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Painting underway on women of color mural at Lawrence Public Library

A mural depicting women of color is well underway on an exterior wall of the Lawrence Public Library. The vividly colored artwork spans much of the library’s lower south wall and celebrates women of color past and present who made noteworthy contributions to the area’s history and ...

Kansas court considers BNSF challenge to railroad regulation

Story updated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. WICHITA — BNSF Railway is challenging a Kansas law that limits how long trains can block intersections. The Kansas Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday in the case involving a lengthy blockage of two Chase County railroad crossings in ...

Kobach disputes ad, says he never called schools overfunded

Story updated at 11:57 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21. TOPEKA — Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is disputing a new television ad in which his Democratic rival in the gubernatorial race accuses him of saying the state’s schools are overfunded. Kobach says Sen. Laura Kelly should ...

Go, See, Do | Well-known author appearance; car show; downtown block party

A leading voice on socio-economics and class will soon come to Lawrence to share some knowledge of growing up poor in Kansas. Sarah Smarsh, a freelance journalist who has reported for several media outlets, has experienced a meteoric rise recently, becoming a proud voice for America’s ...

Autumn arriving: Temperatures expected to drop 20 degrees this weekend

Autumn weather in the Lawrence area is on its way. With an overnight cold front and a possible thunderstorm, temperatures in the area are expected to drop from the low 90s to the mid-70s on Friday, said Ariel Cohen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “The greatest ...

Baldwin City police chief resigns immediately, months before planned retirement

Updated story - KBI investigating alleged criminal activity within Baldwin City Police Department Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis has resigned from the post he has held for the past nine years, a Baldwin City councilman said Wednesday. Councilman Tony Brown said the City Council ...

Musical about forbidden love affair to open Theatre Lawrence’s new season

The story that was the focus of many a book club in the early 1990s will soon take the stage in Lawrence. “The Bridges of Madison County” — originally released as a novel in 1992 and as a film in 1995 — makes its way to Lawrence in musical form for the first time this weekend, said ...

Section of U.S. 59 named for highway patrol lieutenant killed in accident

The section of U.S. Highway 59 from Kansas Highway 10 to U.S. Highway 56 was dedicated Monday as Bernard Hill Highway in honor of the late Kansas Highway Patrol lieutenant. The Kansas Legislature passed a bill last spring that provided for the naming of sections of the highway system after ...

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence receives $1.16 million in grant funding

The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence recently received three grants totaling almost $1.16 million in funding, which accounts for a third of the organization's annual revenue. The organization received $400,000 for its 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which is funded by the ...

Author who explores underground queer culture to read at Free State Festival

Author Michelle Tea has written several accounts of her own life, but recently, she has turned her attention to chronicling the history of the broader community of queer culture. Tea, the author of several memoirs and novels, will read selections from her newest book, “Against Memoir: ...

Independent film ‘Burden’ comes to Free State Festival thanks to local lecturer

A connection made 20 years ago helped bring an award-winning film to the Free State Festival this week. Andrew Heckler, writer and director of the film “Burden,” met Laura Kirk — who is now a University of Kansas film lecturer and a festival advisory board member — when they both lived ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 17, 2018

Marriages Joshua Steven Bowen, 32, Lawrence, and Andrea Gomez Cervantes, 28, Lawrence. Tyler Jameason Kapelle, 23, Baldwin City, and Cambry Tory Lynch, 22, Lawrence. Ryan Julian, 37, Lawrence, and Kathryn Fenton, 26, Lawrence. Brian T. Feltz, 50, Lawrence, and Kirsteen Laura Elliott, 47, ...

Healthy Outlook: Ketamine a new depression treatment option in Lawrence

For those who have battled depression, finding a treatment option that actually works can be life-changing. That makes it all the more difficult when symptoms begin to creep back in. Lawrence psychiatrist Dr. Hiten Soni has experienced this firsthand. He’s familiar with patients’ tiresome ...

Ax throwing business hopes to offer new experience for Lawrence consumers

James Marx lifted the sharp object with both arms behind his head before using the momentum of his body to throw it about 15 feet. The object, a light metal ax, made a "thwack" sound when it reached its destination, a wooden bullseye. “I’ve always had a fondness for dangerous things being ...

LMH Health offers community checkup

LMH Health demonstrates a commitment to keep your lifelong health a priority through the annual Community Health Fair. This year’s event is Saturday, Sept. 22, at the hospital campus at 330 Arkansas St. The Kids Fun and Safety Zone returns this year from 8 to 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot at ...

Best-selling author Craig Johnson talks about his new book ahead of Lawrence visit

The mind behind a well-known Wyoming sheriff will soon come to town. Craig Johnson, the New York Times best-selling author of the Walt Longmire mystery series, will visit Lawrence as part of the Free State Festival, which kicks off on Monday and continues through Sept. 23. Johnson, 57, will ...

Kobach aims to drive out migrants living in Kansas illegally

TOPEKA — Kris Kobach highlights his national reputation as an immigration crusader in running for Kansas governor by promising voters that if he’s elected, he’ll work to drive out illegal immigrants to halt what he says is the $377 million in benefits provided to them by the state each ...