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Ugandan has a chance for a college education with the help of Lawrence residents

On Sept. 10, 2009, Mackenzie Jones, who had just graduated from college, was teaching elementary students in a village on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda, when she first got wind there was trouble. Jones saw dozens of Ugandans running through the village toward the church that was next door to the school. Another teacher told Jones that there were riots breaking out in the city. By Karen Dillon

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Lied Center expands student-only performances in Lawrence

Starting this school year, the Lied Center will expand its free school-only performances to include Lawrence middle and high school students.

Douglas County district judge wins prestigious Kansas Women Attorney's Association award

Douglas County District Judge Sally Pokorny received the Kansas Women Attorney’s Association’s prestigious Jennie Mitchell Kellogg Achievement Award at the organization’s annual conference July 17.

Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department offering mud fort class

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering a class for children ages 7 to 12 to learn how to build a mud fort.

Lawrence celebrates Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary

Members of the Lawrence community celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Saturday, lauding the progress it has brought but at the same time noting there are more advances to be made.

Red Cross hosting Lawrence blood donation drive

The American Red Cross is hosting blood donation drive in Lawrence next week.

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Going to the Farmers' Market? Keep your dog on a short leash

If you are visiting the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market with your dog this Saturday, be aware that you will be required to keep your curious canine on a short leash. By Karen Dillon

ACLU to host public conversation at Lawrence library about civil liberties

On July 28, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas will host a conversation about the status of civil liberties in the state and across the nation with ACLU of Kansas’ executive director, Micah Kubic.

Back2School program provides free school supplies

New school supplies mark the first day of school for most students, and a Lawrence program wants to make sure no student’s first day is marked by the lack thereof.

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Only in Lawrence: David Platt takes teaching farther

For David Platt, teaching students extends beyond his classroom at Lawrence High School — thousands of miles beyond, actually. Over the past 20 years, Platt has taken students on more than 30 international trips. Despite the contrast in the two environments, Platt said he sees the goal of classroom teaching and student trips as parallel to one another. By Rochelle Valverde

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 ...

Humane Society director talks about need for facility renovations

Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, talks about facility problems which are creating animal care problems at the shelter.

Puppies at the Lawrence Humane Society

Two puppies pose for the camera during a recent trip to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Piano Prodigy Matthew Liu performs 'Flight of the Bumblebee"

Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."

Lawrence emergency responders train for hazmat scenario

A full-scale hazardous-materials disaster took place Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the parking lot of the Lied Center and at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The exercise tested emergency responders' procedures for handling hazardous materials, as well as patient-decontamination plans.

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band

Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band perform at the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department's Brown Bag concert Thursday, June 11, outside the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St.

Brown bag concert with the Beer Bellies

Everybody gets happy during the first Lawrence Parks and Recreation Brown Bag concert of the year with the Beer Bellies, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in downtown Lawrence.

Girls Rock Lawrence camp

Take a look at the Girls Rock Lawrence camp, which seeks to empower girls through musical collaboration and performance, and also aims among other things, to expunge the stigma that girls are weak.

A song for the cicadas

Musicians Jared Scholz of The Greenhouse Culture band and Chris Luxem talk about collaborating on a song about the 17-year cicadas, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the Sound + Vision Studio at Lawrence Public Library.

Gearing up for the 17-year cicadas

Kansas University professor of environmental studies Robert Hagen talks about the phenomenon of the 17-year cicada, which will begin emerging in the tens of millions, says Hagen.

Memorial Day tribute

Audrey Kamb-Studdard, Lawrence, visits the gravestone of her husband and veteran John Buran Studdard, in the Veteran’s Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015.