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Government Halts Forest Road-Building For 1 Year

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack issued a directive Thursday reinstating for one year a Clinton-era ban against new road construction and development in national forests.

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Kansas Historic Preservation In Trouble

Posted: 05/28/2009 - The owners of a historic Hutchinson building face the possibility of being victims of the Legislature's need to trim state spending.

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Kansas County Considers Prosecutor Gun Ban

Posted: 05/28/2009 - The state has given Kansas prosecutors permission to carry firearms in county courthouses. But that doesn't mean the counties have to agree.

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White House Downplays North Korea's Threats

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The White House says North Korea's threats against South Korea will not give it the attention Pyongyang wants and will only add to its isolation.

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Health Insurer Suggests Ways To Save Government $500 Billion

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A major health insurer says the government can save big money on health care by sending patients to cheaper, more efficient doctors, reducing hospital visits by the elderly and cutting down on unnecessary care.

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Burris Denies Transcript Shows Wrongdoing

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Sen. Roland Burris says he didn't try to buy his appointment to Illinois' vacant Senate seat, despite a transcript that shows him offering to "personally do something" for the governor who later named Burris to the seat.

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Government: Carbon Pollution To Grow By 40 Percent

Posted: 05/27/2009 - A government forecast says that without mandatory limits on greenhouse gases, the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide flowing into the atmosphere will increase by nearly 40% by 2030.

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Man Faces Lighter Sentence For Animal Cruelty

Updated: 09/06/2013 - The wording of state laws punishing animal cruelty could lead to a lighter sentence for a Shawnee man accused of torturing his girlfriend's dog.

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Senator Sessions: Sotomayor Must Explain Policy Remark

Posted: 05/27/2009 - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says senators must carefully study Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's statement about federal appellate courts making legal policy.

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Burris Pleads On Taped Call For Senate Appointment

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Transcripts from a call taped by the FBI show Sen. Roland Burris pleaded to be appointed to the U.S. Senate and promised to "personally do something" in response to a fundraising appeal on behalf of then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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