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12:00 a.m.
The Urban Slide by Lawrence's Silverback Enterprises. City approves 1,000-foot water slide event north of Sixth Street
July 28, 2015
City commissioners agreed Tuesday night to allow a local company to host The Urban Slide, a two-day water slide event on George Williams Way, but they insisted it be moved to the north side of Sixth Street where it will be less likely to cause traffic congestion and other problems.
9:51 a.m.
This conceptual drawing from the Kansas University Campus Master Plan shows what mixed-use development in KU's Central District might look like. The master plan calls for mixed-use development featuring student apartments and retail near the northeast corner of 19th and Iowa streets, where McCollum Hall and Stouffer Place will be razed. KU’s plan for Central District will transform sleepy 19th and Iowa hillside into bustling neighborhood
July 28, 2015
This year’s shuttering and planned razing of McCollum Hall and Stouffer Place will leave the east slopes of Daisy and Irving hills a blank canvas. Not for long. Kansas University’s Campus Master Plan calls for transforming the sleepy, tucked-away hillside into a bustling neighborhood with mixed-use development, new science buildings, new student housing facilities and a multi-modal path. In three years. By Sara Shepherd
11:53 a.m.
Town Talk
West Lawrence restaurant plans major expansion; details on a Ninth and New Hampshire mishap; Kansas school system gets high ranking
Posted July 29, 2015
You bet I’ve got a chop house on my mind, and it is not just because I’ve already spent a good part of my week ...
3:22 p.m.
Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, asks the Kansas Legislative Post Audit Committee for an audit of Kansas foster care system, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka. GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system, despite recent child deaths
11:50 a.m., July 29, 2015 Updated 3:57 p.m.
On a party-line vote, the Kansas Legislative Post Audit Committee on Wednesday declined to order an audit of the Kansas foster care system, despite the recent deaths of children who were either in state custody or in troubled homes.
5:11 p.m.
Lawrence police and officers from other area law enforcement agencies watch over a suspect who was involved in a high-speed car chase that turned into a foot pursuit near Sixth and Michigan streets, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. 3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
4:28 p.m., July 29, 2015 Updated 7:11 p.m.
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
8:24 p.m.
Town Talk
West Lawrence restaurant plans major expansion; details on a Ninth and New Hampshire mishap; Kansas school system gets high ranking
Posted July 29, 2015
You bet I’ve got a chop house on my mind, and it is not just because I’ve already spent a good part of my week ...

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Editorial: Great gift
It’s great news that every student in Lawrence now will be able to experience the arts through a special school-only Lied Center performance each year.
July 29, 2015
The expansion of free Lied Center performances to all students in the Lawrence school district is a great gift to the community.