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Shawnee County Ballot Taking Shape

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Two Shawnee County Commission races are drawing interest in the hours before the Noon Tuesday filing deadline. Four candidates have filed for the District 3 seat, while two candidates are on the ballot in District 2.

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Bill Singer Retiring, But Hoping for New Job

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Retiring Shawnee County IT and Emergency Communications Director Bill Singer filed Monday to run for Shawnee County Treasurer. The Republican will face incumbent Democrat Larry Wilson.

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GOP Hopefuls Jenkins, Ryun File For 2nd District Seat

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Lynn Jenkins says her fellow Republicans need a new leader if they're to recapture the 2nd Congressional District seat. But Jim Ryun predicts his familiar, anti-tax message will do better with voters this year than it did in 2006, when he lost the seat.

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Bush leaves for Final Summit with European Nations

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Speaking about the soaring energy prices before departing, President bush reinforced his commitment to maintaining a strong dollar. The weakening dollar receiving some blame for the high oil prices.

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No Summer Break for McCain, Obama

Posted: 06/09/2008 - The presumptive candidates turn their attention to the general election, raising money and trying to line up the states they need to win in November.

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Hundreds Attend Documentary Screening in Crawford

Posted: 06/09/2008 - Documentary focuses on how the small town of 700 handled it when a then-presidential candidate bought a ranch and moved to town early in his campaign and what its been like since Pres. Buch ascended to the White House.

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Expectations low for US-China economic talks

Posted: 06/08/2008 - A global credit crisis and record oil prices will be competing with traditional trade and currency issues when top officials from the United States and China gather in Annapolis, Md., later this month.

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Both parties duck on immigration

Posted: 06/08/2008 - The tricky politics of immigration, an issue once seen as a driving force of the 2008 election, have relegated it to a back but hot burner in the presidential campaign debate and paralyzed Congress on the topic.

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Long, busy summer lies ahead of McCain and Obama

Posted: 06/08/2008 - While many people will work on their tans this summer, or on summer reading lists or on not working too hard, two exceptions - John McCain and Barack Obama - and their underlings will be working.

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Franken wins endorsement for Senate in Minnesota

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Al Franken won a resounding endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Saturday from Minnesota Democrats, quickly dispatching with concerns about jokes that offended some and promising a tough challenge to Republican Sen. Norm Coleman.

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Clinton Suspends Campaign, Endorses Obama

Updated: 06/07/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton suspended her pioneering campaign for the presidency on Saturday and summoned supporters to use "our energy, our passion, our strength" to put Barack Obama in the White House.

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Brownback Talks Elections, Energy

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says energy policy will emerge as a key issue in Washington. He also urges voters to look beyond rhetoric to the records of the candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.

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Abortion Opponents spar over name

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The name "Operation Rescue" is the center of a court battle in Wichita. Anti-abortion leader Randall Terry says he started a group by that name and wants Troy Newman of Wichita to stop using the name for his group.

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Vic Miller Files to Keep His Commission Seat

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Shawnee County Commisisoner Vic Miller filed for re-election Friday. He represents the 2nd District. So far, no one else has filed for the seat.

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Climate Bill Not Expcted to Clear Senate

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A new climate bill designed to cut greenhouse gases and nudge Americans off fossil fuels, and viewed as essential by some environmentalists, is not expected to get the sixty votes needed to get through the Senate.

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AG Steve Six Plans to Run for Full Term in 2010

Updated: 06/05/2008 - A spokesperson confirms Kansas Attorney General Steve Six will run for election to a full term in the officel. Six was appointed to fill out Paul Morrison's term when he resigned amid a sex scandal. Six says he'd like to keep the job a long time.

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Lobbyist Spending Tops $1 Million Again

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Lobbyists spend $1.11 million trying to influence Kansas lawmakers during the 2008 legislative session. The leading spender was Sunflower Electric, which spent $181,000 trying to get approval for two coal-fired plants in Finney County.

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