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Are you looking forward to the next election?

Poll results

Response Percent
I like voting, but I’ve had enough campaign ads for awhile.
 
69%
I didn’t care today, and won’t care in the future.
 
16%
I can’t wait! I love the whole process.
 
13%
Total 862
Have you voted in the 2010 general election?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes - I went to the polls today
 
71%
Yes - I voted in advance
 
21%
No
 
6%
Total 105
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Andrew Stussie looks over his left shoulder as he tries to back out of a parking space. His mother, Lori Stussie, watches as he maneuvers his way. The Stussies will be preparing for icy roads this winter, a tricky driving scenario for teens. Road masters: Get teens ready for driving in winter weather
November 1, 2010
Icy winter roads can be nerve-wracking for anyone, even the most experienced of commuters. But imagine you’ve just gotten your license and have never been behind the wheel during the winter months. That’s what Andrew Stussie, a junior at Lawrence High School, is facing as the weather turns colder.
6:00 a.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results
Posted November 2, 2010
7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to our election results blog post for the latest information. ...
10:00 a.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results
Posted November 2, 2010
7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to our election results blog post for the latest information. ...
12:00 p.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results
Posted November 2, 2010
7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to our election results blog post for the latest information. ...
3:00 p.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results
Posted November 2, 2010
7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to our election results blog post for the latest information. ...
6:00 p.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Polls close in Lawrence, Kansas candidates await election results
Posted November 2, 2010
7 p.m. update by Whitney Mathews Polls in Kansas are now closed! Head on over to our election results blog post for the latest information. ...
7:08 p.m.
LJWorld.com election coverage
Lawrence voters buck statewide trends, with little effect on outcomes; turnout not what clerk was expecting
Posted November 2, 2010
11:50 p.m. update by Jonathan Kealing As things in Kansas wind down, there are very few races yet to be called. Here's a wrap-up of ...

