monday night in the hospital, but is now recovering at home.

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Government Issues New Guidlines For Flu Season

Updated: 08/19/2009 - Goverenment officials announced new federal guidelines Thursday during a joint news conference to help employers and businesses prepare for and respond to the upcoming flu season.

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Kansas Leaders Bringing EPA To Treece

Posted: 08/19/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins will lead a delegation from the Environmental Protection Agency on a tour of Treece, Kansas Thursday. Kansas officials want the EPA to see the contamination left behind from a century of mining.

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Topeka City Council Approves 2010 Budget

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The Topeka City Council approved the 2010 budget. It includes no mil increase for the city, but does allow the Topeka Transit Authority to increase its mil levy by 1.4 mils.

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Faith Groups Launch Campaign In Favor Of Health Care Reform

Posted: 08/18/2009 - Religious groups in favor of health care reform have launched a national campaign to offset the loud opposition to President Obama's plan to overhaul the nation's health care system, organizers announced.

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Commentary: My Friend Bob Novak

Posted: 08/18/2009 - In our innumerable debates, I delighted in calling Bob Novak "the finest mind of the 12th century." One time, though, he scowled and growled, "I prefer the 15th century. Spanish Inquisition. Those were the days."

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U.S. Report: Chavez Moving To Silence Media Critics

Posted: 08/18/2009 - The recent closure of 32 privately owned radio stations and a proposed law to punish "media crimes" are signs that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is moving to quash criticism of his government, according to a recent U.S. intelligence report.

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Sebelius Promotes Public Option

Posted: 08/18/2009 - HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke of the benefits of the public option today in a speech in Washington, comparing it to the choice between public and private insurers currently given Kansas state employees.

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Thousands Quit AARP Over Health Reform

Posted: 08/17/2009 - Up to 60,000 Americans have canceled their AARP memberships due to anger over the group's position on health care. Many say they are switching to a 'conservative alternative.'

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Dems Call Out Jenkins

Posted: 08/17/2009 - The Kansas Democratic Party wants U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to discuss her alternative proposals for health care reform.

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Jenkins Slams Stimulus Bill

Posted: 08/17/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says the economic stimulus bill passed six months ago has cost jobs instead of created them.

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Council Shrinks Proposed Tax Increase

Posted: 08/17/2009 - If what the Topeka City Council agreed upon Monday night gets final approval at Tuesday's meeting, it means a .035 mil increase. That amounts to about $4 on a $100,000 home.

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Dean: Public Option "Linked" to Reform

Posted: 08/17/2009 - A day after President Obama's health secretary indicated the administration might drop its support for a government-funded option from its campaign for health-care reform, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who's also a doctor, gave a second opinion the administration probably doesn't want to hear.

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