Archive for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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12:39 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson is displeased by a call during the annual Jayhawks for a Cure game against Oklahoma, Sunday at Allen Fieldhouse. KU women: KSU ‘biggest game of the year’
February 26, 2014
The Kansas University women’s basketball team has reached the point of the year when every remaining game magically transforms into the Jayhawks’ biggest game of the season. Tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup with Kansas State at Allen Fieldhouse might have been that anyway. By Matt Tait
11:00 a.m.
United Way: logo United Way of Douglas County raises $1.7 million in annual campaign
February 25, 2014
The United Way of Douglas County announced Tuesday it raised $1.7 million during its 2013-2014 fundraising campaign, matching last year’s haul but still falling just shy of its goal of $1.8 million. By Elliot Hughes
11:47 a.m.
Lawrence High junior Anthony Bonner (15) tries to score in the final seconds as Shawnee Mission East's Christian Blessen (10) defends, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at LHS. LHS boys’ comeback falls short vs. SME
February 26, 2014
Lawrence High staged a wild second-half comeback only to fall short against clutch-shooting Shawnee Mission East, 69-65, Tuesday night in an intense, entertaining Sunflower League boys basketball game in the Jungle, the old-school LHS gymnasium. By Tom Keegan
2:13 p.m.
In this photo from Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger discusses issues related to the federal overhaul of health care during an interview in her office in Topeka, Kan. Praeger is a Republican but supports expanding Medicaid under the federal health care law. Praeger urges defeat of health care compact bill
February 26, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger on Wednesday said a House bill aimed at allowing Kansas to opt out of the federal health care overhaul could jeopardize Medicare funding for seniors. Praeger said House Bill 2553 would place federal funding for all health care services and health plans under the control of the Kansas Legislature and governor. Praeger said if state revenues fall short then the funds for Medicare and other health programs could be used to support other state functions. By Scott Rothschild
7:42 p.m.
Greg Williams Lawrence Chamber of Commerce CEO to resign in March
5:49 p.m., February 26, 2014 Updated 7:20 p.m.
Greg Williams, the CEO and president of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, will resign his position in mid-March.

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