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Democrats fend off Republicans to keep control of Senate
November 6, 2012
Majority Democrats fought Republicans for control of the Senate on Tuesday after a bitter campaign marked by roughly $1 billion in outside spending in competitive races from Virginia to Montana.
Republicans retain control of House
November 6, 2012
Hardly anybody likes Congress. Yet despite public disgust with the gridlock between lawmakers and President Barack Obama that has dominated the past two years, Republicans remain in position to continue controlling the House for the next two years, probably by about the same margin as now.
Eudora voters approve change in city government structure
November 6, 2012
Voters in Eudora easily approved a change in its form of city government on Tuesday.
Obama wins Douglas County; voter turnout down from 2008 totals
November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama won an easy victory in Douglas County Tuesday night, and Democrats in local races cruised to large victories. Fewer residents, however, turned out to vote in Douglas County compared with four years ago.
Rushing rotation keeps Firebirds fresh, foes wary
November 6, 2012
When it comes to running the football, offensive preferences and philosophies can vary greatly from one coaching staff to another. This season at Free State High, coach Bob Lisher has a bit of a three-headed-monster approach. By Benton Smith
Nancy Thellman retains Douglas County Commission seat
November 6, 2012
As of 10:30 p.m., unofficial results reported by the county’s election office showed Nancy Thellman winning handily over her Republican challenger Frank Male, 62 percent to 38 percent. By Peter Hancock
Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps using transfer year to get head start on 2013
November 6, 2012
It’s been a rough season for Kansas University quarterbacks, but not all of them have endured rough week after rough week. Although watching the Jayhawks struggle on the field has been tough, junior QB Jake Heaps, a transfer from BYU, has gotten a lot out of the 2012 season. Story by Matt Tait
Self: KU’s seniors need to step up, be more aggressive
November 6, 2012
Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self laments the fact the ball didn’t touch the paint much in KU’s 12-point victory over Washburn on Monday. Self said passive play by his seniors had a lot to do with it. Story by Gary Bedore
How former Jayhawks fared in Nov. 6 NBA games
November 6, 2012
A look at how former Kansas University players fared in Tuesday’s NBA games.
Jenkins defeats Schlingensiepen in U.S. House race
10:56 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:09 a.m.
Enjoying large advantages in money and voter registration, U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday was winning a third term in Congress over political newcomer Tobias Schlingensiepen. By Scott Rothschild.
Obama wins re-election
Despite slow economic recovery, Ohio, other swing states go for president
10:37 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 12:22 a.m.
President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and winning four more years in office despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. By David Espo, Associated Press
Francisco wins re-election to state Senate
November 6, 2012
In seeking her third term in the Senate, Francisco, a former mayor of Lawrence, said she would propose legislation scaling back the massive tax cut that Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law. By Scott Rothschild.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race
09:48 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 02:05 a.m.
Freshman Republican US Rep. Mike Pompeo re-elected in south-central Kansas House race.
GOP Yoder wins 2nd US House term in northeast Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has won re-election for a second term in the 3rd District congressional race in northeast Kansas.
Huelskamp wins unopposed US House race in Kansas
November 6, 2012
Freshman U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has coasted to an easy re-election victory to represent the 1st Congressional District in Kansas.
Ballard defeats Bengtson in House District 44
November 6, 2012
Ballard, first elected in 1992, said she will work to try to restore cuts that have been made over the past several years to public schools. “We are going to have a long conversation on school funding,” Ballard said. By Scott Rothschild
Dems look down ballot as GOP leads top Kansas races
November 6, 2012
Republican Mitt Romney carried Kansas as expected Tuesday in the presidential race, as Democrats focused on trying to slow the GOP-dominated Legislature’s push to the right and allies of conservative Gov. Sam Brownback sought to shore up their gains.
Kansas picks Romney
November 6, 2012
Republican challenger Mitt Romney has defeated Democratic President Barack Obama in Kansas.
Zebra mussels found in lake
November 6, 2012
tate wildlife officials have found invasive zebra mussels in an eastern Kansas lake. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says a recent survey found both larval and adult zebra mussels at the 407-acre Wyandotte County Lake.
Kansas exit poll: Economy most crucial to voters
November 6, 2012
Voters’ views of Tuesday’s elections, according to a preliminary exit poll conducted in Kansas for The Associated Press:
Local high school teams compete in KU School of Engineering catapult contest
November 6, 2012
Teams from 24 high schools, including several teams from Lawrence, competed Tuesday in the annual KU School of Engineering High School Design Competition, during which they used mechanical launchers in an event reminiscent of medieval castle combat. By Matt Erickson
City to recycle old trash cans
November 6, 2012
Get ready to say goodbye to those old trash cans. As crews begin to wrap up their distribution of the new city-mandated trash carts, residents soon will have their first opportunity to recycle their old trash cans. City crews will come to your curb on Friday morning to pick up any trash cans that you no longer want to keep.
