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East Lawrence mural badly deteriorating after only a month; organizers not sure why

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.

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Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom puts Stars and Stripes over I-70

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.

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Lawrence poverty workshop to explore 'consuming condition that rules every waking moment'

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.

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LOOK: Lawrence's Call of Doody takes pet-waste removal to the extreme

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.

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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.”

Search to replace Lawrence Arts Center leader is underway; decision expected by end of June

The Lawrence Arts Center may have a new CEO sooner than expected.

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13 Lawrence restaurants owe more than $112K in back wages, U.S. labor department reports

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.

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Pat Kehde, co-founder of the Raven Book Store, to retire after 28 years working at shop

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.

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Lawrence Arts Center staff awarded Fulbright grant, other honors

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.

Datebook: Lawrence and area events for May 9

Area events for May 7.

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 ...

C-TRAN students sing Christmas carol

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.

Lawrence Civic Choir rehearsal

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.

Lawrence farm creates sorghum syrup with horse-powered press

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.

Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate

K.C. Royals fans in Lawrence celebrate their World Series win Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

Lawrence Halloween Throwback Photo Contest

Over 100 photographs were submitted by readers for the Journal-World's Halloween Throwback Photo Contest.

Kansas University Band Day parade

Sights and sounds of the 68th annual Kansas University Band Day parade Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Instrument builder Jim Triggs talks about mandolins

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.

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."