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Kansas agency OKs increases to health insurance premiums

Kansas residents who purchase health insurance on their own could see their premiums increase up to 25.4 percent next year under new rates approved by the state's Insurance Department this week.

KU Medical Center to break ground on new $75M building

The Kansas University Medical Center is beginning work on a $75 million building.

Kansas regulator endorses Westar's $78M hike

The Kansas Corporation Commission has agreed to endorse Westar Energy's $78 million increase in annual electric rates.

Officials don't want Guantanamo Bay detainees in Kansas

Several elected officials from Kansas oppose moving detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Fort Leavenworth, citing the potential economic impact and security.

Report: Kansas missing out on manufacturing job growth

Kansas is missing out on manufacturing employment growth the nation as a whole is experiencing, a new report finds.

Kansas regulators urged to allow increased electricity rates

An agreement that would allow Kansas' largest electric company to increase its rates about 4 percent is reasonable for customers while covering the cost of power plant upgrades, attorneys for the utility and other parties told state regulators Monday.

Lawrence police chief at Civil Rights Symposium: 'Kansas headed in the right direction'

Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib said “Kansas is headed in the right direction” when it comes to fair and impartial policing Friday as he spoke on a panel in Topeka at the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium.

19-year-old Lawrence man killed in K-10 accident

A 19-year-old Lawrence man who was known as a talented swimmer at Free State High School was killed in a car accident Tuesday afternoon on Kansas Highway 10.

Kansas regulators to have hearings on Westar rate agreement

Kansas utility regulators plan hearings later this month on a proposed agreement to allow the state's largest electric company to raise its annual rates by $78 million.

Judge voids Kansas same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional

A federal judge has voided the Kansas ban on same-sex marriages as unconstitutional in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.

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.