Archive for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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12:55 a.m.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School teacher Mike Wormsley talks to a doctor prior to his kidney transplant Tuesday morning at Kansas University Hospital. Lawrence teachers’ kidney transplant a success
January 14, 2014
After a year and a half of kidney failure, Mike Wormsley finally found a transplant donor: his co-worker at Lawrence’s Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, Scott Forkenbrock. All that was left was the procedure, which went off without a hitch Tuesday morning at Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. By Giles Bruce
10:24 a.m.
Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent Rick Doll, pictured in 2010. Doll: Educators support Common Core standards
January 14, 2014
Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll urged the Kansas State Board of Education to hold firm on the Common Core standards for reading and math, saying they are “widely accepted by educators.” Doll was being recognized by the state board as the Kansas Superintendent of the Year. By Peter Hancock
1:44 p.m.
Kansas University, seen from the air. KU gets $450k Department of Defense grant to study bandwidth efficiency
January 14, 2014
Kansas University has received a $450,000 Department of Defense grant to explore what the lead researcher says will probably be “one of our biggest issues in modern times.” That’s bandwidth, a finite resource with ever-increasing demand. By Sara Shepherd
5:16 p.m.
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, 200 Maine, is a nonprofit agency that serves Douglas County. It provides a variety of services that range from helping someone who is in crisis to helping someone with depression or anxiety. Mental health program championed by Bert Nash poised to get federal funding to go nationwide
January 15, 2014
An idea championed by Lawrence’s Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center soon may be going nationwide. The $1.1 trillion budget bill scheduled for a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives today includes $15 million in funding to nationally launch a mental health first aid program that was tested in Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
8:24 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback delivers his annual State of the State address in the House of Representatives at the Statehouse in Topeka, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Brownback's speech outlined his policy priorities for the 2014 legislative session. Behind Brownback are Senate president Susan Wagle and Speaker of the House Ray Merrick. Brownback: Legislature, not courts, should decide school funding
7:43 p.m., January 15, 2014 Updated 9:01 p.m.
Starting a new legislative session during an election year, Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday said his conservative Republican policies have helped Kansas climb out of the Great Recession. By Scott Rothschild

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