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GOP redistricting plan passes in Kansas; court fight looms

Jan. 26, 2022 17:35 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans pushed their congressional redistricting plan through the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature without much trouble Wednesday with an expected court battle looming over whether it would go too far in hurting the state's only Democrat in Congress. The...

GOP map ties 'woke' Kansas enclave to Trump-loving areas

Jan. 25, 2022 17:19 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature are close to passing a congressional redistricting plan that marries an eastern Kansas community proud of its “woke” politics to Trump-loving small towns and farms five hours west by car on the expansive and stark plains....

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Jan. 25, 2022 15:12 PM EST

Lawrence Journal-World. January 22, 2022. Editorial: We all have a role to play in this school closing debate It is tempting to say leaders of the Lawrence school district have gotten themselves into quite a mess. It would be more accurate to say the entire community...

Agbaji helps No. 5 Kansas beat Texas Tech 94-91 in 2OT

Jan. 25, 2022 01:12 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 37 points to help No. 5 Kansas avenge its only conference loss of the season with a 94-91 double overtime win over No. 13 Texas Tech on Monday night. Agbaji outdueled Bryson Williams, who poured in 33 points for Tech. Agbaji,...

GOP map likely to hinder lone Democrat clears Kansas Senate

Jan. 21, 2022 18:07 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans used their supermajority Friday to win Kansas Senate approval for a redistricting plan that likely would make it harder for the state's only Democrat in Congress to win reelection this year. The nearly four-hour debate ahead of the Senate's 26-9 vote...

University diversity head resigns for plagiarism on MLK Day

Jan. 20, 2022 12:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The interim vice provost for diversity at the University of Kansas has resigned after acknowledging that a message he sent out to the campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day was largely plagiarized. D.A. Graham's resignation was accepted Wednesday and is...

GOP redistricting plan in Kansas splits Democrat's district

Jan. 18, 2022 19:12 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pursuing a redistricting proposal that would remove Democratic voters from the Kansas-City area swing district currently held by the state’s only Democratic member of Congress. The plan unveiled Tuesday also would move...

Asberry, Andrews rally No. 14 Baylor women past Kansas 82-79

Jan. 16, 2022 17:35 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Sarah Andrews scored 25 points, Ja'Mee Asberry added 20 and they combined for the final seven points in the last 14 seconds to give No. 14 Baylor an 82-79 win over Kansas on Sunday. Asberry knocked down a second-chance 3-pointer with 14 seconds to play to pull...

University of Kansas won't share hazing report with police

Jan. 16, 2022 13:29 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas suspended two fraternities for hazing earlier this month, but officials don't plan to share their investigation with police. Phi Gamma Delta and Phi Delta Theta were both suspended from campus for five years because of the incidents...

No. 9 Kansas uses big 2nd half to stuff West Virginia, 85-59

Jan. 15, 2022 16:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has been waiting all season for David McCormack to give the No. 9 Jayhawks a consistent force inside. It's been waiting for Jalen Wilson to finally shake off a season-long slump, too. Ochai Agbaji? Well, he's been just fine. ...