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Another retailer leaving 23rd Street to head to south Iowa Street

I don’t know what you think you saw when I got off the elliptical machine, but I wasn’t so woozy that I needed a bed to lie down on. But in case it ever does get to that point, some of you may be in luck. You’ve been asking what new retailer is going next to the Planet Fitness location on ...

For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe

WASHINGTON — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But ...

Homes: Couple renovates old Lawrence home for a mix of historic, modern

Renovating a rundown home in a historic part of town allowed for a young couple in Lawrence to mix the old with the new. Lindsey and Kyle Weiland purchased their home at 1327 New Hampshire St. in January 2014 with plans to gut the interior and rebuild it to their liking. Kyle, who is a general ...

City leaders expected to attend final community discussion on race

Community members are asking what the most pressing racial issues are in Lawrence and what should be done about them. The discussion will take place as part of the fourth and final installment of the Community Conversation on Race on Jan. 26. The facilitated discussion is open to the public ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Jan. 21

Monday, Jan. 21 Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Caregiver Support Group, 2:15 p.m., Senior Resource Center, 2920 Haskell Ave. Story time with Jazzy Gene, 4:30 p.m., The Toy ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 141 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Healthy Outlook: Tips to survive a second-shift lifestyle

I’ve spent the past few years working at the Journal-World’s copy desk, meaning I’d head to work in the afternoons and head home around midnight five days a week. Just a couple of short weeks ago, the thought of switching to days as my role with the newspaper shifted into more reporting ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Jan. 20

Today, Jan. 20 AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. The Lawrence Bead Society meeting, 2 p.m., Room C, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Sunday Storytime (all ages), 3:30-4:15 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. OURS Dance, 6-9 ...

LMH Health: Strategic plan progressing as its second year begins

In early 2017, the LMH Health Board of Trustees approved a new strategic plan to map the hospital’s journey during the next three to seven years. As we enter year two of that plan, many of the great initiatives proposed from that early work now are coming to fruition. We’d like to share ...