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First renters moving into transitional housing for domestic violence survivors

Several survivors of domestic violence are moving into Restoration House, the first transitional housing for The Willow Domestic Violence Center. What began as a casual discussion five months ago, quickly morphed into a partnership with the nonprofit Lawrence Community Housing Trust and KU ...

Baker University Class of 2019 urged to continue serving others

Members of the Baker University Class of 2019 were sent off Sunday with the message that they continue to provide service to others as they did as undergraduates. The university handed out bachelor’s degrees to 128 seniors at its Baldwin City campus. After the seniors for the school’s ...

Ahead of Lawrence visit, Pulitzer winner discusses the ‘American Divide’

If Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Horwitz’s 1998 bestseller, “Confederates in the Attic,” trained a magnifying glass on a still-divided American South more than 130 years after the Civil War, then his latest work, “Spying on the South: An Odyssey Across the American Divide,” aims ...

Loneliness can be a major issue for aging population, but it doesn’t have to be

The golden years — those years after retirement when a person is supposed to be enjoying life — aren’t always so golden. In fact, they can be pretty dark. But they don’t have to stay that way. Megan Poindexter, executive director of the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County, said ...

Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. The results are notable because they come from a rigorous test involving 49,000 women over two decades rather than other studies ...

Go, See, Do: North Lawrence neighborhood garage sale, Busker Ball and more

Bargain hunters might find some good deals north of the river when the North Lawrence neighborhood garage sale returns Friday and Saturday. More than 100 North Lawrence residents plan to have items for sale, said Ted Boyle, president of the North Lawrence Improvement Association. “The ...

2019 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame laureates announced

Four people in the local business community were named as the 2019 Lawrence Business Hall of Fame laureates Wednesday morning during an event at the Lawrence school district office. The new inductees are Dee Bisel, of Minuteman Press; Steve Edmonds, of Edmonds Duncan Registered Investment ...

Actor Alan Alda to headline Hall Center for the Humanities 2019-2020 lecture series

A well-known Hollywood actor is set to headline a series of lectures at the University of Kansas next school year. KU's Hall Center for the Humanities on Monday announced Alan Alda, who may be best known for portraying Hawkeye Pierce in the TV show “MASH,” as one of the five speakers lined ...

Friends & Neighbors: Class Act Award Winner

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Friends & Neighbors: Pioneer Award Winner

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Women living in Lawrence residential treatment center find therapy in gardening

Chellie Doonan hopes that working in the garden during the coming weeks while going through treatment at DCCCA First Step at Lake View, a residential drug treatment facility in Lawrence, will bring her peace of mind. “I can get out of my head,” she said, by digging in the dirt. The garden ...