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Patches of a street mural at the intersection of 10th and New Jersey streets are already faded or completely bare just over a month after community members and neighbors came together in a “painting party” to beautify the East Lawrence roadway.
Nearly 40 American flags were unfurled — including a 20-foot-by-30-foot version towering above the overpass — to greet motorcyclists Monday passing through the Heartland.
Lawrence resident Elizabeth O’Brien, 71, volunteers at Just Food, Douglas County’s food bank. She describes the pantry as a godsend, especially when she lost her job just 18 months before retirement at age 64. “It was devastating,” she said, of the job loss. “I learned early on to gracefully accept help. That was hard for me.
It seems fair to say that most career choices are made based on several key factors: The job should pay well, it should allow us to apply our skill sets, it should keep us reasonably happy and certainly, last but not least, it should involve putting up with the least amount of ... well, let’s just call it poop. All this being said, most of us would find a job based around pet waste removal to be disproportionally at odds with all of these factors. Not Lawrence resident Dawn Terry, however.
Columnist Leonard Pitts tells Lawrence crowd it's time for white Americans to 'stop eating Jim Crow'
Pulitzer-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. addressed a crowd of about 350 people at the ACLU of Kansas’ first Free State Forum on Saturday, calling for a realization that people “don’t need common blood to reach common ground.”
The Lawrence Arts Center may have a new CEO sooner than expected.
Thirteen Lawrence employers — including restaurants in the Eldridge and Oread hotels — owe back wages totaling more than $112,000 to 130 local workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
It was a date that would live in infamy — at least in Pat Kehde’s mind. Most people might not be able to recall several years later the exact day another ubiquitous chain store rolled into their neighborhood, but Kehde, the founder and former co-owner of the Raven Book Store, has reason to remember Dec. 6, 1992.
The Lawrence Arts Center announced Monday that four of its staff members have recently garnered prestigious residencies, internships and teaching opportunities, among them a Fulbright grant awarded to the Arts Center's 2015-2016 ceramics artist-in-residence.
Area events for May 7.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Students in the Community Transition Program (C-TRAN), sing Christmas carols to residents at the Pioneer Ridge Health & Rehab skilled nursing facility, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.
The Lawrence Civic Choir rehearses for their upcoming holiday concert Monday evening at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. The holiday concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Using a horse-powered press, John Craft presses sorghum stalks to make sweet sorghum syrup at Willing Horse Farm on the east edge of Lawrence. Craft sells the sweet sorghum syrup at the Lawrence Farmer's Market, and several local restaurants and bakeries use the natural sweetener.
K.C. Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate their World Series win Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.
Over 100 photographs were submitted by readers for the Journal-World's Halloween Throwback Photo Contest.
Sights and sounds of the 68th annual Kansas University Band Day parade Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.
Jim Triggs and his son Ryan build custom mandolin and guitars by hand. Jim worked with Gibson for several years helping build mandolins and archtop guitars. Triggs' mandolins have been played by some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country.
Kate Meghji, executive director of the Lawrence Humane Society, talks about facility problems which are creating animal care problems at the shelter.
Two puppies pose for the camera during a recent trip to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Eight-year-old Lawrence pianist Matthew Liu performs "Flight of the Bumblebee."