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Conservatives appear to be taking control of state Senate
August 7, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback, the billionaire Koch brothers, Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Kansans for Life combined to help defeat moderate Republican candidates on Tuesday.
Installation of cable median barrier to begin next week on K-10
August 7, 2012
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday on two sections of a new cable median barrier on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced Tuesday.
Schlingensiepen over Eye in Democratic battle in Congressional District 2; will now face Jenkins
August 7, 2012
Pastor turned politician, Tobias Schlingensiepen, won the Democratic Party primary in the 2nd Congressional District over Lawrence attorney Robert Eye and Scott Barnhart, a farmer from Ottawa.
Returns favor GOP right in Kansas Senate primaries
August 7, 2012
Conservative Republican challengers unseated two GOP moderates in the Kansas Senate and led six others, improving their chances of reshaping the Legislature and ending a check on the political right’s agenda.
Corbet wins GOP nomination in House District 54; will face Democrat Mah
August 7, 2012
Ken Corbet, the owner of a sportsman’s retreat, won the Republican Party primary in the 54th House District on Tuesday.
Rep. Anthony Brown wins GOP primary for senate’s 3rd District; will face incumbent Holland in November
August 7, 2012
It was at the 11th hour that Rep. Anthony Brown, of Eudora, and J.C. Tellefson, of Leavenworth, were campaigning in the Republican primary race for the Kansas Senate 3rd District seat.
Moore defeats Windheuser for Republican nod in Senate District 19
August 7, 2012
Casey Moore, a political newcomer, will take on the longest-serving member of the Kansas Legislature — state Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka — in the November general election.
O’Brien wins GOP primary in House District 42
August 7, 2012
State Rep. Connie O’Brien of Tonganoxie on Tuesday won the Republican Party primary over Sandra Bohne of Leavenworth in the 42nd House District.
Voter turnout normal despite new voter ID law
August 7, 2012
According to Douglas County officials, the new voter ID law passed its first big test: primary elections. At the time polls closed, Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew estimated voter turnout was between 13 and 15 percent, which is about on par with the 2010 primary election.
Winning recipes: Fair names this year’s top baked goods
August 7, 2012
Youth and adult cooks alike competed in a number of categories for purple ribbons at this year’s Douglas County Fair. The Journal-World is sharing recipes for the top baked goods.
Restaurants latch on to gluten-free craze
August 7, 2012
Whether diners’ reasons stem from medical necessity or fad diets, gluten-free eating has exploded in recent years. In response, Lawrence restaurants increasingly are taking steps to make dining out gluten-free hassle-free.
Loughner pleads guilty to Arizona shooting
August 7, 2012
Jared Lee Loughner pleaded guilty Tuesday to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering, killing six people and wounding 13 others, including his intended target, then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
5 Things to Know for Tuesday’s Kansas primary
August 7, 2012
A look at various issues and facts affecting your primary election day in Kansas:
Leavenworth man charged with possessing synthetic marijuana
August 7, 2012
The manager of a Platte City shop has been charged with possession of the synthetic drug K-2.
Federal prosecutors charge Eudora woman with illegally receiving some disability benefits
August 7, 2012
Federal prosecutors have filed a felony charge of making a false statement against a Eudora woman, alleging she told the Social Security Administration in 2007 that her husband did not live with her even though he did.
Two home invasions reported early Tuesday; police look at links to previous burglaries
August 7, 2012
Lawrence police said two aggravated burglaries in which suspects forced their way into two Lawrence homes were reported early Tuesday morning.
Local man pleads no contest to sexual exploitation charge
August 7, 2012
A 52-year-old Lawrence man Tuesday morning pleaded no contest to one count of sexual exploitation of a child.
Statehouse Live: Brownback, Laffer to be at forum to discuss how tax cuts will help businesses
August 7, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback and his tax-cutting consultant, nationally known economist Arthur Laffer, will be on hand next week for a forum on how Brownback’s controversial tax cuts will benefit businesses, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced Tuesday.
Heard on the Hill: Republican primaries mean national attention for Kansas political scientists; KU prof weighs in on state of food industry; KU engineering students headed to Switzerland, Germany
August 7, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
Plastic bag ban?
August 7, 2012
To the editor: Plastic bags litter the landscape and end up in landfills where they take up to 1,000 years to degrade. They are also a threat to birds who ingest them and die by the thousands. Of course, it takes millions of barrels of oil annually to produce them.
White Sox hold off Royals, 4-2
August 7, 2012
Chris Sale had time to catch his breath. Now, maybe, he’s locked in.
Poehler story
August 7, 2012
To the editor: The Journal-World provided good coverage of the progress on the renovation of the Theodore Poehler Wholesale Grocery Building in recent months with articles and photographs.
100 years ago: Eat your greens! SW Kansans using thistles for food
August 7, 2012
“Many of the people in Hamilton county have learned to use the Russian thistle on their tables.”
40 years ago: Road work resumes on K-10, 31st Street
August 7, 2012
On 31st Street, workers were laying a 10-inch rock base in preparation for an asphalt surface treatment.
25 years ago: Passing driver injured by flying dart
August 7, 2012
The dart had come within inches of piercing him in the temple or the eye.
Jeff Withey finds goaltending rule ‘weird’
August 7, 2012
Kansas University senior center Jeff Withey wasn’t a fan of the international basketball rules regarding goaltending when he played in Europe last summer during an exhibition tour with Athletes in Action.
Chiefs working on new offense
August 7, 2012
Slapping labels on Kansas City’s new offense seems to raise the ire of the head coach.
Scenery change suits DE
Ex-Husker Josh Williams hopes to make most of final season
August 7, 2012
When Josh Williams reached the end of his rope with the Nebraska football program, he had no idea what was next.
Wish you were here: Travel woes make Jayhawks miss Swiss festivities
August 7, 2012
About 100 Kansas University men’s basketball fans gathered at the second floor ballroom of the Marriott Zurich on Monday night, enjoying a four-course meal while overlooking a Switzerland sunset through ceiling-high panoramic windows.
Horoscope for Aug. 7
August 7, 2012
For Tuesday, Aug. 7: This year you are full of energy and easily could become frustrated. Be verbal, and ask for more feedback. If you are single, you find yourself drawn to a suitor who might be emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, the two of you would enjoy scheduling a long-desired trip.
NFL may take some ‘Knocks’
August 7, 2012
It’s hard to launch a new series in the face of Olympics ratings domination, but try launching a whole new football season. A preseason NFL tradition since 2001, “Hard Knocks” (9 p.m., HBO) returns to cover the training camp of the Miami Dolphins.
Important vote
Primary elections traditionally draw a low turnout, but this year should be an exception to that rule in Kansas.
August 7, 2012
Don’t let the new voter identification law or any other excuse keep you away from the polls today.
Saudis appear to be preparing for war
August 7, 2012 in print edition on B8
By appointing Prince Bandar bin Sultan as its new intelligence chief, Saudi Arabia has installed what looks like a war Cabinet at a time of rising tensions with Iran and growing internal dissent from its Shiite minority.