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Missouri Democrat proposes gun ban for domestic abusers

Although there’s consensus in some other Republican-dominated states to ramp up laws to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a Missouri proposal to do that appears to have little chance in the GOP Legislature.

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Federal official criticized for requiring citizenship proof on Kansas voter registration forms

A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency’s commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

Sen. Moran to host town hall in Eudora

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will be the host of a town hall meeting to discuss issues confronting Kansas and the nation from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St.

KU lobbyist named president of national research coalition board

Kansas University’s federal lobbyist has been named president of the board of directors of The Science Coalition, a nonprofit organization of leading research universities that includes KU.

The politics of courts: Two cases will put judges in the crosshairs

The Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals will both hear arguments next week in high-profile cases that could put the judges and justices themselves in the center of election year politics. One case involves a new abortion law while the other involves a legislative attempt to limit the Supreme Court's own authority to supervise district courts. Half of the judges and justices hearing those cases will be up for retention in the 2016 elections, and outside groups interested in those cases are expected to get involved in those campaigns.

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Bipartisanship talk well-received among Clinton audience members

More than 2,000 people packed the Lied Center for former President Bill Clinton's speech Monday afternoon. Clinton spoke at length about bipartisanship. He emphasized the importance of working together for the greater good, and said a large group will always come up with better solutions than a few elite.

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Q&A with Marlon Marshall, former KU student body VP and now one of Hillary Clinton's top staffers

Kansas University grad Marlon Marshall is the highest-ranking black staffer on any presidential campaign. The Journal-World talked to him this week about his career path, his professional aspirations and his thoughts on diversity discussions at KU and other universities nationwide.

Bob Dole endorses Jeb Bush for president

Bob Dole, who’s never out of the news for long, made some more of it Wednesday by announcing that he’s backing Jeb Bush for president.

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Kobach registers 2 suspended Douglas County voters, asks court to dismiss suit; attorney claims he's trying to evade judicial review

Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office began registering two Douglas County men to vote just days after they sued Kobach to stop him from purging them and thousands of others from the state's controversial suspended voters' list.

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Bill Clinton to visit KU campus next month to accept Dole Leadership Prize

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is the winner of the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize, bestowed annually by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University. Clinton is scheduled to come to campus to accept the award at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Lied Center.

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.