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Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Dec. 11 meeting

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 12/04/18. 2. Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. 3. Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Dec. 11

Today, Dec. 11 Red Dog Workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. 150 Themed Trees, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Adornment Sale, 10 a.m.-5 ...

Lawrence school board approves contract giving teachers $1,200 raise

The Lawrence school board approved a 2019-2020 teachers contract Monday with little comment, giving district teachers a four-figure raise for the second straight year. The board unanimously approved a contract that gives all district teachers a $1,200 raise and increases the base pay of ...

‘BlacKkKlansman,’ co-written by KU prof, nominated for 4 Golden Globes

“BlacKkKlansman,” a film co-written by a University of Kansas film professor, was recently nominated for four Golden Globes Awards, including best motion picture drama. Kevin Willmott, a director, screenwriter and KU professor, co-wrote the screenplay with Spike Lee. Lee was nominated ...

Story time event allows youngest and oldest generations to connect

A reading program between Midland Care and the Elizabeth Ballard Community Center allows the oldest and youngest generations of Lawrence to enjoy each other’s company. Once a month, some seniors receiving health care from Midland Care read a short story to the children of the Ballard Center ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 10

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

Popular video game references Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence

Once again, Lawrence’s most famous historic event makes an appearance in popular culture. William Quantrill's attack on Lawrence makes a brief appearance in the extremely popular video game “Red Dead Redemption 2,” a western-themed, open-world game set just before the turn of the 20th ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Dec. 10

Today, Dec. 10 150 Themed Trees, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Adornment Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. Winter Holiday Sing-along (ages 0-7), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Affordable Housing ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Dec. 10, 2018

Marriages William Joel Potter, 27, Lawrence, and Ashley Diane Hiner, 26, Lawrence. Johnnathan Alsidez, 22, Lawrence, and Kaytlynn Sears, 22, Lawrence. John Francis Cleary, 23, Overland Park, and Victoria Anne Purvis, 23, Lawrence. Rizacan Sarikaya, 28, Lawrence, and Amanda Michelle ...

Woman traveling nationwide to compile uplifting stories of good

Energized by two shots of espresso and the stories she was told in Wichita, Mary Latham drove into Lawrence on a recent evening. Latham, 31, has been on a two-year journey crisscrossing the country on a mission to collect stories of human kindness from all 50 states. After leaving Wichita with ...

Kansas faces new fight over taxes after years of turmoil

TOPEKA — Kansas’ new Democratic governor promised not to raise taxes to meet her goals of boosting spending on public schools and social services. Republicans who control the Legislature argue that a tax increase is coming even if state politicians do nothing. One of the first big ...