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Douglas County voters retain all judges in general election
10:08 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 11:59 p.m.
Voters agreed to keep all three Douglas County judges whose positions were up for retention this election.
Kansas makes gun rights change to its constitution
November 2, 2010
Kansas voters have amended the state constitution to clarify the individual right to own firearms.
Incumbent Sloan defeats Robinson in race for Kansas House District 45
All Kansas legislature results begin to come in from voters
08:45 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 12:38 a.m. in print edition on A6
Republican Kansas House member Tom Sloan has won another term in Topeka and defeated former Lawrence school board member Linda Robinson in the state’s 45th House district.
Lawrence voters approve $18 million library expansion
08:31 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 11:25 p.m. in print edition on A1
Plans for an $18 million Lawrence Public Library expansion have just moved from the fiction to the non-fiction shelf. Lawrence voters gave the library project a 10 percentage-point victory Tuesday, and at least one city commissioner is betting they’ve given the community a boost that will go beyond more space for books.
Yoder defeats Moore for U.S. House, 3rd District
08:07 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 12:05 a.m. in print edition on A6
Kevin Yoder’s victory Tuesday night in the state’s 3rd Congressional District helped Republicans nationally win back control of the House and ensure a GOP sweep of the state’s delegation in Washington.
Kobach beats Biggs to win Kansas secretary of state race
07:39 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:48 p.m.
Early results in the race for Kansas Secretary of State show Kris Kobach ahead of Chris Biggs, Phillip Horatio Lucas and Derek Langseth with 65.4% of the vote.
Jenkins wins 2nd District seat, beats Democrat Hudspeth
07:37 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:39 p.m.
Lynn Jenkins continues to lead the race for District two with more than 60 percent of the currently reported votes.
Schmidt ousts Six in Kansas attorney general race
07:28 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:56 p.m.
With less than 1,000 votes counted, Derek Schmidt has 63.6 percent of the votes in the race for Kansas attorney general.
Estes bests McKinney in Kansas state treasurer’s race
07:25 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:36 p.m.
Ron Estes beat Dennis McKinney to win the race for Kansas state treasurer.
Moran beats Johnston in race for U.S. Senate
07:23 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 08:52 p.m.
Kansas voters sent U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran to the Senate with a huge victory margin Tuesday night, something his fellow Republicans had expected in a race against an articulate but little-known, first-time Democratic candidate.
Huelskamp wins U.S. House, District 1; Replaces Senator-elect Moran
07:22 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 09:23 p.m.
Republican Tim Huelskamp wins Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, to replace Sen.-elect Moran.
Gaughan defeats Naramore for Douglas County Commission seat
07:03 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 09:30 p.m. in print edition on A6
Democratic incumbent Mike Gaughan handily defeated Republican candidate Arch Naramore for the Douglas County Commission 1st District seat.
Waugh wins re-election to Kansas State Board of Education
07:02 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 12:31 a.m.
After trailing early, Janet Waugh, a Democrat, was re-elected to the Kansas State Board of Education.
Republicans close to majority in House; Senate control could be out of reach
06:58 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:45 p.m.
Republicans marched confidently to the brink of House control Tuesday night in midterm elections shadowed by recession, promising a conservative majority certain to challenge President Barack Obama at virtually every turn. The GOP gained Senate seats, as well, but a takeover there appeared out of reach.
Pompeo wins U.S. House, District 4 race
06:46 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 10:35 p.m.
Mike Pompeo won the race for U.S. House, District 4 in Kansas.
City removes some restrictions on pedicab’s downtown Lawrence route
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Lawrence city commissioners agreed to change the rules related to oversized pedicabs on Massachusetts Street.
City officials ready to take on Manhattan, KSU in contest to reduce energy consumption
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
The game is on. City commissioners Tuesday agreed to sign up for a contest that will pit the city of Lawrence and Kansas University against Manhattan and Kansas State University in a competition to see which community can save the most energy.
Kansas revenues start to swing upward
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
After a historic drop in tax collections, spanning three years, the state’s revenue picture is looking a little brighter. But problems still remain.
KU still concerned about Emporia State proposal to train education in Johnson County
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University says it doesn’t oppose a proposal by another university that would establish a program at Johnson County Community College to produce more teachers.
What do I do with … winter squash?
For squash-lovers, there’s more to eat this season than just butternut, acorn and pumpkin
November 2, 2010
What is autumn without squash?
Coalition of Kansas school districts files new lawsuit challenging education funding in state
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Attorneys for a coalition of Kansas school districts have filed a lawsuit against the state over the way public education is funded.
