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End of Session Raises Governor's Ire

Updated: 05/29/2008 - An attempt to get a vote on economic development measures that had been bundled with coal plant legislation failed on what is traditionally a ceremonial adjournment of the legislative session. Gov. Sebelius called it a missed opportunity.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Consider Support for Bio Lab

Posted: 05/28/2008 - Mississippi is one of four state competing against Kansas to land the new National Bio and Agro Defense Facility. Mississippi lawmakers are meeting in special session to consider an incentive package to sweeten their bid.

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Anti-Abortion Group, Governor Give Different Takes on Tiller Reception

Updated: 05/28/2008 - Anti-abortion group Operation Rescue posted pictures on its web site of Wichita abortion provider Dr. George Tiller with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius at a reception at Cedar Crest. The group says the reception honored Tiller. Sebelius says it was a charity event purchase.

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USDA to Open CRP Land for Feeding Purposes

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts says the USDA will open certain CRP lands for haying and grazing. The new use will open when the primary nesting season ends for grass-nesting birds. CRP participants can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency starting June 2.

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McCain Defends Opposition to Senate-Passed GI Bill

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Republican John McCain spent Memorial Day at a ceremony in New Mexico, saying his position on a measure providing more college financial aid to veterans is the correct one rather than the politically popular one.

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Analysis: Debate over Energy likely to Continue Next Year

Posted: 05/26/2008 - Lawmakers declined to attempt to override a third coal plant veto by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, but that doesn't mean the fight over energy policy is over. The issue is still in the courts and new legislation is expected next year.

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Veterans' Mental Health Becoming an Issue

Posted: 05/26/2008 - State Rep. Lee Tafanelli, who is a Kansas National Guard Colonel, is among those pushing for counseling and support services for veterans and an expansion of mental health services.

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Bush Pays Tribute to Troops at Arlington

Posted: 05/26/2008 - President Bush paid a visit to Arlington National Cemetery Sunday, laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Bush called the visit a reminder of the cost of freedom.

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Miracle Marine Dies

Posted: 05/25/2008 - The young Marine came back from the war, with his toughest fight ahead of him. Merlin German waged that battle in the quiet of a Texas hospital, far from the dusty road in Iraq where a bomb exploded, leaving him with burns over 97 percent of his body.

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Pastor Says Parting with McCain Best for Both

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A well-known Texas pastor and televangelist said Friday his life's work has been "mischaracterized and attacked" in the media storm over his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

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Audit: Iraq Contracts Skirted Fraud Rules

Posted: 05/23/2008 - A Defense Department probe finds Pentagon paid nearly $8 billion with little or no oversight, or even proof of work and claims nearly every contract flouted federal laws and regulations.

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AP: McCain Appears Healthy, Cancer-Free

Posted: 05/23/2008 - The Republican candidate releases his medical records after a long delay, hoping to ease voters fears about his age. Doctor says she can find no evidence of new developing skin cancers.

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Governor Signs Bill to Limit Downward Sentencing

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Governor Sebelius signed the legislation announced by Rep. Joe Patton (R-Topeka), which would strengthen the state's sentencing guidelines by keeping judges from issuing a lesser sentence for people convicted of serious sexual violence crimes.

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Breast Cancer Fight Inspires New Path for Veteran Lawmaker

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Sen. Barbara Allen, R-Overland Park, is not seeking re-election in order to seek a master's degree in public health at KU Medical School. Allen says she was inspired by her successful battle against breast cancer.

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Bush Dealt a Defeat on Iraq Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Senate passes bill which funds Iraq War until the next president is in control of policy by a veto proof margin, but not before adding billions of dollars in support for veterans and the unemployed.

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Officials Say Obama Looking for Running Mate

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Missouri senator Claire McCaskill among the short list of candidates mentioned as possible running mates for the Illinois senator should he secure the Democratic nomination.

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After Gaffe, Dems Plan to Redo Farm Bill

Posted: 05/22/2008 - A printing error, which left out 34-pages of the Farm Bill when it was sent to President Bush, means he vetoed a different bill than the one that was passed, a veto that was likely to be overturned. Congress now looks to pass another bill.

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Obama Inching Closer to Democratic Nod

Posted: 05/21/2008 - Sen. Clinton says she plans to continue fighting for the Democratic presidential nomination despite Obama clinching the lead in pledged delegates in Tuesday night's primaries in Oregon and Kentucky.

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Ted Kennedy's Family Deals with 'a Real Curveball'

Posted: 05/21/2008 - The Massachusetts Senator's talks about how proud she is of her husband in the way he's handled the news of his almost certainly fatal brain tumor, says he's leading the family as always.

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