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Demolition of two houses for HERE parking won't require further approval

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:58:06 -0500

No further review will be required to demolish two houses in the Oread Neighborhood as part of the recently approved parking plan for the HERE apartment complex, despite neighborhood guidelines that are nearing approval.

Haskell backpedals on statement; Office of Inspector General investigation of nepotism complaint is ongoing

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:28:23 -0500

Haskell Indian Nations University has released a new statement clearing up some discrepancy about an investigation into alleged nepotism at the school. While a federal human resources investigation into the nepotism complaint has concluded, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Inspector General continues.

Kids Vote program involves students in electoral process

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:27:41 -0500

Lawrence’s youngest citizens may not be old enough to legally vote in next month’s elections, but they’ll still have a chance to cast their ballots come Nov. 8. On Election Day, the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence will host pint-sized “polling stations” at its 14 elementary school sites across the Lawrence school district, where kids will be able to “vote” for their preferred presidential, vice presidential and congressional candidates.

Kansas defense unsatisfied, eager to bounce back

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:38:02 -0500

In a 49-7 defeat at Baylor, the University of Kansas football team surrendered just more than twice as many points as it did seven days earlier against TCU. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, though, didn’t head into this week’s preparation thinking his group regressed. By Benton Smith

Sexual assault involving a minor is under investigation, police say

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:34:27 -0500

Police say they are investigating a reported sexual assault involving a minor; however, few other details are available.

Kobach calls Trump's stance on election results 'reasonable'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:48:15 -0500

Kansas’ top election official said Thursday that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was justified in refusing to promise now that he’ll accept the election results, even as the state party chief and a GOP senator on the ballot urged candidates to do so.

KU sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr. named to Karl Malone watch list

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:20:59 -0500

The Karl Malone Award on Thursday revealed that KU sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., was one of 20 players named to the award’s watch list for the 2016-17 season. By Matt Tait

Seasonal tradition: Schaake Pumpkin Patch draws third generation of customers

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:33:12 -0500

Like a monarch butterfly crossing into Mexico, Katelyn Stewart was making an annual fall migration to a Kansas River Valley farm east of Lawrence. It’s not the sweet nectar of south-of-the-border flowers that entices Stewart and others to the spot, but pumpkins.

Catholic leader in Kansas criticizes Kaine

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:23:30 -0500

A Catholic leader in Kansas, where Tim Kaine grew up, is calling the vice presidential candidate an "orthodox" Democrat and a "cafeteria Catholic."

Kansas man gets probation in octopus-in-throat case

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:47:28 -0500

A southern Kansas man who admitted to endangering a child after a 2-year-old boy in his care ended up with a small octopus lodged in his throat has been sentenced to two years of probation.

Jayhawks debut at No. 2 in preseason coaches poll

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:23:37 -0500

As usual, college basketball’s coaches have a lot of respect for Bill Self’s Kansas team this year. In fact, those polled by USA Today enter the season thinking more highly of only one other team in the nation.

Man accused of spying on a woman, exposing himself to her

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:20:23 -0500

A man is accused of exposing himself to a woman as he spied on her in downtown Lawrence.

Traffic restricted on Bob Billings Parkway after crews hit gas line

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:56:31 -0500

Traffic was blocked off for a portion of Bob Billings Parkway late Thursday morning after construction crews hit a gas line, city officials say.

Kansas cites slavery-era ruling in abortion case, then backpedals

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:24:49 -0500

Kansas' attorney general withdrew on Wednesday a court brief that cites the slavery-era Dred Scott decision to support the state's position that the Kansas Constitution does not guarantee a right to an abortion.

Feds: 3 Kansans suspected in bombing plot pose 'substantial danger'

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:21:51 -0500

An anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas calling itself "The Crusaders" first came to the government's attention when one of its members, alarmed by the heightening talk of violence, contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source, prosecutors said Thursday.

Appeals court cites constitutionally protected right to vote in Kansas case

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:16:48 -0500

A federal appeals court laid out on Wednesday the legal reasoning behind its decision earlier this month that allowed thousands of Kansas residents to register to vote without providing documents proving their U.S. citizenship.

Trades, injuries lead Chiefs to make roster moves

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:34:54 -0500

Rarely are teams forced to make wholesale roster changes in the middle of the season, and those that do usually aren’t coming off arguably their best performance in weeks.

Datebook: Zombie Walk, "Science of the Macabre" and more events for Oct. 20

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:05:19 -0500

Area events for Oct. 20

Opinion: Documentary fits the pieces together

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

In the end, she gives us grace. And by then, you really need it. The end credits roll over pictures celebrating everyday joys of African-American life. A beaming girl rides a pony. Boys flex. Fathers cuddle daughters.

Opinion: Colleges should encourage truly diverse views

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0500

A specter is haunting academia, the specter of specters — ghosts, goblins and “cultural appropriation” through insensitive Halloween costumes. Institutions of higher education are engaged in the low comedy of avoiding the agonies of Yale.