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International Officers to Visit Kansas Statehouse

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 47 officers from 46 nations who are on a 10-month program studying military tactics and theory at the Army's Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth will visit the Statehouse Feb. 6.

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Deputy Mayor to Challenge Mayor in Spring Election

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City of Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten faces four challengers in the Spring 2009 election, including Deputy Mayor Jeff Preisner. Preisner filed Tuesday before the noon deadline to run for the office. In total, 25 people have filed for City of Topeka City Council and Mayor.

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Kansas Bill Would Ban Lighter Sales to Minors

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau, a Wichita Democrat, wants to ban sales of cigarette lighters to minors and require retailers to keep lighters behind their counters, just as they do with cigarettes.

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District One Topeka Council Race to Feature Primary

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Tim Lloyd's filing to run for the 1st District Topeka City Council seat means there will be a primary in the race. He is the fourth candidate to declare his candidacy.

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Obama pushing stronger fuel-efficiency standard

Updated: 01/26/2009 - President Barack Obama ordered the government Monday to re-examine whether California and other states should be allowed to have tougher auto emission standards to combat a build up of greenhouse gases, a clean break from Bush administration policy.

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GOP Plan to Fix Kan. Budget Endorsed

Updated: 01/26/2009 - Ways and Means Committee Chairman, Sen. Jay Emler (R), proposed a 3.4 percent across-the-board cut to help a budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2009 Monday.

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US Military Deaths in Iraq War at 4,232

Updated: 01/26/2009 - As of Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at least 4,232 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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Silvia Ortiz Running for Re-election in District 3

Updated: 01/27/2009 - City Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz is running for re-election. Ortiz has served one term on the council. She represents district three and is the first person from that district to announce her intention to run.

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Brownback Calls for Air Force One to be American-Made

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback reacted Friday to reports that the contract to manufacture and service Air Force One will be opened to foreign competitors. Boeing has provided the presidential planes since the 1960s.

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Nurse Seeks Spot on Topeka City Council

Updated: 01/27/2009 - 30-year old Craig Gunther is seeking the 7th District seat. Gunther is a registered nurse at Saint Francis Health Center. He also serves on the Kansas State Nurses' Association Board of Directors.

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Officials: Obama to reverse abortion policy

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Officials say President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Friday ending the ban on federal funds for international groups that promote or perform abortion.

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Aide: Successor Chosen for Clinton's Senate Seat

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Obama Says Stimulus Bill 'On Target'

Updated: 01/23/2009 - President Barack Obama says it appears Congress is "on target" to approve a massive new stimulus package by Feb. 16.

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Aide: Paterson Picks Gillibrand as Next NY Senator

Updated: 01/23/2009 - Gov. David Paterson has picked Democratic U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand to fill New York's vacant U.S. Senate seat, an aide to the governor said early Friday, a day after Caroline Kennedy abruptly withdrew from consideration.

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Kansas Senate GOP Sees Need for $300M in Cuts

Updated: 01/22/2009 - The Senate's Republican leaders are now looking to cut $300 million from the current state budget. The number puts education funding in their sights. Legislative researchers are projecting a deficit of $186 million and that gap must be closed by June 30.

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Palin Hires Agent for Book or TV Deal

Updated: 01/22/2009 - Think Alaska's governor has gone into hibernation now that the campaign's over? You may be seeing her sooner than you think.

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Clinton Taps 2 Envoys To World Hot Spots

Updated: 01/22/2009 - President Obama's new Secretary Of State has tapped special envoys for the Mideast, Southeast Asia, as she declares a new era of American diplomacy.

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