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Skilled worker shortage becoming a concern in Kansas

Wichita ? A shortage of skilled workers is a growing concern for companies that repair and maintain airplanes in Kansas.Lynn Nichols, who has a fixed-base operation, Yingling Aviation, which does aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, told The Wichita Eagle that there’s a tight labor ...

World War I in Lawrence: Hoard food at your own risk

Wartime food restrictions specified the quantities of certain foods residents were permitted to keep on hand, and people were not hesitant to report friends or neighbors who were suspected of crossing the line. In March 1918, the Lawrence Journal-World reported that some unnamed person had ...

Strength train to age well

In our 30s and 40s, we typically notice that our body’s ability to move with effortless energy, balance and power has started to decline. So it’s important to take steps to not lose strength, flexibility, balance, agility and speed. As we age, each of us should have a routine to challenge ...

No cable box? Here’s how to watch the NCAA basketball tournament

Today’s the day, Jayhawk fans. By now, you’re probably well aware of the tipoff time in this evening’s Final Four matchup between Kansas and Villanova. (That’d be 7:49 p.m. Lawrence time, for the uninitiated.) But we’re also guessing some of you haven’t quite figured out how to ...

Kansas House rejects bill protecting faith-based adoption agencies

Topeka — The Kansas House has rejected a bill that would have allowed adoption and foster care contractors to refuse placements to gay and lesbian couples based on religious grounds.The Wichita Eagle reports that the House voted down the measure Thursday, hours after the state Senate approved ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for April 3 meeting

Consent agenda• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 03/20/18.• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions:• Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted ...

Lobbying reform bill clears Kansas House after battle

Topeka ? The Kansas House this week advanced a bill that would require people who are hired to lobby the executive or judicial branches of government to register with the state, just as those who lobby the Legislature currently do.But there was a battle in the House over a proposed amendment to ...

Bed bugs found in chair at Kansas City International Airport

Kansas City, Mo. ? Bed bugs have been found in a sitting area at Kansas City International Airport.The Kansas City Star reports that the discovery was made Thursday inside Terminal B. Airport spokesman Kathleen Hefner says the infestation was on an upholstered chair in an area near several ...

Lawrence Final Friday events and art openings for March 30, 2018

All events are from 5-9 p.m., unless otherwise noted.Downtown:Aimee’s Coffeehouse, 1025 Massachusetts St.: Painted Words, 6-8 p.m.The Bourgeois Pig, 6 E. Ninth St.: Choe Anabela.City Wine Market, 900 New Hampshire St., Suite C.: Isaac Keppler: Bully Trap Provisions.Edward Jones, 888 New ...