Town Talk: Mystery development meeting planned with eastern Lawrence neighborhoods; financial numbers for Plastikon project
November 2, 2010
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
KU graduates sweep top spots at international aircraft design competition
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
Kansas University graduates earned the top three prizes this year in the oldest international aircraft design competition, after winning first and second in 2009.
KDHE Secretary Rod Bremby to leave health department in preparation for new Kansas governor
Bremby played a key role in evaluating proposed southwest Kansas coal power plant
02:42 p.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 05:16 p.m. in print edition on A1
The Kansas official who was supposed to decide the fate of a new coal-fired power plant is leaving his job before the decision is made.
KU’s Black Law Students Association to collect Thanksgiving foods
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
Kansas University’s Black Law Students Association is collecting Thanksgiving dinner foods from Wednesday through Nov. 19.
Linda Warner out as Haskell president; search to begin for successor
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
The federal government soon will be looking for a new president to lead Haskell Indian Nations University. Linda Warner, who started work as Haskell president in April 2007, has accepted another job with the Bureau of Indian Education and, therefore, no longer is the school’s president, said Larry Echo Hawk, U.S. assistant secretary for Indian affairs.
GOP seeks first clean sweep of Kansas state, congressional races since 1964
November 2, 2010
Kansas Republicans hoped voters in Tuesday’s election would give the GOP its first clean sweep of statewide and congressional races since the Beatles were charting their early hits.
Benefits to help McLouth football player whose leg was amputated
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A5
A benefit for a McLouth High School football player who had his left leg amputated after an on-field injury is scheduled for Nov. 13.
Kansas voter turnout heavier than expected across the state
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
Kansas election officials say early voter turnout is a little heavier than anticipated.
Father, son arrested following altercation with knife early Tuesday morning
10:46 a.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 04:59 p.m.
Two Lawrence residents were arrested early Tuesday morning following a stabbing, but they were released later as prosecutors declined to file charges, according to jail records.
Brownback wins race for Kansas governor
08:44 a.m., November 2, 2010 Updated 11:21 p.m.
Republican Sam Brownback in August offered Kansas voters a road map for putting the state’s economy and government on what he saw as the right track.
Kansas Republicans look to sweep all four U.S. House districts
November 2, 2010
Kansas Republicans are hoping Tuesday to send three freshmen to Congress to join incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins.
Kansas judicial races get rare attention
November 2, 2010
For the past half century, Kansas Supreme Court justices have had little reason to worry about staying on the bench when retention elections rolled around.
Kansas Democrats could lose three state offices
Secretary of state, attorney general and treasurer up for grabs
November 2, 2010
Democrats worried that their incumbent Kansas secretary of state could lose Tuesday’s election to a professor known for writing Arizona’s new immigration law and that angry voters could oust two other statewide officeholders.
Subcommittee discusses what model Lawrence school would look like: No portables
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A3
Lawrence’s “model” elementary school would feature consistently sized classrooms, gymnasiums, kitchens, libraries, offices, commons areas and other support spaces under a plan envisioned for the district’s future.
Haskell student charged with aggravated battery
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors Monday filed aggravated battery charges against a 21-year-old Haskell student who was accused of punching another man Sunday night in downtown Lawrence.
Suspects sought in fight in 1300 block of Kentucky Street
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Two KU students and one KU Medical Center student were allegedly victims of aggravated battery early Sunday morning in the 1300 block of Kentucky Street.
Property reported stolen in 1700 block of Charise Court
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
A 49-year-old Lawrence man reported Thursday the burglary and theft of more than $7,200 of personal property from the 1700 block of Charise Court.
Vikings release Randy Moss
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Just four weeks ago, Randy Moss gushed about returning to Minnesota. He felt fortunate to return to his first team and was looking forward to seeing those purple No. 84 jerseys again. One day after Moss’ rant following a loss at New England, the happy reunion was over.
Peyton Manning puts Colts over Texans on Monday Night Football
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Peyton Manning did some extra work Monday night. He threw a lead block. He ran for a first down. And he kept the Colts’ makeshift offense chugging along as the Colts got past Houston, 30-17.
Atlanta Hawks extend Al Horford’s contract
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
The Atlanta Hawks agreed Monday to a five-year, $60 million contract extension with All-Star center Al Horford.
Giants win 2010 World Series
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
Say Hey. Say World Series champions. The prize that eluded Willie and Barry for so long finally belongs to the San Francisco Giants, thanks to a band of self-described castoffs and misfits and their shaggy-haired ace.
Gary Pinkel wants Big 12 to evaluate hit on Blaine Gabbert
