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Would you be willing to pay higher postal rates in order to continue receiving mail six days a week?

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Total 791

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas guard Sherron Collins pulls up for a jumper over Nebraska guard Steve Harley during the first half Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009 at the Devaney Center in Lincoln. FINAL: Collins’ late steal helps KU escape with 68-62 victory
5:37 p.m., January 28, 2009 Updated 10:11 p.m.
Collins had a steal and four free throws in the final 29 seconds to help preserve KU’s victory.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence's main Post Office at 645 Vermont. Post Office asks Congress to stop requiring six-day delivery
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Massive deficits could force the post office to cut out one day of mail delivery per week, the postmaster general told Congress on Wednesday.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence's main Post Office at 645 Vermont. Mail just 5 days a week?
January 29, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow keeps the mailman away. But how about Tuesdays? Massive deficits could force the post office to cut one day of mail delivery a week, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Postmaster General John E. Potter asked Congress to lift the requirement that the agency deliver mail six days a week.
10:00 a.m.
Senate minority leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, upper left, addresses the Kansas Senate on Wednesday, in opposition to a proposed $300 million budget cut plan crafted by Senate Republican leaders. Seated on the floor near Hensley are six of the other nine Senate Democrats. Front row, at right, is Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City. Middle row, from left: David Haley, Kansas City; Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita; and Marci Francisco, Lawrence. Back row, from left: Hensley; Laura Kelly, Topeka; and Tom Holland, Baldwin City. Senate advances compromise budget cut
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The Kansas Senate on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a compromise budget measure that makes smaller cuts in education and social services than what Republican leaders had wanted. The 25-15 vote would reduce public school funding by approximately three-quarters of one percent, human services by 1.5 percent and higher education and the rest of state government by about 4.5 percent.
6:00 p.m.
David Tucker walks along the along the Kansas River, trying to ID people who might be living out in the cold. A study released Wednesday said the homeless population of Kansas was shrinking. Homeless population difficult to count
January 28, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence resident Peter Steimle spent his Wednesday morning performing a highly unusual task. As part of the nationwide Point-in-time Homeless Count, Steimly’s job was to walk through downtown Lawrence trying to find and interview homeless people.

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What’s your reaction to the removal of Ill. Gov. Blagojevich
Ill. Legislature also bans him from ever hold public office in state again
04:55 p.m., January 29, 2009 Updated 05:30 p.m.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been convicted at his impeachment trial and thrown out of office.
Player’s death tragic, not criminal
January 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
No matter what the verdict is, this will be extremely difficult.