Archive for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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12:08 a.m.
Town Talk
Longtime electronics retailer set to close final Lawrence store; proposed law would keep track of political affiliations of faculty members
Posted March 7, 2017
It is still hard to believe a store with such a forward-looking name like RadioShack is slowly going out of business. I suppose I should ...
12:29 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured on May 3, 2016. City Commission votes to declare Lawrence a ‘welcoming’ city for immigrants, pursue additional support
March 8, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Following calls from students for Lawrence to declare itself a sanctuary community, city commissioners voted at their meeting Tuesday to proclaim Lawrence a “welcoming” city for immigrants.
11:42 a.m.
Pinckney Elementary Principal Kristi Hill asked kids and coworkers one simple question: Where are you from? The project, adapted from a poem by George Ella Lyon, encourages kids to share their cultures, traditions and varied life experiences through a simple poem template titled “I am From.” These students share their favorite lines from their “I am From” poems. At Pinckney Elementary, kids share where ‘I am From’ in school-wide poetry project
March 8, 2017
At Pinckney Elementary School, a poem isn’t just a poem. Since returning to her native Lawrence two years ago to helm the racially and economically diverse elementary school, Principal Kristi Hill has prioritized equity (or, creating an environment where all kids, regardless of background, thrive) at Pinckney.
5:51 p.m.
In this Jan. 12, 2016 file photo, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to the Legislature in Topeka. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File) Report: Brownback to be named to U.N. post in Rome
5:07 p.m., March 8, 2017 Updated 6:05 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Gov. Sam Brownback’s office is declining to comment on a report, first posted by Kansas Public Radio, that he will be named the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations agencies for food and agriculture in Rome.

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Editorial: Amended school plan
The school board’s decision to interview applicants for an open seat on the board is good for the public and for the applicants.
March 8, 2017
The Lawrence School Board is right to amend its plan for choosing a replacement board member to include in-person interviews.