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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
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
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Event organizer Lori Learned Robinson talks about the Occupy Lawrence protest, an offshoot of the national Occupy Wall Street movement.
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.
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 speaks about economic development, education and medicaid in an interview with the Journal-World, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010.
Dennis Moore's wife may aim for the Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional district in the next election.
A misconduct complaint against the house speaker is going to receive a full hearing. The complaint comes from conflict-of-interest concerns.
Money could be allocated to help construct the South Lawrence Trafficway if a bill makes its way through Washington.
Two Kansas political leaders have gone from rivals to teammates.
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.