Archive for Monday, April 3, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
The interior of the Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum, built in 1917. The City of Lawrence is the caretaker of the mausoleum, where the remains of approximately 50 people are entombed. Disrepair of 100-year-old Oak Hill Cemetery Mausoleum has no easy solution
April 3, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Dozens of Lawrence families had purchased space in the 104-crypt mausoleum. At the time, they expected the white stone building — which included a chapel space with stained glass — to be their family’s final resting place. According to city officials, part of the problem may be that the fund conveyed to the city from the Ohio company that built the mausoleum was never enough to cover all its maintenance.
11:08 a.m.
Detective sounded alarm about ticket fixing a year before police department launched investigation
April 2, 2017 in print edition on 1A
In 2012, when Lawrence police officers were publicly accused of fixing traffic tickets in exchange for University of Kansas athletic tickets, the police chief said his department “jumped on” and “vigorously” investigated the scandal. However, after a former officer implicated in the scandal recently called Chief Tarik Khatib’s handling of the matter into question, a Journal-World investigation of documents connected to the case shows the city received multiple tips about ticket fixing before the department ever took its ultimate action.
12:19 p.m.
In this photo shared by the governor's office Thursday, March 30, 2017, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback vetoes a bill that would extend Medicaid coverage to an estimated 150,000 people. Kansas lawmakers fail to override Brownback’s veto of Medicaid expansion
12:06 p.m., April 3, 2017 Updated 3:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas House on Monday sustained Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of a bill that would have extended Medicaid coverage to an additional 150,000 people.
1:52 p.m.
Town Talk
Douglas County topping a list of new Census population numbers; a look at the handful of Kansas counties that actually are growing
Posted April 3, 2017
Maybe the folks building all those apartments in Lawrence aren’t insane after all. Perhaps the same goes for retailers wanting to build new stores along ...

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