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Kansas lawmaker says Senate’s obsession with genitals warrants crime for outing LGBTQ kids
Rep. Brandon Woodard introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it a crime to disclose a child’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Kansas Senate majority leader hands off duties a day after drunk driving arrest
Senate Majority Leader Gene Suellentrop said Wednesday he would transfer duties of his leadership position while resolving matters relating to his drunk driving arrest a day earlier.
Free State Festival to return with outdoor events this summer
Lawrence’s Free State Festival will return this summer, split into two acts. Act One, set […]
Max Kautsch: Kansas AG Derek Schmidt falls short on enforcing open records law (Column)
KORA’s guiding precept is that it “shall be liberally construed to promote” the state’s policy that government records be reasonably available to the public. Unfortunately, in recently ruling on a KORA complaint filed by Kansas Reflector, Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office did the opposite, Max Kautsch writes.
Recap: Lawrence City Commission’s March 16 meeting
The Lawrence City Commission has removed the extension of 27th Street through Mutt Run dog park from the city’s capital improvement plan.
Kansas Senate panel approves bill banning transgender girls from sports
The Republican chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee called a vote Tuesday on legislation to ban transgender girls from participating in K-12 or college sports after silencing a Democrat who wanted to tell a personal story in opposition to the bill.
Kansas Regents may require schools to get permission to switch athletic conferences
Also: KU seeks to add alternative admission option to standardized tests
Lawrence K-5 schools’ first day back to in-person learning goes smoothly, district says
For the first time in a year, students are filing through the hallways of Lawrence […]
Albert Wilson granted new trial in Lawrence rape case
A Douglas County judge ruled Tuesday that Albert Wilson, 25, will be granted a new […]
Kansas Senate majority leader released from jail after judge faults arrest report
Originally published by the Kansas Reflector, March 16, 2021; story updated 11:18 a.m. TOPEKA — […]
Kansas poised to make COVID-19 vaccines available to another 600K residents
Gov. Laura Kelly announced Monday the state was a week away from advancing to the next phase in the rollout plan for COVID-19 vaccines, and expressed optimism that Kansans soon could resume their pre-pandemic lives.
A gallery of Lawrence: Rainbows abound!
Amid on-and-off rain all day Monday, double rainbows could be seen over the Lawrence area. Thank you to our many readers who submitted these photos! Please enjoy.
Preview: Lawrence City Commission’s March 16 meeting
On the Lawrence City Commission’s agenda for Tuesday: an apology to the Kaw Nation, a road through Mutt Run dog park and more.
A view of Lawrence: Rainy day on the eastern side of town
The intersection of 23rd and Harper streets is pictured on rainy Sunday, March 14, 2021. […]
Prosecutors, advocates seek to remove ‘misogynistic’ mental evaluations in sex crimes
The Kansas Legislature will decide whether to keep a decades-old law that allows courts to order victims of alleged sex crimes to undergo mental health evaluations.
Kobach teamed up with Wichita businessman to sell COVID-killing device. An investigation found no validity to their claims.
There is also no public evidence that Sarus Systems is “close” to bringing any jobs to Kansas, as the CEO claimed to legislators in September.
Letter to the Times: Honoring leadership of 2 women diagnosed with schizophrenia
“There is a long history of stigma toward those diagnosed with schizophrenia. I would like to honor two women diagnosed with schizophrenia at some point in their lives who have led remarkable, heroic lives,” Sharilyn Wells, of Lawrence, writes.
Videos: Car smolders after crash at 22nd & Naismith
A car caught fire after a crash at 22nd Street and Naismith Drive around 3:05 […]
KU likely to receive around $41M from Biden’s stimulus bill, but much still up in the air, official says
The University of Kansas is likely to receive nearly triple the amount of federal dollars […]
Kansas fire marshal asks lawmakers for more oversight of fire-related deaths
After several fire deaths that state officials say were incorrectly considered accidents, Kansas legislators are examining whether to give further law enforcement powers to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Sex crime report raises new questions about alternative suspect in Rontarus Washington Jr. murder case
A sex crime report that has recently surfaced in a long-pending Lawrence murder case is raising new questions for a group of supporters who believe Rontarus Washington Jr. has been wrongly charged with the crime.
KU’s Black Student Coalition leads sit-in protest over school’s handling of diversity, race issues
A week of advocacy at the University of Kansas continued in earnest Thursday, as members […]
House committee considers new barbering regulations, banning misuse of barber poles
Kansas barbers are again pushing for a bill creating the Kansas Barbering Act, an overhaul of state standards for cutting hair professionally.
House bill would limit drinking, nudity, touching at Kansas strip clubs
Supporters of legislation that would restrict drinking, nudity and touching at strip clubs say sweeping changes to the industry are necessary to crack down on illegal activities.