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The Abuse Puzzle

Published June 23, 2010

Open and transparent. That’s the wording of reforms within the Catholic Church promoting openness with the public about cases of sexual abuse committed by clergy. But a two-year Journal-World and 6News investigation into the Kansas Catholic Church shows that church officials continue to keep the public in the dark about some cases of abuse. Advocates and victims still express frustration with how the church handles abusive clergy. Our investigation, which identified dozens of cases of abusive clergy in the state spanning nearly 60 years, also examines reforms that the Church is making to prevent abuse.

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1970: A year of turmoil

Published April 20, 2010

Forty years ago today, the Kansas Union burned. What followed was a year of violence and destruction not seen since Quantrill's Raid. While the unrest has long since dissipated, the memories remain.

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A tournament of their own

Published March 28, 2010

Reporter Shaun Hittle and photographer Kevin Anderson followed the Douglas County Special Olympics team to the State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament in Hays March 18 to 20. This is a glimpse into the lives and experiences of these local athletes, their families and volunteers during the annual event.

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Growing up together

Published February 28, 2010

Eighteen years old and pregnant, Katie Schimmel's life was about to change forever. For four months, we followed Katie's journey to motherhood.

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Family Binding

Published February 5, 2010

Family Bibles demonstrate more than a religious lineage — they often tell the stories of those that came before through records of births, marriages and deaths as well as photos and other keepsakes. These are a few of the stories behind family Bibles in the Lawrence area.

Diabetes in Kansas: A pending tidal wave

Published January 29, 2010

Children born in 2000 have a one in three chance of becoming diabetic. Already the epidemic is estimated to cost Kansas $1.3 billion, a price that taps the pocketbook of every resident. As the number of type 2 diabetes continues to grow, so do the health complications and costs that come with the rising tide.

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In pursuit of No. 2000

Published December 14, 2009

KU’s men’s basketball program is a few games from a major milestone. Keep an eye on their progress and look back at what got the Jayhawks there.

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Mentors: Life’s teachers

Published September 26, 2009

A community service that rewards both volunteer and benefactor, mentoring doesn't require any special skills. LJWorld.com found great examples of mentors who were making a difference in the lives of others.

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KU Edition 2009

Published August 18, 2009

Explore what's new on campus and revisit KU's venerable traditions as the 2009 academic year kicks off.

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A new crop in Kansas

Published June 19, 2009

Poised as the third best state in the country for wind power and on the cusp of a renewable energy revolution, Kansas has the potential to be at the epicenter of the wind industry.

Building a world class cancer center

Published June 7, 2009

Obtaining designation as a National Cancer Institute is a top priority for Kansas University. Millions of dollars are going toward this goal, which has the potential to save the lives of Kansans.

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Underground Kansas

Published March 8, 2009

From hidden caves that welcome visiting bats to massive deposits of salt, oil and natural gas that fuel the economy, the Sunflower state boasts a subtropolis of fascinating features, vast resources and untapped opportunities. Join us for a look around underground.

Sexual assaults in Lawrence

Published March 1, 2009

For women who've been victims of sexual assault, there can be a million things to do. Investigations. Counseling. More investigating and more counseling. But there are places to turn for help. And there are places women can turn if they want to learn about the best ways to keep from becoming a victim themselves.

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The way it is

Published February 11, 2009

With about two-thirds of students in Junction City calling mom or dad a soldier, teachers use their experiences as military spouses to help students cope with deployments that strain the school system.

The way it is

Published February 11, 2009

With about two-thirds of students in Junction City calling mom or dad a soldier, teachers use their experiences as military spouses to help students cope with deployments that strain the school system.

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