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Facebook ad promoting 2016 Lawrence protest among those paid for by Russian trolls

A 2016 Lawrence counter-protest ad was among a sampling of the 3,000 purchased by Russian operatives during the 2016 elections. Their motive, experts say, was stirring up division in an already ugly and emotion-fueled election cycle.

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'A proud Jayhawk:' Colombian president discusses college days, Nobel Peace Prize win during KU visit

The last time Juan Manuel Santos visited Lawrence, in 2012, the Colombian president and University of Kansas alumnus said he hoped to discuss a peace settlement in his country by his next stopover at KU.

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Colombian president, KU alumnus Juan Manuel Santos to visit KU next week

Colombian President and University of Kansas alumnus Juan Manuel Santos will visit his alma mater next week, KU announced.

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Prominent gun rights activist discusses campus carry, conservative feminism at KU event

More than 50 people filled the room on the fifth floor of the Kansas Union that evening to hear Antonia Okafor discuss conservative feminism, campus carry and her role in advocating for women to take up arms (literally, in this case) against sexual assault.

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KU study finds Americans, regardless of political beliefs, are really bad at estimating gay population

Americans might still have divided opinions when it comes to LGBTQ rights, but when it comes down to accurately guessing how many U.S. citizens are gay or lesbian, most of us are in the same boat. Essentially, we don’t have a clue. A new study from political science researchers at the University of Kansas explores the phenomenon of overestimating minority populations, and why those who provide higher estimates are less likely to support equal rights for gay and lesbian citizens.

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KU Law to offer free legal assistance for DACA renewal before October deadline

The University of Kansas School of Law is providing free legal services this month to those impacted by President Trump’s recent decision to rescind DACA.

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Kobach's office files 2 new election fraud cases in Kansas

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office has filed two new criminal election fraud cases, including one alleging that a non-U.S. citizen illegally attempted to vote last year.

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Convention elects Lawrence-Douglas County sustainability coordinator to Kansas House

After her election to a special convention Saturday, the newest member of the Kansas House said she would bring a message of sustainability to Topeka

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KU study explores widening political divide related to gun ownership

The political divide between Americans who own guns and Americans who don’t has widened over the last 40 years, according to a recent study out of the University of Kansas that also found gun owners are more likely to support Republican candidates than their nongun-owning counterparts.

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Kansas Young Democrats to host statewide convention Saturday at KU

The official youth caucus of the Kansas Democratic Party will host its statewide convention Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kansas Union on the University of Kansas campus, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Saturday’s Kansas Young Democrats convention will host trainings, presentations and guest speakers, including 2018 gubernatorial and congressional candidates. The event is aimed at young “progressives” aged 13 to 35, according to a news release from the Kansas Young 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.

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