Archive for Friday, July 13, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Former Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, former governor of Kansas, speak after the KU Cancer Center was named a National Cancer Institute on Thursday, July 12, 2012. State, university leaders hail KU’s designation from National Cancer Institute
4:33 p.m., July 12, 2012 Updated 5:32 p.m.
Coming together in celebration of the Kansas University Cancer Center’s formal designation as a National Cancer Institute Thursday, political and university leaders hailed the event as transformational for the state and region.
10:00 a.m.
Officers search a vehicle pulled over on the north side of Sixth Street near the intersection of Sixth Street and Lawrence Avenue on Wednesday. Authorities were rounding up suspects connected to a four-year investigation into marijuana trafficking. 35 indicted, including Lawrence residents, on drug charges; prosecutors allege KU basketball link
2:17 p.m., July 12, 2012 Updated 6:28 p.m.
A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted 35 people, including several Lawrence residents, alleging that they conspired to distribute five kilograms of a mixture containing cocaine and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from 2005 to June of this year.
12:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback discusses tax policy during a news conference in the Statehouse in a May 11 file photo.  Brownback's tax plan will increase taxes for some gas and oil wells by repealing tax exemptions. It’s Brownback vs. Graves in Republican Party fight
July 12, 2012
Kansas’ current governor and a former governor are lining up on opposite sides of the Republican Party fence.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback discusses tax policy during a news conference in the Statehouse in a May 11 file photo.  Brownback's tax plan will increase taxes for some gas and oil wells by repealing tax exemptions. Brownback jumps in to help conservatives against moderates in Republican primary
July 12, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback is endorsing some so-called conservative Republican legislative candidates who face so-called moderate Republicans in the Aug. 7 primary.
6:00 p.m.
Nick Cesare, a Haskell Indian Nations University student and Wakarusa Township firefighter, has spent his summer fighting wildfires in Western states, including the fire near Fort Collins, Colo.
Local firefighter helps battle Western wildfires
July 12, 2012
Instead of responding to fires and medical calls outside of Lawrence this summer, Wakarusa Township firefighter Nick Cesare has been dropped from helicopters as part of a crew hoping to contain wildfires in the West.

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