Archive for Thursday, March 9, 2017

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12:00 a.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.
11:40 a.m.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback sits down with reporters for a year-end interview in his office on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at the Kansas Statehouse. Brownback’s clout wanes amid talk he may take new job
11:38 a.m., March 9, 2017 Updated 4:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
When he was one of the nation’s most powerful governors, Sam Brownback could ask fellow Kansas Republicans to slash income taxes and they fell into line. He made the state a lab for conservative ideas, and lawmakers faced serious risks if they balked at his demands.
4:28 p.m.
Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a floater over TCU guard Alex Robinson (25) during the first half, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sprint Center. At right is TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10). TCU shocks Kansas in Big 12 quarterfinal
March 9, 2017
The Kansas basketball team’s postseason began in a fashion the Jayhawks had mastered in the previous months: overcoming a dangerous deficit. For the ninth time this season, the nation’s No. 1-ranked team found itself in a double-digit hole, but for just the second time this season, KU came up short, losing 85-82 to TCU. By Benton Smith
7:15 p.m.
Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) puts up a floater over TCU guard Alex Robinson (25) during the first half, Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sprint Center. At right is TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky (10). Frustrating Finish: Jayhawks upset against TCU in Big 12 tournament, 85-82
March 9, 2017 in print edition on 1D
The easy answer was that top-seeded Kansas lost Thursday’s Big 12 quarterfinal to TCU at Sprint Center because the No. 1-ranked Jayhawks played without suspended guard Josh Jackson. By Matt Tait

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Editorial: Tree outcry
The cutting down of trees along a scenic river route near Lecompton without notice is a shame.
March 9, 2017 in print edition on A5
Kudos to Paul Bahnmaier and Lecompton Township for taking steps necessary to right a wrong after the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad made a mess of a scenic stretch of road in the community.
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