Archive for Sunday, February 21, 2016

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12:12 a.m.
A worker sorts through a large heap of recycling materials for pieces of trash and other larger recycling items, such as a plastic bucket that need to be removed, before being scooped up with a loader and dumped into a complex sorting machine on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at the Hamm's Recycling Facility, 26195 Linwood Road. Contaminated recycling: Noncompliance in Lawrence system creating trash
February 21, 2016
A half-dozen sorters plucked garbage Wednesday from among the recyclables moving along a conveyor belt inside the Hamm Material Recovery Facility, where Lawrence’s recycling goes to be separated, smashed and shipped. The scene highlighted a hiccup in the city’s year-old, single-stream recycling program: people aren’t always complying with what goes into it.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran speaks at the Kansans for Life prayer breakfast at the state Republican Party convention on Feb. 20, 2016. KFL issued early endorsements for Moran and all four U.S. House members from Kansas. Kansas Republicans hold to hard-right stance; ACLU and League of Women Voters ‘communists,’ Kobach says
February 20, 2016
The Kansas Republican Party fired up its base over the weekend as various speakers lashed out against Planned Parenthood, same-sex marriage, the Obama administration and even the League of Women Voters. The party aso elected state Rep. Mark Kahrs of Wichita, an ultra-conservative on social issues, to be its next national committeeman after he vowed not to waiver or bend in defending the party’s opposition to abortion and marriage equality.
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence artist Dave Loewenstein works on a mural in Joplin, Mo., in this image from "Called to Walls." The film explores the role of public art in Heartland communities such as Joplin, Tonkawa, Okla.; Arkadelphia, Ark.; and Newton, Kan. Lawrence filmmakers’ documentary explores role of public art in Heartland communities
February 21, 2016
In Joplin, Mo., there is a mural stretching about 60 feet across the side of an old brick building near the intersection of 15th and Main streets. Its imagery is colorful and childlike. Representations of historical Joplin transition to butterflies, flowers and kids at play interspersed with less cheerful images — barren trees, destroyed buildings, ominous clouds — before giving way to a phoenix triumphantly soaring toward the sun.
4:08 p.m.
Christine Kaplan was found dead in her home in the 1100 block of New York Street on July 26, 2014. Angelica M. Kulp was initially charged with first-degree murder in connection with Kaplan's death. Lawrence woman to stand trial for July 2014 slaying in East Lawrence
February 21, 2016
More than a year and a half after an East Lawrence woman was slain in her New York Street home, the woman police say is responsible will stand trial.

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