Archive for Friday, January 29, 2016

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12:00 a.m.
Floyd Bledsoe, who was recently released from prison after DNA evidence showed he'd been wrongfully convicted of murder, speaks at a Statehouse rally calling for repeal of the death penalty in Kansas. Death penalty supporters and opponents staking out positions in Kansas
5:56 p.m., January 28, 2016 Updated 12:00 a.m.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers held a rally at the Statehouse Thursday to drum up support for a bill to repeal the Kansas death penalty. But after last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the death sentences of convicted killers Jonathan and Reginald Carr, supporters of the death penalty are digging in their heels.
7:44 a.m.
Free State High School Free State High School student told Confederate flag not allowed at school
January 28, 2016
A Free State High School student who was displaying a Confederate flag on the vehicle he drove to school has been told he can no longer display the flag on school property.
11:42 a.m.
Town Talk
Center for startup companies, artists undergoing expansion; Johnson County group seeks to build rent-controlled housing project in eastern Lawrence
Posted January 29, 2016
A lawn mower, boxes of old records and spare parts for a chocolate fountain are stopping me from becoming a tech mogul. You understand that ...
12:55 p.m.
Peonies adorn a hillside at Oak Hill Cemetery in this file photo from 2008. City won’t approve cemetery as wedding venue
January 29, 2016
An engaged Lawrence couple who wanted to use a city cemetery as their wedding venue had their request shot down by the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department this week.
5:03 p.m.
Rep. Jim Ward, left, D-Wichita, and Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a  Republican, give opposing testimony to a U.S. Civil Rights Commission advisory council about the impact of Kansas' photo ID and proof of citizenship voting laws, on Jan. 29, 2016. Civil rights panel weighing testimony on Kansas voting laws
January 29, 2016
Citizens, public officials and academic researchers offered testimony this week about the impact that Kansas voting laws requiring photo ID and proof of citizenship have on voter participation. Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Democratic Rep. Jim Ward of Wichita appeared together and offered sharply different viewpoints.
7:00 p.m.
Town Talk
Center for startup companies, artists undergoing expansion; Johnson County group seeks to build rent-controlled housing project in eastern Lawrence
Posted January 29, 2016
A lawn mower, boxes of old records and spare parts for a chocolate fountain are stopping me from becoming a tech mogul. You understand that ...

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