Archive for Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
Representatives from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks searched Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, for one of two teenagers who were thrown into the Douglas State Fishing Lake on Saturday after a boat capsized. Search for 17-year-old boy at Douglas County State Fishing Lake moves from rescue to recovery
10:12 a.m., February 20, 2017 Updated 5:02 p.m. in print edition on 1A
One of the two teenagers who were thrown into the Douglas County Fishing Lake after their boat capsized has still not been found, deputies said.
9:01 a.m.
House Health and Human Services Committee Vice Chair Susan Concannon, left, Chairman Dan Hawkins, and ranking Democrat John Wilson listen during debate on a bill to expand the Kansas Medicaid program known as KanCare under the federal Affordable Care Act. Kansas House panel tables Medicaid expansion bill over objections of hospital supporters
February 20, 2017 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas House committee voted Monday to table a bill that would have extended Medicaid coverage to an estimated 181,000 people, a move that may effectively kill any hopes of expanding Medicaid during the 2017 session.
10:38 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016. City of Lawrence sets 8 short-term priorities as part of strategic plan
February 20, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Within the next two years, the City of Lawrence wants to finish the East Ninth Street Project, bring fiber internet to the community and develop a master plan for downtown.
12:53 p.m.
Town Talk
A new cafe with a competitive twist in west Lawrence; an international airport 20 minutes from downtown Lawrence?
Posted February 21, 2017
Whether you are a dungeon master or just a master of eating cookies, a west Lawrence business has made changes aimed at you. Perhaps you ...
7:36 p.m.
In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the Legislature in Topeka. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Brownback vetoes bill that would reverse tax cuts he championed
7:30 p.m., February 21, 2017 Updated 9:45 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would undo his signature income tax cut, setting up a confrontation with the Republican-led Legislature, which immediately set about trying to override him.

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