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Opinion: Facts essential to useful discourse
April 26, 2015
“Obama is a Muslim,” it said. “That is a FACT.” As best I can recall — my computer ate the email — that was how the key line went in a reader missive that had me doing a double take last week. It was not the outlandish assertion that struck me but, rather, the emphatic claim of its veracity. We’re talking Shift-Lock and all-caps so there would be no mistaking: “Obama is a Muslim. That is a FACT.”
Opinion: Graham will add wit, ideas to race
April 26, 2015
In 1994, Lindsey Graham, then a 39-year-old South Carolina legislator, ran for Congress in a district that he said had not elected a Republican since Union guns made it do so during Reconstruction. He promised that in Washington he would be “one less vote for an agenda that makes you want to throw up.” He was elected to the Senate in 2002 and soon almost certainly will join the Republican presidential scramble, enlivening it with his quick intelligence, policy fluency, mordant wit and provocative agenda.
Editorial: Not promising
A former state budget director says the current budget crisis is worse than what the state faced in the Great Recession, and no one seems to know how that crisis will be addressed.
April 26, 2015
It’s hard to see how final negotiations on next year’s state budget are going to end well for the state.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 25, 2015
April 26, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 25, 2015
Feilhaber scores in stoppage time; Sporting KC ties Houston
April 26, 2015
Benny Feilhaber scored from distance in stoppage time and Sporting Kansas City rallied to tie the Houston Dynamo 4-4 on Saturday night.
Lions falter late in loss to St. James, 7-2
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s baseball players are no strangers to close games. But somehow, some way they just struggle to find ways to win.
Flynn, Firebirds stop Nixa, 5-1
April 25, 2015
Free State High sophomore pitcher Jackson Flynn said he was nervous for his first varsity start, but he didn’t show it.
Transfer rule controversial
April 25, 2015
It’s understandable if Cleveland State basketball coach Gary Waters is frustrated over the rule that allows players who have graduated with one year of eligibility remaining to transfer to another school and be eligible to play immediately.
KU’s Muchkayev 15th
April 25, 2015
Kansas University’s Anastasiya Muchkayev placed 15th in the Triton Invitational’s women’s invitational shot put with a throw of 15.66 meters.
Style and function come together in Chair Show
April 25, 2015
You can look, but you can’t touch. It’s a long-established rule at art museums and galleries around the world. But a new exhibit at Decade coffee shop, 920 Delaware St., invites guests to do more than just view the approximately 25 handcrafted chairs displayed around the store.
Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures
April 25, 2015
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
Folk musician Rhiannon Giddens turns back the clock
April 25, 2015
On April 14, Rhiannon Giddens sang for President Barack Obama. She shook hands with Obama. She managed to respond coherently when Obama told her he’d listened to her record.
Fact-checking Brownback’s claims on the economy: Only part of story being told
April 25, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration last week pointed to economic figures that it believes show the Kansas economy is improving. But a closer look at those figures, as well as other economic indicators, shows they only tell part of the story. By Peter Hancock
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A study in being social
April 25, 2015
I am at the distinguished study group known as the Ventura Club, and the topic of the day is a strawberry dessert with a wonderfully rich graham cracker crust and whipped cream. By Chad Lawhorn
Of mice and machines: Old, new technology mix in genomic research at KU Medical Center
April 25, 2015
A pairing of next-generation and century-old research methods is helping scientists at Kansas University Medical Center learn more about genetic disorders in children. The new is a roughly $1 million machine that can sequence a person’s DNA in as fast as two days. The old has been used in labs for a century or more: watching mice run mazes. By Sara Shepherd
For Kansas, consensus on tax ideas is still elusive
April 25, 2015
Kansas is expected to increase taxes to close a budget shortfall, but the Republicans who control the Legislature don’t agree on the outlines of a plan yet.
KU rowers fourth
April 25, 2015
Kansas University’s rowing team joined up with Oklahoma on Saturday in the Big 12 vs. Big Ten Double Dual as the Jayhawks and Sooners took on Iowa and Wisconsin.
LHS softball triumphs twice
April 25, 2015
Lawrence High’s softball team won both of its games in the Shawnee Mission South Jamboree on Saturday at the Olathe District Athletic Complex.
FSHS softball takes two wins
April 25, 2015
Dacia Starr hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning, and Free State defeated Blue Valley, 3-2, in high school softball Saturday in the Shawnee Mission South Jamboree. The Firebirds routed Blue Valley West, 10-2, earlier Saturday.
Kansas soccer tops Creighton
April 25, 2015
Ashley Williams scored three goals, and Kansas University defeated Creighton, 5-0, in women’s soccer Saturday night at Rock Chalk Park.

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