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Two More Kansas Superdelegates Go for Obama

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Congressman Dennis Moore and Wichita superdelegate Helen Knetzer say they'll support Barak Obama for President. The state's other Democratic Congressperson, Nancy Boyda, says she'll remain uncommitted.

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Kansas Tax Collections Fall $51 Million Short in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Preliminary figures show the Department of Revenue collected 8-percent less than expected in tax revenue in May. It's sparking concern because the budget was based on the financial forecast, and a financial crunch for next year was already anticipated.

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Rep. Moore, Knetzer Endorse Obama for President

Updated: 06/04/2008 - Two more Kansas superdelegates join the flood that helped Sen. Obama secure the Democratic nomination in the past few days. Now, only Rep. Nancy Boyda remains as an uncommitted Kansas superdelegate.

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Dept. of Revenue Reports $51 Million Shortfall in May

Posted: 06/04/2008 - In what legislators already expected to be a tight year fiscally, tax revenue last month in fell nearly 8 percent short of projections, with individual income taxes coming up about $38 million short.

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Polls Find Voters' doubts on McCain, Obama on Economy

Posted: 06/04/2008 - McCain's admitted weakness on economy and a long primary season in which his opponents battered Obama on his economic initiatives have raised voter concerns on what is shaping up to be the top issue this year.

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Clinton Refuses to Bow Out of Race

Posted: 06/04/2008 - After Sen. Obama seemingly secured the Democratic nod Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton says she intends to continue to press on; some believe she is hoping the Illinois senator will tap her shoulder for the vice-presidental slot.

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AP: Obama Clinches Democratic Nomination

Posted: 06/03/2008 - An Associated Press count says Sen. Barack Obama has enough delegates to claim the Democratic Presidential nomination. He won Tuesday's primary in Manhattan, while Sen. Hillary Clinton took South Dakota. Clinton says she'll consult party leaders for her next move.

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Ted Ensley to Seek Another County Commission Term

Posted: 06/03/2008 - 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley says he'll seek reelection to the seat representing southeast Shawnee County. He was first elected in 1996.

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Senate Minority Leader Guarantees Ballot Spot

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, filed Tuesday to seek re-election to his 19th District Kansas State Senate seat. He has served 32 years in the Legislature. Hensley is a teacher in Topeka.

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Sen. Robert Byrd Hospitalized

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The 90 year-old West Virginia Senator was taken to an undisclosed hospital on his doctor's urging after he complained he was feeling lethargic and sluggish.

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Kennedy's Cancer Fight Only Beginning

Posted: 06/03/2008 - Chemotherapy, radiation treatments next up after senator's successful brain tumor surgery. Sen. Kennedy is expected to return home to Massachusetts in about a week.

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Long Primary Season Ends in Big Sky Country

Posted: 06/03/2008 - The long Democratic presidential nomination process winds up Tuesday in South Dakota and Montana with Illinois senator Barack Obama on the cusp o f the nod and expectations looming over what Sen. Clinton will do now.

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Former House Rep Seeks 20th District Senate Seat

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Carolyn Weinhold has filed a petition for election to the seat currently held by Vicki Schmidt, representing southwest Shawnee County. Weinhold says she will fight for affordable health care, early childhood programs, Kansas air and water, and growing small businesses.

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Father, Son Seeking Legislative Seats

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Mark and Dustin Hardison, both Democrats, have filed for separate seats in the Kansas House. Mark is seeking the seat of the late Ted Powers of Mulvane. His son, Dustin, looks to succeed retiring Rep. Vaughn Flora in Topeka.

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State Not Paid Back Quickly for Tiller Reception

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Governor's office says it took more than a year to be reimbursed for a reception at Cedar Crest with abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. They say Sebelius won the reception at a charity auction.

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Kennedy out of "Successful" Brain Surgery

Posted: 06/02/2008 - 76-year old Sen. Ted Kennedy underwent three-and-a-half hours of surgery on a malignant brain tumor Monday at Duke University Medical Center. Surgeons call it a success. The next step is expected to be chemotherapy and radiation.

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GOP Candidate McCain Readies Campaign

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Sen. John McCain plans Tuesday night speech in Louisiana to coincide with the final Democratic primaries and the start of the national campaign. The presumed GOP nominee will highlight his fight for government reform.

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Cheney Urged to Apologize for West Virginia Joke

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Vice President Dick Cheney says remarks he made at the National Press Club were an "inappropriate attempt at humor." West Virginia leaders call them "insulting" and "disrespectful." The VP remarked about having Cheneys on both sides of his family.

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Rita Cline Rookstool Plans Return to Local Politics

Updated: 06/02/2008 - Former Shawnee County Treasurer Rita Cline Rookstool says she'll challenge 3rd District Shawnee County Commissioner Ted Ensley. Rookstool resigned in 2003 facing ouster proceedings for a buyout of a former employee who became her business partner.

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Commissioners Question if Treasurer Helped People Avoid Paying Taxes

Posted: 06/02/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners questioned Treasurer Larry Wilson Monday about policies regarding unpaid property taxes and obtaining motor vehicle tags. State law says you can't get tags if you have unpaid property tax. At issue was whether filing a grievance was enough.

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Clinton Goes After Obama Superdelegates

Posted: 06/02/2008 - The Illinois Senator and Democratic front-runner responded to reports of his opponents last ditch effort with a reported shrug as he began focusing his campaign on the presumptive Republican nominee, Ariz. Senator John McCain.

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Kennedy Out After "Successful" Brain Surgery

Updated: 06/02/2008 - The seventy-six year-old senator from Massachusetts wtells his wife he feels like a million bucks after a three and a half hour procedure to remove a malignant glioma.

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Clinton Wins Puerto Rico

Posted: 06/01/2008 - N.Y. Senator makes her case to auperdelegates as Obama closes in on magic number.

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