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Capitol Report: College savings, unwanted building, marriage at issue
February 23, 2014
Capitol Report: College savings, unwanted building, marriage at issue
U.S. Senate hopeful Wolf apologizes for Facebook posts
February 23, 2014
A tea party-backed Kansas radiologist who is trying to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent.
2013 law an issue in Kansas gay marriage debate
February 23, 2014
A law enacted last year that prevents Kansas’ government agencies from infringing on residents’ religious liberties has become an issue in the Legislature’s current debate on how best to proceed in case federal courts invalidate the state’s gay marriage ban.
Edwardsville man in custody after leading police on 25-mile pursuit
February 23, 2014
A 26-year-old Edwardsville man was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly stealing a car and leading police on a 25-mile pursuit.
Kansas tea party group renews push for anti-gay bill
February 23, 2014
A Wichita-based tea party group has launched an email campaign urging its members to pepper state lawmakers with messages in support of a bill that allows service refusal to same-sex couples on religious grounds.
Opinion: Kansas bill is desperate act
February 23, 2014
“Discrimination,” he said, “is horrible. It’s hurtful. It has no place in civilized society …” You would think that statement, delivered recently in the Kansas Legislature, a noble sentiment no right-thinking person could argue with. But we are gathered here today to argue with it.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of Feb. 22
February 23, 2014
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, Feb. 22.
Kentucky sweeps KU tennis, 4-0
February 23, 2014
Kansas University suffered its first tennis loss of the season, 4-0, to Kentucky on Saturday.
Hanna cards 71 again for KU men’s golf
February 23, 2014
Kansas University’s Chase Hanna shot a second-straight 1-under-71 to lead the KU men’s golf team on Saturday in the second round of the Desert Intercollegiate.
KU track teams tune up in Indiana
February 23, 2014
The Kansas University women’s distance medley relay team ran the third-fastest time in school history as KU track and field athletes competed on Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational.
KU baseball rallies to win, 9-8
February 23, 2014
Ka’iana Eldredge and Blair Beck had back-to-back clutch hits late to propel Kansas University’s baseball team to a come-from-behind victory over Milwaukee, 9-8, on Saturday at the Snowbird Classic.
Free State’s Jordan Portela powers way to pair of state swim titles
February 23, 2014
Free State High freshman Jordan Portela grew up watching his older brother and sister win state swimming titles. He had every swimmer in the state looking up to him at the Class 6A boys state swimming championship Saturday afternoon. By Bobby Nightengale
Pille throws no-hitter as KU softball splits
February 23, 2014
Kansas University junior pitcher Alicia Pille recorded the first no-hitter of her career as the Jayhawks split a pair of games on Saturday at the Jackson State softball tournament.
Haskell men, women lose in final games
February 23, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nation University men’s basketball team lost its regular-season finale, 86-74, to College of the Ozarks on Saturday at Coffin Complex.
Clothier champ again; Lions send 8, Free State 5 to state wrestling
February 23, 2014
Lawrence High sophomore Alan Clothier won his second regional championship as eight of the Lions’ 10 wrestlers qualified Saturday for the Class 6A state meet.
25 years ago: Local group asks judge to proect riverside cottonwoods from destruction
February 23, 2014
Construction of the Lawrence Riverfront Plaza was once again in the news today.
40 years ago: Flu has peaked locally, Lawrence doctors say
February 23, 2014
The flu was still keeping students out of school, with absences at most Lawrence elementary schools more than doubling this week.
Vendors showcase products, services at annual Home Show
February 23, 2014
The Lawrence Home Builders Association is holding its annual Home Show this weekend at the Crown Toyota Pavilion, 3430 S. Iowa St. The show has brought together 64 exhibitors to show off their home-related products and services in one spot. By Ashleigh Tidwell
Roadwork: Construction planned this week
February 23, 2014
Construction projects listed are now available in a map format at http://lawks.us/construction-map.
Lawrence rental-licensing debate set for March
February 23, 2014
A proposed rental licensing and inspection program has resumed its march toward decision day at Lawrence City Hall. City officials have set March 13 as the date for a public meeting to discuss yet another version of a rental inspection program that would cover every rental unit in the city. City Hall leaders also have indicated that March 25 is when city commissioners likely will vote on the proposal. By Chad Lawhorn
How safe is your school: Bullying and school violence in Lawrence
February 23, 2014
A review of police reports and school district data shows bullying and other forms of violence occur in almost every building of the Lawrence school district. But some schools more problems than others. By Peter Hancock
Editorial: Common core ruckus
Nothing derails a good argument faster than a closer examination of the facts.
February 23, 2014
The attack by some Kansas legislators on the Common Core standards adopted for public schools in the state includes two elements that appear to be all too prevalent in the current session.
Opinion: Union vote has broad impact
February 23, 2014
This year’s most important election will not occur in November, when more than 90 million votes will be cast for governors and national legislators. The most important election, crucial to an entire region’s economic well-being and to the balance of the nation’s political competition, has already occurred.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: The words of Free State Brewery as it turns 25
February 23, 2014
What I’ve learned from my stay here in the brewing room: There has to be at least a thousand different ways to screw up brewing beer. I’ve also learned this: These guys don’t screw it up. They wouldn’t have lasted this long if they had. Lawrence’s Free State Brewing Co. turns 25 years old today. By Chad Lawhorn
Music therapy: Healing through the power of song
February 23, 2014
Violet Russell holds a ‘snowflake’ as she dances around a class taught by Sarah Niileksela, a practicing music therapist. Ten years ago, maybe 25 percent of an introductory music therapy class at Kansas University had seen a news story about the field, says KU associate professor of music therapy Dena Register. Now they say they’ve known about the career since eighth grade, she says, a quick change she credits to fairly recent publicity. By Nadia Imafidon
James Turrell exhibit at Spencer Museum of Art to bring noteworthy figures
February 23, 2014
Richard Andrews, Lawrence Weschler and Suzanne Deal Booth will be speaking this spring on behalf of the Spencer Museum of Art exhibit, “James Turrell: Gard Blue.”
100 years ago: Wind, snow, freezing rain bring ‘most winterish day of the season’
February 23, 2014
“A peculiar phenomenon in regard to the storm yesterday afternoon was a flash of lightning followed by a mild clap of thunder.”