Firefighters battle house fire at 21st and Louisiana streets
March 2, 2015
Firefighters are working to extinguish a house fire at the corner of 21st and Louisiana streets.
Veritas Christian School Honor Roll
March 2, 2015
Veritas Christian School has announced its first semester Honor Roll for the 2014-2015 school year.
Westar asking Kansas regulators for $152M rate increase
March 2, 2015
The largest supplier of electricity in Kansas is asking state regulators to increase its rates by $152 million annually to cover upgrades at power plants and other costs.
Kansas congressional delegation splits over Homeland Security funding
March 2, 2015
All four U.S. House members from Kansas supported a bill Friday that kept the U.S. Department of Homeland Security open for another week, but both of the state’s U.S. senators opposed it. The battle between Republican-controlled Congress and Democratic President Barack Obama centers on the president’s executive orders on immigration policy. By Peter Hancock
Visiting KU professor shares Israeli perception of Netanyahu visit
March 2, 2015
Many Israelis are cynical about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the United States, viewing it as an attempt to drum up popularity for his reelection that could even harm Israel’s relationship with America, a Kansas University visiting professor says. While Israelis see party politics of one kind — Netanyahu’s Likud v. Herzog’s Zionist Union — many Americans are talking about other party politics in connection with the visit — Republican v. Democrat. By Sara Shepherd
New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges
March 2, 2015
One of the nation’s leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency’s No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
LMH named in top 100 hospitals for third year running
04:45 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 05:04 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals in the country for the third year in a row.
Kansas lawmakers to focus on resolving budget, tax issues
04:02 p.m., March 2, 2015 Updated 05:01 p.m.
Kansas legislators have their own form of March Madness, when they focus on building the next state budget after their annual session has cleared its midpoint.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Bill Self says there’s no news on Cliff Alexander situation as work-week begins
March 2, 2015
There’s been no decision by the NCAA regarding Cliff Alexander’s eligibility issue.
Perry Ellis named Big 12’s top player for third time this season
March 2, 2015
Given his recent tear, Kansas University junior Perry Ellis had to be an easy pick for this week’s Big 12 Player of the Week honors.
Kansas Senate panel to have hearing on appeals court nominee
March 2, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is having a hearing this week on Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointment of a new judge to the state Court of Appeals.
Survey: Parents increasingly ask doctors to delay vaccines
March 2, 2015
Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Nearly all doctors said that at least some parents had requested vaccine delays in a typical month; and 1 in 4 said those numbers had increased since the previous year.
Today in Lawrence: Beat the drizzle, pre-game the primary
March 2, 2015
Things will start out just a little warmer, but not much, this week than last. Look for lots of cloud cover with a high of 40 this afternoon and overnight low near freezing. The evening could bring on some light drizzle, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka, so grab your umbrella before heading out late.
100 years ago: Thirteen pairs of shoes missing after Midland store burglary
March 2, 2015
“Mr. Corder has offered a reward of fifty dollars for the arrest and conviction of the parties concerned.”
Opinion: Arizona case focuses on redistricting
March 2, 2015
The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. This week, however, in oral arguments concerning two cases, the justices’ task will be to teach remedial reading to Congress and to Arizona.
Editorial: Election moves
The Kansas House should reject plans to move city and school board elections.
March 2, 2015
A bill that would move local city and school board elections to November in odd-numbered years narrowly passed the Kansas Senate on Thursday. The bill now goes to the House, which we hope will carefully weigh any possible benefit of this bill against the administrative costs and problems it will create.
Letter: Not harmless
March 2, 2015
Those who support the tradition and harmless fun of storming the court need to read this. In 2003, high school basketball player Joe Kay in Tucson was dropped by his fans and classmates when they swarmed around him in celebration of a win. He was instantly trampled, his carotid artery was torn and he suffered a paralyzing stroke. Seventy-three fans were nearly crushed to death at a University of Wisconsin football game in a rush to get on the field in 1993. Ninety-eight people, including many children, were crushed to death at a soccer game in England in 1989.
Letter: Shameful celebration
March 2, 2015
As I watched the final moments of the KU basketball game at K-State on Feb. 23, I did what I imagine many fans did: accepted that the team that had played best as a whole was going to win, not my beloved Jayhawks.
Letter: Kansas dictators?
March 2, 2015
Has the government of Kansas become a dictatorship?

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