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Bonner Springs teens talk equal pay at Democratic National Convention

Two Bonner Springs teens addressed the Democratic National Convention, recalling how they had been fired in June after asking why one had been paid 25 cents an hour less than the other for the same job at the same restaurant.

Judge orders trial for Wichita man accused in octopus-in-throat case

A judge has determined that a Wichita man will stand trial on a charge stemming from a toddler found with a dead octopus lodged in his throat.

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Kansas voters to decide fate of GOP congressional incumbents

Republican primary voters in this deep red state head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to back their GOP congressional incumbents, including two who are running unopposed for their U.S. House seats.

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Kansas judge to consider blocking state’s two-tiered voting

A Kansas judge will consider barring election officials from tossing out potentially thousands of votes in state and local races from people who’ve registered without meeting a requirement to document their U.S. citizenship.

State agency bans guided hunting on its property

The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission has voted to ban commercial guided hunting on property and water managed by the department.

Kansas firefighter killed while truck was headed to a parade

Authorities say a northeast Kansas firefighter has died after a fire truck overturned while it was headed to a parade.

Auburn woman accused of abusing several children loses custody

A judge has ruled that Kansas child welfare officials will keep custody of the younger children of a woman who took them to sing for the Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers and is accused of abusing them.

Eisenhower Library to sponsor vintage baseball game — old uniforms, old equipment, old rules

Baseball players will don uniforms from the 1860s and use equipment from the era during a game next week in Abilene.

Olathe toddler struck and killed by pickup truck

Authorities say a pickup truck struck and killed a toddler Wednesday in Olathe.

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Chamber-backed group attacks Kansas moderates

A group making questionable claims about legislative candidates was funded by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee, according to campaign finance reports.

Tiller's clinic to remain closed

• The family of slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller announced Tuesday that Tiller’s women’s health clinic in Wichita would be shut down permanently. • Thieves are ripping off Kansas University’s Watson Library, tearing apart books filled with old and ...

KTEC head steps down

• The economy being what it is these days, most people won't be traveling to Morocco, Washington D.C. or even Las Vegas this summer. But many are taking getaways to the Lawrence KOA campground in North Lawrence. • Tracy Taylor, ...

Several counties planning to sue state over improper distribution of funds

Periods of clouds are expected for your Monday. No precipitation is expected, however. Depsite just a bit of sunshine, temperatures will still be close to normal; around 71°F. Winds will turn to the south, but stay just light enough that ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation to consider creating new fees

• The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a forum later this month to get public opinion on creating new fees that would help the department deal with expected financial shortfalls in 2010. • The Kansas University women's basketball ...

Scientists: Kan. faces dangers from rising CO2

Expect clouds with a bit of drizzle this morning. Temperatures will rise this afternoon as the sun comes out. Expect a high in the lower 50s. Temperatures will reach nearly 60 degrees on Thursday with winds from the southwest, but ...

City OKs homeless regulations

Showers will continue through the morning and taper off as you approach the noon hour. We may see a little sunshine by the late part of the afternoon allowing our daytime high to top out around 59 degrees. Our wind ...

Arthur, Chalmers sent home after violations

Expect more rain for the morning and mid-afternoon with showers diminishing toward the evening hours. We will struggle to a daytime high of 72 degrees with a wind out of the north between 10-15 mph. Expect skies to begin to ...

Statehouse Live - Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence

Kansas Rep. Boog Highberger, D-Lawrence, reflects on the 2015 legislative session so far. Highberger is in his first term in the Kansas House. He was elected in 2014 to the seat formerly held by Paul Davis.

Gay rights, social issues and education budgets dominate Legislature

Journal-World statehouse reporter Peter Hancock looks back at a week dominated by gay rights and other social issues, while looking ahead to coming budgets for K-12 and higher education.

Capitol dome reopens after renovations

After 13 years and $300 million in renovations the capital building has resumed tours to the dome. Take a walk inside the renovated building.

"Hank" the steam engine at Railfest 2013

Baldwin City residents and visitors alarmed this weekend by the sight of smoke rising from the Santa Fe Depot don’t need to call the fire department. The smoke will be billowing from the stack of a restored steam locomotive, and Midland Railway officials hope it will be a signal to train buffs to attend their annual Railfest, which runs Friday through Monday at Santa Fe Depot Park, 1515 High St.

Fib's Collection of Record Proportions

Floyd "Fib" Sutton collected and repaired hundreds of antique Gramophones and phonographs in the decades before he died earlier this year. As wife, Martha, demonstrates, the record players still work just fine.

District Attorney Charles Branson files for third term

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.

Burning of the Baker Wetlands

Dr. Roger Boyd of Baker University, along with volunteers, participated in a controlled burn of the Baker Wetlands, Thursday April 5, 2012. The burn took place south of Lawrence, and is conducted annually to clear old grass, eliminate weeds and promote new growth.

Tornado Damage

Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.

The Resurgence of Meth

Officials in southeast Kansas talk about the recent spike in methamphetamine use. They believe it can be attributed to the "one-pot" or "shake and bake" method.

Where they make assistance dogs

Since 1990, KSDS in Washington, Kan., has raised and trained more than 400 assistance dogs, which have been sent out to people in 32 states. The dogs are provided to those with disabilities free of charge. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.