Thad Allender

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Greg Shipe, owner of Eudora’s Davenport Orchard, Vineyard and Winery, which grows nearly all its grapes on site, said a new law shrinking the percentage of Kansas grapes that Kansas wineries must use in their products could threaten the region's unique wine identity. Shipe is pictured walking his vineyard in this 2008 file photo from the Lawrence Journal-World.

Winter, with its heavy snow and ice, can be hard on trees.

A new state law bans smoking in most indoor public places.

Youth flood Massachusetts Street shortly after midnight in the early morning of Nov. 5, 2008, after Sen. Barack Obama beat Sen. John McCain in the race for President of the United States. About 100 youth paraded down the street, slapping hands with passing cars, hoisting signs and chanting.

An Obama supporter, hidden by a mask resembling the soon-to-be President, waves a flag while hanging out of an SUV window shortly after midnight early in the morning of Nov. 5, 2008, after Barack Obama was elected the 44th president of the United States.

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