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Scott Rothschild (KU reporter)

I cover the state Legislature, government and politics.

I have been a reporter in Kansas since 1998, and prior to that covered news in Texas for various papers and later for The Associated Press.

For two of the past three years, I have been awarded first place in beat reporting from Capitolbeat, an association of Statehouse reporters and editors. I live in Topeka with my wife and two teenage sons.

You can follow me on Twitter, where I try to provide instant updates on news and what's going on in the Statehouse.

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Kansas University sophomore Zoe Fincher speaks with KU Provost Jeff Vitter outside Strong Hall. Fincher helped lead a demonstration raising concerns over KU's policies of handling sexual assault investigations.

Author Ann Hagedorn on Thursday signs copies of her new book "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security." She spoke at the Kansas University Hall Center for the Humanities.

KNEA general counsel David Schauner speaks Monday during a news conference announcing the group plans to sue over House Bill 2506.

KNEA general counsel David Schauner speaks Monday during a news conference announcing the group plans to sue over House Bill 2506.

Jennifer Benitez stands in front of her new home Sunday at 1813 E. 17th St. On Friday morning, there was nothing but a building slab and driveway there, but dozens of volunteer members of the Lawrence Home Builders Association joined together for the Lawrence Blitz Build for Habitat for Humanity. "It's a blessing," said Benitez, the mother of two children: daughter, Loren, 15, and son, Eric, 14. Benitez has worked on five homes for Habitat for Humanity, and she said that normally it takes about four to six months to complete a house. Her family will move into the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home at the end of the month. Numerous local contractors came together to complete the house in two and a half days.

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