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Improvements to 23rd Street to affect traffic this fall

Construction on 23rd Street will affect traffic beginning this fall. The Lawrence City Commission at its Tuesday meeting approved a $2 million project for the busy street. David Cronin, city engineer, said the first phase of the project — mill and overlay from Ousdahl Road to Louisiana ...

Lawrence and area events for Wednesday, Sept. 19

Today, Sept. 19 Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Film: Warrior Women, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Film: BlacKkKlansman, 8-10:45 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 ...

World War I in Lawrence: Anti-German sentiment creeps into churches

Editor’s note: Local writer Sarah St. John compiles reports of what it was like to be in Lawrence 100 years ago during World War I. National and local anti-German sentiment, which had been increasing steadily since the beginning of the war, had now infiltrated the Lawrence church scene. ...

City Manager Tom Markus announces plans to resign in spring 2019

Story updated 10:57 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018: City Manager Tom Markus has announced that he plans to resign in spring 2019. Markus, 67, made the announcement at the end of the Lawrence City Commission’s meeting Tuesday evening. In a letter to the commission, which he read aloud, Markus ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 18

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 216 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Dirty Kanza bike race sold to Minnesota company

EMPORIA — The founder of a popular gravel bicycle race in Kansas says the race has been sold to a Minnesota company. Dirty Kanza co-founder Jim Cummins announced that the event, which begins and ends in Emporia, will be owned by Life Time Fitness, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The company ...

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 ...

KU part of a $27M grant program to boost literacy for struggling readers

The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas will be part of a $27 million federal grant program to boost literacy for struggling Kansas readers. The Kansas State Department of Education awarded the grant as part of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Initiative ...

Kansas Sens. Moran, Roberts want review of Kavanaugh allegations

TOPEKA — Kansas' Republican U.S. senators are backing plans to examine sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Sen. Pat Roberts released a statement Monday saying he agreed with the plan to investigate the allegation. He also said he thinks Democrats have ...