Archive for Thursday, January 16, 2014

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12:34 a.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
10:37 a.m.
A creative window display tries to entice passersby to shop for sale items at Weaver's Department Store, 901 Massachusetts St., on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The psychology of the ‘winter blues’ and ‘retail therapy’
January 16, 2014
It’s cloudy and bitterly cold, a good explanation for our winter misery. But the fact that you find yourself in the mall to combat the “winter blues” is no coincidence. It’s refuge from undesirable weather and more active than watching television on the couch all day, but there is a biological explanation for the mood change and urge to fill voids with the latest apparel. By Nadia Imafidon
1:19 p.m.
Advantages of growing plants without using soil include not having to deal with weeds, raking watering and critters. Garden Variety: The pros and cons of hydroponics
January 16, 2014
Hydroponics, nutrient-solution culture, water culture, soilless culture, gravel culture, nutri-culture, whatever you call it, has been around since the 16th century. By Stan Ring
4:46 p.m.
Yoga students prepare for the start of a Hot Hatha class at OmTree Shala, 1405 Massachusetts St. Family Adventures: Yoga classes a relaxing escape for Mom
January 16, 2014
The Kid said looking at me very seriously from his spot at the dinner table. “Mama,” he said. “It’s time for you to go to yoga now.” Even in my frazzled state of mind, I had to laugh. From the mouths of babes, as the saying goes. By Meryl Carver-Allmond

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