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12:20 a.m.
The House of Representatives chamber of the Kansas Statehouse is pictured July 23, 2014 in Topeka. Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices
11:43 a.m., February 4, 2016 Updated 11:10 p.m.
The Kansas House on Thursday formally rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way state Supreme Court justices are chosen, and already some political organizations are preparing to make it a campaign issue in the upcoming primary and general elections.
7:45 a.m.
This concept drawing from Kansas University's 2014-2024 Master Plan shows "Innovation Way," the proposed redevelopment of KU's Central District where Stouffer Place Apartments were located. This drawing shows campus from a vantage point behind the residence halls on Daisy Hill, looking east at Irving Hill Road. Budget panel strikes back at KU over bond deal
3:44 p.m., February 4, 2016 Updated 12:00 a.m.
The House Appropriations Committee voted Thursday to put severe restrictions on how Kansas University can spend certain kinds of funds next year. The move was in response to KU’s decision to form an outside corporation that used an out-of-state agency to issue $327 million in bonds without getting legislative approval.
11:47 a.m.
Town Talk
New coffee business opens in East Lawrence; south Iowa Street retailer files for bankruptcy
Posted February 5, 2016
The folks that have brought you the popular downtown business The Bourgeois Pig have a new venture, but, no, it doesn’t involve another coffee shop, ...
2:38 p.m.
Ruth Meier, from Silver Lake, Kan, votes at the Prairie Home Cemetery building, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) Federal official criticized for requiring citizenship proof on Kansas voter registration forms
February 4, 2016
A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency’s commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

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Editorial: Positive inaction
The failure to move forward on changes to the state’s judicial selection system is one of those times when the Kansas Legislature should be congratulated for what it didn’t do.
February 5, 2016
The failure of the Kansas House to pass a constitutional amendment to change the process for selecting Kansas Supreme Court justices should put that issue to rest for the foreseeable future.