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Human resources workshop to focus on workplace wellness
March 29, 2015
The Jayhawk Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and WorkWell Lawrence will host the “Creating a Thriving Workplace Culture” workshop featuring Dr. Rosie Ward, an industry professional.
Kansas House panel to hear ‘religious freedom’ bill for campus groups
March 29, 2015
Senate Bill 175 would require colleges and universities in Kansas to give recognition and support to student religious organizations that discriminate in their membership, if the discrimination is based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” Kansas University says there have been no controversies over such groups in at least the last 15 years. But the American Civil Liberties Union says taxpayer money and student fees should not be used to support discrimination. By Peter Hancock
WellCommons to host Lawrence candidate forum
March 29, 2015
The public is invited to a City Commission candidate forum on public health and wellness issues at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.
Colleges getting out of health insurance business
March 29, 2015
The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business.
Eudora Community Museum restoration organizers hope project sparks downtown revitalization
March 29, 2015
The wooden floors had long since rotted away, leaving the walls of the building at 720 Main St. in Eudora to surround a sloping floor of clay and rock. But under the peeling plaster, the original brick and limestone walls were strong, and more importantly, volunteers saw them for what they were: a part of the town’s history. By Rochelle Valverde
Vanished towns dot prairie in Kiowa County
March 29, 2015
Traveling down a dirt path sandwiched between a wheat field and pasture, Ed Schoenberger abruptly motions to stop the car. “You’re now in downtown Reeder,” he says as he steps out of the vehicle — facing the cold wind that whips across the wide-open prairie on this early March day. But all around him, there is nothing but farmland and grass. Reeder, once a bustling community where residents dreamed of a railroad, has disappeared.
Ex-Brownback aide lobbying against tobacco tax increase
March 29, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff is lobbying against a proposed tax increase on tobacco, one of the governor’s primary proposals to balance the state’s budget.
Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place
March 29, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he’s not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million.
Opinion: Informing the conversation
March 29, 2015
Am I the only person in America not making fun of Howard Schultz? The Starbucks CEO bought himself a ton of ridicule recently when he attempted to jumpstart a national dialogue on race by having baristas write the words “Race Together” on customers’ cups of Cinnamon Dolce Light Frappuccino Grande or Caffe Misto Venti with extra coconut.
Lions’ Bonner award finalist
March 29, 2015
Lawrence High senior basketball standout Anthony Bonner was named as a finalist for the 2015 DiRenna Award by the Greater Kansas City Basketball Coaches Association on Friday and was selected to play in the 2015 All-Star Challenge.
FSHS baseball belts Branson
March 29, 2015
Free State High’s baseball team completed a two-day trip to southwest Missouri with a 7-4 victory over Branson on Saturday.
KU soccer upends Iowa
March 29, 2015
Kansas University freshman Eli Mayr scored the only goal 25 minutes into the second half as the Jayhawks edged Iowa, 1-0, in a spring exhibition soccer match Saturday at the Cyclone Sports Complex.
Kansas tennis edged by SMU
March 29, 2015
Two lopsided losses in doubles cost Kansas University the doubles point, and the Jayhawks never recovered in a 4-3 tennis loss to Southern Methodist on Saturday.
KU’s Conley wins Texas long jump
March 29, 2015
Kansas University’s Sydney Conley soared to a mark of 6.50 meters (21 feet, 4 inches) to win the long jump at the Texas Relays on Saturday.
KU baseball falls to Tech, 9-3
March 29, 2015
A big early deficit proved too much for Kansas University to overcome, and the Jayhawks’ Big 12 baseball winning streak came to an abrupt end Saturday.
Jayhawk-to-be Bragg wins state
March 29, 2015
Future Kansas University basketball forward Carlton Bragg scored 12 points with five assists against no turnovers to help his Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph team defeat Lima Central Catholic, 63-50, in the Ohio Div. III state high school championship game Saturday at Ohio State’s Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. By Gary Bedore
Column: KU football focus must be to trend upward
March 29, 2015
The Kansas University cornerback got burned, and the receiver had nothing but air between him and the end zone during Saturday morning’s spring football practice. That happens. The cornerback stopped running. That won’t happen again, unless he wants to be caught in the middle of a vise of incensed coaches one more time. By Tom Keegan
Rough start: First-inning blues doom KU softball again
March 29, 2015
For the second straight day, Texas scored four runs in the top of the first. For the second straight day, Texas used that quick start to beat Kansas University softball. By Chris Duderstadt
100 years ago: Rural man attacks neighbor over road-closing issue
March 29, 2015
“O. L. Cox assaulted C. G. Perkins, 60 years of age, beating him severely about the head with a heavy iron paper weight.”
Opinion: Do voters want more Clintonism?
March 29, 2015
An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world’s oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America’s regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its presidential nomination, in recognition of … what?

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