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Election to Decide Fate of Three School Buildings

Updated: 10/24/2008 - A Holton USD 336 bond issue would bring all Pre-K through 5th grade classes into one new building, leaving the Colorado Elementary building and the district office building for sale, while the offices move to the Central Elementary building. A similar issue failed in 2003.

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Death of juror's father delays senator's corruption trial

Posted: 10/24/2008 - WASHINGTON -- The judge in the federal corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens dismissed the jury Friday morning after a female juror left for California to deal with the death of her father.

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McCain ad uses Biden to attack Obama on security

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Sen. John McCain's campaign released an ominous ad Friday invoking Sen. Joe Biden, who said earlier this week that the world will soon test "Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy."

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Palin says she will support special-needs kids

Posted: 10/24/2008 - CORAOPOLIS, Pa. – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says families with specials-needs children will have a friend in the White House if the Republican ticket is elected.

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In campaign pause, Palin to testify on Troopergate

Posted: 10/24/2008 - ST. LOUIS – A deposition by Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin over the firing of her state's public safety commissioner would be the first time the Alaska governor has spoken at length or under oath about the lingering controversy.

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Palin calls herself a frugal shopper when at home

Posted: 10/24/2008 - WASHINGTON – Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, on whom the GOP has lavished $150,000 for designer clothes and beauty services, says her family shops frugally back home in Alaska and her favorite store is a consignment shop.

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McCain says Obama would harm middle class

Posted: 10/24/2008 - DENVER – Republican presidential nominee John McCain says that if his Democratic rival Barack Obama is elected along with a Democratic Congress the middle class is "going to be put through the wringer."

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Obama Fundraising Drops as McCain's Cash Dwindles

Posted: 10/24/2008 - Barack Obama and John McCain enter the final days of the presidential campaign amid dwindling reserves, with Obama hindered by a sudden drop in fundraising and McCain restrained by spending limits

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KS Legislature Candidates Discuss Health Care

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Candidates for the Kansas Legislature answered questions Thursday night about how they would address health care if elected. The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and Kansas Faith Alliance for Health Reform sponsored the discussion.

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Johnson County Voters to Vote on Electing Judges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline has become an issue in a ballot initiative on electing judges. Johnson County voters will decide whether to elect district court judges on the Nov. 4th ballot.

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Dem in Kansas Senate Race Calls for Stimulus Plan

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Democrat Jim Slattery says Congress should pass a new economic stimulus package, that includes improving the nation's roads and bridges. Slattery is facing incumbent Republican Pat Roberts.

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Man Arrested in Pottawatmoie Co. on Rape Charges

Posted: 10/23/2008 - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office says a 38-year-old reported Tuesday evening she was a victim of rape, battery and unlawful restraint by a male acquaintance. They arrested 27-year-old Roberto Carloos Sasa-Barrientos of Manhattan. He is being held without bond and is awaiting formal charges.

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In Red-States, Obama Rebuts McCain on Tax Plan

Posted: 10/23/2008 - Obama was set Thursday to campaign in yet another state that voted Republican in 2004 to argue again that it is he, not GOP rival John McCain, who would provide more new tax relief to middle-class families.

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McCainTargets 'Joe the Plumber' across Florida

Posted: 10/23/2008 - From Ormond Beach on the Atlantic Coast to Sarasota on the Gulf Coast, the Republican nominee was traversing the state with stops focused on criticizing Democrat Barack Obama's tax plans.

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Bush Receiving Award at KU

Posted: 10/22/2008 - Former President George Bush, the first President George Bush is coming to KU 12 days after the election. The 41st President is this year's recipient of the Bob Dole leadership prize from KU's Dole Institute of Politics.

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