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At least three chartered buses are leaving from Lawrence for the capital; other residents to join affiliated marches in Topeka, KC
On Saturday, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, tens of thousands are expected to participate in the Women’s March on Washington. Hundreds of Lawrence and area residents are on their way.
‘Help. Please Help!’ KU’s Dole Institute creating exhibition about Vietnam War POW/MIA wives turned activists
In the early years of the Vietnam War, wives of men missing in action or taken as prisoners were terrified to speak out about their husbands’ plights, according to historian Heath Hardage Lee. “The military ordered the POW/MIA wives and their families to adhere to a ‘Keep Quiet’ policy,” Lee said. “At the start of the Vietnam conflict, the wives were informed that if they talked about their husbands' capture, it might negatively affect the men’s treatment in prison and hurt their chances of returning home.” A grassroots organization that helped turn that around is the focus of an upcoming exhibition being created by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.
Barack Obama’s 12 most memorable speeches; KU expert discusses outgoing president's rhetorical legacy
University of Kansas professor of communication studies Robert “Robin” Rowland has had his eye — or rather his ear — on President Barack Obama since 2004. “We get somebody with Obama’s set of rhetorical skills about once a generation,” Rowland said. “President Obama is a skillful deliverer of a speech, but what makes him stand out is what he has to say.”
KU Medical Center leader responds to possibility
Gov. Sam Brownback has outlined two long-term initiatives designed to bring more doctors to rural Kansas.
Journalists, academics and political leaders will come together for two upcoming events at the University of Kansas to talk about results of this year’s elections and their implications.
Partisan ‘bubbles’ and polarization: A pre-election conversation with a KU expert in political psychology
University of Kansas assistant professor Patrick Miller's field of study sheds light on how voter behavior has led to our current political climate, as well as where it might be heading next. Basically, he’s concluded so far that we’re uncivil, we’re polarized, and we’re getting worse.
New campaign finance reports show that some of the challengers trying to unseat incumbent legislators in local races have raised considerable amounts of money. But the incumbents still hold a fundraising edge.
The latest "Kansas Speaks" poll by Fort Hays State University says Republican Donald Trump is leading in Kansas, but with less than half the vote and only 8 percent above Democrat Hillary Clinton. And nearly half of those surveyed said they will vote to oust at least one Kansas Supreme Court justice.
Sen. Roberts tell Lawrence audience he's still endorsing Trump; says control of the Senate is a "coin toss"
Speaking to the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, the Republican Senator said he finds Donald Trump's behavior and comments "abhorrent" but believes he would make better nominations to the Supreme Court than Democrat Hillary Clinton. But he predicted neither party will have large enough majorities in Congress to break the current stalemate on both issues, and described the odds of Republicans keeping control of either chamber as "a coin toss."
The Douglas County League of Women Voters will help residents with voter registration for this year’s general election from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 824 New Hampshire St., and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.
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.