Archive for Monday, March 24, 2014

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12:00 a.m.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle school 7th-grader Thomas All, left, answers a class exercise during an Algebra 1 class. New evaluations loom as Lawrence teachers, district open new contract talks
March 24, 2014
The Lawrence school district and the local teachers union begin talks this week on a new contract for the 2014-2015 school year. Part of those talks will focus on a new teacher evaluation system that will be based in large part on student growth and achievement. By Peter Hancock
9:29 a.m.
Shutterstock image of 'Vote Here' sign New voting laws adding to confusion, Douglas County election official says
March 24, 2014
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said the number of rules added to elections over the past several years “is mind boggling,” and hinders elections. By Scott Rothschild
1:29 p.m.
Shutterstock image of for rent sign Answers about Lawrence’s proposed rental licensing and inspection program
March 24, 2014
A citywide rental inspection program has been years in the making. And now it appears a decision is near. Here’s a look at some of the more common questions about the program as proposed. By Chad Lawhorn
4:16 p.m.
Shutterstock image of healthcare.gov Kansas House gives final approval to bill backing out of Obamacare
March 24, 2014
The House on Monday gave final approval to a bill that seeks to disengage Kansas from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. By Scott Rothschild
7:15 p.m.
Charles Barnes, operator of one of the city's automated trash trucks, uses a mechanical arm to lift city trash bins off the street in the Prairie Park Neighborhood. The vehicle requires only one crew member. Trash day to change for many Lawrence residents as city prepares for curbside recycling
March 24, 2014
Either get out your calendars or your nose plugs because trash day is set to change for about half of Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Double standard?
If Toyota is “shameful” for not leveling with the public, isn’t the government equally “shameful” for not leveling with citizens about some recent government actions?
March 24, 2014
The saying “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” might be relevant to the U.S. Justice Department’s recent decision to levy a $1.2 billion fine against the Toyota automobile company.