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Lawrence residents get news from relatives in Nepal, plan fundraising

For the second night in a row, family members of Lawrence resident Subarna Bhattachan slept outside in Kathmandu following the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

KU concrete canoers hit the water, heavy

Oars dipped choppy water. Billy Hirchert’s tan slacks were wet up to the knee and his feet bare as he cheered on his canoe team on the shore of Lone Star Lake on Saturday.

Nepal earthquake: Lawrence native helps victims of catastrophe

After a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, Lawrence native Karin Feltman waited out dozens of aftershocks in an open field. Homes cracked, windows shattered, and brick walls fell into piles in the streets, said Feltman, who currently lives in Kathmandu. By Rochelle Valverde

Lawrence Sandbar’s 'shark attack' board recovered

The Sandbar’s “shark attack photo opp” board has been recovered after it was stolen two weeks ago from in front of the bar, located downtown at 17 E. 8th St.

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Indian Hills residents concerned for safety after traffic diverted onto 27th Street

Residents of the Indian Hills neighborhood near 27th and Louisiana streets are asking city officials to take action to make their streets safer, and at a neighborhood meeting this week those officials vowed to try. Construction on the South Lawrence Traffic Way closed 31st Street and diverted city traffic to 27th Street. Resident Laura Gloeckner said their formerly kid-friendly neighborhood street has turned into a dangerous bypass for drivers looking to avoid the stoplights and traffic on 23rd Street.

Clinton Lake Cleanup scheduled for Saturday

The public is invited to participate in the 31st annual Clinton Lake Cleanup from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the Clinton Lake Cleanup Committee announced in a news release.

Lawrence Parade of Homes to begin this weekend

The public is invited to tour homes in the Lawrence area with “the latest features in home design, efficiency and technology” starting this weekend.

KU to host symposium on race and sports

Kansas University will present a community symposium, “Race and Sports in American Culture”, on Thursday at Maceli’s, 1031 New Hampshire St.

La Prima Tazza's door damaged overnight

Employees at La Prima Tazza coffee shop, 638 Massachusetts St., arrived Sunday morning to find the glass front door of the shop shattered.

Registration open for Girls Rock! Lawrence summer camp

Girls Rock! Lawrence has opened registration for its inaugural summer camp, which will take place June 1-5 at St. John's School, 1208 Kentucky St.

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 ...

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.

Lawrence High School String Orchestra

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

Lawrence High School A Cappella Choir

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

Free State High School Chamber Choir

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

Free State High School JR/SR Women’s Choir

The Free State High School JR/SR Women’s Choir 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 Women’s Choir

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

Competitiveness, not disability, defines Lawrence High shot putter

Matthew Whaley, a junior at Lawrence High School who was born with cerebral palsy, has been competing in the shot put for the LHS track team. "You have to hit that button that says 'test me,'" Whaley said. "Because if you don't hit that 'test me' button, you'll never know what you can do."