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  • Local |Government, Politics | January 12, 2014

    12-year renovation complete at statehouse

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    An extensive, 12-year renovation on the state capitol was finally completed last week in Topeka, just in time for the start of the legislative session Monday. In addition to replacing the building’s copper dome, the $332 million project, which began in December 2001, included updates to

  • Editorials | January 12, 2014

    School funding will dominate session

    When the 2014 Kansas Legislature convenes Monday in our beautiful, newly refurbished Capitol in Topeka, the elephant in the room will not be one of the residents there. The legislature and the governor are housed beneath its reborn, shiny copper dome, but the Kansas Supreme Court

  • Letters | January 12, 2014

    Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today as a third generation Kansas

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each discusses it from their particular

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Family struggles through issues to grow together

    This novel deals with a most intriguing situation that pulls in the reader from the very beginning.  Eccentric but aging business tycoon Gloria Garrison is CEO of Glory, Inc., which she had founded many years earlier and built into a highly successful beauty business.

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    TALK series offers chance to interact with readers


    Winter days getting to you?  If so, there’s an upcoming library tradition that can get you past the bleak cold days we’ve yet to face. Whether you’ve participated in the TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) series before, or you’re

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Rowing team wins gold after surmounting obstacles

    This has to be among the best non-fiction books of the year. It weaves two stories seamlessly: the personal saga of Joe Rantz, a rower for the University of Washington; and the unlikely success of the University of Washington eight, which won gold at the 1936

  • Columns | January 12, 2014

    The attack on Volgograd and the Olympics

    The recent terrorist attacks on the main train station in Volgograd, followed two days later by one on a bus,  killed at least 28 and wounded 34 people, some critically..  Both bombers are believed to have been women; known in Russia as “black widows.” 

  • Arts, Leisure | January 12, 2014

    New CD features performers across state

    Ron Wilson Contributing writer It’s a debut. Not exactly with red carpet, spotlights, and paparazzi, but it is a debut. In this case, it is a debut of a CD featuring western artists from across Kansas and beyond. This is a new project of

  • Men's Basketball | January 11, 2014

    KU beats K-State, 86-60, to snap Wildcats’ 10-game winning streak

    LAWRENCE — The 25th-ranked Kansas State men’s basketball team saw its 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon, losing to No. 18 Kansas, 86-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. The Wildcats (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) stayed close with the Jayhawks (11-4, 2-0) in the first 10 minutes of the game, but

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