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As court ponders ballot case, polls show why it matters

Good piece, Peter. I'm glad there's someone from the LJW following the case.

September 30, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Charlie Weis out as Kansas University football coach

It's tempting to look back on the Mangino era with fond nostalgia. However, there were too many reports of Mangino being abusive to players and others. Character, as well as the number of wins, matters.

September 29, 2014 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit could scramble Kansas Senate race again

Orel didn't even bother to show up for the oral arguments today. The article below doesn't indicate if the judges even heard the case, but they did deny Kobach's motion to intervene.
http://cjonline.com/news/2014-09-29/p...

September 29, 2014 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Budget chief: Kansas identifies $101 million in savings

Planning to expand debt collection does not mean the debts will actually be collected. Many of them are intractable and will never be collected. You can project any number you like, but that doesn't make it so.

September 26, 2014 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Schmidt, seeking to file brief in Senate ballot lawsuit, concedes law not entirely clear

Kris Kobach has filed a motion in the case to intervene as petitioner, and also a motion to expedite. So he's already trying to throw his weight around. The hearing on Monday is a motions hearing, not a hearing to decide the case. The Petition was just served on defendants on Tuesday, and normally they would have 21 days to answer it.

September 26, 2014 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Football waste

They gave Turner Gill two seasons before buying him out. Charlie Weis is beginning his third abysmal season. Both coaches have losing records at KU. Why does Weis get three seasons, but Gill only two? Hmm, it's a puzzler all right.

September 16, 2014 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poll: Orman leads, with or without Taylor on the ballot

You might want to give Sam Wang a look; he's the only political analyst/predictor who got all 50 states correct in 2012. http://election.princeton.edu/
His predictions are the ones I'll be looking at.

September 16, 2014 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KNEA sues over tenure repeal

Come on, LJW--do your homework! The reason teachers prefer the term "administrative due process rights" is because that's what it is! It is NOT the same as tenure. Due process does not prevent teachers from being fired, but does require a hearing and accountability. I realize it's easier to say "tenure," but it's not accurate. Please change the headline.

August 11, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Highberger fires campaign manager over remarks she made about opponent Hodgson

Melinda,
Just because you were correct in your "facts" doesn't mean you should post inflammatory remarks. You've been around politics for a while; you know what that means. And unless you purposely want to continue to damage Boog's campaign, you need to stop posting about what happened. This will blow over, and it will get better. Best to go dark for a while.

August 1, 2014 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage

Oh, Kansas...bested by Kentucky, again!

July 1, 2014 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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