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Kansas faces criticism for cost of sex offender program
02:30 p.m., April 27, 2015 Updated 09:58 p.m.
Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.
Kansas governor to re-enact signing of anti-abortion measure
April 27, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback plans to have four ceremonies across Kansas to re-enact his signing of the nation’s first ban on a procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.
Nepalese students at KU collecting money for earthquake relief
01:03 p.m., April 27, 2015 Updated 09:54 p.m.
Members of the Kansas University Nepalese Student Association are collecting money to help with Nepal earthquake relief. Club members are accepting donations today at a table on Level 4 of the the Kansas Union, where they plan to be until 7 p.m. Donations also can be delivered or mailed to the KU Nepalese Student Association account at Commerce Bank. By Sara Shepherd
Michael Cummings to have surgery on left knee
10:58 a.m., April 27, 2015 Updated 07:14 p.m.
Kansas senior quarterback Michael Cummings will require surgery on his left knee, KU coach David Beaty announced in a release Monday morning.
Kansas lawmakers to reconvene Wednesday after spring break
April 27, 2015
Kansas legislators are close to the end of their annual spring break and plan to reconvene this week at the Statehouse to wrap up their business for the year.
Kansas smokers unhappy with proposal for cigarette tax hike
April 27, 2015
Kansas smokers are upset about plans to sharply increase the cigarette tax to help fill a budget hole created by Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts and say they will take their business to Missouri or Oklahoma if the tax hike passes.
Former Kansas Gov. Carlin launches website to share opinions
April 27, 2015
Former two-term Kansas Gov. John Carlin has started a website and blog to share his thoughts about state government.
Today in Lawrence: Cool start and a busy evening
April 27, 2015
This morning will look a lot like Sunday’s: A mix of clouds and peeking sunshine accompanying cool spring air.
Coveted recruit Ingram to declare Monday
April 27, 2015
Monday is Decision Day for prize basketball prospect Brandon Ingram, who is ranked No. 3 in the recruiting Class of 2015 by ESPN and No. 4 by Rivals.com. By Gary Bedore
Veritas baseball 2-1 over weekend
April 27, 2015
Veritas Christian School split a high school baseball doubleheader Friday at Derby Homeschool, then won a wild single game at Wichita Sunrise on Saturday.
Jayhawks 4-5 at Big 12 women’s golf
April 27, 2015
Kansas University’s Pornvipa Sakdee placed fourth and Yupaporn Kawinpakorn tied for fifth at the Big 12 Women’s Golf Championship on Sunday at Dominion Country Club.
KU baseball falls in finale at WVU
April 27, 2015
Kansas University jumped to a four-run lead in just two innings but couldn’t score again in a 5-4 Big 12 baseball loss to West Virginia on Sunday.
Gordon’s catch highlight for Royals
April 27, 2015
Alex Gordon knew exactly what was going to happen when he hustled over to make a play on Micah Johnson’s foul liner. And he went all out for it anyway.
Spring over, Beaty turns attention to recruiting — especially in-state
April 27, 2015
Now that first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty and his staff have completed their first spring season, it’s time to hit the recruiting trail. By Benton Smith
Jayhawks’ softball rally falls short vs. OU
April 27, 2015
On most days, loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh inning means a softball team just needs one or two positive at-bats for a tie or a win. However, when Kansas University’s first three batters reached in the final frame Sunday afternoon at Arrocha Ballpark at Rock Chalk Park, the Jayhawks would have needed a grand slam and then some to make up their deficit. By Benton Smith
Column: Here’s a look at seven KU football newbies to watch
April 27, 2015
A look at seven Kansas football players who helped their bids for fall playing time during the spring, listed in alphabetical order. By Tom Keegan
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 26, 2015
April 27, 2015
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA playoff games of April 26, 2015
Opinion: Kurds in Iraq need more U.S. help
April 27, 2015
Fifty yards from my hotel, in the largely Christian neighborhood of Ainkawa, a car bomb went off last Friday. You can still smell the acrid smoke where the Nili cafe was shattered, killing two young men who had stepped out for a smoke not far from the U.S. consulate (which the terrorists didn’t reach).
Your Turn: State shouldn’t support discrimination
April 27, 2015
As a chaplain and person of faith, religion is an important part of my daily life and a source of strength and inspiration. I deeply appreciate the value of religious institutions in the lives of many students, including those who attend state colleges and universities in Kansas.
Editorial: Crime reports
If increased reporting spurs increased enforcement, a rise in reported crime might actually be a positive sign for KU.
April 27, 2015
Last year’s 26 percent increase in crime reports on the Kansas University campus isn’t necessarily bad news.

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