Archive for Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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1:04 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in winter. Economic report shows Kansas lagging in numerous categories of growth
1:10 p.m., March 31, 2014 Updated 5:43 p.m.
A report by Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors shows that Kansas is lagging the region and nation in numerous economic categories. By Scott Rothschild
12:01 p.m.
In this file photo, Kansas House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican, answers questions from reporters following a round of talks between House members and senators on budget issues Thursday May 30, 2013 at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Kansas House committee chairman resigns amid GOP disputes over school funding
March 31, 2014
The chairman of the House budget committee resigned Monday amid disagreements among Republicans over a school finance bill. Rep. Marc Rhoades, R-Newton, resigned his post as the panel opened hearings on a new bill that more closely resembles a bill by Senate Republican leaders. By Peter Hancock
12:43 p.m.
File photo of gun, bullets and Kansas concealed carry permit. Senate advances bill stripping locals of authority in regulating firearms
April 1, 2014
Cities and counties would no longer be able to regulate firearms in their communities — such as restricting the open carry of a a firearm— under a bill advanced Tuesday by the Kansas Senate. By Scott Rothschild
4:31 p.m.
Free State Brewing Co. server Elizabeth Cunningham makes her way down the stairs past a mosaic created by Lawrence artist Lora Jost. Mosaic brings Kansas nature to Free State Brewing Co.
April 1, 2014
When Chuck Magerl thinks of the natural beauty surrounding Lawrence, he thinks of the Baker Wetlands, the Kaw River and the many farmlands that make up the Kansas landscape. These elements became inspiration for Magerl, proprietor of Free State Brewing Co. who went in search of an artist who could bring these elements together in one 7-foot-by-7-foot piece of art at the brewery and restaurant. “We have a lot of original art incorporated into our company,” Magerl said. “I wanted to continue that idea with a mosaic or mural that featured all the things I love about our region.” By Ashleigh Tidwell

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