Archive for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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1:09 a.m.
Shutterstock image. City advisory board wants to further consider $500k grant to Wicked Broadband
January 21, 2014
A proposal to provide a $500,000 grant to Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband to spur a super-fast broadband service similar to Kansas City’s Google Fiber project has some support among members of a key city advisory board. But it also has some questions: Like whether a $500,000 grant may turn into millions of dollars in city investment in the next several years. By Chad Lawhorn
10:09 a.m.
Saunny Scott is a longtime advocate for the homeless and other causes in Lawrence. Saunny balances her determination to help others with her own struggles, including the possibility of losing her house in East Lawrence. She also cares for an adult daughter with cerebral palsy. Lawrence community members support neighbor in need
January 22, 2014
When Teresa Thompson heard recently that a longtime friend, Saunny Scott, was having financial troubles, she wanted to do whatever she could to help. By Giles Bruce
12:11 p.m.
Along the banks of the Kansas River near downtown, an eagle braves the cold wind and winter weather, watching for fish in the open water of the river. Kaw Valley Eagles day celebrates annual raptor migration
January 22, 2014
This weekend, Lawrence residents will have the opportunity to see majestic birds during presentations children’s activities at the Kaw Valley Eagles Day from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday in the Free State High School commons area.
4:53 p.m.
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss quotes from the book "My Life on Trial," by prominent American lawyer Melvin Belli, during his State of the Judiciary speech before a packed crowd of legislators and court officials in the state Supreme Court hearing room Wednesday. Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nuss says without additional funding courts would face closures
January 22, 2014
Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss said without additional funding, courts will be forced to close at some point after July 1. “The only question is how long,” Nuss said. By Scott Rothschild

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Editorial: Registration debacle
With primary and general elections approaching, the governor and state legislators can’t continue to sit on the sidelines regarding the confusion created by the state’s new voter registration law.
January 22, 2014
Without some intervention from top Kansas officials, the state’s voter registration system almost certainly will find itself mired in legal disputes that will have a devastating effect on local, state and federal elections later this year.