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Lawrence City Band announces upcoming summer concert series in the park

The Lawrence City Band will hold the inaugural concert of its summer series at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, the city announced in a news release Wednesday.

Two of Penny's four puppies adopted

As the adoption floor opened the morning that Penny’s puppies became available at the Lawrence Humane Society, the only frenzy to be had was with the puppies themselves as they scrambled for dog treats offered by adopters Travis and Ellen Jacobsen.

Tornado watch canceled for Douglas County

The tornado watch for Douglas County has been canceled, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka.

St. John's Rummage House offers discounts

The soft slide and click of hangers as people browsed clothes was interspersed with greetings of “good morning” as customers crossed the threshold of St. John’s Rummage House at 1246 Kentucky St.

Lawrence community forum gathers input for city cultural plan

When city consultants asked 25 Lawrence residents to imagine their community in 10 years, some similar visions emerged. Many said they wanted to see the arts scene grow and diversify, increased pedestrian and bike paths, and more integration within different sectors of the community.

Lawrence youth basketball clinic addresses suicide prevention

Still sweaty after hours of playing basketball, dozens of kids waited excitedly for a Q&A and autograph session with five Kansas University basketball players as part of the Isaiah Ott Basketball Clinic Saturday at Lawrence High School.

Lawrence man, Red Sox farm player found guilty in November robbery case

Originally charged with burglary and four counts of aggravated robbery, Lawrence residents Cody Kukuk, 22, and Yusef Kindell, 21, accepted plea deals on Thursday to lesser charges related to their involvement in a Nov. 8, 2014, burglary near the Kansas University campus.

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Lawrence disc competition gets dogs airborne

Flying discs and dogs were in the air Sunday for the Skyhoundz Local Championship at South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Kansas waitress’ message to Brownback goes viral

A critical note a Kansas waitress wrote on a receipt to Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday has gone viral. National media outlets including NBC News and the Huffington Post have latched onto the story of Kansas University student Chloe Hough, a Topeka senior, who happened to be working her final shift at Boss Hawg’s Barbeque in Topeka when the governor was seated in her section. By Rochelle Valverde

Lawrence students place at Kansas speech, drama competition

Thirty-one students from Lawrence’s public high schools competed Saturday in the Kansas 6A Speech and Drama Championships. Sixteen students from Free State High and 15 from Lawrence High battled with students from 25 other schools at Olathe Northwest High School in Olathe.

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

KU Cancer Center seeks national status

Kansas University is working to get a National Cancer Institute designation for its cancer center. The goal will require a large investment, but officials say they'll be repaid in the number of lives saved. Downtown rumbled with the sound of ...

Fight for Your Right to Hoodie: An interview with Sarah Sung of The Lucha Narrative

The Lucha Narrative sprang from the soul of Sarah Sung, a KU grad and graphic designer seeking to merge her passions for creating cool stuff and helping the world. She visited with us to discuss the launch of the Lucha ...

Anarchonomics: An Interview with the Solidarity! Collective

On March 15, Solidarity will move from 1109 Mass. (next to It’s Brothers) to 13 E. 8th Street (next to the Sandbar). The bad news is that people will still be puking on their doorstep; the good news is that ...

Woodlawn school bike fair

Woodlawn Elementary School children participate in the 2nd annual bike safety fair Friday, May 15, 2015 at Woodlawn School.

Lawrence second-grade class shares creative ideas on Twitter

New York Elementary teacher Shane Heiman and his second-grade class are tweeting out creative ideas from a morning journaling exercise. The Kohler Company recently responded to the students' shower design ideas with some professional drawings of the products and ideas.

Haskell Indian Nations University 2015 commencement

Sights and sounds from the Haskell Indian Nations University commencement ceremony Friday, May 8, 2015.

Lawrence Libations: Orange Hop Draft Brew from Alchemy Coffee

This month, Lawrence Libations checks out the cold-brew coffee that comes from a keg at Alchemy Coffee.

Alpaca Shearing at Coal Creek Farms

Rick Andrews talks about Shearing Day at Coal Creek Farms where he and plenty of volunteers shear 65 of his alpacas for their fiber.

Bee Hotel opens for business

Kansas University graduate student Daphne Mayes, who is studying ecology and evolutionary biology, discusses the importance of native bees as pollinators during a dedication of a bee hotel along the Rockefeller Prairie at the KU Field Station.

Step back in time at the Midland Farm Store

Owner Jill Tregemba talks about her rural farm store that sits a few miles north of Lawrence off Highway 24.

Free State High School Mixed Chorus

The Free State High School Mixed Chorus performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival Free State High School, Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Lawrence High School Festival Concert Choir

The Lawrence High School Festival Concert Choir performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival at Free State High School Thursday, April 16, 2015.

Free State High School Philharmonic Orchestra

The Free State High School Philharmonic Orchestra performs at the Kansas State High School Activities Association’s Large Group Festival Lawrence High School, Thursday, April 16, 2015.