Archive for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse is seen in downtown Topeka, Kan. Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Legislator backs off bill aimed at keeping health departments from seeking accreditation
February 18, 2013
Local health department officials from across the state on Monday packed a hearing to oppose a bill introduced by a freshman senator that would have put the brakes on public health accreditation efforts. By Scott Rothschild.
6:00 a.m.
The proposed site plan for the Rock Chalk Park Sports Complex in northwest Lawrence. Mayor wants more information on KU-Fritzel agreements before final approval of rec center plan
February 19, 2013
It is decision day — sort of — for the idea of a $25 million, city-owned recreation center. Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are set to take their biggest vote yet on the long-debated project, but Mayor Bob Schumm said Monday he will delay final approval of a key development agreement until the city gets more information. By Chad Lawhorn
11:40 a.m.
The display case at Walmart, 3300 Iowa St., shows shortages of numerous kinds of gun ammo, including .223 caliber rounds, the same kind used in the recent school shooting. Legislation seeks to block federal gun laws on Kansas firearms
February 19, 2013
Secretary of State Kris Kobach on Tuesday urged passage of a bill that he said would protect Kansas gun owners from federal restrictions, and he welcomed a possible legal battle over the measure all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. By Scott Rothschild.
9:42 p.m.
Forecast from the National Weather Service. Residents hunker down for impending snowstorm
February 19, 2013
Snow may pack Lawrence parking lots in the very near future, but cars packed the lots Tuesday evening. Droves of people stocked up on necessities — food, gasoline, ice melt — in preparation for a snowstorm expected to dump 7 to 10 inches of snow on Lawrence late Wednesday night. By Adam Strunk

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Editorial: Slow down
Lawrence city commissioners need to make sure they have dotted their i’s and crossed their t’s before moving forward on a proposed recreation center project.
February 19, 2013
We have one word for Lawrence city commissioners concerning the Rock Chalk Park project in northwest Lawrence: Whoa.