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Last Build Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:53:29 -0500


Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:53:29 -0500

Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage.

Free fans available to help senior citizens, those with disabilities stay cool this summer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:04:31 -0500

Senior citizens and people with disabilities who have no access to air conditioning can receive a donated fan to help them stay cool during the summer, according to a news release from Westar Energy.

Lawrence school district receives grant to develop 'Farm 2 School' programs in Baldwin City, Eudora schools

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:52:57 -0500

The Lawrence school district has received a $44,976 planning grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help with the development of Farm 2 School programs in Baldwin City and Eudora schools. Lawrence Public Schools is one of 65 projects, spanning 42 states as well as Puerto Rico, to receive support this year through the USDA’s Farm 2 School Grant Program, according to a news release from the district.

Hutch News opinion editor tapped to finish Kansas lawmaker's term

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:30:56 -0500

The opinion editor of The Hutchinson News has been picked to complete the term of a Democratic state legislator who died of natural causes earlier this month.

Drawing Attention: A new level of ridiculous for Kris Kobach

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:15:54 -0500

Drawing Attention is a regular feature of the Journal-World that highlights the editorial cartoons of Lawrence resident Greg Kearney.

Opinion: No low road to the high place

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 -0500

It happened just after midnight Monday in London. The terrorist, according to authorities, was Darren Osborne, 47, from Cardiff, Wales, who drove a rented van 150 miles to the British capital, where he jumped a sidewalk and plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque as people were attending to a man who had collapsed.

Lawrence baseball coach Brad Stoll thrilled to see former players drafted

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:30:35 -0500

It was the second time Bryce Montes de Oca went through the Major League Baseball Draft process, but it was still the same amount of joy for Lawrence High coach Brad Stoll.

Opinion: Let us plunge toward fast-unfolding future

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

By 1920, there were 4,500 such stores; by 1930, 15,000. In 1936, in Braddock, Pa., A&P opened a “supermarket.” By the 1950s, A&P was, briefly, what Walmart now is, the nation’s largest retailer, with a 75 percent share of America’s grocery business. A&P was, however, about to learn that Karl Marx was right.

Editorial: Ninth St. plan finally advances

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lawrence city commissioners voted 4-0 Tuesday to proceed with a basic street design concept, finally abandoning a much grander concept of creating an arts corridor, with displays of public art along the street. The art was to be funded in part by a $500,000 ArtPlace America grant awarded to the Lawrence Arts Center in 2014.

Jackson, Mason on the brink of becoming latest Jayhawks drafted into NBA

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Thursday night in New York City, former Kansas basketball stars Josh Jackson and Frank Mason III will find out a little more about their futures than they know when they wake up. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Josh Jackson attractive trade bait

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:09:53 -0500

This year’s NBA draft makes for a particularly interesting guessing game, thanks to a deep pool of one-and-done prospects and to the presence of a team near the top of the draft closer to contending for a title than is typical for lottery participants. By Tom Keegan

St. Louis offensive lineman commits to KU football; Louisiana safety decommits

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:53:34 -0500

The Kansas football program received one commitment and one de-commitment on the recruiting trail Wednesday. By Bobby Nightengale

Zenger announces plans for renovation of Memorial Stadium, new indoor facility

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:47:22 -0500

During a meet-and-greet event for the Kansas football team Wednesday, KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger delivered news that renovation of Memorial Stadium and other football-related projects totaling $300 million are around the corner. By Bobby Nightengale

City announces finalists for director of parks and recreation department

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:58:44 -0500

Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus has announced three finalists for the city's director of parks and recreation.

Lawrence City Commission to bring back 'shot clock' for public comment

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:32:28 -0500

When residents approach the podium to speak their mind to the Lawrence City Commission, they will also be faced with a time limit.

City of Lawrence seeking funding to build $1.5 million tunnel under Iowa Street

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:41:17 -0500

The City of Lawrence’s newest bikeway may be underground and beneath one of the city's busiest streets.

Health Care Access, Heartland Community Health Center considering potential merger

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:33:05 -0500

Two of Lawrence’s primary safety-net healthcare providers, Health Care Access and Heartland Community Health Center, are discussing stronger collaboration models that could lead to a merger in the future. The news of a potential integration of the two agencies came during Wednesday’s Lawrence Memorial Hospital board of trustees meeting, where LMH CEO Russ Johnson shared the news with hospital leaders.

Judge denies request to modify house arrest condition for woman charged with murdering infant

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:23:45 -0500

A woman charged with murdering an infant at a Eudora home day care asked a judge last month to allow a friend — who’s a witness in the murder case — to help her with errands while she’s on house arrest. That is not going to happen, Douglas County District Court Judge Sally Pokorny ruled this week.

Baldwin City Council tables scheduling sales tax refendum for community center as search for private funding continues

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:27:35 -0500

The on-again, off-again referendum that would ask Baldwin City voters to approve a half-cent sales tax to help finance a community center is now in limbo.

Civil rights advocates: 'Confidential' documents undercut Kobach's voting fraud claim

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:16:42 -0500

A Kansas election official is trying to hide materials that undercut his public claim that substantial numbers of noncitizens have registered to vote and that documentary proof-of-citizenship requirements are necessary to stop it, civil rights advocates contend in a court filing.