Archive for Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
A typical sample of "ice," methamphetamine that has been processed for increased purity. Lawrence police officer Shannon Riggs said he is seeing it more often in Lawrence. Police finding more evidence of meth, much of it from Mexican cartels, in Lawrence
April 2, 2013
Lawrence has never seen the meth problems other communities in Kansas have lived with, but times are changing, local police say, as do-it-yourself meth cooks and international organized crime makes the drug cheaper and more available than ever. Ian Cummings
11:00 a.m.
DUI bill that would allow stiffer charges passes in Kansas Legislature
April 1, 2013
A bill that would strengthen penalties against drunken drivers was passed unanimously in the Kansas House and Senate last month. The bill, advocated for by Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, would allow prosecutors to charge drunken drivers with aggravated battery in injury accidents. By Shaun Hittle
11:23 p.m.
In this file photo, Mike Dever, left, and Mike Amyx, right, visit during election night on April 2, 2013. At far right is Amyx's wife Marilyn Amyx. Amyx, Farmer, Riordan win election to Lawrence City Commission
April 2, 2013
Incumbent Mike Amyx and political newcomer Jeremy Farmer both won relatively easy City Commission victories on Tuesday, but Lawrence physician Terry Riordan had to wait until the final ballots were counted to win a seat on the commission, thwarting what would have been a historic victory by sixth-place primary finisher Leslie Soden — a staunch critic of the recreation center proposal. By Chad Lawhorn • School bond issue sails to passage • Vote roundup • Voter turnout at 16 percent, up slightly from 2011 totals

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Editorial: Wrap it up
State legislators have some important business to complete, but it’s a good idea to wrap the session up as quickly as possible.
April 2, 2013
Given the amount of news generated by various bills making their way through the Kansas Legislature, it’s a little surprising that Gov. Sam Brownback has signed only three measures into law this year.