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Rep. Lynn Jenkins to host town hall meeting in Lawrence

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16, at O'Malley Beverage in Lawrence.

Kansas tax agency hires House committee chairman

The retiring Taxation Committee chairman in the Kansas House has taken a job with the state Department of Revenue.

Jenkins blasts Obama as House passes compromise tax bill

The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday providing one-year extensions of several business and individual tax credits and deductions after the White House threatened to veto a more extensive tax bill. But the battle over tax cuts is likely to resume in January when Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate.

Students receive part of $1,800 records request seeking Kochs' influence on hiring at KU

A student group investigating the Koch brothers’ influence on Kansas University has received some of the $1,800 worth of documents it requested from the university. Schuyler Kraus, KU senior and president of Students for a Sustainable Future, said that she believes the documents returned so far reinforce her group’s concern that the Kochs are buying their way into the university and spreading their political ideology under the guise of academia. School of Business representatives — including one of the faculty members students are looking into — dispute that theory. By Sara Shepherd

Rockefeller biographer to speak Sunday at Dole Institute

Former Dole Institute of Politics director, historian and author Richard Norton Smith will discuss his new biography, "On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller" Sunday in Lawrence.

Court: Voters can register without proof of citizenship

Kansas and Arizona residents can register to vote using a federal form without having to provide proof of citizenship, a federal appeals court ruled Friday.

Former Lawrence mayor wins Kansas House district vacated by Davis

Former Lawrence Mayor Dennis “Boog” Highberger, a Democrat, has snagged Paul Davis’s vacant seat in the Kansas Statehouse to represent District 46.

Incumbent Democrat Wilson wins Kansas House District 10

Democratic incumbent Rep. John Wilson held on to his seat in the Kansas House representing the state’s 10th District with a win in Tuesday’s general election. Wilson defeated Republican Nick VanWyhe, a Kansas University senior studying political science, according to election results from the Douglas County Clerk’s office.

Student group still awaiting Koch-related records from KU, turns focus to electioneering

Students for a Sustainable Future is still waiting for Kansas University to fulfill its $1,800 records request seeking documents about the financial relationship between the school and the Koch brothers. By Sara Shepherd

Top Republicans make gay marriage issue in Kansas

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and Gov. Sam Brownback are raising gay marriage as an issue to help paint their challengers as too liberal for GOP-leaning Kansas in the final weeks of tough re-election races.

Lights, Camera, Films for Action: FFA kicks off 2009 with screening of "I.O.U.S.A."

Lawrence resident Tim Hjersted fired up Films for Action four years ago as a forum to present activist-minded films to local audiences. FFA will also reach the KU campus in 2009 thanks to Will Stewart-Starks, who is planning screenings at ...

Occupy Lawrence protesters come to Massachusetts Street

Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.

Jerry Moran discusses the debt ceiling at Lawrence Public Library

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran gives his thoughts on the debt ceiling during a town hall-style meeting at the Lawrence Public Library on Monday.

Gov. Brownback delivers first state address

Governor Sam Brownback delivered his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. Brownback outlined plans to move the state forward. 6News reporter Will DuPree explains why growing the economy is a top priority.

Governor-elect Sam Brownback talks about his priorities after being sworn in

Governor-Elect Sam Brownback speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.

Reports say Moore's wife will seek nomination

Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.

Misconduct complaint to get full hearing

A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.

Highway advocates push $10 billion transportation plan

Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.

Thornburgh joins Brownback campaign

Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.

Jenkins speaks to both sides of issue at KU

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins addressed both sides of the health care issue at the Dole Institute of Politics of the KU campus Tuesday. Jenkins heads back to Washington next week.

Dennis Moore discusses economy

Congressman Dennis Moore discussed the economic slowdown with a guardedly optimistic tone.