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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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Obama Gets Personal in Health Care Town Hall Meeting

Posted: 08/16/2009 - In an unexpectedly personal moment during a town hall meeting Saturday, President Obama invoked the death of his grandmother as he took to task critics of overhauling health care.

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Prince Charles to Hit the Commercial Circuit?

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Sales are way down from his own line of organic food products, forcing the royal family to think about turning the future king into a sales pitch artist.

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Brownback Requests Extension For Flood Plain Remapping

Posted: 08/14/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback wants the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend a Sept. 25th deadline and complete a detailed study of contested areas in Garden City and Finney County's floodplain remapping.

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Kansas Pleased With New Bond Rating

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The Governor's office said Friday that Standard and Poor's has awarded Kansas a AA+ rating, while Moody's has awarded Kansas an AA1.

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Tiahrt Talks To Topeka Chamber

Updated: 08/14/2009 - Rep. Todd Tiahrt was in Topeka Friday to speak at the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce's "Federal Forum" luncheon.

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Lawmakers Set Early Work On State Budget

Posted: 08/14/2009 - The House appropriations committee will reconvene Aug. 24-25, five months before the legislative session begins. Lawmakers will grapple with an estimated $536 million shortfall in next year's budget.

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Health Care Town Halls Turn Fiery

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Across the country Democratic lawmakers are facing voters frustrated with health care legislation. On Capitol Hill, Democrats set up a war room to help lawmakers answer unhappy crowds.

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Tiahrt Sets Topeka Town Hall

Posted: 08/12/2009 - 4th District Congressman Todd Tiahrt will host a town hall meeting on health care Thursday morning in Topeka.

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Italian Youth Group Visits Kansas

Posted: 08/12/2009 - A group of young people from Italy are spending a couple of weeks in Kansas learning about the culture and history of the state.

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Fears Fuel Emotional Health Care Protests

Posted: 08/12/2009 - Beyond the noise of raucous crowds and angry protesters who have turned town hall meetings into shouting matches is genuine concern from ordinary citizens who are afraid that President Obama's health care proposals would only make things harder for them.

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Sen. Specter Town Hall Features Shouting Match

Posted: 08/11/2009 - A near-skirmish developed between two men at a session on health care held by Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter Tuesday. Specter, a native of Russell, Kansas, native helped calm the situation by letting the man speak his mind.

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Jenkins Sets Listening Tour

Posted: 08/11/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins announces the schedule of her listening tour around the district.

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City of Topeka KAPE Members Ratify Contract

Posted: 08/07/2009 - City employees under the Kansas Association of Public Employees, or KAPE, voted Friday to ratify a contract which includes a pay raise.

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