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Library expansion plans receive good reviews

Proposed plans for the expansion of the Lawrence Public Library received positive reviews Tuesday. The proposal asks for funding for an $18 million expansion project.

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Overnight weather for March 23, 2010

It should feel like a normal spring evening tonight with temperatures sitting right around 40 degrees. It will be slightly warmer Wednesday but rain is expected to fall.

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Local school parents speak out on move

Parents of Kennedy school children said they felt blindsided by recent plans to reorganize the district. The reorganization is one way the school board has avoided closing area schools.

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Basehor man continues unique hobby

A Basehor man has found it's difficult to get away from a lifelong career. Even into retirement, he still uses his hands to create art and occupy his free time.

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Kansans favor cigarette tax increase

A proposal to raise taxes on cigarettes in Kansas met with approval in poll results released Tuesday. The tax hike would help the budget and keep Kansans healthier.

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Bill stemming from medical incident passes

A bill proposed to the state senate passed Tuesday. The bill will regulate the installation process used in medical facilities on their gas lines.

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Judge drops charges in vehicular homicide case

A judge dropped charges Tuesday against a man accused of vehicular homicide in the death of a man in 2009. The judge ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge the man with the crime.

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Homeless shelter plan wins key approval

Plans to acquire a building near the Douglas County Jail for a new homeless shelter received key approval from the city late Monday. Several area residents spoke out against the proposal saying it takes away from the area's atmosphere.

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Tongie mayor denies suicide attempt

Mike Vestal, the mayor of Tonganoxie, denied Tuesday that he attempted to commit suicide earlier in the week. Vestal says he changed medications and had a bad reaction to the new drug.

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Health reform means changes for state

The new health care reform bill passed by President Obama will have major effects on state health care agencies. The Kansas Health and P Authority says it will now have to add more than 60,000 new people to health care plans through Medicaid.

Published on March 23, 2010

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Men's basketball to bounce back

KU basketball coach Bill Self acknowledged that the past few days have been hard on the team. Self says that despite the disappointing finish to the season, the team is getting back to work in preparation for seasons ahead.

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Free State girls fall in soccer season opener

The Free State girls' soccer team was shut down Tuesday evening against Washburn Rural. The Firebirds lost 3-0.

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Ballard to Baker for basketball

Brett Ballard was announced as the new head coach of men's basketball at Baker University. The former Jayhawk will remain close to home and his family.

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KU baseball ekes out victory

After losing its last four contests, the Jayhawks were eager to get back on track against the Creighton Jays Tuesday. A game-long battle saw the Jayhawks emerge victorious, 5-4.

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Bill Self press conference, March 23

KU basketball coach Bill Self addresses the media on March 23, 2010.

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6 Weather Afternoon Forecast for March 23, 2010

Clouds and winds will increase later today, leaving mostly cloudy skies for tonight, with lows in the lower to middle 40s.

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Commuter Forecast for March 23, 2010

Expect clear sailing with temperatures in the upper 60s this afternoon.

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6 Weather Morning Forecast for March 23, 2010

Mostly sunny skies to begin the day, with temperatures climbing into the lower 60s, possibly a few middle 60s.

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Commuter Forecast for March 23, 2010

Expect a Tuesday commute with dry conditions and few weather concerns.

Published on March 23, 2010