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Congresswoman talks with KU students about college savings plan legislation

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins told Kansas University students on Wednesday that the deeply indebted federal government will never be able to simply pay for their college. A better plan, she said, is encouraging families to start saving early. “That’s life lesson No. 1, just save, save, save,” Jenkins said. Jenkins, a Republican, met with a small group of KU Student Senate representatives and other students to talk about H.R. 529, her proposal to expand and “modernize” tax-free 529 college savings plans.By Sara Shepherd

Radical political literature collection, cited as one of nation's best, marks 50 years at KU

I’d rather be killing communists in Central America Bring America back to God! Fluoridation ... Is it morally right? People of America have some extreme political beliefs. One of the country’s best collections of material reflecting those beliefs is celebrating its 50th anniversary at Kansas University. The Wilcox Collection of Contemporary Political Movements at the Spencer Research Library has more than 100,000 items, from bumper stickers and posters emblazoned with the messages above, to books about extremist movements. By Sara Shepherd

Kansas Democrats look for new direction after 2014 losses

The Kansas Democratic Party elected an entirely new leadership team Saturday. But soul-searching continued about what went wrong in 2014, and how the party should redefine its message heading into the 2016 elections. By Peter Hancock

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate change. Instead, Obama sought to reassert his authority to make the decision himself, rebuffing GOP lawmakers who will control both the House and Senate for the remainder of the president's term.

Immigration efforts designed to protect Kansans, Kobach says; attorney says hundreds in Lawrence would be hurt

An anti-immigrant bill pending in the Kansas legislature renouncing President Barack Obama’s recent executive orders easing deportation policies against select groups of undocumented immigrants would affect hundreds of local families, Lawrence immigration attorney Blanca Marin de Stevanov said Friday. Kansas’s Senate Bill 166, referred to as the "Rule of Law Restoration Act," introduced earlier this month by Secretary of State Kris Kobach, argues the executive orders were illegal because they violated the separation of powers described in Articles I and II of the U.S. Constitution. By Caitlin Doornbos

State of the Kansas Judiciary address to be webcast live

Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss is giving the State of the Judiciary address next Wednesday from the courtroom of the Supreme Court.

Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

Kansas would nearly triple its cigarette tax, raise taxes on alcohol and slow down promised income tax cuts to balance its budget under proposals Republican Gov. Sam Brownback outlined Friday.

Kansas legislators, supporters celebrate Brownback's reelection at 2015 inaugural ball

It was a country-chic mix of tuxedos, ball gowns and cowboy hats at the 2015 Kansas Inaugural Ball as legislators, Party officials and supporters celebrated the reelection of Gov. Sam Brownback beneath twinkling lights at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka Saturday.

House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto the legislation after a Nebraska court removed a major obstacle.

Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat

A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting newly empowered Republicans against President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats.

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 ...

100-year-old Kansas woman lines up for tickets to presidential visit

Olathe resident Fern Coffin, who is 100 years old, joined members of her family Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and waited in line for hours at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to secure tickets to see President Barack Obama speak Thursday at Kansas University.

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.