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Kansas prairie park preserves vanishing tallgrass
November 2, 2014
Stand here in a field of tall, windblown grass and wildflowers and twirl around like a child. It’s like being inside a prairie snow globe: You’re surrounded by a sea of green, brown and yellow grass, with a blue-sky dome above.
Kansas City airport officials promise better Wi-Fi
11:37 a.m., September 15, 2014 Updated 12:44 p.m.
Kansas City International Airport officials have heard the complaints from travelers about spotty Wi-Fi service and they say they are working to make it better.
Ridership increasing on flights from Topeka to Chicago
July 8, 2014
Six months after United Airlines began flying to Chicago out of Topeka Regional Airport, ridership is increasing but airport officials say it needs to continue climbing.
Family Adventures: All aboard to St. Louis
July 2, 2014
I know there’s still a lot of time, but I think the Kid is going to grow up to be a train engineer. We have tinker toys and stuffed animals and a miniature farm, but the only toys that really get played with are the trains. Which is why, when blessed with a free Memorial Day weekend, we decided to let the Kid see some real-live trains up close as we hopped on the Amtrak to St. Louis.
Navigating the Memorial Day weekend rush
May 22, 2014
Memorial Day weekend is nearly upon us, and for many that means it’s time to grab a neck pillow, some snacks and tune those radios for one of the most-traveled periods of the year, especially by car.
KU professor appointed executive editor of Ugandan newspaper
January 26, 2014
Malcolm Gibson, a retired Kansas University journalism professor, is a self-proclaimed “Africanist.” He traveled to the continent in 1969, ‘71 and ‘93. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, interviewed Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg and hitchhiked over much of east Africa, finding stories along the way. Starting next month, Gibson will fulfill a lifelong dream of living in the place that he has studied, traveled and adored. By Nikki Wentling
Lawrence women find new challenge in Mt. Kilimanjaro
January 18, 2014
Finishing an Ironman triathlon versus summiting the world’s tallest free-standing peak? Both difficult, but totally different, say two Lawrence women who can now compare the two. By Sara Shepherd
Topeka’s first flight to Chicago lifting off as planned despite winter storm
January 6, 2014
Despite the winter storm that blasted Chicago over the weekend and continuing subzero temperatures, Topeka Regional Airport’s inaugural flight to the Windy City will take off as planned Tuesday. By Sara Shepherd
Fly Topeka? Lawrence residents soon will have two nearby options for travel
December 29, 2013
Need to fly to Chicago or beyond? Lawrence residents soon will have an alternative to Kansas City International Airport: Topeka Regional Airport. Locals say convenience of the smaller airport is enticing but — being roughly halfway between the two — choosing Topeka over Kansas City will come down to whether flight times fit with their travel plans. By Sara Shepherd
Deer mating season means drivers should beware
October 14, 2013
This time of year, deer have one thing on their minds — and it’s not avoiding a confrontation with your front bumper. No, they’re looking for love. By Sara Shepherd
Hall Center fellow to give talk on long Kansas walk
September 16, 2013
Next week, this year’s Simons Public Humanities Fellow will give a talk on the cross-state trek that, as he puts it, “transformed him from a dyed-in-the-wool denizen of the East Coast into a most unlikely Kansan.”
Record-holding long-distance hiker to visit Lawrence, share stories from new book
September 1, 2013
The woman who hiked the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail in a record 46 and a half days will visit Lawrence’s Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop this month.
Daytripper: Hunting for antiques
August 19, 2013
With so many antique malls and flea markets in the Kansas City metro area to choose from, the thrill of the hunt never ends.
Daytripper: There’s no place like Wamego
July 15, 2013
According to the Library of Congress, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939) is the most-watched film ever, and the American Film Institute rates it the No. 1 fantasy film of all time. Who doesn’t want to go “somewhere over the Rainbow” when times get tough? Just a little over an hour’s drive from Lawrence, the Land of Oz beckons.
Daytripper: A day with the dinosaurs
June 17, 2013
If you’ve got a preschooler or early grade schooler, then the topic of dinosaurs probably looms large in your household. Increase your “cool quotient” with your own kids this summer by taking some Jurassic Journeys close to home.

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