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Lawmaker sees need for Kansas death penalty fixes
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman says he’ll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.
Face to Face: Baker University campus minister Kevin Hopkins
July 28, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baker University’s new campus minister Kevin Hopkins
Kansas City, Kan., abortion clinic closed
July 28, 2014
One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday.
Vinland volunteers preserve library as it was in 1900
July 28, 2014
While Lawrence celebrates the $18 million renovation of its public library, residents of the small village of Vinland, 12 miles southeast of Lawrence, are working to keep their one-room library intact and unchanged.
Number of kids in state custody at all-time high
July 28, 2014
The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.
Vinland Fair set for 107th run
July 28, 2014
After 107 years the annual Vinland Fair scheduled for Aug. 7, 8, and 9 remains an old-fashioned country fair. but gradually it has evolved from featuring horse events to tractor events. This year, a garden tractor pulling show has been added to the program along with the popular antique tractor pulling contest and the pedal tractor competition for youngsters.
Friends team up to open downtown Baldwin City photography studio
July 28, 2014
The co-owners of downtown’s newest business say asking “Why Baldwin City?” is the wrong question. The question became “Why not Baldwin City?” as she and her partner Tisha Voigts searched for a place to open a photography studio, Michelle Beas said.