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Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:15:06 -0500


Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite hospital's woes

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:15:06 -0500

Advocates are buzzing again about the possibility of extending Kansas' health coverage for the poor because of a Topeka hospital's potential demise but could struggle to attract the last few votes from reluctant Republican legislators to overcome GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's opposition.

Opinion: The day Bill O’Reilly got fired

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 06:00:00 -0500

On the day Bill O’Reilly was fired, Serena Williams announced she was 20 weeks pregnant.

Editorial: More reason to revive tax plan

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Kansas legislators banking on revised tax collection estimates to save the state’s budget got a dose of reality last week when the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group released its estimates.

Opinion: The ‘Oh, never mind’ president

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In his first annual message to Congress, John Quincy Adams, among the most experienced and intellectually formidable presidents, warned leaders against giving the impression that “we are palsied by the will of our constituents.” In this regard, if in no other, the 45th president resembles the sixth.

Breaking down the numbers in the school district's $87 million bond issue

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Lawrence school district is asking voters to approve a sweeping $87 million bond issue that would modernize the city’s secondary schools, including an aging Lawrence High School that would be transformed by a proposed $50.8 million in renovations and additions.

Kansas men 1st, women 2nd at KU Relays; Stigler coasts to 400 hurdles crown

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The No. 12-ranked Kansas men's track and field team won the scored invitational of the KU Relays on Saturday at Rock Chalk Park. Kansas finished second to Minnesota on the women's side. KU alumnus Michael Stigler continued to return to form by winning the college/open division of the 400-meter hurdles.

How former Jayhawks fared in NBA games of April 22, 2017

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Here's a look at how former Kansas players fared in NBA playoff games of April 22, 2017.

Elvis Andrus’ RBI single in 9th pushes Rangers past Royals 2-1

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Elvis Andrus hit an RBI single with one out in the ninth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Saturday night.

First-time filmmaker's work to debut at Liberty Hall this week

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Lawrence resident Kalee Forsythe says she wants to be a writer/director “more than anything in the world,” but unlike Sara, the lead female role in her film “E 1200,” Forsythe didn’t have to get a $5,000 loan from a sadistic drug dealer named Alice to make it all happen. But, she did need $5,000 to get the dream off the ground. She got it through the slightly less stressful method of an Indiegogo campaign.

Final Friday shows cap successful pilot year for Arts Center's 'stARTup' youth workshops

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Allie Fischer already has access to a darkroom through her photography class at Lawrence High School. So, when the aspiring photographer began work on her first solo exhibit earlier this year, through an experimental Lawrence Arts Center entrepreneurship program called “stARTup,” she figured it was time to try something new. So, too, did her friend and fellow photography enthusiast Storm Auchenbach, who’s currently working on a series of ceramic pieces — his first serious foray into the medium since elementary school — overlaid with his own photographs. The LHS seniors are among 14 Lawrence-area high school students displaying their work in local galleries this spring through the Arts Center’s “stARTup” program.

Year-round yard waste collection, other trash and recycling changes to begin in May

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

When trucks make their rounds this week, city workers will be tagging bins with brightly colored notes advising residents of schedule and rule changes for trash, recycling and yard waste pickup.

Lawrence High’s Krom 3rd in javelin

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It was an ideal setup for Hunter Krom at Saturday’s Kansas Relays. The Lawrence High junior entered the javelin throw as the top seed with the wind at his back, and most importantly, throwing with his teammate, junior Harrison King.

Wichita men pray before Eucharist overnight for 33 years

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:32:07 -0500

It’s peaceful in the chapel at 3 in the morning, with only the sound of a softly ticking clock or the occasional rustling from the two men kneeling, one clasping a rosary.

Lions fall to Lee's Summit West, 5-2

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:14:39 -0500

After watching Lawrence High’s baseball team commit six errors in a 5-2 loss to Lee’s Summit (Mo.) West on Saturday, coach Brad Stoll chose to look at the positives.

Firebirds split with Great Bend, Gardner-Edgerton

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:12:30 -0500

Free State High completed the Sunflower League Softball Festival with a split against Great Bend and Gardner-Edgerton on Saturday at the Shawnee Mission Softball Complex.

Tom Keegan: Ross Randall, beloved coach, friend, story teller, remembered fondly

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:09:18 -0500

Forever armed with a phenomenal short game and wry wit that kept his playing partners laughing and his opponents crying for 18 holes, former Kansas golf coach Ross Randall did some of his best work telling stories on the 19th hole.

Kansas baseball tops Oklahoma

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:11:15 -0500

Jackson Goddard allowed two runs and struck out seven in seven innings, and Kansas’ baseball team defeated Oklahoma, 5-2, on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

'Significant tax increase' on Kansas Legislature's agenda, state senator says

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:27:29 -0500

With a “significant tax increase” on the agenda, Kansas legislators should be prepared for a long stay when they return to Topeka for the annual wrap-up May 1, Sen. Tom Holland told a town hall meeting Saturday in Tonganoxie.

Middle of the order delivers FSHS baseball's 7-2 win

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 17:08:02 -0500

For the first two days of the River City Baseball Festival, the middle of Free State’s batting order wasn’t clicking. That wasn’t the case Saturday against Nixa (Mo.).

FSHS girls soccer falls, 1-0

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:35:20 -0500

A goal with six minutes remaining dropped Free State's girls soccer team, 1-0, against Topeka on Saturday at Hummer Sports Park.