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5,000 miles and counting for KU’s new bike share program; expansion planned

With 12,000 documented rides and more than 5,000 miles ridden, the University of Kansas is celebrating a successful rollout of its fledgling bike-share service. KU’s Center for Sustainability released those numbers — and a few other interesting figures on the new program — earlier this ...

Discount tool retailer plans to open store on 23rd Street

I frequently speculate about tools. (Surely these wire cutters are insulated against electrical shock.) Well, I actually can report on some tool speculation that has turned out better. Over the past couple months I’ve speculated that the tool retailer Harbor Freight was coming to Lawrence, ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 17

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. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 190 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence festival to celebrate the history of the Kaw

Barbara Higgins-Dover is the descendant of river royalty. Her grandfather fished commercially on the Kansas and Missouri rivers in the early 20th century, a time when commercial fishing was illegal in Kansas. Higgins-Dover hopes to honor that history at the Living River Festival, which she is ...

Former chancellor Shankel remembered for his devotion to KU, students

Just call him “Mr. Jayhawk.” That’s how Heath Peterson describes former two-time University of Kansas Chancellor Delbert “Del” Shankel, who died Thursday, July 12, at age 90. It was Shankel who convinced KU Alumni Association leadership to promote Peterson, then a part-time ...

NRA backs Colyer over Kobach in Kansas race for governor

TOPEKA — Kansas conservative firebrand Kris Kobach, who appears in parades riding a jeep with a replica machine gun mounted on back, failed Monday to land the coveted endorsement from the National Rifle Association in the Republican primary race for governor. Instead, it went to Gov. Jeff ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 16

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. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 173 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Civil liberties groups now demanding that KU put flag art back on flag pole

Three civil liberties groups have come together to demand the University of Kansas return a controversial artwork to its original display on the KU campus. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education released a statement Monday asking that “Untitled (Flag 2)” be restored to its ...

Trump questions U.S. intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

HELSINKI — Standing next to Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' conclusions that Moscow was to blame for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election to Trump's benefit and seemed to accept Putin's insistence that Russia's hands were ...

Advisory board extends grant for behavioral health group home

Officials with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Douglas County say a transitional group home planned for the proposed behavioral health campus is moving forward after two recent decisions. The transitional group home was to be part of an $11 million behavioral health campus funded ...

Trial underway for woman accused of murdering baby at Eudora day care

Story updated at 5:35 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018. The murder trial of a woman accused of killing a baby she cared for at a Eudora home day care opened Monday with jury selection. The trial for Carrody M. Buchhorn, 44, of Eudora, is scheduled to last a week and a half, running through July 25 ...