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Documents shed light on ties between KU teacher and Koch Foundation

Newly released documents paint only a partial picture of how — and by whom — Kansas University’s Center for Applied Economics is funded. By Sara Shepherd

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Jenkins: Leave prisoners in Guantanamo

Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said that prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should stay there indefinitely, and she strongly opposes any plans to transfer them to military prisons in Kansas or South Carolina. Jenkins was in Lawrence Thursday to meet with area small business owners. By Peter Hancock

Wichita attorney Lee Kinch is the likely next Democratic Party chairman

Lee Kinch, a former vice chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party, is emerging as the consensus choice to become the next chairman, following last week's resignation of Larry Meeker. Kinch is also a former national committeeman for the party and a former chairman of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party. By Peter Hancock

Kansas Democrats try to regroup after chairman resigns

The Kansas Democratic Party's mid-year convention was thrown into turmoil Friday when its chairman, Larry Meeker, abruptly resigned. But the state committee will be unable to name a new chairperson until October because party officials neglected to send out a formal notice that its state committee would be meeting at the DemoFest convention. By Peter Hancock

Kansas GOP sets caucus date, gears up for 2016

At its midyear convention in Manhattan, the Republican State Committee adopted rules for presidential caucuses on March 6. But there was also plenty of talk about state legislative races, and rumors about who will or won’t run for governor in 2018. By Peter Hancock

Student’s motion in Hall v. KU case trumpets ‘academic transparency’

The Kansas University student trying to obtain a business teacher’s emails has submitted a formal motion in the lawsuit over her records request, urging the court to let her have the documents. "The academic question is whether Plaintiff is speaking for himself or promoting an agenda, and possibly profiting, by or for, some outside source,” her motion says. By Sara Shepherd

KU to exhibit Bob Dole's WWII-era letters

The Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence is exhibiting World War II letters between Bob Dole and his family for an online audience.

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

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.