- Obama adviser has ties to city
- Gen. Jones a cousin of Lawrence resident
- December 7, 2008
- Carol Hatton has special incentive for following President-elect Barack Obama and his administration when they take office next month. The Lawrence woman’s cousin — retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones — will be one of Obama’s closest advisers. The former Marine commandant, NATO commander and special envoy for Middle East security was Obama’s choice for national security adviser.
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- Local law enforcement, emergency services estimate Obama’s visit cost them more than $60K; mayor says worth every penny
- 05:54 p.m., February 10, 2015 Updated 09:57 p.m.
- With the added security, visitors and spectacle of President Barack Obama’s visit to Lawrence last month, local law enforcement departments and emergency services racked up a few bills, officials said.
- Affordable Care Act nears major milestone; Brownback still opposed
- September 3, 2013
- With a month to go before the launch of a major portion of the Affordable Care Act, Gov. Sam Brownback remains opposed to the law—even as some other Republican governors have been softening their opposition and even begrudgingly accepting the new health insurance program in their states. By Scott Rothschild
- Motorcycle chase ends in arrest, multiple felony charges
- December 25, 2012
- Suspect caught in Buford Watson Park after abandoning motorcycle and trying t flee on foot. By Peter Hancock
- Room and board increases approved by Kansas Board of Regents
- December 19, 2012
- The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a 2.5 percent increase for room and board at Kansas University. By Scott Rothschild.
- Douglas County Clerk’s office provides informational brochure on voting
- October 25, 2012
- More information provided on voting in Douglas County. By Scott Rothschild
- Former KDOT Secretary Miller says Brown was not involved in helping improve safety on K-10
- October 11, 2012
- Former Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller on Thursday said that state Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, was not involved in helping secure safety improvements along Kansas Highway 10.
- Statehouse Live: Echo accusations reverberate in 2nd Congressional District race
- August 17, 2012
- Democrat Tobias Schlingensiepen, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, usually gets applause when he says that the 2nd Congressional District “needs a voice, not an echo.”
- Republicans vie to unseat Sen. Holland in 3rd District
- August 1, 2012
- Rep. Anthony Brown and J.C. Tellefson think the newly drawn Kansas Senate 3rd District needs new blood and hope to unseat Democratic Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin City.
- Bill Self meets with President in Osawatomie
- KU hoops coach learns that Barack Obama is ‘huge basketball fan’
- 04:12 p.m., December 6, 2011 Updated 02:44 a.m.
- Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self met with President Barack Obama at a meet-and-greet session before the President’s speech on Tuesday at Osawatomie High School.
- Bank starts foreclosure proceedings against Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern’s home
- July 28, 2011
- An attorney for U.S. Bank last Friday filed a civil suit seeking a mortgage foreclosure on the west Lawrence home of Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern, according to Douglas County District Court records.
- Unlike Kansas, California and Florida have laws allowing municipalities to set price guidelines for tow companies
- July 19, 2011
- Douglas County officials looked at options several years ago to regulate prices, but couldn’t come up with anything that wouldn’t violate the federal law. But county officials says he would be receptive to options that would set standard prices.
- New Hillary Clinton style challenges notions about shorter hair for older women
- August 29, 2010
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton serves as further proof that women do not have to kowtow to expectations, rules of thumb or other quietly bullying cultural assumptions. She is a role model for women who are past the ingenue phase of their lives. She is making a fashion statement.
- Girlfriend charged in McCollum gun hoax
- July 14, 2010
- Douglas County prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old woman with falsely reporting a crime in connection with an April incident that led to chaos at Kansas University’s largest residence hall.
- Robinson announces House candidacy; Sloan will seek re-election
- Former school board member Linda Robinson to seek House seat
- 11:33 a.m., April 13, 2010 Updated 01:09 p.m.
- The 45th District includes west Lawrence and Lecompton.
- Obama’s 1st pitch to mark 100-year ritual
- April 3, 2010
- One hundred years ago this month, a rotund right-hander, President William Howard Taft, started a baseball tradition by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington season opener. On Monday, the Nationals turn to a svelte southpaw, President Barack Obama, to make his Nationals Park debut.