Archive for Monday, September 18, 2017

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12:19 a.m.
City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Lawrence voters to decide whether city should triple spending on affordable housing
September 18, 2017 in print edition on 1A
What’s clear about the city’s affordable housing issue is that it is large. What’s less clear is how the city will tackle the problem. Voters in November will be asked to approve a special sales tax to help fund affordable housing projects, but city officials are acknowledging they don’t have a specific plan in place for how the money will be spent.
10:53 a.m.
In this file photo from Oct. 28, 2009, a Tyson Foods, Inc., truck is parked at a food warehouse in Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) Leavenworth County commissioners revoke bond support for proposed Tyson plant; unclear if vote will hold
10:29 a.m., September 18, 2017 Updated 5:27 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Leavenworth County commissioners at their meeting Monday morning said they no longer are prepared to issue a key set of bonds for a controversial meatpacking plant proposed for a site south of Tonganoxie.
2:04 p.m.
Town Talk
Update on student apartment project that plans to locate next to day care center
Posted September 18, 2017
Although it kind of has the makings of a good reality television show, the idea of a large student apartment complex surrounding a day care ...
2:58 p.m.
Lawrence High School students crowd the LHS rotunda on the morning of Sept. 18 in support of transgender rights and against what some described as a pervasive culture of transphobic behavior at the school. The school's administration did not immediately respond to requests for comment from a Journal-World reporter and would not allow the reporter into the rotunda where the protest was occurring. This photo was shared with the Journal-World by a student. Discriminatory text messages spur student sit-in over LGBT rights at Lawrence High
2:33 p.m., September 18, 2017 Updated 4:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A group of students skipped classes and staged a sit-in at Lawrence High Monday to protest what they describe as a pervasive culture of discrimination against LGBT students, particularly transgender individuals, at their school.

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Editorial: Release booking photographs
Because jail mugshots aren’t open records under state law, the sheriff’s office gets to arbitrarily decide whose photos are made public.
September 18, 2017 in print edition on A5
The approach the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office takes in releasing booking photos is arbitrary at best and benefits no one involved — not law enforcement, not the accused, not the victim and especially not the public.
Roadwork for Sept. 18, 2017
September 18, 2017 in print edition on A6
Roadwork in Lawrence and Douglas County.