Archive for Monday, October 30, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, interviews U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, whom the institute selected for its 2017 Dole Leadership Prize, on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades, including 30 years as a U.S. Senator. Former Sen. Tom Harkin given 2017 Dole Leadership Prize
October 29, 2017 in print edition on 1A
As he honored Sunday with the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize, former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin said the kind of relationship he had with Bob Dole was sorely missing in the Washington, D.C., of today.
9:12 a.m.
Lawrence police investigate the scene of a shooting incident on Massachusetts Street between 10th and 11th streets that left three people dead and injured others early Sunday morning. How do Lawrence police patrol downtown? In wake of Mass Street killings, department has stepped up patrols; no permanently designated officers
October 29, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police say they’ve stepped up downtown foot patrols in the wake of a shooting that killed three people and injured two others on Massachusetts Street around bar-closing time. However, the police department does not have permanently designated downtown officers. When it comes to upping Mass Street patrol, Officer Drew Fennelly said, “the only options are to bring someone in on overtime, or pull from other parts of town.”
2:29 p.m.
Rep. Don Hineman, R-Dighton, the Kansas House Majority Leader, talks with reporters following the 2017 Kansas Economic Policy Conference held Thursday on the University of Kansas campus. In Kansas, Trump fared best in areas most reliant on foreign trade and immigrant labor
October 30, 2017 in print edition on 1A
President Trump has been described as a “nativist” who campaigned for president by railing against immigration and free trade agreements. Perhaps ironically, though, in Kansas he was most popular in areas of the state that are most dependent on immigrant labor and foreign trade.
3:55 p.m.
House Speaker Ron Ryckman, left, and Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley, right, debate forming an interim committee to study school finance issues during a Legislative Coordinating Council meeting Monday. Kansas lawmakers to form special school finance study committee
3:50 p.m., October 30, 2017 Updated 6:19 p.m. in print edition on 3A
The 11-member panel will spend three days reviewing the recent Kansas Supreme Court ruling striking down current funding as insufficient. It will also examine ways to end what some lawmakers see as an endless cycle of litigation. Democrats hope that doesn’t involve proposing constitutional amendments.

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Roadwork for Oct. 30, 2017
October 30, 2017 in print edition on A2
Roadwork in Lawrence and Douglas County.
Editorial: Downtown public safety
A greater police presence is a good step, but that alone will not adequately address the problem.
October 30, 2017 in print edition on A5
Police are right to increase their presence in downtown Lawrence following a shooting early in the morning of Oct. 1 that killed three people and injured two others on Massachusetts Street.