Archive for Monday, March 13, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
Kansas head coach Bill Self talks with media members following the NCAA selection show on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks received a number one seed in the Midwest Regional and will play the winner of the NC Central and UC Davis First Four game in Tulsa. Jayhawks snag No. 1 seed in Midwest Region, will start NCAA Tourney run Friday in Tulsa, Okla.
March 12, 2017
An earlier-than-expected loss to TCU in last weekend’s Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., did nothing to derail the Kansas men’s basketball team’s ideal path in the upcoming NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait
10:36 a.m.
Marty Birrell, nature education supervisor for the Prairie Park Nature Center, kneels near the facility's stuffed coyote, which is often used for educational purposes. Coyotes more visible in area this time of year; some things to know about them
March 13, 2017 in print edition on 1A
For months, locals have been calling the Prairie Park Nature Center about a three-legged coyote making his way up and down Clinton Parkway. Some wanted the animal captured; others wanted it put down, said Marty Birrell, the center’s nature education supervisor. For a while, the calls came in daily. But Birrell said she doesn’t see the point in killing the creature who, by all accounts, isn’t hurting anything. “These animals work so hard to survive,” she said. “I’ve got to admire him.”
2:32 p.m.
Sen. Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, talks with reporters following a Ways and Means Committee meeting in which he offered a plan for balancing the state's budget this year without major spending cuts or a retroactive tax increase. Kansas Senate moves closer to current-year budget fix
March 13, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning of Overland Park floated a plan Monday that would balance the current fiscal year’s budget without major spending cuts and with significantly less borrowing and delayed KPERS payments than a recently passed House plan.

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Editorial: Massage law needed
The key is to tailor the ordinance so that it doesn’t unfairly affect legitimate massage businesses.
March 13, 2017 in print edition on A5
The city of Lawrence is right to pursue regulatory licensing of massage venues in the city.