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Sebelius Signs Executive Order to Increase Accessibility to State Websites

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius signed an executive order Monday increasing the accessibility of state websites and other information technology systems to those with disabilities, making it easier for all Kansans to get the information regarding state services, programs, employment and opportunities.

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New Approach for Kan. Lawmakers on Illegal Immigration

Updated: 12/22/2008 - Olathe Republican Rep. Lance Kinzer says he'll focus on specific issues, including repealing a state law providing lower, in-state tuition at state universities and colleges to some illegal immigrants.

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Obamas rent beach home in low-key Hawaii town

Updated: 12/21/2008 - While on vacation in Hawaii, the Obama family is staying in a $9 million single-story oceanfront home in a laid-back neighborhood over the mountain from downtown Honolulu where the president-elect grew up.

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Obama's election voted top news story of 2008

Updated: 12/21/2008 - The epic election that made Barack Obama the first African-American president was the top news story of 2008 - followed closely by the economic meltdown that will test his leadership, according to U.S. editors and news directors voting in The Associated Press' annual poll.

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Automakers grab loans, look to Obama White House

Updated: 12/20/2008 - President George W. Bush gave the U.S. automakers $17.4 billion in emergency rescue loans, but the fate of the industry is in the hands of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Bush says he can't let auto companies collapse

Updated: 12/19/2008 - President George W. Bush says he's offering $17.4 billion in loans to the auto industry because letting them collapse is "not a responsible course of action."

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Obama Poised to Name New Cabinet Members

Updated: 12/19/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is nearly finished choosing his Cabinet as he prepares to leave Saturday on a holiday vacation in his native Hawaii.

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Legal Fight Planned Over Ill. Governor Wiretaps

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney is offering a glimpse of his client's unfolding legal strategy, saying he'll challenge the lawfulness of court-ordered wiretaps at the heart of federal corruption allegations.

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Mark Felt, Watergate's `Deep Throat,' dies at 95

Updated: 12/19/2008 - W. Mark Felt, the former FBI second-in-command who revealed himself as "Deep Throat" 30 years after he tipped off reporters to the Watergate scandal that toppled a president, has died. He was 95.

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Incoming JoCo DA Won't Reopen Ex-Kansas AG Case

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Incoming Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe says he does not plan to reopen an investigation of former Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison's actions during an extramarital affair.

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Brownback Announces Retirement from Senate

Updated: 12/18/2008 - Brownback made that announcement at the Statehouse, saying he owed it to Kansans to keep his word and retire more than keeping seniority in the Senate.

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Obama Team Weighs Up to $850 Billion Economic Jolt

Updated: 12/18/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is laying the groundwork for a giant economic stimulus package, possibly $850 billion over two years, in his first test of legislative give and take with Congress.

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Obama Taps Vilsack, Will Name Republican to Cabinet

Updated: 12/17/2008 - More moves set to be announced on the labor and stock market front Thursday, after Barack Obama named Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as his agriculture secretary yesterday.

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Time names Obama 'Person of the Year'

Updated: 12/17/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has won another contest: He's been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2008.

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Obama Set with Education, Interior Picks

Updated: 12/15/2008 - A top source says the President-Elect will choose the head of the Chicago school system to lead the nation's system of education.

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Impeachment Looms For Blagojevich

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Illinois' Speaker of the House puts the wheels in motion for the ouster of the embattled governor.. accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat.

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Illinois AG Wants Governor Removed

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Attorney General Lisa Madigan files a motion to have Gov. Blagojevich ousted. The moves come in the heels of the resignation of the Governor's chief of staff.

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White House promises last-ditch auto rescue

Updated: 12/12/2008 - With Congress gridlocked and the economy floundering, the Bush administration declared Friday it would step in to prevent the "precipitous collapse" of the U.S. auto industry and the disastrous loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs sure to follow.

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Ill. AG Asks High Court to Declare Gov. Unfit

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The Illinois attorney general filed a motion with the state's highest court Friday asking justices to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers.

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White House Considers Help for Car Makers

Updated: 12/12/2008 - The Bush administration said it was ready to step in and prevent the U.S. auto industry from collapsing after the Senate refused to pass a rescue bill endorsed by the White House and congressional Democrats.

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Ft. Riley Family Scores Hottest Tickets in D.C.

Updated: 12/12/2008 - Sgt. 1st Class Leroy will be there with his three children to the Jan. 20 event, where they'll be met by his wife, who's traveling all the way from Iraq.

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