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini says safety Courtney Osborne put a clean hit on Blaine Gabbert. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel wants to make sure.
Blackmon back for OSU
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Top receiver Justin Blackmon is back in the mix after a one-game suspension, with no harm done to No. 19 Oklahoma State in the Big 12 South race.
Bowl bid no guarantee for Texas Longhorns
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Five Big 12 teams enter November bowl-eligible. Defending champion Texas, which played in the national title game last season, is not among them.
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez has ankle sprain
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez has a sprained right ankle, not a bone bruise in his leg as coach Bo Pelini initially said.
Singler, Barnes, Pullen get preseason honor
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Fierce rivals, Duke and North Carolina are all tied up to start the preseason. Duke’s Kyle Singler was the leading vote-getter and only repeat selection for the Associated Press preseason men’s basketball All-America team, while North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes became the first freshman to make the list since voting began before the 1986-87 season.
Veritas football eyes state title
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Veritas Christian School’s football team isn’t content with its perfect, 8-0 regular season; the Eagles have their sights set on a state championship.
Rangers’ best pitcher, bats fizzle
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B4
Everything that carried the Texas Rangers into the World Series fizzled against the San Francisco Giants. The best pitcher. The big bats.
Appeals court hints at tossing part of Arizona immigration law
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
Arizona’s immigration law faced tough scrutiny from a federal appeals panel Monday as the state’s governor appeared in person to support the controversial provision on the day before the election in which she’s seeking her first full term.
Dry run likely preceded mail bomb plot
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
American intelligence officials tracked and intercepted three suspicious packages in mid-September that they now suspect were sent to the U.S. as a dry run for the mail bomb scheme unleashed last week, a U.S. official said Monday.
Space robot’s debut called ‘giant leap for tinmankind’
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A1
Space is about to get its first humanoid from planet Earth.
Chiefs to hit road; Five of next seven away from K.C.
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B5
Unbeaten at home and mediocre away from Arrowhead Stadium, the Kansas City Chiefs’ most pressing need from now until Christmas will be figuring a way to win on the road.
Burglary, theft reported in 1100 block of Indiana Street
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
An 18-year-old KU student reported Sunday the burglary and theft of $1,270 in personal property from the 1100 block of Indiana Street.
Likely political gridlock may threaten economy
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A6
Political gridlock is supposed to be good for business. If bickering lawmakers can’t agree on anything, the thinking goes, they can’t pass laws and regulations that make the economy worse. So will the midterm elections, which are expected to leave Congress at least partially controlled by Republicans and squaring off against a Democratic White House, be a help to the economy?
KU soccer’s Whitney Berry honored by Big 12
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B3
Kansas University sophomore midfielder/forward Whitney Berry was named to the All-Big 12 second team Monday.
Manhattan may charge schools, churches for water
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
The city of Manhattan is considering charging churches and schools for their use of city water after more than 100 years of free service.
Former St. Louis casino riverboat on market
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B8
A century-old riverboat that’s been a shimmering fixture along St. Louis’ Mississippi River banks couldn’t survive as an aging casino in the region’s fast-growing, glitzier gambling market. But the vessel’s sellers are wagering they can find someone willing to give the behemoth a go as something else.
Election 2010: What to watch today across the nation
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
How early will America know if it’s a Republican romp or if Democrats somehow minimized their damage? There should be plenty of clues this evening — and long before bedtime.
Yemen: Al-Qaida insider told Saudis of bomb plot
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Information that helped thwart the plot of U.S.-bound mail bombs wired to explode on cargo planes came from an al-Qaida insider who was secreted out of Yemen after surrendering to Saudi authorities.
25 years ago: Explicit albums to have parental advisory sticker attached
November 2, 2010
The Recording Industry Association of America, the National Parent Teacher Association, and a group of parents called the Parents’ Music Resource Center announced a voluntary program in which record companies would attach an “Explicit Lyrics - Parental Advisory” notice to albums containing explicit references to drugs, sex, or violence. Recording artist Frank Zappa said that it was an unworkable idea and that he would not abide by it, saying that parents, not the government, should take responsibility for addressing the needs of children.
40 years ago: Kerosene-smelling bottle, matches found near Centennial School
November 2, 2010
A custodian at Centennial School reported to police that a bottle, strongly smelling of kerosene, had been broken on the sidewalk near the rear of the building. Some matches had also been found nearby. Also, the principal of South Junior High School had reported several thefts of American flags over the past two weekends, at least two involving a person entering the building “by an unknown method” on Saturday morning.
