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Editorial: Sidewalk stand
City commissioners need to draw the line on the private use of public downtown sidewalks.
September 21, 2014
Sidewalk restaurant seating already creates a significant obstacle to pedestrian traffic in downtown Lawrence.
Nearly 100 Lawrencians walk in solidarity with NYC climate march
September 21, 2014
Nearly 100 people wound around the sidewalks of South Park on Sunday afternoon, listening to Native American songs and carrying handmade signs reading “our mother needs our help” and “protect our earth.”
Lawrence recycling services prepare for city’s curbside recycling program next month
September 21, 2014
Recycling was popular in Lawrence long before the city considered implementing a new bi-weekly curbside recycling service set to begin Oct. 21.
Regents will form working group to tackle performance-based budgeting
September 21, 2014
Higher education officials say they hope a directive from legislative leaders to develop a plan to base some appropriations on specific performance will result in more funding. By Scott Rothschild
Wichita State unveils high-tech trading center
September 21, 2014
Wichita State University students are getting an up-close look at the inner workings of the financial, commodities and energy trading markets through a new high-tech center on campus.
Getaway driver nets 5 years in deadly robbery
September 21, 2014
A getaway driver in a deadly northeast Kansas liquor store robbery has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Deer-archery season underway in Kansas
September 21, 2014
Bow-hunting for deer appears to be growing in popularity in Kansas, and one expert thinks Hollywood may have something to do with it. The deer archery season opened Sept. 15 and lasts until Dec. 31, making it the longest of Kansas’ many deer seasons.
Opinion: Spanking not necessarily child abuse
September 21, 2014
My mother was a child abuser. I was, too. In fact, growing up, pretty much every parent I knew abused their kids.
Royals, ‘Big Game’ come up short
September 21, 2014
James “Big Game” Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals’ biggest game of the season.
Chippewas bounce back
September 21, 2014
The first play from scrimmage obviously didn’t go the way Central Michigan’s football team planned. By Gary Bedore
Stand and deliver: Local comedians join forces as opportunities grow
September 21, 2014
Stand-up comedy is on the rise in Lawrence as local collective Harpoon Presents creates opportunities for comics to develop their shtick in hopes of pursuing this unconventional career avenue. Local stand-up comedian Shadoe Barton shares what it’s like to try to be funny.
100 years ago: Former president Roosevelt makes unplanned stop at Lawrence depot
September 21, 2014
“Some workmen there shouted ‘Hello Roosevelt.’ ‘Howdy,’ answered the ex-president.”
Editorial: Message or medium?
Recent discussions at Kansas University point to a basic flaw in the Kansas Board of Regents social media policy.
September 21, 2014
Is the message the problem or is it the medium? Kansas University employees are complaining that a new social media policy is hampering their right to express their opinions about how KU officials are handling sexual assault reports and investigations. The policy adopted by the Kansas Board of Regents allows a range of disciplinary action, including dismissal, for any university employee who uses social media in a way that “is contrary to the best interests of the employer.” KU officials still are working on procedures to enforce the policy, but employees say they are afraid to speak up about the sexual assault issue for fear of reprisal
Your turn: Koch ties to KU concern students
September 21, 2014
School is difficult enough without having to weed through corporate bias. As Gov. Sam Brownback and the state legislature incrementally cut education funding, they are opening the door for donors with specific agendas to purchase influence at Kansas University. Enter the Koch brothers.
Kansas City Connection: Plains Indians come to the Nelson, and get your fill of apple cider
September 21, 2014
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Wait sparks KU volleyball past Arkansas
September 21, 2014
Kansas University libero Cassie Wait treats her volleyball bumps and bruises as badges of honor.
Firebirds’ Liston strong at finish
September 21, 2014
After 10 minutes in a cross country race at the Baldwin Invitational on Saturday morning, Free State High senior Ryan Liston was in third place but trailed the top two runners by several seconds and several meters.
LHS soccer falls to Manhattan, 2-0
September 21, 2014
Lawrence High’s boys soccer fell to 2-2-1 on the season following a 2-0 loss to Manhattan on Saturday at LHS.
HINU upended by Mayville
September 21, 2014
The Haskell Indian Nations University football team broke out for a 20-point third quarter, but the Indians were scoreless for the rest of the game, falling to Mayville State (North Dakota), 47-20, on Saturday at Haskell Stadium.
Baker topples Evangel, 24-14
September 21, 2014
Alex Stebbins scored on a four-yard run to break a tie late in the third quarter, and Baker University defeated Evangel, 24-14, in Heart of America Conference football Saturday night.

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