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We are next to Colorado, but worlds away. People know that Kansas is one of the most conservative states, I think—and you might have heard of Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church and their message of hate. Today something happened that is making local news but I don’t know if the news will go national. The Kansas House has approved a bill that shields Kansans who refuse to serve same...
Soon, a four-lane freeway will slice across wetlands next to Haskell Indian Nations University in northeast Kansas. Over 100 years ago, this land sheltered Native children fleeing a government school. It still cradles remains today.   When Pemina Yellow Bird moved to Lawrence, Kansas in 1994, she was invited to a ceremony at the sweat lodge hidden in the marshes near Haskell Indian Nations...
We hosted a lot of film screenings back in the day. Since we've been focusing on the growth of our international website over the last few years, our screenings have slowed down significantly, but we hope to get back into it in 2014. Until then, here is a little trip back in time, a look at most of the screenings we've done in the past:   A Look at Our Public Film...
How to make an arid region bloom: irrigated farm plots (between 0.5 and 1 mile in diameter) over the High Plains Aquifer in western Kansas. NASA/US Geological Survey Like dot-com moguls in the '90s and real estate gurus in the 2000s, farmers in western Kansas are enjoying the fruits of a bubble: Their crop yields have been boosted by a gusher of soon-to-vanish irrigation water. That's...
We've got our next event booked for Monday June 10th at 7pm at Liberty Hall. Watch the trailer: Join acclaimed director Velcrow Ripper on a journey deep inside the global revolution of the heart that is erupting around the planet. Humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The resulting crisis has...
Kansas, I love your sense of humor. It seems like every time the Sunflower State pops up in my news feed, it’s for something like this: House Bill No. 2366, a...
"I cannot believe the fantastic selection and must sees of this week. What a fantastic thing to have available to us. Thank you - Mary   Here are our top 15 most popular videos and headlines from the past week as decided by our community. Exxon, You Can't Silence Us: A Public Letter In a brewing scandal that should shock and trouble all of us, Exxon silenced us this week. We put...
We've had a few video submissions lately where the member added 4 videos that are all separate parts of the same video. Video part 1 Video part 2 etc. I...
"In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot. In the United States' crypto-dictatorship, activists are bullied by the state until they...
Woo! If you've visited the site today you may have noticed a few changes. After about a month of working on new changes to the website behind the scenes we finally...
December 5 2012, a new independent media project was launched on Facebook. Lawrence Vision aims to provide a source for news, ideas, perspectives, events and...
Tuesday night I watched the election from Oxford with people from all over the world.  One of the best parts of watching the election from here was having the...
Having met Speed Levitch at a party last year, it was awesome to see he is the star of a new show on Hulu where he takes on the history of a new locale each week...
This summer Troy Karlin started a radio show on the local Lawrence, Kansas AM station KLWN 1320 called "On the Brighter Side." As Troy put it, "I turned off my...
By Edward Flentje Reporters from Reuters, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal descended on Kansas in the last few weeks to cover a political contest they...
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