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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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Bennett, Hastert To Visit Kansas To Help GOP Hopeful

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27 and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is due in Leawood on Sept. 1. Both visits will raise money for Rep. Todd Tiahrt's Senate campaign against fellow GOP hopeful Rep. Jerry Moran.

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Federal Stimulus Touches Even Kansas Statehouse

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Kansas officials are using a program authorized by the stimulus legislation to slightly lower the costs of financing the 12-year Statehouse restoration project.

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Kansas State Optimistic Lab Will Be Built In State

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Kansas State officials say the design and safety standards of the proposed National Bio and Agro Defense Facility are sound. Some critics of the estimated $650 million lab question whether it can safely handle pathogens.

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Bennett, Hastert Coming To Kansas To Help Tiahrt

Posted: 08/07/2009 - Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett is scheduled to visit Wichita on Aug. 27. Tiahrt's campaign says the conservative commentator will appear at a fundraising reception at the Hyatt Regency hotel.

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Commissioner Miller Lashes Out Over City Budget Proposal

Updated: 08/06/2009 - Shawnee Co. Commissioner Vic Miller had harsh words for Topeka City Manager Norton Bonaparte and his thought that the county could pick up the tab for senior services funding. Miller says the city is "dumping" on the county, and proposed action of his own.

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