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1:34 a.m.
The view of the north side of the Statehouse. Legislature considering delays in renewable energy standards
February 5, 2013
Members of the Kansas House and Senate are proposing to delay or modify the mandates established by the Renewable Energy Standards Act, bringing to the Kansas Legislature a broader debate about climate change. By Nikki Wentling
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Statehouse Live: Bill would require KU to play Wichita State University in basketball
February 5, 2013
A Wichita legislator on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require Kansas University men’s basketball team to play Wichita State University annually. By Scott Rothschild.
12:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback's State of the State address earlier this week pointed to the existence of the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority as "one of the clearest examples of duplication in state government."
The governor proposed merging the two under Secretary of Transportation Mike King. Transportation secretary has no specifics on savings if agency takes over turnpike
February 5, 2013
Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King on Tuesday said he had no specifics on how the state would save $30 million over the next two years by taking over the Kansas Turnpike Authority. By Scott Rothschild
3:01 p.m.
In this file photo by Journal-World staffer Richard Gwin, postal carrier Matt Woodruff delivers mail on his route in Lawrence. U.S. Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery to trim costs
February 6, 2013
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to disburse packages six days a week, an apparent end-run around an unaccommodating Congress. The service expects the Saturday mail cutback to begin the week of Aug. 5 and to save about $2 billion annually, said Postmaster General and CEO Patrick R. Donahoe. By The Associated Press
5:51 p.m.
In this file photo by Journal-World staffer Richard Gwin, postal carrier Matt Woodruff delivers mail on his route in Lawrence. For many in Lawrence, cutting Saturday mail delivery poses no problem
February 6, 2013
As the U.S. Postal Service announces cuts to Saturday mail delivery, officials, business owners and residents in Lawrence explain why the change won’t affect them. By Ian Cummings Associated Press: U.S. Postal Service to cut Saturday mail delivery

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