Last Build Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0600
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:00:00 -0600It’s time we talked about the most consequential political divide in this country. That divide is not between liberals and conservatives. Rather, it is between the ignorant and the informed, between those who have information and can extrapolate from it and those who do not and cannot. There is an education gap between left and right, and it poses a grave threat to our national future.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Visitors to this week’s Storytime programming at the Lawrence Public Library will be treated to a special lineup of works by African-American authors and illustrators — just in time for Black History Month. At the library, “we always strive to have diverse stories,” says Karen Allen, the library’s youth services coordinator. “I think to be sensitive to Black History Month, we wanted to make sure we focused on that.”
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600In his 72 years, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, who was raised in segregated Richmond, Va., acknowledges that he has seen much change, often for the better, including advances in the 1960s. But in his elegant new memoir, “All Falling Faiths: Reflections on the Promise and Failure of the 1960s,” he explains why today’s distemper was incubated in that “burnt and ravaged forest of a decade.”
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Kansas legislators have done what many weren’t sure was possible. They have written and approved, with broad bipartisan support, a tax bill that closes Kansas’ billion-dollar budget hole.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Sheriff Ken McGovern in the last two elections helped his elderly mother obtain a ballot to vote in Douglas County, despite evidence that his mother lives in a Johnson County nursing home. A spokesman with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office confirmed the matter had been forwarded to state prosecutors for review and possible charges.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Democrats and moderate Republicans gained significant strength in the Kansas Legislature in the 2016 elections. That was evident by the quick passage Thursday and Friday of a $1 billion tax increase that reverses some of Gov. Sam Brownback's signature tax policies. But lawmakers admit the coalition is sometimes tenuous and may not apply in all issues.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Over the past year, city funds and policies have helped add a handful of affordable homes and apartments to Lawrence, but city leaders say to fill the vast shortage of affordable housing is going to take new ideas and new money.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600Area events for Feb. 19.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:57:25 -0600Ania Williams pitched a one-hit shutout and Alexis Reid tossed a two-hit shutout as Kansas softball team won two games Saturday in the Osprey Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:56:11 -0600The Kansas baseball team was held to four hits Saturday and suffered its first loss of the season against Liberty, 6-1, at Riley Park in Charleston, S.C.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:53:13 -0600Kansas’ men’s golf team held third place among 22 teams after the second round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate on Saturday in Palm Desert, Calif.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:51:51 -0600Free State High junior wrestler Gage Foster won a regional title at 170 pounds Saturday, leading the Firebirds to seventh place in the team standings at Hutchinson.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:50:22 -0600Three Lawrence High wrestlers took second place at their Class 6A regional Saturday, helping the Lions to ninth place in the team standings at Blue Valley.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:15:52 -0600As soon as Free State senior Jordan Portela came above water, he glanced at the scoreboard and then smacked the water with his fist.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:11:49 -0600Kansas’ women’s basketball team sprinted to an 11-point first-half lead but couldn’t hold it in a 75-60 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:13:39 -0600Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is expected to officially announce that he will run for governor next year.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:34:48 -0600Unusually warm and dry weather in February is stoking fears of another drought.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:36:38 -0600On a day when No. 3 Kansas made just 5-of-20 3-point attempts in a 67-65 win over No. 4 Baylor, back-to-back 3-pointers just before halftime helped save the Jayhawks.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:56:10 -0600Most of the 10,021 in Ferrell Center whistled, waved, hollered and did whatever else they thought might influence Landen Lucas to miss at the free-throw line with the game tied and 11.5 seconds showing on the clock. By Tom Keegan
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 17:47:01 -0600Stan Ring is thankful for the Lawrence book lovers who can’t bring themselves to throw away books. The Friends of the Lawrence Public Library presented the library an oversized $100,000 check Saturday, representing the money the group raised through the sale of donated books and other materials in 2016.