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Obama Meets Advisers, Plans Update on Economy

Updated: 04/10/2009 - Fresh off a foreign trip heavily focused on global economic troubles, President Barack Obama is getting together with his top economic advisers as the U.S. recession shows signs of abating.

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Topeka Votes for Better Roads

Posted: 04/07/2009 - Voters in Topeka have approved a ten-year sales tax hike which will be dedicated to rebuilding the city's battered streets.

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Obama Makes Unannounced Stop in Baghdad

Updated: 04/07/2009 - President Obama made an unannounced visit to Iraq Tuesday. President Obama stopped in Iraq on Tuesday, after visiting Turkey where he addressed parliament Monday.

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Brownback Wants NKorea Classified as Terrorist State

Updated: 04/06/2009 - Senator Sam Brownback wants North Korea classified as a terrorist state again. The call comes after Pyongyang launched a long-range ballistic missile over Japan last weekend.

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Shawnee County Voter Information

Updated: 04/04/2009 - The General Election is Tuesday April 7th. Find out important details about the election plus where your polling place is.

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Kan. House Approves Minimum Wage Increase

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The House has approved a bill raising Kansas' lowest-in-the-nation minimum wage, putting it one step from final passage in the Legislature.

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New Anti-Abortion Bill Passes Kan. House

Updated: 04/03/2009 - The bill would impose new reporting requirements on providers and allow patients and others to sue them over potentially illegal late-term abortions.

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White House Expects Grim Jobs Report

Updated: 04/03/2009 - President Barack Obama's spokesman says the White House is expecting a new employment report to show additional "severe job cuts" in the U.S.

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Hear the Candidates On the Air, On the Web

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Melissa Brunner and Ralph Hipp help you decide on April 7th. 13's Mayoral Candidate Debate airs tonight on WIBW-TV. And Ralph has welcomed an impressive field of six candidates for interviews the 4:00 news, vying for two city council seats. Missed those interviews? We'll tell you where to find them.

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Jenkins Bashes Obama Budget Bill

Updated: 04/02/2009 - U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says the President's proposed $3.5 trillion budget "spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much."

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Senate Vote on Kansas Gov. Sebelius' HHS Nomination to Wait

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Senators will wait until after their upcoming two-week recess to decide the nomination of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services secretary. The Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing for her Thursday.

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World Markets Surge as US Data Boost Recovery Hope

Updated: 04/02/2009 - World stock markets soared Thursday, with Hong Kong's benchmark vaulting more than 7%, as stronger-than-expected U.S. economic figures boosted confidence the world's largest economy is on the mend.

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Obama, Brown say G-20 deal will fight recession

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Doggedly optimistic in the face of doubts, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown predicted Thursday's emergency G-20 economic summit would produce a significant global deal to tackle the deepening worldwide recession. Others weren't so sure.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints Hays Resident to INK

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Governor Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Travis Rozean, Hays, to the Information Network of Kansas, Inc. The group's job is to provide Kansans equal access to governmental data and the public information of agencies via the internet.

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Governor Sebelius Appoints to Library Board

Updated: 04/01/2009 - Barbara Robison, of Quincy, has been appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kan.) to the Southeast Library System. Robison is a former teacher and currently city clerk for Virgil, Kan.

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Sources: FBI Probing Mo. Pay-for-Play Allegations

Updated: 03/31/2009 - The FBI is questioning Missouri lawmakers about allegations that legislative leaders demanded campaign contributions in exchange for prestigious committee posts, legislative sources told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

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Sebelius' Tax Issues

Updated: 03/31/2009 - Changes in tax returns are the story drawing interest as Governor Sebelius' confirmation hearings begin in Washington.

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