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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?
Editorial: Renewable power
Kansas legislators should be looking at ways to boost renewable energy efforts in the state, not hamper them.
March 29, 2015
The Kansas renewable energy industry has been growing and thriving, but some measures still active in the Kansas Legislature could bring an end to that.
KU’s multi-choir ‘Joy of Singing’ concert this Thursday
March 29, 2015
Kansas University’s School of Music will host a multi-choir concert Thursday at the Lied Center, the school said in a release.
Royals roll, 10-5
March 29, 2015
Paul Goldschmidt and A.J. Pollock each hit their first homers of spring training in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 10-5 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Saturday.
How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of March 28, 2015
March 29, 2015
Here’s a look at how former Kansas University players fared in NBA games of Saturday, March 28, 2015.
Sporting downs New York City
March 29, 2015
Ike Opara scored early, and Sporting Kansas City made it stand up, beating New York City FC 1-0 on Saturday in blustery conditions with intermittent flurries all afternoon.
40 years ago: Three inoperable warning sirens removed for repairs
March 29, 2015
Three of the city’s disaster warning sirens were out of commission today.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 28, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.
How to Help for March 29
March 28, 2015
Agency: United Way of Douglas County Contact: Shelly Hornbaker at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org or at 785-865-5030, ext. 301 Calling all youth, ages 12-18, who are looking for a fun way to spend the summer. The United Way has youth volunteer opportunities with a variety of local agencies — Lawrence Humane Society, Baker Wetlands, Theatre Lawrence, Operation Wildlife, Just Food, and many more — available through our Summer of Service Program, running June 1 through July 31. For more information and to register for a project or internship after April 1, please go to www.volunteerdouglascounty.org. Contact Shelly Hornbaker at 785-865-5030, ext. 301, or at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org for more information.
Candidates differ on rental licensing program; discuss views on city management, commission changes
March 28, 2015
When the current City Commission passed a new rental registration and licensing program last year, it was one of the more sweeping program changes made by the commission in recent memory. Now the question is whether the program will be swept out with a new commission.
Hundreds of KU class notes for sale online, but buyer — and seller — beware
March 28, 2015
David Alexander wasn’t shocked when he heard last week that notes from his anatomy lectures were for sale on the internet. At the same time, he wasn’t OK with it. Multiple students’ versions of Biology 240 notes are among hundreds if not thousands of pages of KU class notes for sale on for-profit websites that encourage students to upload their own notes to make money and download other students’ notes to study. By Sara Shepherd
Kansas appeals court clarifies use of ‘stand your ground’ defense
March 28, 2015
The Kansas Court of Appeals said trial courts must follow strict rules before allowing a defendant to claim immunity from prosecution under the state’s so-called “stand your ground” law. That 2010 law says individuals cannot be arrested, detained or prosecuted for using deadly force if they acted in self defense, unless officers can show probable cause that a crime was committed. By Peter Hancock
Of Montreal gets its freak on
Kevin Barnes looks forward to bringing communal commotion to the Granada
March 28, 2015
When Of Montreal hits the stage, they tend to be theatrical and dramatic. Band members pull out all the stops when it comes to sequins and stimulation during their highly danceable numbers, and their show at the Granada on Wednesday will be no different.
Swarthout Recital Hall to re-open with concert series
March 28, 2015
After almost 60 years, a million patrons and thousands of performances, Swarthout Recital Hall was due for a face-lift. Now, after undergoing renovations for the last 10 months, the historic building is re-opening and christening its upgrades with an eight-concert series of performances.
Lawmaker defends use of state plane to fly back for vote
March 28, 2015
Rep. Virgil Peck, R-Tyro, was flown back to Topeka on the state’s private plane to vote on a controversial school funding bill, but arrived too late to cast that vote. He said he was attending official events in his home districts and that the flights were related to his official duties. By Peter Hancock
Watkins Museum to host walking tour in honor of veterans
March 28, 2015
The Watkins Museum of History will host “A Walking Tour of Oak Hill Cemetery: Lawrence’s Arlington,” which will feature the graves of local veterans of wars from the Civil War to Vietnam.
Lawrence Public Library to host financial literacy clinic
March 28, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library will again offer the Financial Wellness Clinic, a free financial literacy series, in partnership with Housing and Credit Counseling Services, Inc.
Lawrence public education rally shows support for march to Topeka
March 28, 2015
Walkers on a three-day march to Topeka to raise awareness of funding and policy issues affecting Kansas public schools received an enthusiastic welcome to Lawrence Saturday as they arrived at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.
Vehicle crashes into Lawrence library
March 28, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library’s Teen Zone is closed today after an early morning accident in which a vehicle struck the east side of the building at 707 Vermont St., breaking two of the vertical pane windows, according to Lawrence police.
Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses
March 28, 2015
With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor.

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