Local news

Cancer drug developed in Lawrence shows promise in clinical trial
August 5, 2014
A cancer drug developed by a Lawrence biotech company showed positive results in treating abdominal cancers during a recent clinical trial at Kansas University Cancer Center.
Two injured in alleged central Lawrence stabbing
02:31 a.m., August 5, 2014 Updated 03:05 a.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating a stabbing.
City, firefighters union mum about contract negotiations ahead of budget vote
August 4, 2014
As commissioners are set to approve the city’s 2015 city budget, details about a pay raise for the city’s firefighters are few and far between.
Road project for growing northwest Lawrence delayed by 2015 city budget
August 4, 2014
A project to rebuild Queens Road in northwest Lawrence is being delayed one year to make nearly $3 million in improvements to a portion of Ninth Street that are needed to comply with a national art grant received by the Lawrence Arts Center. By Chad Lawhorn
New charcuterie goes nose to tail at 19th and Massachusetts
August 3, 2014
In a land where “processed meat” is synonymous with yellow plastic-clad bologna in a giant supermarket, the version at Hank Charcuterie may surprise. Lamb sausage, chorizo, duck liver pate, ham hock rillette and hand-cut bacon fill Hank’s meat counter. Each is processed by hand within eyeshot of the cash register, from butchering a whole animal to packaging the products made from it — all of it. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence man climbs steps at LMH to recover from stroke, give back to others
August 3, 2014
Rick McNabb doesn’t want this story to be about him. He wants it to be about the therapists and volunteers who have helped him recover from a brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke. He wants it to be about the disadvantaged youth he works with at his basketball clinics in Lawrence. He wants it to be about the people who volunteer their time to help him put on the camps. But when you’re climbing the height of Mount Everest over 100 days, four years after a stroke left you mostly paralyzed on the left side of your body, it’s hard not to be the focus of attention. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase for Aug. 4
August 3, 2014
The Lawrence Chamber announced the addition of 11 new member businesses.
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Becoming a creative capital
August 3, 2014
This is the world that we live in now: You wake up one morning and realize that Weed Whacker string is going to change the world. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Aug. 5 meeting
August 1, 2014
6:35 p.m., Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City moves closer to buying site for police headquarters, sales tax vote
August 1, 2014
City commissioners are closer to signing off on a deal to purchase 47 acres of ground near the West Lawrence interchange on the Kansas Turnpike at 100 McDonald Drive. But city officials also are releasing more details about how portions of the property also could be used to house a new teen center for the Boys & Girls Club, a family fun center with mini-golf and other such uses, and even a small city park. By Chad Lawhorn
Home Style: 5 ways to accessorizie an outdoor space
July 30, 2014
To more fully enjoy the benefits of being outdoors, homeowners can expand the comforts of their homes into yards, patios and porches.
Cooking from Scratch: Fridge pickles
July 30, 2014
Can we talk about what a wonderful year this has been for gardens so far? I haven’t had to water once, yet everything looks healthy and green.
Local Finds: Pitcher perfect
July 30, 2014
Impress guests at your next summertime cookout with a drink poured from these stylish pitchers with personality.
The Fashion Column Twins: Summer shorts
July 30, 2014
As we’re in the heart of summer and can’t seem to escape this heat wave lately, Elizabeth and I thought it would be fitting to show our favorite styles of shorts.
Fix-It Chick: 11 things you need in your toolbox
July 30, 2014
Whether you are a homeowner, a renter or just a kid going off to college, having a properly stocked tool box is the key to Fix-It happiness.
Garden Variety: New blooms for old irises
July 30, 2014
Irises are by far one of the easiest and most reliable plants to grow in Kansas, but sometimes a hidden insect pest affects their ability to bloom.
Style Scout: Greyson Honaker
July 30, 2014
Dream job: To publish books and not have to do real work ever.
Style Scout: Rebekah Taussig
July 30, 2014
Tell us a secret: I use swear words more than anybody would know. I hope my sweet mother doesn’t read this!
Hair vs. Humidity: Fighting summer frizz
July 30, 2014
With a few adjustments in the hair care beauty regime, and some trendy styling tricks from some local hair experts, fight off frizz and finish this summer with great hair despite the aggressive weather.
International students tour agricultural, business sites in Douglas County
July 30, 2014
A group of more than 50 international students visited Lawrence on Tuesday and Wednesday to tour some of the area’s notable agricultural and business operations.
Lawrence school board advances tax cut, rebate for apartment project
July 28, 2014
The Lawrence school board on Monday advanced both a district budget that includes a property tax decrease and a tax rebate for a proposed high-dollar apartment building aimed at housing Kansas University students. By Scott Rothschild
Lawrence board member named director of school foundation, will resign from board
July 28, 2014
Lawrence school board member Adina Morse has been selected as the next executive director of the Lawrence Schools Foundation, which provides funding to benefit students and teachers.
Missing woman found in northern Lawrence
05:04 a.m., July 28, 2014 Updated 10:01 a.m.
Lawrence police have found a woman who was reported missing in northern Lawrence.
Moving season ‘like Christmas’ for some Lawrence businesses
July 27, 2014
With leases for many Lawrence renters expiring July 31, business couldn’t be better for many local home improvement stores and services. As U-Haul trucks and unwanted couches line the streets, some local businesses are gearing up for their most chaotic — and profitable — time of the year. By Caitlin Doornbos
Student United Way leader helps teens volunteer
July 27, 2014
Pulling weeds in a school vegetable garden may not sound like a way to change the world, unless you see things from Marlee Yost-Wolff’s perspective. Yost-Wolff spent hours toiling in the South Middle School garden this summer because she gets the big picture: The veggies harvested from the garden will provide students with nutritious school lunches. When students eat well, they are healthier and better able to learn. When students thrive in school, they are more likely to graduate and achieve their potential. That’s a huge return on investment for digging dandelions.
Business briefcase for July 28
July 27, 2014
Barbara Timmerman has been named a 2014 Fellow of the American Society of Pharmacognosy. Timmerman is a distinguished professor of medical chemistry at Kansas University.
Police identify homicide victim as 56-year-old East Lawrence woman
12:20 p.m., July 27, 2014 Updated 07:09 p.m.
Lawrence police have identified Christine Kaplan, 56, of Lawrence, as the victim of a homicide that was discovered Saturday in East Lawrence. By Joanna Hlavacek
KU football player develops app he says can improve the game he loves
July 26, 2014
Austin Barone’s journey to becoming an app developer started when he applied for an internship at Google. The Lawrence native and Kansas University student planned to impress the technology giant by creating hardware, modeled after Google Glass, that would allow football players to view an interactive playbook on their visors during practice. But while he didn’t have the capital necessary to create the hardware, he did the next best thing: He developed the digital playbook software. The result is Just Play, the new playbook app created by Barone’s company, Just Play Sports Solutions. By Giles Bruce
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: A bang-up stress reducer
July 26, 2014
Maybe the world would be a less stressful place if we all drove Crown Victorias. John Green swears by it. By Chad Lawhorn
Citizen’s petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street
July 26, 2014
Lawrence software developer Mike DuPont says he is sick of walking around downtown Lawrence and smelling like cigarette smoke when he gets home. He especially doesn’t want to expose his 2-month-old baby to it. So he recently started an online petition to ban smoking on Massachusetts Street. By Giles Bruce