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Amid anti-Confederate wave, Lecompton sites walk a fine line

Historic sites in Lecompton, the 1850s-era territorial capital of Kansas, tell the story of the unsuccessful efforts to have Kansas admitted to the union as a slave state. But officials there have been able to avoid controversy sweeping other parts of the nation over Confederate monuments, largely because of the way the sites are interpreted and the story is told.

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Looking to keep kids busy over winter break? We've got a few ideas

Tomorrow, Christmas will be over, as will much of the holiday pomp and circumstance that tends to whip little ones into frenzies. Perhaps unluckily for parents, Lawrence Public Schools students will still have plenty of time on their hands before classes resume Jan. 5. So, what’s a frazzled mom or dad to do?

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