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25 years ago: Editorial page abuzz with opinions on working moms
March 5, 2015
A letter-writer had questioned the need for mothers to enter the work force.
Opinion: IRS corruption eludes prosecution
March 5, 2015
Rep. Peter Roskam is now chairman of the Ways and Means subcommittee whose jurisdiction includes oversight of the Internal Revenue Service, and hence of Lois Lerner’s legacy. He knows how interesting her career was before she, as head of the IRS exempt-organizations division, directed the suppression of conservative advocacy groups by delaying and denying them the tax exempt status that was swiftly given to comparable liberal groups.
Editorial: Academic rights
The importance and the limits of academic freedom are a topic of lively debate in Kansas these days.
March 5, 2015
Academic freedom is a bedrock principle for university faculty members, and yet, there seems to be some controversy in Kansas about exactly what is covered by that term.
Opinion: Resilient truth must rise again
March 5, 2015
First, they sang “God Will Take Care of You.” Then they walked out of Brown Chapel to a playground where they organized themselves into 24 groups of 25 each and set out marching. Their route out of Selma took them onto Highway 80, which is carried over the Alabama River by a bridge named in honor of Confederate general and Alabama Ku Klux Klan leader Edmund W. Pettus.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 4, 2015
March 5, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Wednesday, March 4, 2015.
Column: Lions show steadiness on court and off
March 4, 2015
Coming off the bench for a team that has two of the best high school basketball players in the state can have its intimidating facets, if a team’s culture isn’t quite right.
Free State stumbles at SM North
March 4, 2015
As early as pre-game warmups Wednesday night, Free State High senior Weston Hack sensed something amiss for the black-clad visitors at Shawnee Mission North, site of the Firebirds’ Class 6A sub-state opener.
LHS boys open postseason with victory
March 4, 2015
Lawrence High senior guard John Barbee didn’t get a chance to play against Shawnee Mission Northwest in the regular season. He made up for lost time on Wednesday.
Kansas lawmakers to outline plan to overhaul school funding
March 4, 2015
The Kansas Legislature’s budget committee chairmen are ready to unveil their plan for overhauling how the state distributes money to public schools.
Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of pipeline bill
March 4, 2015
The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.
Royals pack punch in opener
March 4, 2015
Eric Hosmer and Royals newcomers Kendrys Morales and Alex Rios hit consecutive first-inning homers, and AL champion Kansas City routed the Texas Rangers, 13-2, on Wednesday in the spring training opener for both teams.
Our Town Sports (March 5, 2015)
March 4, 2015
Here’s a look at Our Town Sports for March 5, 2015.
LHS graduate Siebenthall named Ottawa U. coach
March 4, 2015
After nine years as an Ottawa University assistant basketball coach, Lawrence native Aaron Siebenthall has been promoted to head coach.
KU’s Gardner tapped all-Big 12
March 4, 2015
Kansas University senior Chelsea Gardner has been selected to the all-Big 12 women’s basketball first team.
KU baseball prevails, 9-5
March 4, 2015
Michael Tinsley and Blair Beck homered, and Kansas University’s baseball team defeated Grand Canyon, 9-5, on Wednesday.
FSHS, LHS girls set sub-state sights high
March 4, 2015
Free State High’s girls basketball team set a school record by winning 16 regular-season games, but starting today, none of those matter to the Firebirds.
KU’s Ellis to miss Oklahoma game
March 4, 2015
Kansas University’s Perry Ellis and Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, who are arguably the top two contenders for 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year, will not guard each other in any epic one-on-one confrontation Saturday at Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Diaper drive begins this weekend
07:45 p.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:39 p.m.
Beginning this weekend local United Way and AmeriCorps members will hold a communitywide diaper drive.
County appoints 3 people to public building commission
07:24 p.m., March 4, 2015 Updated 10:46 p.m.
An attorney, an insurance agent and a Kansas University communications coordinator have been appointed to the public building commission recently created by the Douglas County commission.
Homeland Security bill includes final funding for NBAF
March 4, 2015
A bill that provides funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the end of the fiscal year includes $300 million to complete construction of a National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Both U.S. senators and all four House members from Kansas voted against that bill, mainly due to disagreements with the Obama administration over immigration policy. By Peter Hancock

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