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Editorial: Open-carry ban is right move

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

The Lawrence City Commission should adopt a new ordinance banning the open carrying of firearms in city buildings.

Opinion: Our country turns to you, Alabama

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Like so many women in recent days, I’ve discovered a renewed interest in who and what I was at age 14.

Eudora, Tonganoxie high school teams looking for votes in finals of science competition

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Eudora High School senior Emily Hull has plans to modify Union Station in Kansas City, Mo.

Game day Breakdown: No. 3 KU basketball vs. Texas Southern

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

A look at some of the keys for third-ranked Kansas in tonight's home clash with Texas Southern. By Matt Tait

Tom Keegan: Defensive-stopper role in Lagerald Vick's future

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:14:48 -0600

Rare is the basketball player who leaves for the arena with his mind trained on how miserable he’s going to make life for the man he will guard that night.

Lawrence High student newspaper earns Pacemaker award, the Pulitzer of scholastic journalism

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:24:51 -0600

The cub reporters at Lawrence High School’s The Budget just nabbed the high school version of a Pulitzer Award.

Precinct breakdown of Lawrence sales tax vote shows nearly universal support

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:51:00 -0600

The official results of the Lawrence sales tax renewals show near universal support across all of the city’s 63 precincts.

Jayhawks still preparing to play without freshman forward Billy Preston

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:20:56 -0600

Although he offered no actual update on the status of withheld forward Billy Preston, who has missed all three of KU's regular season games so far, Kansas coach Bill Self admitted to being “worried” about the situation.By Matt Tait

Notebook: 'Provoked' by Kansas, fiery Sooners QB Baker Mayfield stripped of starting job

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:55:39 -0600

Captured on ESPN grabbing his crotch and yelling profanities toward the Kansas sideline following a third-quarter touchdown in his team’s trouncing of the Jayhawks Saturday at Memorial Stadium, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won’t start or serve as a captain for the Sooners on his Senior Day. First-year OU head coach Lincoln Riley announced those punishments for his fiery Heisman Trophy-hopeful quarterback at his Monday press conference, in Norman, Okla., while also referencing the pregame handshake snub by the Jayhawks’ captains that set Mayfield down that path. By Benton Smith

Police end investigation into death of Lawrence nurse, Army vet after suicide ruling

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:19:40 -0600

The Lawrence Police Department has ended its investigation into the death of a Lawrence nurse and former Army combat medic.

Law enforcement looking for unbuckled motorists, impaired drivers this week

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:47:45 -0600

The week of Thanksgiving brings high traffic on Kansas highways — and a push by law enforcement to make sure motorists are wearing their seat belts and driving sober.

For 3rd time this year, early morning holdup reported at Taco Bell on West Sixth

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:19:05 -0600

For at least the third time this year, someone reportedly held up the Taco Bell at 1220 W. Sixth St. in the early-morning hours.

Lawrence City Commission to consider sales tax break for Boys and Girls Club teen center

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:49:35 -0600

At its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider a request from the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence to waive sales tax on construction materials for the club’s new teen center.

Illinois to stay in much-criticized Kansas-run voter database for now

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:48:05 -0600

Illinois election officials voted Monday to remain in a much-criticized multistate voter registration database, but opponents who raised questions about inaccuracies and security vowed to take the fight to the state Legislature.

Tyson: Plans for chicken plant in Kansas remain on hold

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:27:34 -0600

Tyson Foods Inc. says its plans for a chicken plant in Kansas remain on hold while it moves forward with its Tennessee project.

Shawnee County DA says Topeka police shooting video isn't his to release

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:59:28 -0600

A Kansas prosecutor says it's not up to his office to allow a public viewing of body camera footage of the fatal police shooting of a black man unless a court proceeding makes the video part of the public record.

Kansas open to moderates after Brownback era? Many still see 'ultra-conservative' Kobach as front-runner for governor

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:45:35 -0600

If you thought Kansas emerged from its long budget crisis to reject deep-red politics and move back toward the center, think again. A year ago, many voters concluded that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's experiment in cutting income taxes had ended in failure, opening the door to a more moderate agenda. But now an even more aggressively conservative figure could win next year's race for governor.

Beaty apologizes to Oklahoma, KU fans, Big 12 and college football for captains' handshake snub

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:19:26 -0600

A couple days removed from seeing three of his Kansas football team’s defensive captains refuse to shake hands with Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield prior to kickoff, head coach David Beaty took a contrite stance on the matter Monday morning, on the Big 12 coaches media teleconference. “First of all, that was absolutely unacceptable,” Beaty began, when asked to further explain the occurrence, adding he reached out to OU head coach Lincoln Riley to apologize “on the behalf of myself and our team.” By Benton Smith

Wichita to reconsider camera traffic tickets

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:08:05 -0600

The city manager in Wichita, Kansas, says the city will likely cut back its use of candid-camera security video for writing tickets for minor traffic violations in the Old Town area of the city.

Shootings by police officers, other cases cloaked in secrecy in Kansas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:39:27 -0600

Some Kansas police departments do not identify officers involved in fatal shootings, and body camera footage from the incidents may never become public. Records in unsolved criminal cases can remain closed indefinitely, even to victims' families.