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Public Enemy draws crowd of 7,500

Public Enemy “brought the noise” to Lawrence Saturday night in an outdoor concert, closing out this year’s Free State Festival.

New Kansas bicycle map available

Whether you want to see designated bike routes in 19 cities in Kansas, traffic volumes along state routes or which county routes are paved, the new 2016-17 Kansas bicycle map will help bicycle riders plan their trips.

Datebook: Water conservation, outdoor music, beer dinner and more events for June 24

Lawrence and area events for June 24.

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New audio offering helps visually impaired picture museum exhibit at KU

Audio-Reader, Dole Institute win award for description program

Nancy Johnson can see enough to get around, plus some colors and shapes. But reading text in a museum exhibit? “No way,” said the Topeka resident. “I go with friends who are willing to read the information that’s there and who will tell me a little bit about it. I would never go to a museum by myself, because I don’t see enough to get it.” Johnson was with a friend when she visited “Celebrating Opportunity for People with Disabilities: 70 Years of Dole Leadership” at Kansas University’s Dole Institute of Politics, but technology incorporated into the exhibit allowed her to take it in more independently.

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Bigger than her body: Record-breaking Kansas weightlifter, 12, eyes Olympic dream

Six days a week, Abby Flickner will open a door in the southwest corner of the former South Park Elementary School, descend a short flight of steps, and saunter down the dark hallway illuminated only by the glow of the sunset and the area she is about to infiltrate.

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15 things you didn't know about Tonganoxie

Well, maybe you knew a few of them

As Tonganoxie prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday with this weekend’s sesquicentennial celebration, here's a look at 15 people, places and things that Tonganoxie is known for — or maybe not so known for:

Datebook: Arts and crafts, junkyard jazz and more events for June 9

Lawrence and area events for June 9.

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Lawrence softball tournament to help play hardball against 14-year-old’s cancer

Boy’s congenital heart defect complicates treatment

“The kid loves sports,” Kasey Asher says of her oldest nephew, 14-year-old Austin Asher, of Ozawkie. So what better arena to raise funds for his fight against cancer?

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Baldwin City man's bicycle hobby grows into home business

What’s outside of Mark Whaley’s Baldwin City garage hints at what fills it. Leaning against a tree is a rusty 1950s-era bicycle of the kind that eschews straight lines for French curves of bent steel and a cast-iron gate with the word “bikes” spelled out on its top.

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Red Dog's Dog Days to kick off summer season Saturday

Red Dog's Dog Days, the Lawrence-based community fitness program, kicks off its summer season Saturday at the Lied Center.

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."