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Lawrence and area events for Thursday, Jan. 17

Today, Jan. 17 Willow Drop-In, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Atrium Study Room, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3), 9:30-10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. “After the Election: Children’s Issues in Kansas,” featuring Annie McKay, 11:30 a.m., ...

Cost estimate for pared-down Douglas County Jail expansion is $23M

Douglas County commissioners once hoped for a $44 million plan to expand and modernize the local jail. On Wednesday, the interim county administrator cautiously produced a new estimate of $23 million for complete construction and furnishing of a pared-down version of the expansion, which has ...

Survey seeks input on design of Lawrence’s first bike boulevards

The city of Lawrence is looking for residents’ input on the design of the city’s first bike boulevards, which will modify two city streets to make them user-friendly for cyclists and pedestrians. The city has released a survey that asks residents to identify the top three features they ...

Event at KU invites girls and their mothers to dive into STEM

A free upcoming event is geared toward middle school-age girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Make It Happen KU is a half-day conference for girls in fifth through eighth grades and their mothers or parental figures. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:45 ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 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. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday and includes 196 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence man convicted in shooting of teen amid ‘Roman candle war’

A man now stands convicted in a summertime shooting that wounded a 17-year-old girl outside a Lawrence apartment complex. In the early-morning hours of July 5, 2018, the girl was in a car with friends who had been aiming Roman candles at the apartment building where Rashan A. Gill, 20, lived. ...

U.S. News & World Report highlights 3 of KU’s online programs in 2019 ranking

The University of Kansas has three programs ranked among the nation's best in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” according to a news release from KU. The university’s online Master of Business Administration program is ranked 20th among public ...

Alexa earning her keep at Douglas County Register of Deeds office

Alexa has extended her reach far beyond reordering laundry detergent and turning off that living room light someone always seems to forget. Now she’s doing a public service. Kent Brown, Douglas County's deputy register of deeds, has set up an Amazon Echo Show at the county office. The ...

Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, Jan. 16

Today, Jan. 16 KU Natural History Museum Selfie Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., KU Natural HIstory Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Boulevard. Books & Babies (ages 0-2), 9:30-10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Books & Babies (ages 0-2), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont ...