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Editorial: Housing details
City commissioners should take time to examine their options before committing to a housing trust fund to address local affordable housing needs.
May 27, 2015
A local group has done an impressive job of mobilizing the community in an effort to provide more affordable housing in the community, but Lawrence city commissioners are right to take time to gather more information before committing to the creation of a housing trust fund.
40 years ago: Local barn selected for national calendar
May 27, 2015
The barn had originally been owned by Eben Baldwin, a prosperous 19th-century farmer and once a member of the county commission.
25 years ago: DCCCA’s growth mirrors societal awareness
May 27, 2015
The agency had begun in 1974 in a small storefront with two staff members.
The verdict on tax cuts: Lawmakers must decide if 2012 tax experiment is working
10:04 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:30 p.m.
Kansas lawmakers will have to decide soon how to fill the state’s estimated $400 million budget hole. Their decision will likely be seen, both in Kansas and nationally, as a verdict on whether the massive income tax cuts of 2012 have worked. Advocates on both sides point to mounds of economic numbers to support their arguments. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence approves new stop signs for busy portion of 27th Street
09:38 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:30 p.m.
Lawrence motorists should soon expect to give their brakes an extra workout on a busy portion of 27th Street. By Chad Lawhorn
Bill Self wins Mannie Jackson - Basketball Human Spirit Award
KU coach ‘surprised, honored,’ by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recognition
May 26, 2015
Bill Self has been honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Police, fire chiefs tell Lawrence commissioners of needs for facility, mental health services
08:01 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:26 p.m.
City commissioners heard “frank” comments from both their police and fire chiefs Tuesday regarding the need for more facilities and greater mental health care services in the community. By Chad Lawhorn
Pet World owners vow to rebuild after fire destroys store, kills animals
Vigil scheduled for 8:20 p.m. Wednesday
06:22 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 09:37 a.m.
In the wake of a Memorial Day fire that killed an undisclosed number of animals and injured dozens more, members of the Lawrence community flocked Tuesday to the burned ruin of Pet World, 711 W. 23rd St., to mourn and show support for the business that brought them so much joy. A candlelight vigil at the store was scheduled for Wednesday evening.
National accrediting organization gives KU passing grades
05:20 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:26 p.m.
Kansas University officials announced Tuesday that a national organization has reaccredited its academic programs.
No suspect identified in Monday’s fatal stabbing; K-9 unit investigates area
04:54 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:30 p.m.
Lawrence police detectives continued to work the scene Tuesday of a home at 700 Arkansas St., where investigators say a man was fatally stabbed Monday. By Caitlin Doornbos
Kansas marijuana bill hits roadblock in state Senate
May 26, 2015
A bill that would ease marijuana laws in Kansas has stalled in the state Senate and will likely not be considered further this year after its unexpected approval by the House.
Kansas House panel advances plan to raise taxes, fix budget
02:23 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 10:30 p.m.
A Kansas legislative committee on Tuesday advanced a new plan for balancing the state budget by increasing sales and cigarette taxes and reversing a break for business owners and farmers championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
Kansas agency plans to change vehicle renewal notices
12:26 p.m., May 26, 2015 Updated 02:47 p.m.
The Kansas Department of Revenue plans to change the way it notifies residents that they need to renew their vehicle tags.
Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help
May 26, 2015
Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation’s youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.
Today in Lawrence: Local produce and blues guitar
May 26, 2015
Though today’s forecast calls for a slight chance of showers early this morning, look for the clouds to part by 9 or 10 a.m., with lots of sunshine pushing temperatures up quickly.
Local golfers in an excited state
May 26, 2015
Fresh off a regional championship, Lawrence High boys golfers have refused to relax. They still have work to do at the Class 6A state golf tournament. By Bobby Nightengale
More glowing reports on KU hoops commitment Vick
May 26, 2015
Future Kansas University basketball guard LaGerald Vick ranks fifth in scoring on the Under Armour Association spring circuit following a productive weekend for Team Thad AAU in New York. By Gary Bedore
Yankees wallop Guthrie, Royals, 14-1
May 26, 2015
Brett Gardner got a little silly after hitting the Yankees’ third homer of the first inning, enthusiastically high-fiving his teammates as if he were trying to slap away the memory of a lost weekend of baseball. A few big hits did the job just fine.
Column: Seeing Stars? Wake Forest turns out more NBA All-Stars than Kansas
May 26, 2015
Bill Self and Roy Williams, Kansas University’s only two basketball coaches for the past 27 years, combined for six Final Fours, four NCAA title-game appearances and one national title for KU. They have done so employing different coaching styles and personalities.By Tom Keegan
Opinion: Sisi regime fuels discontent in Egypt
May 26, 2015
If you were looking for an Egyptian who could help his country fulfill the lost promise of the Arab Spring — some day — you couldn’t do better than Emad Shahin, an internationally renowned and liberal scholar who studies political Islam.

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