100 years ago: Gas explosion damages house, injures bridegroom-to-be
November 2, 2010
A gas explosion which tore out the entire rear end of the house and injured Homer Bales occurred last evening at 7:30. Bales, who was to have been married tomorrow, went to 1133 Delaware last night after working hours to connect the stove in his first home
Why Mideast peace process will fail
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
On the Mamilla Mall, on a balmy fall evening, a group of Israelis and tourists swayed to the piped-in beat of a passe doble, dancing on an open air walkway lined with chic shops selling jewelry and clothing.
The trick to reusing treats: Leftover candy? Use it for building instead of eating
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C1
Sharon Bowers has an ingenious trick for distracting children from their post-Halloween sugary stashes: Use the candy as construction materials in crafts.
Human billboards are signs of the times
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C2
Imagine this help-wanted ad: “Employee needed to work outside. Smiling and waving required. Dancing encouraged. Bring your headset.”
Notre Dame coach, players among mourners for student killed in tower accident
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B2
Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly and several of the team’s players were among several hundred mourners Monday at the funeral of a student killed last week when a tower from which he was videotaping a practice toppled.
Alcohol impact
A British assessment of the societal impact of alcohol reaches some sobering conclusions.
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
The conclusions of a group of British experts concerning the harmful effects of various legal and illegal drugs is a strong reminder of the potential damage attributed to one of the world’s most accepted drugs: alcohol.
Prairie Wind Transmission plans meetings on transmission lines
November 2, 2010
Prairie Wind Transmission is planning a series of meetings with landowners over the routing of a high-capacity transmission line from Wichita to Medicine Lodge to the Oklahoma border.
Bodies of Kansas woman, child found in Oklahoma Panhandle
November 2, 2010
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the bodies of a woman and female child have been found in separate places in the Panhandle town of Texhoma.
Suspect in Oklahoma woman’s abduction caught in Topeka
November 2, 2010
Police say Kansas authorities have caught a man suspected of a string of crimes, including the kidnapping of an Oklahoma City woman last month.
Election field notably shallow
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A7
Over the years, I have had the opportunity to meet brave individuals fighting for democracy in many lands.
Shelter dogs to star during play at New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A4
Cindy Williams can tell you something about every animal she’s ever known.
Hutchinson group addresses misbehaving children
November 2, 2010
She’s rarely had a child removed from her program because of bad behavior, but Hadley Day Care Center director Becky Eikleberry says she has witnessed a growth in aggressive and inappropriate behavior in younger children.
Lawsuit challenges Nebraska tax on irrigated land in Republican River basin
November 2, 2010
The Nebraska Supreme Court will decide whether a special tax levied on irrigated land in the Republican River basin between 2007 and last summer was legal, a ruling that could undercut the state’s efforts to comply with the Republican River water agreement.
Baldwin High football a team of power
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
The score already had taken root deep in the brains of the Baldwin High football players before they made it off the field at the end of a first-round, Class 4A playoff game last November: Bishop Miege 62, Baldwin 0.
KU evaluating after Notre Dame tragedy
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
While the mourning continues at Notre Dame, officials at schools around the country are taking steps to make sure that an accident like the one that killed Fighting Irish videographer Declan Sullivan last week will not happen again.
Ready for action: After red-shirt season, KU’s Travis Releford eager to play again
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B1
It’s seemed like an eternity since Travis Releford last played in a Kansas University men’s basketball game.
Republicans confident on eve of election
November 2, 2010 in print edition on A2
A takeover of the House in sight, Republicans brimmed with confidence while Democrats braced for losses on the eve of recession-era elections for control of Congress and dozens of statehouses.
‘Trapped in an Elevator’ on Nova
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
As I’ve written before, the documentaries take a single simple subject and stick to it — finding grander themes by focusing on the particular.
Horoscope for Nov. 2
November 2, 2010 in print edition on B7
This year, you renew a key area of your life. Often you take on too much responsibility, then you feel as if you must push others. Ask yourself why you behave in this manner. If you are single, you meet people with ease. You could find that you enjoy being in a new crowd. If you are attached, the two of you gain through expanding your social network. Virgo comes through for you.
California doctors make marijuana available to anyone who wants it
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
Fourteen years since Californians passed the first-in-the-nation medical marijuana law, pot is not just for the sick.
Workers in world’s biggest census aim to count everyone in China in 10 days
November 2, 2010 in print edition on C3
China kicked off a once-a-decade census Monday.