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NTSB to Investigate Flight Control Problem

Posted: 07/07/2008 - A Midwest Airlines charter jet carrying Sen. Barack Obama from Chicago to Charlotte, NC made an unscheduled landing in St. Louis Monday. The crew reported having trouble keeping the nose up. The NTSB plans to investigate the problem.

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Sebelius Calls Stadium Setting for Obama a Fitting Finale

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Sen. Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination next month at INVESCO Field at Mile High in Denver, rather than the Democratic Natoinal Convention site of the Pepsi Center. Convention co-chair Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says it will allow more people to take part.

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Burned Popcorn Sparks State Office Building Evacuation

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Smoke alarms sounded in the Curtis State Office Building in downtown Topeka around 3:30 Monday afternoon, prompting an evacuation. The Department of Administration says burnt microwave popcorn was to blame. Workers returned around 4 pm.

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Shawnee County Joins In On Highway 24 Corridor Study

Updated: 07/07/2008 - Shawnee County commissioners agreed to a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Topeka and the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization to undertake a Highway 24 corridor study.

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McCain Touts Plan to Create Jobs, Help Workers

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Presumptive GOP nominee says he can spur a weakening economy through tax cuts, encouraging free trade, and building nuclear plants; tries to overcome stigma cast by Bush administration.

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Bush: Russia's New President is 'Smart Guy'

Posted: 07/07/2008 - Discussions with Russian president show unity on Iran and North Korea, but put discussions on sticking points with the emerging power, such as missile defense, on hold until the next president.

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Kerry: McCain's Judgment Is Dangerous

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Sen. John Kerry believes that the presumptive Republican nominee for president is adhering to the Bush Administration orthodoxy in ways that call into question his carefully-nurtured image as a political maverick.

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Obama: I'm Committed To Ending War

Posted: 07/06/2008 - Barack Obama said Saturday that he was surprised at how the media has "finely calibrated" his recent words on Iraq, and denied that he intends to anything but end the war if he is elected.

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After DC gun ban overturned, city seeks new rules

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Dale Metta, who manages a gun shop just outside the District of Columbia limits in Maryland, has had to turn away dozens of city residents wanting to buy handguns in recent days. Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court just struck down Washington's 32-year-old ban on possessing handguns.

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Democrats hit GOP on support for Medicare cuts

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat, accused Republicans of putting seniors and military families at risk by siding with President Bush against a measure to prevent Medicare cuts.

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Obama, Clinton to hold joint fundraisers in NY

Posted: 07/05/2008 - Now that they're allies, Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton will help each other raise money in a series of fundraisers in New York next week.

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Sebelius Quiet about VP Chances

Posted: 07/03/2008 - If Kansas' Governor has any solid plans to join Barack Obama on the Democratic ticket, she's keeping it close to the vest.

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Developer's Suit against City to Move Forward

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Gene Jani says his lawsuit against the city of Topeka will move forward according to schedule and Bryan Smith will continue as his attorney. Jani is suing over denial of a zoning change for a proposed development at SW 34th and Fairlawn.

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McCain Denies Roughing Up a Sandinista

Posted: 07/02/2008 - GOP presidential candidate denies reports that he roughed up an associate of the Nicaraaguan president in 1987. A Republican Senator told a newspaper he saw McCain grab the man by his collar and lift him. McCain made several trips to the region at the time as co-chair of a Senate group.

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Shawnee County Mailing Elections Notices

Posted: 07/02/2008 - Registered voters in Shawnee County should get a mailing in the next few days stating their polling places and the various districts in which they live. Elections officials say several polling places have changed since the last election.

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Two Finalists Named for New Judge's Position

Posted: 07/02/2008 - The Second Judicial District nominating commission selected Jeffrey Elder and John Watt as finalists for a newly created judgeship. Both are attorneys in Wamego. The Governor has 30 days to appoint one of them.

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Medicare Cuts Force Topeka Clinic to Deny New Patients

Posted: 07/01/2008 - Stormont-Vail HealthCare's Cotton-O'Neil Clinics stopped taking new Medicare patients, effective Tuesday. The reason is a 10.6% cut in Medicare reimbursement rates. A measure to stop the reduction fell one vote short in the U.S. Senate Thursday night.

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