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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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Economic cost drives Senate climate debate

Posted: 06/01/2008 - From higher electric bills to more expensive gasoline, the possible economic cost of tackling global warming is driving the debate as climate change takes center stage in Congress.

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Bush mulls making Pearl Harbor a national monument

Posted: 06/01/2008 - President Bush has asked his defense and interior secretaries to look into designating Pearl Harbor and other historic World War II sites in the Pacific a national monument.

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Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy

Posted: 05/31/2008 - "This is not a decision I come to lightly ... and it is one I make with some sadness," Obama said at a news conference after campaign officials released a letter of resignation he sent to the church on Friday.

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Officials say Fla., Mich. delegates will get half-votes

Posted: 05/31/2008 - Democratic Party leaders agreed Saturday seat Michigan and Florida delegates with half votes into this summer's convention with a compromise that left Barack Obama on the verge of the nomination but riled Hillary Rodham Clinton backers who threatened to fight to the August convention.

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Kansas Legislature Looking for Lawyer

Posted: 05/30/2008 - The Legislative Coordinating Council voted Thursday to take applications from people to provide legal services to the Legislature. The position was created in the midst of a school finance lawsuit.

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Colleagues Honor Late Representative Ted Powers

Posted: 05/29/2008 - Lawmakers gathered for the ceremonial adjournment of the 2008 session presented a proclamation to the widow of Rep. Ted Powers. Powers died earlier this month following a stroke. Colleagues remembered his warm personality.

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