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Attorney General Derek Schmidt is offering a free training session on the Kansas Open Records Act and Kansas Open Meetings Act next week. A new law requires tougher enforcement of KORA and KOMA.
Even though former Mayor Jeremy Farmer resigned from a charity after failing to pay $50,000 in federal payroll taxes, it is the Just Food board that will face the ire of the IRS, an expert on nonprofits said Friday. By Karen Dillon
Kobach opposes specialty meat shop in rural Douglas County; chef says his proposal is being mischaracterized
Brian Strecker's plans to build a 640-square-foot building in the middle of 30 acres to house his new specialty meat store were close to the finish line. Strecker, a well-known Lawrence chef who ran the kitchen at Pachamamas for 13 years, said The Burning Barrel west of Lecompton would process and sell hams, sausages, pork and beef, just enough to provide himself and a partner and possibly two other employees a living. By Karen Dillon
A Lawrence man accused of attempting to solicit sex from a 10-year-old girl in a downtown restaurant was bound over for trial Tuesday.
Wichita State University mathematician Beth Clarkson has seen enough odd patterns in some election returns that she thinks it's time to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines. She’s finding out government officials don’t make such testing easy to do. By Karen Dillon
Affordable housing is difficult to find in Lawrence, attendees at a one-day conference Friday to explore ways to increase the number of affordable residences were told.
Dead man found near railroad tracks was in his 50s. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
On Friday the Lawrence Journal-World reached out to several same-sex couples to ask them how they felt about the historic ruling. All, of course, were ecstatic, but they all remained concerned about what Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's next steps would be. By Karen Dillon
Jim Sherman, the director of the Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department, has submitted his resignation to accept the position of chief building officer for the city of Ottawa, a county official said Friday.
A fight over land titles or water rights used to be what split rural communities. Today there seems to be much more for rural neighbors to fight over as competing visions of rural life and land use clash.
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces he will seek a third term in office.
Residents of Douglas County clean up after Tuesday's minor tornado that caused damage to at least five homes.
Deb Engstrom, Lawrence, has been in charge of getting out the LINK Thanksgiving meal, and this year was no exception as more than 300 meals were delivered to area residents on Thursday.
Kim Banning-Bohmann talks about her two-year battle with scleroderma, a life-threatening disease that causes hardening of the skin. She received a stem cell transplant in February in hopes of reversing the symptoms. It has yet to work, but she hasn't given up hope.
City crews started putting up the city's Christmas Lights on Monday November 1, 2011. The job should take about a week, and on November 24th the lights will turn on, creating a colorful glow in the city.
KU Air Force ROTC student took to West Campus to refine their skills they've learned as they set up some scenarios ranging from a downed pilot to extracting POWs from prison and dealing with locals in a combat zone.
Doug Compton, president of First Management Inc., talks about his seven-story apartment/retail/office project at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. The building will house a health club and office space, along with 55 apartments.
Greg Zappala, of Knievel Motorcycles in Greenville, Pa., shows off the first Jayhawk custom motorcycle behind Allen Fieldhouse on Thursday Oct. 14, 2011. His company builds custom motorcycles for universities upon request. The Jayhawk motorcycle has a Bill Self motif complete with championship rings, and a Jayhawk on the tank.
Bill and Bev Smalley, of Topeka, along with a worker from Westar Energy and students from Eudora High School spend Thursday Oct. 13, 2011, assembling a wind turbine that will make power for the concession stand and restrooms at Eudora High School's sports complex.
Markus Lisske, a foreign exchange student from Germany at Free State High School, is trying his skills at American football by being a kicker on the football team.