Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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12:45 a.m.
Newly elected Lawrence mayor Leslie Soden shakes hands with outgoing mayor Mike Amyx on Jan. 9, 2017 at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Outgoing mayor Amyx highlights public trust in State of the City address
January 9, 2017 in print edition on 1A
With controversy marking the path of the Lawrence City Commission in recent years, the guiding words for outgoing mayor Mike Amyx have been public trust.
11:48 a.m.
Lawrence High School, left, and Free State High School are pictured on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. Lawrence school board votes to advance bond issue to May election
January 9, 2017 in print edition on 3A
The Lawrence school board on Monday voted unanimously to pass a resolution that authorizes and calls for a bond election this spring. The 2017 bond issue, which includes $87 million in improvements to Lawrence’s secondary schools, will now pass to district voters May 2.
12:26 p.m.
Former Health and Human Services Secretary and former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius speaks with reporters Monday about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius was in Topeka to watch the swearing-in of Kansas Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges who were retained in the 2016 elections. Sebelius says Kansas needs to act quickly to expand Medicaid
January 9, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Former Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says Kansas lawmakers may need to act quickly if they hope to expand Medicaid before the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress dismantle the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius served as U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary during President Barack Obama’s first term and helped implement the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare.
2:46 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback waves after delivering his State of the State address to a combined session at the Kansas State Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Topeka. Kansas governor to give State of State amid budget crunch
10:40 a.m., January 10, 2017 Updated 2:38 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback was preparing Tuesday to give his annual State of the State address to a less-friendly Kansas Legislature that already is wrestling with serious budget problems.
5:04 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gives his State of the State address Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Brownback stands by tax plan in State of the State address
5:00 p.m., January 10, 2017 Updated 9:00 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback offered few details Tuesday night about how he plans to close the state’s looming budget crisis, but he signaled that he is not willing to compromise on his signature tax cuts or his refusal to expand the state’s Medicaid program.

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Editorial: The Russian trap
We ought to punish Russia for its election meddling but not make the situation worse by questioning the legitimacy of the Trump presidency.
January 10, 2017 in print edition on A5
For generations, America was smarter than Russia. We were superior in matters of technology, economics, the military and, most importantly, freedom. That is why the Soviet Union and its brand of communism failed a mere 74 years after Lenin brought it to the world.