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Douglas County scouts to collect food Saturday as part of 32nd annual food drive

Scouts will be going door to door collecting food on Saturday throughout Douglas County as part of the 32nd Annual Scouting for Food event. Many residents in Lawrence, Baldwin City and Eudora received flyers last week alerting them to the food drive that will benefit four area food banks. ...

Lawrence woman journeys 1,500 miles to show detained migrant kids someone cares

It was so important to a Lawrence woman to let migrant teens behind the fence of a detention center know someone cares about them that she drove for 24 hours to stand on a ladder and wave to them. The woman, Bonnie Uffman, a semiretired licensed clinical psychotherapist, just returned from 10 ...

Peaslee Tech massively expands its course offerings through online partnership

The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center has increased the number of classes it can offer — perhaps exponentially. Peaslee Tech is partnering with Cengage Learning’s Education To Go program to offer students hundreds of online courses. Students enroll through Peaslee, in person or ...

Refugee forced to flee his country will tell his story at Lawrence Public Library

A University of Kansas doctoral student who was forced to flee his country will share his story Wednesday night at the Lawrence Public Library. The student, Samuel Dermas, began working on a second doctoral degree this semester at KU. He is originally from Eritrea, a country in east Africa ...

Have an inner rock star? Contestants sought for Mic Drop 2019 fundraiser

For those who enjoy singing along to the car radio, it might be time to kick it up a notch and go public for a good cause. Organizers of Lawrence Mic Drop 2019 are looking for 10 to 12 contestants to perform on the stage of Liberty Hall during the June 22 fundraiser for The Willow Domestic ...

Lawrence artist Roger Shimomura’s new exhibit touches on U.S. immigration policy

A renowned Lawrence artist will soon display many newly created images, some of which were inspired by U.S. immigration policies under President Donald Trump. Roger Shimomura, 80, will open his three-part exhibit called “American Muse” at the Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art gallery in Kansas ...

Three sisters to display nature-inspired artworks at downtown Lawrence show

Hong Zhang was dropping off the last of her paintings Wednesday morning for Friday’s opening of “Journey to the West: works on paper by three Chinese sisters.” “Now I can sleep tonight,” said Hong Zhang, one of the three sisters displaying their work in the show at the Fayman ...

Theologian in residence explores Christian nationalism at Haskell event

University of Washington professor James Wellman stood before students at Haskell Indian Nations University Monday afternoon and asked for a show of hands of how many thought Christianity was a peaceful religion. No one raised a hand. Then he asked if anyone in the room thought Christianity ...

Have a message to get out? Lawrence Public Library can help you make a button

Pinned to William Ottens' lanyard is a small button that says something about him: “I like cats.” “It’s a great conversation starter,” said Ottens, the Lawrence Public Library’s cataloging and collection development coordinator. For those interested in wearing their own ...

The rise of Christian nationalism will be explored tonight at downtown church

University of Washington professor James K. Wellman Jr. will give a talk titled “Religion in the Age of Trump” at 7 p.m. today at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. Wellman spoke at Trinity Episcopal Church earlier Monday on the "Megachurch Movement in American Culture." This ...

‘More than just tapers’: Athletic trainers key to student-athletes’ safety

High school athletic trainers are located all over the Lawrence community. These athletic trainers provide their knowledge and skills to student athletes on a day-to-day basis, giving the students, coaches and parents peace of mind for their athletes’ safety. March is Athletic Training ...