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McCain Expresses Pride in Campaign Ad About Obama

Posted: 07/31/2008 - Republican presidential candidate John McCain expressed pride Thursday in a new campaign ad that compares Barack Obama to a pair of Hollywood celebrities, but defended his Democratic opponent after a voter said Obama "terrifies me."

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Schwarzenegger Orders Cuts Amid Fiscal Crisis

Posted: 07/31/2008 - With California's cash dwindling and legislators still debating a new budget, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger eliminated 22,000 part-time and temporary state positions Thursday and ordered that 200,000 state workers receive the federal minimum wage.

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Bush Declares Progress in Iraq War

Posted: 07/31/2008 - President Bush says that a new degree of durability in Iraq could result in troop reductions later in the year, points to violence levels reaching their lowest ebb in three years

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T. Boone Pickens Visits Topeka

Posted: 07/30/2008 - The Texas oil billionaire is pitching his wind energy proposals to a crowd of 400 at the Kansas Expocentre.

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Kansas' Deficient Bridges Not Slated for Repairs

Posted: 07/30/2008 - An Associated Press review found only three of the 20 most-traveled deficient bridges in Kansas were fixed or close to being fixed. State officials say that's largely because of funding available for bridge replacements.

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Obama in Missouri

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is stepping into traditionally Republican territory as he travels through Missouri.

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Kansas Senator Giving Away Money Donated by Stevens

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) told his campaign to donate money he received from indicted Alaska Senator Ted Stevens to Kansas charities. The amount totals nearly $20,000.

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Bush Signs Morgage Relief Bill

Posted: 07/30/2008 - President Bush quietly signs a housing bill which is expected to provide relief to 400,000 homeowners by allowing them to refinance their homes with government-backed loans and help stabilize financial markets.

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Alaska Senator Ted Stevens Accused of Making False Statements

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The nation's longest-serving Republican senator was indicted Tuesday on seven felony counts. Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens is accused of concealing more than a quarter million dollars in house renovations and gifts from an oil contractor who lobbied him.

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Rookie Candidate Raises Big Money on Web

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Democrat Sean Tevis of Olathe has taken in $96,000 through his online appeal for campaign donations. He's trying to unseat incumbent Republican Arlen Siegfried in the Kansas House of Representatives.

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Kline Raises $83,000 for DA's Race in 6 Weeks

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Campaign finance reports show Johnson Co. DA Phill Kline raised more more in six weeks than his opponent, Steve Howe, did in an entire year. Kline is running for a four-year term after being appointed in Jan. 2007. Howe is a former assistant DA.

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Woodlands Continues Negotiating for Slots

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Despite announcing that it will close its doors, the Woodlands in Kansas City, KS continues negotiating with the state over slot machines. The track's manager is hopeful of reaching a deal for up to 800 slots.

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Brownback says China is Spying on Internet Use in Hotels

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Kansas Senator Sam Brownback says hotels in China are being ordered to install software that can spy on internet use by hotel guests during the Olympics. Brownback calls it disappointing.

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Texan Brings Wind, Natural Gas Campaign to Topeka

Updated: 07/30/2008 - T. Boone Pickens hosts a town hall meeting at the Kansas Expocentre to promote his program to push his program top wean the country off of oil and to wind and natural gas.

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Homeland Security to Hold Hearing on Manhattan NBAF Site

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Department of Homeland Security officials will be in Manhattan Thursday to hold hearings on the potential environmental impact of a new bio and agro defense facility. The hearings are at 2:30 pm and 6pm in Forum Hall at the KSU Union.

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Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) Indicted

Posted: 07/29/2008 - The nation's longest-serving Republican is indicted on seven counts of making false statements. Stevens, who is running for reelection this year, becomes the first siting senator since 1993 to face criminal indictments.

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Whitaker Named NBC News' Washington Bureau Chief

Posted: 07/29/2008 - Mark Whitaker has been named to replace Tim Russert as head of NBC News' Washington Bureau. The former Newsweek editor, who joined NBC last year as senior vice president of news, will assume many of the off-camera duties held by Russert, who died of a heart attack in June.

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Extended Hours to Vote Early

Posted: 07/28/2008 - All week, Shawnee County Election Office hours are extended for advance voting. The office will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Friday. Many other county election offices are also extending office hours.

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Lawmakers Agree on Consumer Product Safety Act

Posted: 07/28/2008 - Lawmakers reach an agreement on legislation to ensure toys aren't contaminated with lead or chemicals in plastics called phthalates. It's in response to incidents involving unsafe products from China and elsewhere.

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