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Democrat Bollier tops GOP hopefuls in Kansas U.S. Senate fundraising

MISSION — Republicans looking to protect their majority in the U.S. Senate have been unable to match the fundraising prowess of a party-switching Democratic state lawmaker in normally reliably red Kansas. It's unclear how much it matters that state Sen. Barbara Bollier raised $2.35 million ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 24, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas GOP official urges 2 candidates to exit Senate race

TOPEKA — A top GOP official is calling on two Republican candidates to drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Party chairman Mike Kuckelman wrote to Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle and former Johnson County Commissioner Dave Lindstrom on Thursday in letters obtained by The Kansas City ...

Hundreds in Topeka protest Gov. Kelly’s stay-at-home order

TOPEKA — Hundreds of people protested Thursday against Gov. Laura Kelly’s stay-at-home order for the state, many waving signs on sidewalks while others drove slowly around the Statehouse. About 150 people stood on the south side of the Statehouse or walked around the building with signs ...

Lawrence police blotter for April 23, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

CARES Act funding on its way, will go to KU students with greatest needs

The University of Kansas will soon have $7.5 million in federal stimulus funds to distribute directly to students who have faced financial hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Thursday that KU will award the money in two ways: to students receiving ...

Stay, See, Do: Virtual literary festival and Red Dog’s workouts at home

Though the Paper Plains Literary Festival — originally scheduled for this weekend — has been postponed until 2021, some participating authors will still discuss their works virtually in free sessions open to the public Friday through Sunday. Friday at 7 p.m., Grady Hendrix will discuss his ...

26 million have sought U.S. unemployment benefits since virus hit

WASHINGTON — More than 4.4 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as job cuts escalated across an economy that remains all but shut down, the government said Thursday. Roughly 26 million people have now filed for jobless aid in the five weeks since the ...