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Illinois delays sending voter data to multi-state database run by Kansas

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:54:27 -0600

Illinois will postpone submitting fresh voter information to a controversial multi-state voter registration database because the Kansas-based program has not offered updated security plans, election officials confirmed Tuesday.

Lawrence woman dies in crash on I-70

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:52:49 -0600

A Lawrence woman died Monday night on Interstate 70 just west of the Lecompton interchange.

Editorial: Bid process has helped taxpayers

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

A charter ordinance enabling the city to utilize alternative construction methods will provide the city of Lawrence with greater flexibility in future major construction projects.

Opinion: ‘Always proud he was my president’

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

It is frankly impossible to imagine any current U.S. representative or senator, regardless of how blind a partisan he or she might be, paying a compliment remotely similar to that of Fulbright’s toward JFK to the current president of the United States.

Opinion: A few divorce tips for Steve Bannon

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600

It occurred to me recently that many of us who’ve gone through a divorce could be mighty helpful right now to Steve Bannon.

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks far more effective with Azubuike on the floor

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:25:40 -0600

Two different Kansas basketball teams took the floor at WVU Coliseum for a Big Monday thriller won by Kansas, 71-66, on a furious late comeback from a 16-point deficit. The Jayhawks who played when sophomore center Udoka Azubuike sat nursing foul trouble looked small, slight of build, no match for a shot-blocker freed to block the rim no matter who attacked it. By Tom Keegan

Mountain of a comeback: Jayhawks stun West Virginia, move atop Big 12 standings

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:24:57 -0600

Of all of the talented teams and insanely skilled players that Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has taken to West Virginia during the past five years, it was a bunch of grinders and scrappers who finally came out of WVU Coliseum with a victory again. By Matt Tait

Seabury boys outlast Cair Paravel in OT

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:49:04 -0600

Cobe Green scored 23 points and Bishop Seabury's boys basketball team won its first round game of the McLouth Invitational Tournament against Cair Paravel on Monday, 63-58, in overtime.

Notebook: WVU's Harris earns start despite reprimand; Self wears Huggins' pullover

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:34:17 -0600

West Virginia forward Wesley Harris, who started all 17 games for the Mountaineers heading into Monday’s showdown with 10th-ranked Kansas, was back in the starting lineup on Monday night despite some controversy swirling around him. By Matt Tait

Pressing on: Jayhawks rally for rare victory at West Virginia

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:28:17 -0600

Recent Big 12 tradition be damned, the Kansas basketball team visited West Virginia and left without “Country Roads” resounding throughout WVU Coliseum and Mountaineers fans singing along blissfully. West Virginia failed to defend its home court against the Jayhawks for the first time in five years, as KU rallied for a 71-66 road victory, in a Big Monday battle of top-10 teams. By Benton Smith

Offense disappears in LHS girls loss to Liberty

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:24:10 -0600

After watching Lawrence High’s girls basketball team in the first quarter Monday, no one would have guessed the Lions would have trouble scoring the ball.

Lawrence Public Schools to be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, plus other closings and cancellations

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:52:06 -0600

A list of weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

MLK Day speaker delivers message of 'innovating for the underrepresented'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:25:21 -0600

You never know who you will run into at lunch — and who you will be able to help, Andrew Williams told a crowd of about 200 people at Lawrence’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast on Monday.

Lawrence City Commission to consider options for nearly $700,000 in recouped payments

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:04:33 -0600

At their meeting Tuesday, Lawrence city commissioners will decide whether they will return hundreds of thousands of dollars in recouped payments to city taxpayers.

Universities suffer as international student enrollment declines; KU in better position than most, chancellor says

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:04:07 -0600

Like its peers across the country, the University of Kansas is seeing a decline in international enrollment — “but not terribly so, thankfully,” Chancellor Douglas Girod said Monday.

Under proposed plan, businesses will get to choose whether to participate in city recycling program

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:59:37 -0600

When the city of Lawrence rolled out its residential recycling service a few years ago, all residents were required to pay for the service. As the city prepares to expand the service to businesses, the plan is looking quite different.

New Lawrence Community Shelter executive director 'craves' nonprofit work

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:41:18 -0600

Sarah Jane Russell says she will satisfy a craving when she starts Tuesday as the new executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter.

Lawrence motel partially collapses during firefighters' hourslong battle with flames, smoke

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:05:06 -0600

Fire destroyed a Lawrence motel Monday, with bitter cold weather creating harsh conditions for firefighters battling the blaze all afternoon and plans to continue through the night.

West Virginia forward Wesley Harris publicly reprimanded by Big 12

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:01:07 -0600

The Big 12 Conference on Monday announced a public reprimand of West Virginia forward Wesley Harris, who was involved in an altercation with a Texas Tech fan during a court-storming celebration last weekend in Lubbock, Texas, following the Red Raiders' victory over WVU. By Matt Tait

Kansas budget director: No room for higher ed concerns after prioritizing K-12 funding, executive branch pay

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:25:34 -0600

Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposal includes $290.2 million in new spending for the new fiscal year that begins July 1, much of it for K-12 education. But he did not address the No. 1 issue facing higher education, which is restoring the cuts he ordered in 2016. Nor did he include Regents employees in the pay raise plan he is proposing for executive branch workers. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan explains the reasons behind those decisions.