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Local Columns

Saturday Column

Saturday Column: Changes in Lawrence attitude aren’t for the better
August 23, 2014
Some years ago, Lawrence was the envy of most every Kansas community along with many of the cities that were home to Big 8 Conference universities.

Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas assistant AD Grant helped Tiger, Seals
August 23, 2014
In his seventh season as the KU football team’s head athletic trainer and his fifth as the university’s director of sports medicine, Murphy Grant and the rest of the Big 12 athletic trainers have pooled their brains and research to find better ways to detect and treat sickle cell anemia, cardiac issues and heat illnesses. By Tom Keegan

Your Turn

Your turn: Police review should precede new facility
August 20, 2014
Does Lawrence have a disquieting crime problem? It certainly seems that way. Instead of building a $28 million police facility with a shiny bronze plaque memorializing the city fathers, we ought first to determine why our policing strategies aren’t working very well.

George Gurley

Opinion: Development pendulum swings
August 3, 2014
I was talking to a perceptive observer of Lawrence, Kansas, when we got onto the subject of the roadwork that has turned the town into a bewildering maze.

Garden Calendar

Garden Variety: Put your ash in the garden
November 21, 2013
Traditionally, the recommendation is NOT to put wood ashes in the garden. But the thinking behind that prohibition is changing.