Many rural hospitals across the Midwest are struggling to stay open. In Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and other states, they're pushing for Medicaid expansion, which could help keep them financially afloat.
A committee in the Kansas House will take up an anti-abortion bill next week. Supporters of the measure say they want to ban what they call "dismemberment" abortions. Opponents call the procedure "dilation and evacuation" and say it's one of the safest methods for women who wish to terminate a pregnancy.
Joel T. Dugan will be conducting a portrait painting demonstration in connection with his exhibition at the Shafer Gallery "Harnessing Consciousness." The demo will be from 2pm to 4pm on March 6, and the artist's reception will be from 6pm to 8pm also at the Shafer Gallery.
Space is the place at our next Cinema a Go-Go, when the Retro Cocktail Hour presents a pair of swashbuckling sci-fi classics from the 1950s.
We'll be screening This Island Earth, an eye-popping space opera from 1955 with interplanetary warfare, flying saucers and bug-eyed monsters. Also on the bill, Forbidden Planet - inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest and a major influence on many sci-fi films and TV shows to follow, including Star Trek.
Join us at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence, Friday, March 6. Doors open 6:30 p.m., first film at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door.