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Now the underdog, Clinton looks for win in W.Va.

Posted: 05/13/2008 - Hillary Rodham Clinton collided with Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary on Tuesday, persisting in the Democratic presidential race despite dwindling odds and a lengthening delegate deficit.

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Obama touts commitment to Israel

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Democratic presidential leader Barack Obama said he regrets the division that has grown between Jews and blacks and he remains committed to ensuring Israel's security.

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Superdelegates put Obama within mathematical reach

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Barack Obama's wave of superdelegate endorsements puts him within reach of the Democratic presidential nomination by the end of the primary season on June 3 - even if he loses half of the remaining six contests.

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West Virginians Vote Tuesday

Posted: 05/12/2008 - New York Senator Hillary Clinton is favored to win the Mountaineer State on Tuesday, even with party insiders urging her to end her quest for the Presidency.

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County Software Transition Moving Forward

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Shawnee County Commissioners got an update Monday on implementation of the new ERP software program. Budget numbers and employees are being entered into it, and workers are training. Commissioners were told it should be ready to go August 1st.

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Boyda Talks with Business Owners

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Congresswoman Nancy Boyda spoke to the Topeka Independent Business Association's lunch meeting Monday. They told her health care remains their top concern.

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Barr announces Libertarian White House bid

Posted: 05/12/2008 - Former Republican Rep. Bob Barr launched a Libertarian Party presidential bid Monday, saying voters are hungry for an alternative to the status quo who would dramatically cut the federal government.

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Edwards: Clinton Now A Stronger Candidate

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said that in recent weeks Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has become a stronger candidate, and has made a compelling base for her continued candidacy for the nomination.

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Obama Erases Clinton's Superdelegate Lead

Posted: 05/11/2008 - Barack Obama has taken a slim lead over Hillary Rodham Clinton in the number of Democratic superdelegates Saturday, and won fresh labor backing as elements of the party began coalescing around the Illinois senator for the fall campaign.

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Stalking Measure Signed into Law

Posted: 05/09/2008 - A bill designed to make it easier for law enforcement to take action against stalkers is among seven measures Gov. Kathleen Sebelius signed into law Friday. The stalking bill was inspired by the murder of Jodi Sanderholm.

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Archbishop Urges Governor Not to Take Communion

Posted: 05/09/2008 - Archbishop Joseph Naumann says Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' veto of an abortion bill sends a "spiritually lethal message." In a column in "The Leaven," he says she shouldn't participate in Communion until she repudiates her support for abortion rights.

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Facebook Strikes Deal with States to Improve Safety

Posted: 05/08/2008 - Kansas AG Steve Six announced a safety agreement with social networking site Facebook Thursday. Under the deal, Facebook will provide warning messages for children and monitor age changes to profiles.

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Obama Courting the Superdelegates

Posted: 05/08/2008 - The senator is being swarmed by representatives, tourists and reporters during his return visit to Capitol Hill.

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Kansas Lawmakers Approve Final Spending Bill

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Lawmakers pass measure completing a $13.6 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Critics say it contains money for a "road to nowhere."

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Kansas Lawmakers Adjourn Wrap-up Session

Posted: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas Legislature adjourned its wrap-up session Wednesday night. It was the 90th day of the session, which is the exact number of days legislative leaders scheduled.

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Corporate Tax Cut Going to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - A measure cutting the state's top corporate income tax rate would go down under a bill lawmakers sent to the Governor. It also closes what was considered a loophole helping out-of-state corporations avoid taxes.

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Bill Hiking Vehicle Fees Headed to Governor

Posted: 05/07/2008 - House and Senate approve measure increasing vehicle registration fees $4, to about $40 per personal vehicle. The money would go toward upgrading the state's system for registering vehicles and driver's licenses.

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House Passes 3rd Coal Bill, Shawnee County Jobs On the Line

Updated: 05/07/2008 - The Kansas House passes the latest attempt to authorize coal plants in SW Kansas and limit the KDHE Secretary's power by rolling it into a bill along with other economic stimulus projects; fails to get two-thirds majority.

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Clinton Loans Herself $6.4 Million

Updated: 05/07/2008 - After winning a nail biter in Indiana and losing North Carolina handily, an aide says that the Democratic hopeful loaned her campaign $6.4 million. She had loaned herself $5 million earlier in the campaign.

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Negotiators Close on Next Year's State Budget

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Final bill includes three-quarters of a million for a road to the the soon to be closed Parsons Army Ammunition Plant. The final bill will amount to around $13.6 billion.

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Hillary Clinton Wins Indiana

Posted: 05/07/2008 - Tuesday's final offering of big prize delegates ends in a split. Hillary Clinton wins in the Hoosier State, while Barack Obama scored a big, early win in North Carolina.

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Presidential Primary Date Part of Voter ID Bill

Updated: 05/06/2008 - Lawmakers send a bill to Governor Sebelius that would change the state's presidential primary in 2012 to the first Saturday in February. It's part of a Voter ID bill. However, lawmakers haven't funded a presidential primary since 1992.

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Obama wins N.C. primary, Clinton leads in Indiana

Posted: 05/06/2008 - Barack Obama swept to victory in the North Carolina primary Tuesday night and declared he was closing in on the Democratic presidential nomination. Hillary Rodham Clinton clung to a narrow Indiana lead, struggling to halt her rival's march into history.

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