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Library to give away copies of 'The Handmaid's Tale' during Final Friday

Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.

Arts Center to host annual Souper Bowl Saturday this weekend

More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls produced by area artists, community members and Lawrence Arts Center students will be up for sale at this weekend's Souper Bowl Saturday.

Hemingway masterpiece selected as KU's 2015 Common Book

KU announces "A Farewell To Arms" will be the 2015-2016 Common Book.

Lawrence adds its two cents to People's State of the Union

The Lawrence branch of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture hosted the first of two events this weekend as part of the nation-wide People’s State of the Union.

Transformations Gala benefits Douglas County charities

In a mass of sequins, short dresses, tall boots and big hair, the ten contestants of the Transformations Charity Gala danced their way to the stage Saturday evening at Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St.

TEDxLawrence seeking speakers for March event

Innovative. Collaborative. Dynamic. Those words describe the ideas organizers hope to showcase at an upcoming TEDxLawrence conference, the city’s first, slated for March 23 at Liberty Hall. By Joanna Hlavacek

Information on health risks of e-cigarettes key to youth prevention

Chocolate mint chip, candy cane twister, watermelon bubble gum: these are all flavors of e-cigarette liquid. These sweet flavors are one of the reasons some researchers think teens are choosing e-cigarettes over regular ones.

Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee to host fundraising events

The Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is hosting a variety of fundraising events leading up to the parade.

LHS and FSHS debate teams compete in state tournament

Lawrence and Free State high school debate teams competed in the Kansas 6A state tournament competition in Derby Jan. 16 and 17.

Kansas Humanities Council awards grants to fund veterans-related projects

The Kansas Humanities Council has awarded seventeen organizations with "The Things They Carried Home" grants totaled at $14,420, which support preservation projects and workshops related to veterans and military service.

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 ...

100-year-old Kansas woman lines up for tickets to presidential visit

Olathe resident Fern Coffin, who is 100 years old, joined members of her family Tuesday, January 20, 2015, and waited in line for hours at the Douglas County Fairgrounds to secure tickets to see President Barack Obama speak Thursday at Kansas University.

Sunflower Elementary choir rehearses for big performance

Sunflower Elementary School's fourth- and fifth-grade choir, directed by Peter Gipson, rehearses Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, for an upcoming performance at the annual Kansas Music Educators Association State Conference, Feb. 27, in Wichita. The choir will present a warm-up concert before the event at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 at South Middle School. The public is invited.

Liberty Memorial students honor area law enforcement agencies

Liberty Memorial Central Middle School students honor area law enforcement agencies on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, marking Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Members of the club Conversation P.E.A.C.E. (Purpose-Equity-Accountability-Character-Education) presented certificates to representatives from the Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, KU Public Safety Department and the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Nick Krug's Photos of the Year 2014

In this audio slideshow, Journal-World photographer Nick Krug talks about his best work from 2014.

Mike Yoder's Photos of the Year 2014

In this audio slideshow, Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder talks about his best work from 2014.

Lawrence Die-In

Over 50 people held an organized "Die-In" in front of U.S. Bank at 900 Massachusetts St, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. The protest, which began with the naming of victims of police violence, was held for four minutes, approximately the time it took for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy, to receive first aid after being shot by police, Nov. 22, 2014, in Cleveland. For more information about the protest:

2014-15 Lawrence Master Teacher

Art teacher Darin Fischer was named 2014-15 Lawrence Master Teacher in a school assembly at Prairie Park Elementary, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014.

Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade

A large crowd and dozens of carriages and horseback riders participated in the 22nd annual Lawrence Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Saturday through downtown Lawrence.

Almost three decades later, family still in the dark about son's disappearance

Harold and Alberta Leach, of rural Linwood, have had 26 years full of sleepless nights wondering what happened to their son Randy, who mysteriously disappeared in 1988, along with the family’s car, after attending a high school party. He would now be 44.

Eudora couple creates haunted yard experience

Mike and Wendy Deines, of Eudora, have created a haunted yard to entertain and scare you as you walk through the maze of voices and scary creations.