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Coin Toss Decides Race, Winner Says No Thanks

Posted: 08/12/2008 - A town trustee race in Ottawa County ended in a tie between the Democratic candidates. A coin toss Monday named Robert Duggan the winner, but he says he doesn't want the position. His withdrawal leaves an open spot on the November ballot.

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Recounts Planned in Two Kansas House Races

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Incumbent Rep. Virginia Beamer of Oakley wants a recount of her 19-vote primary loss to challenger Don Hineman of Dighton. Democrat Andy Sandler also wants a recount in his three-vote loss to Mike Slattery in Johnson County.

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Study: Women Rise in State Government Leadership

Posted: 08/11/2008 - A study finds six states have a percentage of women in state government leadership positions that nearly mirrors their proportion of the general population. Overall, the study finds the number on the rise.

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McCain's 'Celebrity' Taunts are Bugging Obama

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Barack Obama releases a second ad painting John McCain as "Washington's biggest celebrity." The ads poke back at McCain's taunts of Obama being a celebrity like hotel heiress, Paris Hilton.

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Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan Qualifies to Challenge Pelosi

Posted: 08/11/2008 - San Francisco election officials have verified a petition from anti-war activitist Cindy Sheehan to run as an independent against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the November ballot. Sheehan says Pelosi has failed by not cutting off war funding.

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McCain, Obama React to Georgia, Russia Fighting

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama both want a multi-prong diplomatic effort to deal with the fighting between Russia and Georgia. They also warn Moscow that its relations with the rest of the world are at stake.

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Coin Toss Highlights Shawnee County Vote Canvass

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Shawnee Co. Commissioners met as the Board of Canvassers Monday to certify results of Tuesday's primary elections. They considered 484 provisional ballots and decided a tied precinct committeeperson race by coin toss.

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Voter Checks Could Lead to Identity Theft

Posted: 08/11/2008 - Has anyone asked for your social security number to make sure you're going to be voting in the right location? Beware.. that information can be used to cheat your out of your identity.

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Sebelius Plans to Attend Kansas Soldier's Funeral

Posted: 08/11/2008 - As she has with previous Kansas National Guard members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend the funeral for Spc. Ronald Schmidt. Services are set for Wednesday in Newton, Kansas.

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Eisenhower Library Sponsoring Forums on Issues

Posted: 08/11/2008 - The Eisenhower Presidential Library is partnering with K-State's Institute on Civic Discourse and Democracy to sponsor forums on national security, energy and health care. They'll be held in September and October.

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Edwards Affair: Was Media Part of a 'Conspiracy of Silence'?

Posted: 08/10/2008 - Rumors about John Edwards' love affair had been circulating for months, but it wasn't until the former Democratic presidential candidate admitted to the affair that national news organizations jumped on the story.

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Obama: McCain Embracing Harmful Bush Policies

Posted: 08/09/2008 - Barack Obama accused Republican rival John McCain on Saturday of embracing Bush administration policies that he said shortchange Americans by favoring an extended war in Iraq at the expense of fixing the nation's underfunded schools and crumbling roads and bridges.

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Bush Optimistic About China's Future

Posted: 08/09/2008 - President Bush said Saturday that China's embrace of economic growth and the rise of the nation's middle class will eventually bring more political freedom.

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No Olympic Holiday for McCain's Presidential Bid

Posted: 08/09/2008 - John McCain doesn't begrudge Democratic rival Barack Obama his weeklong holiday in Hawaii. In fact, the GOP presidential hopeful says he could use a little rest himself.

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Clinton Says She Wants Obama to Win White House

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton told an exuberant crowd Friday she wants Barack Obama to win the White House, even though he dashed her own presidential dreams — and she wants her supporters to vote that way, too.

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Slattery Outlines Proposal for Earmark Changes

Posted: 08/08/2008 - Democratic Senate candidate Jim Slattery outlined a proposal to address earmarks, proposal one-year moratorium on them. A spokesperson for Republican incumbant Pat Roberts calls it redundant.

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