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Rep. Keith Esau announces candidacy for Kansas Secretary of State

  Kansas State Representative Keith Esau announced his candidacy today for the Office of Kansas Secretary of State (KSSOS). Esau made his announcement at the Annual Olathe Republican Party Picnic. Esau referenced recent disclosures of cyberattacks on 39 states’ voter registration systems, as well as two successful hacking incidents accessing …

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Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition kicks off

The annual downtown outdoor sculpture exhibition begins today. This year’s exhibition range from the poetic to the mysterious. The art works are displayed on the streets of Downtown Lawrence and at Theatre Lawrence. It’s the 29th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition sponsored by the City Cultural Arts Commission. Porter Arneill …

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Trump signs ‘historic’ bill to transform VA

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Trump promised during the campaign to dismiss VA workers “who let our veterans down.” He cast Friday’s signing at a White House ceremony as fulfillment of that promise. Trump …

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KU sports sets record off the field–with GPA high

The University of Kansas may be known for setting records on the basketball court or on the field, but this year it’s the “student” in student athlete that’s getting recognition. That’s because as a whole the student athletics department earned a 3.09 GPA—the best the student athletes have seen. KU …

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Kansas Governor signs bill delaying amusement park law

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that will delay enforcement of part of a new law that toughens regulations for amusement park rides. The measure signed Friday calls for stricter inspection requirements and more oversight of rides and still will take effect July 1. The bill Brownback signed …

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Judge fines Kansas elections official for misleading court

A judge has fined Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach $1,000 for misleading the court about the contents of materials he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump. The ruling Friday by U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara also requires Kobach to submit to a deposition …

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City Manager announces three finalists for Lawrence Director of Parks & Recreation position

Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus announced today that the search for a new Parks & Recreation director has been narrowed to three finalists. The individuals moving forward in this selection process are: • Mark Hecker, Assistant Director, Lawrence Parks and Recreation • Derek Rogers, Retired Colonel, Kansas Air National Guard …

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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes this one so special – at least for Americans – is …

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Recent lane closure information

Turn lane onto Naismith to close The left hand turn lane from 23rd Street onto northbound Naismith Drive will be closed beginning Friday, June 23rd through Monday June 26th. A contractor for the Utilities Department will be on site to replace a water main valve located in this lane. Traffic …

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