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U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins sponsored the bill that would delay by one year the mandate that individuals carry health insurance or pay a tax penalty. Jenkins called it a matter of fairness since the Obama administration has delayed mandates that large- and medium-sized employers provide health coverage to their workers. It was the 50th time the U.S. House has voted to delay, defund or repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act. By Peter Hancock
Sen. Pat Roberts has served in Congress since 1981 and is now running for a third term in the Senate. But some believe he has changed recently in the face of a Tea Party challenger who says Roberts' years of experience in Washington are a strike against him. By Peter Hancock
Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith says that after half a century, President Lyndon Johnson's “Great Society” programs still have a profound impact on the way Americans live. But his handling of the war in Vietnam, and the divisiveness of the 1960s generally, also continue to resonate in U.S. politics and elections. Smith was in Lawrence this week to deliver a series of lectures at the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. By Peter Hancock
Water tables continued to fall in much of western Kansas last year, but at a more modest rate than in the previous three years. Geologists say above-average rainfall in some areas allowed farmers to irrigate less. By Peter Hancock
After 13 years, more than $300 million of renovations to the Kansas statehouse are finally finished. For some this simply means the unsightly crane and scaffolding have been removed. However, it also means that tours to the top of the dome have resumed. In the two weeks since tours began Feb. 6 more than 1,200 visitors have made the trek to the top. By Ashleigh Tidwell
Washburn University law professor Reggie Robinson says there is a real possibility that some voters in Kansas will only be allowed to vote in federal elections this year. That could be the result of federal litigation involving the state's requirement that new voters show proof of citizenship in order to register. By Peter Hancock
For Kansans younger than 18, the trip to the tanning bed to get that desired golden glow may become a thing of the past. State House members are set to vote, perhaps this week, on a bill that would ban minors from tanning beds and fine salons $250 for breaking the law. At issue is the risk of life-threatening melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer associated with exposure to sunshine or tanning beds. Evidence is mounting that those exposed to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning have a much higher risk of developing melanoma, said Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender.By Nadia Imafidon
Black Hills Energy is warning customers of a phone scam targeting customers and demanding payment.
Registration for the 40th annual Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour is now open, event organizers announced.
Steve Doocy, one of the anchors of "Fox & Friends" news program on Fox News, has been chosen as the Distinguished Kansan of the Year by the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas and will be honored at a banquet Friday.
• 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 ...
• 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, ...
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 ...
• 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
After 13 years and $300 million in renovations the capital building has resumed tours to the dome. Take a walk inside the renovated building.
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.
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.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.
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.
Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.
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.
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.
Every day, Lawrence woman Nancy Giossi brings McLaren, a 2-year-old golden retriever, to work at the KU Department of Continuing Education. McLaren is the fourth dog Giossi — known as a "puppy raiser" — has raised for KSDS in Washington, Kan., where the dog will be trained to be an assistance dog. Check the LJWorld this weekend for a full feature on KSDS.
Several guide dogs in training at KSDS, in Washington, Kan., get a little break from their intensive training as LJWorld photographer Kevin Anderson tries to stay out of their way. We'll have a feature on the dogs this weekend.