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In the year and a half since Donald Trump’s unexpected election to the presidency, a prevailing theory has emerged: It was “economic anxiety” that led disillusioned, working-class white voters to cast their ballots for the New York real-estate mogul. A recent study out of the University of Kansas suggests otherwise.
More than 1,000 people marched through downtown Lawrence Saturday morning, while others converged on the steps of the Kansas Capitol in Topeka, to protest gun violence as part of the global March for Our Lives movement.
More than 800 March for Our Lives rallies are taking place across the globe Saturday, including a planned sit-in on the steps of the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. Here’s everything you need to know about the national movement, local “sister” protests and how to follow the action online.
The Kansas House and Senate plan to pass a resolution Monday honoring groundbreaking women in state politics, many of whom are still currently serving. But women are getting more politically involved in the upcoming 2018 elections, both nationally and in Kansas, and many think women stand to gain more power and more leadership positions.
State Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Rep. Eileen Horn, D-Lawrence, will hold two town hall meetings Sunday, March 11, about issues before the Kansas Legislature.
Pete Souza, the former White House photographer who documented the presidencies of Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan, will share stories from his life and career this spring at the Lied Center on the University of Kansas campus.
Brother worries Lawrence scientist could be deported within days; Kansas congressman 'disturbed' by prioritization of noncriminal case
Syed Ahmed Jamal, the longtime Lawrence resident and father of three whose deportation case has made national headlines over the last week, could be deported as soon as Friday.
President Donald Trump’s latest round of judicial nominees includes a Lawrence High School alumnus. If confirmed, John B. Nalbandian, son of former Lawrence Mayor John Nalbandian, will serve as a circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Stephen R. McAllister, a distinguished professor of law at the University of Kansas, was sworn in Thursday as U.S. attorney for the District of Kansas.
State Sen. Marci Francisco officially enters 2018 secretary of state race, wants to restore 'integrity' to office
State Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, has officially entered the race for Kansas secretary of state — with the goal of restoring "integrity" to the office that has become so controversial under Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
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.