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Returning Kansas lawmakers face deadlines on budget, schools

Like students who perpetually put off big projects, Kansas lawmakers are waiting until pressing deadlines loom to make the year’s biggest decisions on taxes and spending. The Republican-controlled Legislature returns Monday from its annual spring break to finish business for the year with the thorniest issues far from resolved — …

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Rival health system bids to operate troubled Topeka hospital

A Topeka-area community health system is moving forward with a bid to acquire a financially troubled rival hospital. Stormont Vail Health submitted a letter of intent Friday saying it wants to acquire the 378-bed St. Francis Health hospital. It previously had expressed interest in an acquisition. St. Francis is owned …

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The Lawrence Arts Center celebrates young artists

The Lawrence Arts Center hosted its annual Vanguard Awards featuring the artwork of students from USD 497. Director of youth education at the arts center, Neal Barbour, said many were anxious to see the student’s artwork. “There’s been such a buzz within the gallery by those hanging the show, but …

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KU Students Compete with Concrete Canoe

Although it may not seem possible, a team of KU engineers have built a canoe out of concrete. Co-captain Brittany Multer says that even though almost all of the canoe is concrete.They do add some extra materials to help it float. Even what seems to be paint on the canoe, …

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