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Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, Sept. 26

Today, Sept. 24 1 Million Cups, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. Books & Babies Storytime, 9:30-10 & 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. University Forum: Impressions and Challenges, noon-1 p.m., ECM, 1204 Oread Ave. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: ...

Washburn to honor Bob Dole with dedication of bronze statue

Topeka — Washburn University will dedicate a statue to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole to celebrate his life of public service. Dole, who is 95, plans to attend the dedication ceremony Friday in Topeka, along with his wife, Elizabeth. Dole graduated from Washburn with a bachelor’s degree and law ...

Friends & Neighbors: Eagle Scout Awards

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 25

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 197 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence Public Library fundraising groups plan to merge

Two organizations helping the Lawrence Public Library hope to streamline their efforts by becoming one organization. The Lawrence Public Library Foundation and the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are planning to merge by 2020 to simplify both of their operations. Kathleen Morgan, ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation loses out on national award

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department was unsuccessful in its bid for a national award, according to a news release from the city. The department was one of four finalists this year for the National Recreation and Park Association’s Gold Medal Award, which recognizes excellence in ...

Democrats accuse Kansas GOP of illegal coordination with PAC

TOPEKA — A Kansas Democratic official has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the state Republican party illegally coordinated with a super PAC in the state's 3rd congressional district. The complaint filed Tuesday by Andy Sandler, Democratic chairman for the ...

Lawrence Lions Alumni Association to induct 3 into Hall of Honor

The Lawrence Lions Alumni Association will induct three Lawrence High School alumni into the school's Hall of Honor this year. Those inductees include a pioneer in computer graphics, a leader in international public health initiatives and a public relations executive. The ceremony is slated ...

Lawrence school board approves $43.5M bond sale

The Lawrence school board approved a $43.5 million bond sale Monday, for an interest rate to the district of 3.45 percent. David Arteberry, of the district bond consulting firm George K. Baum, said the low bidder for the $43.5 million in 20-year bonds offered at noon Monday was Mesirow ...