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KS Speaker Candidates Focus on Budget

Posted: 11/06/2008 - The two legislators who want to be House speaker next year agree on at least one thing, dealing with the projected state budget deficit will be the top priority.

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Bush Seeks Seamless Transition to Obama

Posted: 11/06/2008 - President Bush and Democratic successor Barack Obama will have their first meeting about Iraq, the financial meltdown and the future of the country on Monday

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Record Setting Kansas Turnout.. Barely

Updated: 11/06/2008 - The secretary of state's office reports that 1,218,935 Kansans cast ballots in Tuesday's election. That's 5,827 votes more than the previous record, set in 2004.

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Potential Obama Appointments Draw Keen Speculation

Posted: 11/06/2008 - Speculation swirled over what appointments President-elect Barack Obama would make as he pivots from an election campaign to the task of building a Democratic administration.

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Election Monitors Pronounce US Vote Democratic

Posted: 11/05/2008 - A European-rights watchdog group says the U.S. election met acceptable democratic standards, but some voting stations should improve voting secrecy.

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Governor Orders Deeper Cuts; GOP Leader Questions Need for More

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius increased the amount state agencies should cut their current budges, from 2 percent to 3 percent. But Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says more may be needed with the state facing a $137 million shortfall by June.

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Obama Unveils His Transition Team

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Congratulations pour in to Barack Obama, as the President-Elect builds his transition and cabinet to help him deal with the enormous challenges he will face.

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No Word on Replacement for Jenkins

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Lynn Jenkins victory over Nancy Boyda in the state's 2nd Congressional District race means Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will name Jenkins' replacement as State Treasurer.

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Records Set, Process Smooth for General Election

Updated: 11/05/2008 - After a major problem following the primary election in Shawnee County, changes made for the general election seemed to be largely successful. But, they did cause a bit of a slow down in reporting results.

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A worried America chooses its course for change

Posted: 11/05/2008 - In a season of profound political and cultural fissures, the American people stood together at the ballot box Tuesday with a resounding chorus that drowned out their deep differences: Something, they said, has got to give.

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Lieberman vows to work with President-elect Obama

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee who alienated his party with his high-profile support of Republican John McCain, pledged on Wednesday to put partisan considerations aside and work with President-elect Barack Obama.

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California voters approve gay-marriage ban

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Voters put a stop to same-sex marriage in California, dealing a crushing defeat to gay-rights activists in a state they hoped would be a vanguard, and putting in doubt as many as 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted since a court ruling made them legal this year.

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Obama turns to building a presidency

Posted: 11/05/2008 - His storied election behind him and weighty problems in his face, Barack Obama turned Wednesday to the task of building an administration in times of crisis as Americans and the world absorbed his history-shattering achievement as the first black leader ascending to the presidency.

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Kansas Senate President May Face Challenge

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Wichita Senator Susan Wagle says she may challenge Senate President Steve Morris for the chamber's top post. Wagle says she won't launch her bid unless she's certain she has the votes.

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Johnson County Race Known for Stolen Signs Undecided

Posted: 11/05/2008 - It's too close to call in the race between Johnson Co. Commissioner John Toplikar and challenger Calvin Hayden. Toplikar sparked controversy when a video showed him allegedly stealing Hayden's campaign signs.

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Conservative Ed Board Member Wins Kansas Senate Seat

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Steve Abrams of Arkansas City defeated veteran Democratic State Senator Greta Goodwin of Winfield in Tuesday's voting. Abrams was part of a bloc of conservative Republicans on the State Board of Education who backed controversial science standards.

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Democrats win 7 of 11 contested governorships

Posted: 11/05/2008 - Democrats celebrated the re-election of Washington state's Gov. Chris Gregoire and wins in two open gubernatorial contests, including the election of the first female governor of North Carolina.

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Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

Posted: 11/05/2008 - PARIS – Barack Obama's election as America's first black president unleashed a renewed love for the United States after years of dwindling goodwill, and many said Wednesday that U.S. voters had blazed a trail that minorities elsewhere could follow.

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Obama to begin intelligence briefings

Posted: 11/05/2008 - CHICAGO – Barack Obama will begin receiving highly classified briefings from top intelligence officials Thursday, as the rush of his campaign gives way to intensive preparations to take over as commander in chief and build a Democratic administration.

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Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens holds slim lead

Posted: 11/05/2008 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska – With his political future uncertain, a weary Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, looking at bit deflated, left a gathering of supporters to go home and get some sleep. With 96 percent of precincts reporting, Stevens — the longest serving Republican in the history of the Senate — led Tuesday with 48 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent for two-term Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, a Democrat.

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