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Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Accused of Making False Statements

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The nation's longest-serving Republican senator was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is accused of concealing more than a quarter million dollars in house renovations and gifts from an oil contractor who lobbied him.

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Rookie Candidate Raises Big Money on Web

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Democrat Sean Tevis of Olathe has taken in $96,000 through his online appeal for campaign donations. He's trying to unseat incumbent Republican Arlen Siegfried in the Kansas House of Representatives.

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Kline Raises $83,000 for DA's Race in 6 Weeks

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Campaign finance reports show Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline raised more more in six weeks than his opponent, Steve Howe, did in an entire year. Kline is running for a four-year term after being appointed in Jan. 2007. Howe is a former assistant DA.

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Woodlands Continues Negotiating for Slots

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Despite announcing that it will close its doors, the Woodlands in Kansas City, KS continues negotiating with the state over slot machines. The track's manager is hopeful of reaching a deal for up to 800 slots.

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Brownback says China is Spying on Internet Use in Hotels

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says hotels in China are being ordered to install software that can spy on internet use by hotel guests during the Olympics. Brownback calls it disappointing.

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Homeland Security to Hold Hearing on Manhattan NBAF Site

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Department of Homeland Security officials will be in Manhattan Thursday to hold hearings on the potential environmental impact of a new bio and agro defense facility. The hearings are at 2:30 pm and 6pm in Forum Hall at the KSU Union.

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Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Indicted

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The nation's longest-serving Republican is indicted on seven counts of making false statements. Stevens, who is running for reelection this year, becomes the first siting senator since 1993 to face criminal indictments.

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Whitaker Named NBC News' Washington Bureau Chief

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Mark Whitaker has been named to replace Tim Russert as head of NBC News' Washington Bureau. The former Newsweek editor, who joined NBC last year as senior vice president of news, will assume many of the off-camera duties held by Russert, who died of a heart attack in June.

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Extended Hours to Vote Early

Posted: 07/28/2008 - All week, Shawnee County Election Office hours are extended for advance voting. The office will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday. Many other county election offices are also extending office hours.

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Lawmakers Agree on Consumer Product Safety Act

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Lawmakers reach an agreement on legislation to ensure toys aren't contaminated with lead or chemicals in plastics called phthalates. It's in response to incidents involving unsafe products from China and elsewhere.

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Latest Roberts Ad Attacks Slattery on Gas Tax Vote

Posted: 07/28/2008 - GOP Sen. Pat Roberts new ad attacks Democrat Jim Slattery on a 1993 vote to raise the federal gasoline tax. Roberts say it's a response to a Slattery ad tying Roberts to high gasoline prices. Slattery called a Tuesday news conference to respond.

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Senate Passes Bill to Help Military Families

Posted: 07/28/2008 - U.S. Senate passes bill that will remove housing allowance from income formula so Kansas military families can qualify for low-income housing. The House of Representatives passed the bill last week, and it now goes to the president's desk.

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Bush Administration Projects Record Deficit

Posted: 07/28/2008 - The Bush Administration projects it will leave the next president with a nearly half-trillion dollar deficit in 2009 due to a sagging economy and the economic stimulus checks

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Gas Tax Won't Rise for New Road Plan

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Governor says she won't increase gas taxes to pay for a transportation program as the previous 10-year program winds down and legislators begin discussing a new one

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Details Missing from Obama's Social Security Plan

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Presumptive Democratic nominee has not released many specifics of his plan for Social Security, saying that many of the particulars will come through a bipartisan effort with Congress.

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Kansas Casino Board Faces Tough Decisions

Posted: 07/25/2008 - The Chairman of the Kansas Casino Review Board says it must consider more than projected revenue. Matt All says debt, cash flow and financing are also under review.

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Sebelius Talks Gas Prices, Business Incentives

Posted: 07/25/2008 - VP speculation wasn't all Gov. Sebelius talked about Friday. She also explored the pros and cons of a four-day workweek and talked about the need for a broader strategy in providing incentives to lure new businesses.

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Obama camp cites Pentagon in scrapping troop visit

Posted: 07/25/2008 - An aide to Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the Democratic presidential contender believed he could visit wounded troops at a military hospital in Germany without involving them in a campaign controversy and scrapped his plans after the Pentagon raised concerns.

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Sebelius Downplays Obama VP Talk

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she'll support whoever Barack Obama chooses as his running mate, but sidestepped talk of whether it might be her. In a news conference Friday, she said she believes Obama will choose a partner who shares his vision and can reach across the aisle.

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Obama VP Search: Hill Vet Or Change Agent?

Posted: 07/25/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama has to decide whether he should bolster his ticket credentials or follow his message of change with an outsider, such as Gov. Sebelius, who faced questions Friday about her chances as running mate

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