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Leavenworth Residents Oppose Gitmo Move

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Hundreds of Leavenworth and Lansing residents packed a Wednesday night town hall meeting hosted by Sen. Pat Roberts. They expressed concerns over a potential move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Ft. Leavenworth.

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Defense Secretary Urges Wichita Students to Explore New Subjects

Updated: 05/28/2009 - Defense Sec. Robert Gates delivered the commencement address at Wichita East High School Wednesday night. Gates graduated from the school in 1961. He told the students to reach outside their comfort zones to explore new subjects.

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Johnson County Buys New Inmate Buses

Updated: 05/28/2009 - The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has bought two new inmate transport buses with federal money given to house illegal immigrants.

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Dueling Projects Both Use Stimulus Money

Updated: 05/27/2009 - Federal taxpayers may pay twice to rebuild a stretch of highway in Cherokee County because of two groups of spending approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Transportation, respectively.

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Kansas Statehouse's $285M Renovation Continues

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Legislators authorized an additional $38 million in bonds for the 12-year project in the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, even as they were cutting spending elsewhere.

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Washburn Professor Observes Mongolia Election

Posted: 05/26/2009 - Washburn University political science professor, Bob Beatty, was part of a U.S. State Department delegation on hand to observe this weekend's presidential election in Mongolia.

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Mt. Hope Service Draws Dignitaries

Posted: 05/25/2009 - Sen. Sam Brownback and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins were among speakers at Mt. Hope's Memorial Day Ceremony.

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Pelosi Dodges Human Rights in China

Posted: 05/25/2009 - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, long a fierce critic of Beijing, toured China's financial capital on Monday but stayed clear of human rights issues, though her presence emboldened protesters.

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Congressman Moran Discusses GITMO

Updated: 05/22/2009 - U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, continues to speak out against the possible move of Guantanamo Bay detainees to Kansas.

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City Councilman to Pursue City Manager's Dismissal

Updated: 05/22/2009 - Topeka City Councilman John Alcala announced Friday that he's working up a resolution seeking City Manager Norton Bonaparte's dismissal. Six council members would need to approve it.

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New Medal Would Honor 'Atomic Vets'

Posted: 05/22/2009 - Congressman Todd Tiahrt joined with Sen. Pat Roberts to introduce legislation honoring armed forces members exposed to atomic testing between 1945 and 1963.

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Obama Set to Approve New Rules for Credit Cards

Posted: 05/22/2009 - New rules for the credit card industry that are designed to protect consumers from surprise charges, such as over-the-limit fees and costs for paying a bill by phone, are part of a bill President Barack Obama is set to sign into law.

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Obama To Address US Naval Academy Graduates

Posted: 05/22/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to assure graduating midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy that he will invest not just in weapons but also in the people who keep the country safe.

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Kansas Senators Repeat Gitmo Opposition

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Both Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts said Tuesday they support amendments to a supplemental appropriations bill that would cut off funding to support transferring the detainees.

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KTEC Head to Step Aside

Updated: 05/19/2009 - Tracy Taylor is stepping down as President and CEO of the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation. He's held the position since 2002.

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Kansas Governor Signs Unemployment Job Training Bill

Posted: 05/19/2009 - Gov. Mark Parkinson signed legislation Tuesday in Wichita that helps more out-of-work Kansans qualify for unemployment benefits. It also extends unemployment benefits for people enrolled in a state-approved job training program.

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Planned Parenthood Supporters Seek Continued Funds

Posted: 05/19/2009 - About two dozen supporters delivered petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, urging him to allow Planned Parenthood to receive some $250,000 in the next budget year by vetoing part of the budget bill that eliminates the funding.

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