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As part of the state’s commemoration of the Kansas sesquicentennial, Gov. Sam Brownback Tuesday announced the top 12 Notable Kansas Events. Which would you pick as No. 1?

Poll results

Response Percent
Brown v. Board of Education
 
40%
Kansas-Nebraska Act
 
11%
Dust Bowl
 
7%
Indian Removal
 
7%
Cattle Drives
 
6%
Women’s Rights
 
5%
Railroad Development
 
4%
Wheat Industry
 
4%
Aviation Industry
 
3%
Overland Trails
 
2%
Other (please specify in the comments)
 
2%
Rural Electrification
 
2%
Reform Movements
 
1%
Total 597
Videos

Lead stories

12:02 a.m.
For a fully-equipped home studio, this three-light set-up would handle many subjects with a variety of lighting possibilities. But even a one kit, with floodlight, umbrella and stand, would go along ways in establishing an inexpensive home studio. Behind the Lens: Effective lighting kits don’t have to be expensive
January 22, 2012
In last week’s column I mentioned using household table lights as a possible source of illumination to re-photograph prints or other hard-copy documents. It is a make-do solution only and not one I recommend if you plan on doing a lot of tabletop photography or have a growing interest in photographing other subjects requiring artificial lighting.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self puts his head in his hand after a foul by the Jayhawks during the second half on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse. Anti-Jayhawks dig big hole in first half
January 24, 2012
It was as if some of the players on the fifth-ranked Kansas University basketball squad had been instructed by an acting professor to pretend, for a half, to be a team as diametrically opposed to itself as possible, just to see how that might work.
2:00 p.m.
Inmate William King works on a bicycle Jan. 18 at Lansing Correctional Facility. The prison’s bicycle repair shop serves the dual function of employing inmates and providing bicycles to those who need them. Since 1999, the shop has donated more than 4,700 bicycles around the area. Program gives jobs to Lansing inmates and thousands of bikes to community
January 24, 2012
Most of the inmates in Lansing Correctional Facility’s bike program shy away from fixing up the frilly girly bikes, but William King gravitates toward them.
6:09 p.m.
Tom Thornton resigned as Kansas Bioscience Authority's CEO Friday, April 15, 2011, during an investigation of the agency. An audit of KBA released Monday criticized Thorton's actions, like destroying documents after he resigned. Brownback hints at need for more KBA scrutiny; supporters say it’s not needed
4:18 p.m., January 24, 2012 Updated 5:32 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday hinted that the Kansas Bioscience Authority may need more oversight. But defenders of the KBA said that wasn’t needed.

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Full text of President Obama’s State of the Union speech
Remarks as prepared for delivery — “An America Built to Last”
January 24, 2012
Remarks as prepared for delivery — “An America Built to Last”
No rush
Rather than rushing into new voter registration laws, the state should take the time to get the system right.
January 24, 2012
If the state had an urgent problem with voter fraud, there would be a reason to rush new regulations on voter registration into effect.