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April 7-13 will be a week of remembrance to mark the anniversary of the Jewish center shootings

Families of three people shot to death outside Jewish facilities in Overland Park last year have helped organize a week of activities next month to combat hate. They hope the event — SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change The World — will become annual.

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Jayhawks’ comeback is a story that will be told for years

Kansas had some kind of moments Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse with decibels and tension filling the air — moments when a 76-69 overtime win felt impossible before slowly materializing in front of another sellout crowd and national television audience.

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Gov. Sam Brownback is not backing off Kansas education cuts

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director says he’s not planning to back off cuts in funding for public schools and state universities even though tax collections were better than expected last month. Budget Director Shawn Sullivan said Wednesday that the state’s revenue picture is still too uncertain.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: The cult of ‘elite’ competitive sports

Am I the only one old enough to remember when “competing at the elite level” meant an athlete was training to make an Olympic team? Because now it also means a family is spending their weekend in scenic Omaha and probably dropping close to a $1,000 (at least $250 of that in entry fees) so their 11-year-old can play volleyball in a junior high gym with 750 other “elite” sixth-graders.

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