Bishop Scott Jones, left, and Archbishop Joseph Naumann on Wednesday speak on illegal immigration during news conference at the Capitol. The church leaders endorsed comprehensive federal immigration reform.
Nola Levings, 9, and Eliana Delcampo, 8, take turns trying on a Marine Corps helmet during a Strong Girls program Wednesday during which girls got to meet and hear from four female military veterans at Kansas University’s sport and exercise psychology department. Strong Girls is a Kansas University-affiliated after-school program.
Mark Desetti, a lobbyist for the Kansas National Education Association, talks Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, about how state budget cuts have affected quality of life in Kansas. Desetti was the emcee for a town hall meeting at the Carnegie Building in downtown Lawrence that was attended by about 75 people. The town hall meeting was organized by the Big Tent Coalition and Kansans For Quality Communities. Sitting, at left, is Misty Catt, who said during the forum that state-funded services help keep her at home instead of a nursing home.