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Boyda Urges Passage of GI Bill reforms

Posted: 05/19/2008 - The U.S. House last week adopted changes to the GI Bill which would cover 100-percent of a veteran's tuition to a public university. Right now, about 60-percent is covered. The bill now heads to the Senate.

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Kansas Democratic Party Chairman Backs Obama

Posted: 05/19/2008 - Barack Obama picks up another superdelegate in the form of KS Democratic Party Chairman Larry Gates. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson are also backing Obama over Hillary Clinton.

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Kansas Superdelegate Endorses Obama

Posted: 05/19/2008 - State Democratic Party Chairman joins Gov. Sebelius and Lt. Gov. Parkinson in backing the Illinois Senator in his primary battle against Sen. Hillary Clinton and in doing so adds to Sen. Obama's lead in the delegate race.

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Boyda Urges Reforms to GI Bill

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Kansas Congresswoman is on Capitol Hill with a former Marine who served in Iraq and Liberia and attends KU seeking to increase tuition reimbursement at a public institution under the GI Bill to 100 percent.

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Huckabee Quips about Gun aimed at Obama during Speech to NRA

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Speaking to the NRA Friday, former GOP Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was interrupted by a loud noise offstage. He responded with a joke that it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had pointed a gun at him.

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Phill Kline Says AG Should Help Foot His Legal Bills

Posted: 05/16/2008 - Johnson County D.A. Phill Kline is facing action from a Planned Parenthood clinic he alleges performed illegal late-term abortions. Kline says his legal bills could top $200,000 - and the AG's office should provide his defense, as it has in other, unrelated cases.

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Kline Considers Candidacy

Posted: 05/16/2008 - When Phill Kline took over Paul Morrison's job as Johnson Co. district attorney, he said he had no intentions of standing for re-election. He has recently softened his tone and is now refusing to rule it out.

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Young Voters' Fashion Sense Often Leads The Polls

Posted: 05/15/2008 - While the nation watches who's ahead in the Democratic race, Marc Cowlin is keeping an eye on which candidate is ahead in online sales of boxer shorts and T-shirts.

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McCain Believes Iraq War Can Be Won By 2013

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Republican John McCain declared for the first time Thursday he believes the Iraq war can be won by 2013, although he rejected suggestions that his talk of a timetable put him on the same side as Democrats clamoring for full-scale troop withdrawals.

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Clinton Scolds McCain For Opposing Farm Bill

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton scolded John McCain Thursday for his opposition to the farm bill, attempting to maintain the sense that she is already competing against the certain Republican presidential nominee even as her chances for winning the Democratic nomination dim.

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DoD: Chinook Helicopters At Pa. Plant Vandalized

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Investigators have concluded that two military helicopters were vandalized on the production line at a Boeing factory near Philadelphia, the Defense Department said Thursday as it offered a reward.

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Legislators Will Continue Pushing Smoking Ban

Updated: 05/15/2008 - Governor Sebelius and Kansas Health Policy Authority support such a ban against the wishes of business groups. State House and Senate have yet to hold a vote regarding the issue.

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Scandal-Plagued Ohio Attorney General Resigns

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.

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Obama: Bush Falsely Accusing Him of Appeasement

Posted: 05/15/2008 - Obama camp says President's comments about appeasement while in Israel celebrating the nation's 60th anniversary were aimed directly at the Illinois senator.

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Court Hears Arguments in Expanded Gambling Case

Posted: 05/14/2008 - The Kansas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of the state's law allowing four state-owned casinos. The Court's focusing on what "state-owned and operated" means.

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Sebelius Signs Two Bills Helping Military Families

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Some things the bill does include requiring divorced or separated parents to make permanent parenting plans when one parent is deployed, and defering all or part of an active duty soldiers property tax when they're out of the U.S.

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Edwards Endorses Obama In Move To Unify Support

Updated: 05/14/2008 - Democrat John Edwards endorsed former rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, a move designed to help solidify support for the party's likely presidential nominee even as Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to give up her long-shot candidacy.

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City, Firefighters at Odds over Interpretation

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Firefighters say a proposed change to the city's charter ordinance would make it harder for them to move up through the ranks, but the city says it's a matter of finding the best people to lead the department.

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Edwards Backing Obama

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Former Presidential candidate John Edwards throws his support behind Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic nomination. The two made the announcement Wednesday night at a joint appearance in Michigan.

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Mulvane Rep. Ted Powers Dies

Updated: 05/14/2008 - The retired music teacher had served in the state legislature since 1993 and, according to Speaker Neufeld, was a vehement defender of public schools Funeral arrangements are pending. Sebelius orders flags lowered to half-staff in Powers memory.

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Clinton's W.Va. Rout Doesn't Slow Obama

Posted: 05/14/2008 - Even after Clinton wins more than two-thirds of the vote in the West Virginia primary Tuesday, Sen. Obama picks up two more superdelegates. The Illinois Senator is now 141 delegates shy of clinching the nomination and leads Clinton by 168.

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Sebelius Signs Bill to Expand Rural Housing

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Governor Sebelius signed the bill to help more rural communities meet their housing needs. She says affordable housing is important to attracting workers to Kansas.

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Lobbyists Spend Big on Coal Plant Fight

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Spending by lobbyists trying to sway votes in the debate over allowing two coal plants in Kansas spent more than $135,000 in April. Spending since October is nearing the million-dollar mark.

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