City Commission briefs: Defibrillators donated to city; retiree attraction efforts approved
November 6, 2012
News briefs from the Lawrence City Commission meeting of Nov. 6, 2012
Voter problems reported to U.S. Attorney’s Office
November 6, 2012
The Kansas U.S. Attorney’s Office was monitoring cases of election fraud, disenfranchisement, or other problems seen at the polls across Kansas today. A spokesman from the office said there weren’t any major, widespread issues, but here’s the reports they received (also, if you have any complaints, call them at 785-295-2850 while the polls are open).
Cargill gives $1.2M to Kansas State University
November 6, 2012
Agribusiness company Cargill is giving $1.2 million to Kansas State University to continue helping minority students study agriculture, business and engineering.
Perry woman dies in early-morning house fire
November 6, 2012
A 64-year-old Perry woman died early Tuesday morning during a house fire, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Herrig said. The fire appeared to be accidental. By Shaun Hittle
Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy
November 6, 2012
From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, government officials are still facing multiple fronts in the efforts to recover from Superstorm Sandy. All that, and there’s another storm coming.
In GOP Kansas, Dems seek to slow shift to right
01:17 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 06:56 p.m.
Democrats in Republican-leaning Kansas are limited to hoping that they’ll slow the GOP-dominated Legislature’s shift to the right, even as conservative Gov. Sam Brownback’s allies work to tie them to President Barack Obama. By John Hanna, Associated Press
Lawrence man, 52, dies in FedEx plane crash near Wichita
01:01 p.m., November 6, 2012 Updated 04:14 p.m.
A 52-year-old Lawrence pilot was killed when the single-engine Cessna Caravan plane he was operating crashed shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Kansas Legislative races attracting Election Day attention
November 6, 2012
Kansas elections officials expected about 1.2 million registered voters to cast ballots on Tuesday. More than 330,000 people voted early, either by mail or in person at election offices.
Man injured during fire at Wichita grain elevator
November 6, 2012
A man was taken to a Wichita burn unit after fire broke out at a grain elevator in Wichita that was the site of an explosion in 1998 that killed seven people and hurt 10 others.
Town Talk: Downtown Italian restaurant set to open today; sad tale of how Lawrence Hereford House led to crime; city to recycle unwanted trash cans on Friday
November 6, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Lawrence police working to identify adult who sent sexual pictures to child
November 6, 2012
A Lawrence parent contacted police early Monday, just after midnight, to report that an adult in another state had texted pictures of a sexual nature to the parent’s pre-teen child, according to Lawrence Police Sgt. Trent McKinley.
Man linked to Hy-Vee shotgun incident faces aggravated robbery, firearm charges
November 6, 2012
A 29-year-old Lawrence man could face more than 20 years in prison after being charged in Douglas County District Court on Monday for allegedly brandishing a shotgun during an Oct. 18 robbery of another man outside of Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway. By Shaun Hittle
Heard on the Hill: Association of American Universities lets in new member, but prez says no other changes soon; new student designated driver program begins; students, tell me where you’re voting
November 6, 2012
Your daily dose of news, notes and links from around Kansas University.
First Bell: Five questions to ask about today’s elections
November 6, 2012
Today’s election is a valuable opportunity for teaching and learning about almost any subject.
Letter: Suffrage points
November 6, 2012
Mach, a historian who has recently authored a book on the history of women’s suffrage, appreciated the article in the Journal-World on the subject but believes there were two important points absent from the article.
Editorial: An honor to vote
November 6, 2012
Casting a ballot in today’s election is both a precious right and a solemn responsibility.
25 years ago: Custodians report possible biohazard at KU building
November 6, 2012
“Better safe than sorry” was the watchword at KU this morning.
40 years ago: Ninety percent voter turnout expected in Douglas County
November 6, 2012
All state polls were pointing to a Nixon landslide in Kansas.
Letter: Media help
November 6, 2012
McKnelly explains that her family owes a debt of gratitude to the Journal-World and to the greater community as well for their response Sunday after her granddaughter ran away.
100 years ago: Kansas women win right to vote; Woodrow Wilson wins presidency
November 6, 2012
“Not more than two-thirds of the men took the trouble to mark the suffrage ballot.”
Horoscopes for Nov. 6
November 6, 2012
For Tuesday, Nov. 6: Do not expect to be secretive and get away with it this year. In fact, since all eyes frequently will be on you, it will be close to impossible. If you are single, try to be out and about as much as possible, as you’ll have no problem meeting people. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from sharing a social commitment together.
Opinion: China makes U.S. democracy look easy
November 6, 2012 in print edition on A8
On Election Day, it’s useful to look at the murky political transition taking place this month in China. It’s a reminder of the benefits of America’s sometimes chaotic democracy
Tune In Tonight: An election night long in the making
November 6, 2012
Election night projections, prognostications, analysis, results and second-guessing take center stage, pre-empting all prime-time programming on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and PBS. Political affairs also will consume the attention of cable news outlets CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all day and well into the night, perhaps extending to the year 2016.