Archive for Monday, April 2, 2018

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12:00 a.m.
The Kansas Statehouse in Topeka Kansas lawmakers head into final stretch of regular session
April 2, 2018 in print edition on 1A
The House plans to debate its school finance bill on Monday, the same day the Department of Revenue releases a report of tax collections in March. Other big issues still on the table include a preliminary budget, tax bills, guns, and adoption laws.
10:26 a.m.
A proposed concept plan for a new housing development north of Rock Chalk Park. Courtesy: City of Lawrence As northwest Lawrence grows, homeowners may find they are in Perry-Lecompton school district
April 2, 2018 in print edition on 1A
Development south of Interstate 70 and east of Kansas Highway 10, where the Perry-Lecompton and Lawrence school districts border like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, is bringing home the reality that Lawrence is a two school district community.
12:15 p.m.
Lights & Sirens
Murder trial this week: Getting up to speed on the Eudora bar shooting case and what's to come
Posted April 2, 2018
Douglas County’s first murder trial in nearly a year is scheduled to get underway on Monday. Murder trials aren’t normally frequent occurrences in Lawrence. But ...
1:30 p.m.
South Middle School students hang out on the patio outside the school after early release on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. South Middle School principal provides new details on former teacher’s alleged outburst, arrest; says no individuals were threatened
April 2, 2018 in print edition on 1A
Last Thursday, students and staff at South Middle School were put on lockdown after a former teacher allegedly turned up at the school unannounced and reportedly drunk, making a scene that culminated in his arrest.
6:52 p.m.
Rep. Ed Trimmer, right, D-Winfield, answers questions from Rep. John Whitmer, R-Wichita, during debate Monday, April 2, 2018 in the House on a proposed school finance bill. Kansas House rejects school finance bill; now it’s back to the drawing board
4:10 p.m., April 2, 2018 Updated 6:50 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Kansas House will have to go back to the drawing board to come up with a new school finance formula after rejecting one Monday that would have phased in an increase of more than $500 million per year in funding for public schools over the next five years.

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Roadwork for April 2, 2018
April 2, 2018 in print edition on B4
Roadwork in Lawrence and Douglas County.