Kansas Chancellor Responds to "Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk" Coalition
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says the school in Lawrence plans to begin sharing information next week on how it will address racism and discrimination. She said in a message posted Friday on the university's website: ``I see you. I hear you. You matter.'' The message comes in the wake of the unrest at the University of Missouri this week and after a forum that Gray-Little moderated on Wednesday, where a group calling itself Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk presented its demands. Their demands included hiring a director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, mandatory inclusion training for students and faculty, increased diversity in hiring, counselors to address mental issues and creation of an independent ``Multicultural Student Government.'' The group also seeks a ban on concealed weapons on campus.
Brownback Wants No Guantanamo Bay Prisoners in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says President Barack Obama should abandon efforts to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil. Brownback told The Associated Press during an exclusive interview Friday that moving suspected terrorists will compromise American security. The White House is expected to release a report soon assessing potential sites for housing the prisoners that include Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Children's Services Face Nine Million Dollars in Cuts
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) An advocacy group says a budget adjustment that took $9 million from the Kansas Children's Initiatives Fund will mean a cut in money promised to 20 children's programs. The Kansas City Star reports a review by Kansas Action for Children says the budget adjustment will cost early childhood grant programs about 6.5 percent in funding for fiscal year 2016 and about 3 percent in fiscal year 2017.
Texas Tech Beats K-State 59-44 to Become Bowl-Eligible
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 384 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Justin Stockton, and DeAndre Washington rushed for three more as Texas Tech beat Kansas State 59-44 on Saturday. The win snapped a three-game skid and made the Red Raiders bowl eligible. The loss extended the Wildcats winless streak to six, a first since 1989. Mahomes completed 33 of 42 passes and rushed for a touchdown for Texas Tech (6-5, 3-5 Big 12). Stockton's touchdowns were for 17 and 20 yards. He also rushed for a 7-yard score. Mahomes' other touchdown pass was a 19-yarder to Devin Lauderdale. Washington scored from 80 yards, a career-long, 5 yards and 12 yards and finished with a career-high 248 yards. Kansas State (3-6, 0-6) quarterback Joe Hubener rushed for three 1-yard touchdowns and threw for two more. Morgan Burns added a TD on a 93-yard kickoff return.