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Jana Mackey murder

Equal-pay advocate to speak at KU
October 15, 2012
The next lecture in a series honoring slain Kansas University student Jana Mackey will feature equal-pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter.
Advocates hope national release of Jana Mackey video will raise awareness about domestic violence
November 29, 2011
The national release of a video about Jana Mackey, a Lawrence woman who was killed by her former boyfriend, will be Dec. 6.
‘Real Men, Real Talk’ the topic of Jana Mackey lecture
October 21, 2011
Nationally recognized activist and educator Tony Porter is set to deliver this year’s Jana Mackey lecture, “Real Men, Real Talk.”
Jana Mackey’s parents praise new law aimed at reducing domestic violence
April 20, 2010
The legislation will more quickly identify domestic violence offenders during legal proceedings and track repeat offenders. It also requires courts to order assessment of domestic violence offenders and recommend treatment programs.
Governor signs into law bill aimed at domestic violence
April 12, 2010
The measure was supported by the parents of Jana Mackey, a Kansas University law school student who was murdered in 2008 by her former boyfriend.
Legislators approve bill that strengthens domestic violence laws
March 31, 2010
Legislators have sent Gov. Mark Parkinson a bill supported by the parents of Jana Mackey, a Kansas University law student who was murdered in summer 2008.
Domestic violence legislation advanced
03:37 p.m., February 18, 2010 Updated 03:38 p.m.
State Rep. Pat Colloton, R-Leawood, called House Bill 2517 “one of the most important” public safety measures of the legislative session, and she cited the murder of Jana Mackey as she urged House passage.
Parents of domestic violence victim Jana Mackey testify before Legislature about new legislation
04:08 p.m., February 1, 2010 Updated 04:08 p.m.
The parents of Jana Mackey, who was slain in Lawrence in 2008 by her former boyfriend, urged legislators on Monday to approve a bill that would expand the definition of domestic violence and identify offenders earlier.
Parents of KU student slain by ex-boyfriend seek changes to state law
Death of KU law student spurs push for action during next legislative session
December 10, 2009
The parents of slain Kansas University law student Jana Mackey said Thursday that they will push for changes in state law in hopes of reducing domestic violence.
Statehouse Live: Parents of Jana Mackey urge passage of legislation to reduce domestic violence
11:31 a.m., December 10, 2009 Updated 11:59 a.m.
Family of murder victim want new provisions aimed at reducing repeat domestic crime offenses.
Leader pays tribute to KU student
April 16, 2009
Jana Mackey’s mom called it the “ultimate compliment” — her daughter’s greatest role model delivering the inaugural speech in the Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series. Kim Gandy, the president of the National Organization for Women, said she was the one who was honored.
Lecture series honors slain KU student
March 30, 2009
The president of the National Organization for Women is scheduled to deliver the first in a lecture series honoring the memory of Kansas University student Jana Lynne Mackey. Mackey, a second-year KU law student and an activist for women’s rights, was found dead in her ex-boyfriend’s home on July 3.
Slain student’s mission shines on in volunteer service to community
March 9, 2009
After 25-year-old Kansas University law student Jana Mackey was found slain in her ex-boyfriend’s home last July, her parents wanted to make sure her legacy of volunteering and advocacy lived on. They received some help from the Kansas Legislature and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who declared March 8 Jana Mackey Day in the state. It is no coincidence that it falls on the same day as International Women’s Day.
Jana Mackey Day volunteer events planned on March 8
February 26, 2009
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has signed a proclamation designating March 8 as “Jana Mackey Day in Kansas” in memory of the 25-year-old Kansas University law school student who was murdered in July in Lawrence.
The top stories of 2008
Selections include highs and lows of last year
January 1, 2009
As one new year begins, the Lawrence Journal-World takes a look back at some of the most newsworthy events that shaped 2008.

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