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Lawrence and area events for Thursday, Aug. 16

Today, Aug. 16 Don’t Miss: League of Women Voters Hot Topic: Immigration, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Pioneer Ridge Community Room, 1000 Wakarusa Drive. Other Events: Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nation University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Kaw Valley ...

Lawrence Humane Society to waive adoption fees this weekend

The Lawrence Humane Society plans to waive adoption fees this weekend. The waiver is part of Clear the Shelters Day​, a nationwide initiative in which animal shelters across the country try to find homes for every adoptable pet in their care, according to a news release from the Humane ...

Kevin Willmott talks truth, humor and success of ‘BlacKkKlansman’ film

It doesn’t matter where Kevin Willmott watches "BlacKkKlansman." Whether it’s at the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood, New York or Lawrence, in every theater the ending is always met with dead silence. The award-winning film with the arresting finish — relax, no spoilers below — opened ...

Lawrence and area events for Aug. 15, 2018

Today, Aug. 15 1 Million Cups, 9-10 a.m., Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St. Douglas County Master Gardeners Public Education Class: Noxious Weeds of Kansas, 10-11 a.m., Dreher Building, Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. ...

Colyer concedes GOP primary, congratulates Kobach

Story updated at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018: TOPEKA – Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer on Tuesday conceded the hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary and congratulated Secretary of State Kris Kobach on his win. Colyer made the announcement at a Statehouse news conference around 7:30 ...

Robbery reported at Lawrence sandwich shop

A man reportedly robbed a Lawrence sandwich shop Monday night. The robbery was reported about 9:55 p.m. at Subway, 4000 W. Sixth St., where a man reportedly came into the store and demanded money, Officer Derrick Smith, a Lawrence Police Department spokesman, said in an email to the ...

Unaffiliated voters key to outcome of Kansas’ GOP primary

Nearly 31 percent of registered voters in Kansas have no party preference but they are allowed to vote in the Democratic and Republican primaries if they declare allegiance to one of the parties before casting their ballot. But these unaffiliated voters and what constitutes "declaring ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 14

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