Archive for Friday, March 14, 2014

Also from March 14

Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas basketball v. Iowa State (Big 12 Tournament)
How much water do you drink each day?

Poll results

Response Percent
40 ounces or less. I should try to drink more.
More than 80 ounces. I’m crazy about water!
At least 64 ounces. I’m doing an OK job.
Total 123

Lead stories

12:17 a.m.
Shutterstock image. City explains, defends proposed rental licensing program at public forum
March 13, 2014
A proposed, citywide rental licensing and inspection program is still not universally loved, but it is one step closer to winning Lawrence City Commission approval. By Chad Lawhorn
8:57 a.m.
Members of group Hoop Mamas perfrom during the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Lawrence. Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade a time for fun — and a time to give back
March 13, 2014
The annual Lawrence St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a time for fun and celebration but also a time to raise funds for local charities. By Giles Bruce
10:28 a.m.
Oscar Marino, who moved to Lawrence from Venezuela in 1981, has helped provide translation services for district and municipal courts since the early 1990s. Longtime local court translator sees growing need for his services
March 14, 2014
When Oscar Marino moved from Venezuela to Lawrence for college more than 30 years ago, he could take only English-as-a-second-language courses during his first semester at Kansas University. Within a decade, he was in Douglas County District Court, helping to translate terms that made up a language of their own. By Stephen Montemayor
12:28 p.m.
Lelia Hayden, Topeka, holds a sign promoting equality as she and other demonstrators gather on the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse for a group photo by organizers in protest to House bill 2453, a measure approved by the House that would have allowed people to cite religious beliefs in denying services to same-sex couples. The demonstration, which drew several hundred members was organized by the Topeka non-profit group Planting Peace. Bill prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity probably dead for session
March 14, 2014
The decision probably concludes for this year’s legislative wrangling between those opposed to same-sex marriage and those supporting gay rights. By Scott Rothschild
4:32 p.m.
Shutterstock image of About half of eligible Kansans have enrolled in health insurance marketplace
March 14, 2014
Nearly 30,000 Kansans have selected a plan on the health insurance marketplace, part of the Affordable Care Act, through the first of this month, the Department of Health and Human Services reported this week. By Giles Bruce

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Editorial: Tournament talk
Apparently the folks who run high school basketball tournaments in Kansas are simply waiting for an invitation. Lawrence should make sure they get one.
March 14, 2014
If the only reason Lawrence hasn’t hosted a state high school basketball tournament in 20-some years is because no one has asked, that problem should be easily solved.