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12:00 a.m.
Janet Burnett-Huchingson walks along Elmwood Street just west of Oak Hill Cemetery in East Lawrence on Aug. 13. Burnett-Huchingson has a plan to walk every street in Lawrence. Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Seeing Lawrence one step at a time
August 30, 2015
The squirrels — especially the west Lawrence ones — know Janet Burnett-Huchingson’s chief complaint. Cul-de-sacs. Walking down a cul-de-sac is like a Mizzou Tiger walking down memory lane of great championship basketball triumphs — it just doesn’t get you anywhere. By Chad Lawhorn
11:27 a.m.
Kansas University sophomores from Wichita, Tyler Van, left, and Timothy Spencer Kaba turn to read notes projected onto one of over a dozen large flatscreen monitors hanging on the wall of an engineering lecture room in the new engineering building, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. The class, Material and Energy Balances, taught by chemical and petroleum engineering professor, Susan Williams, is an example of a "flipped class," which requires that students review the lecture content before class in an effort to facilitate a more interactive group discussion during class meetings. Not your grandma’s lecture class: High-tech rooms enable more ‘flipped’ courses at KU and, some say, better learning outcomes
August 30, 2015
Granted, it was only their second day in the class. But students in professor Susan Williams’ Wednesday afternoon Material and Energy Balances section at Kansas University were still warming up to the newfangled format of their 158-person “lecture” course. After the second problem of the day was displayed, students spoke to their neighbors in whispers. “Just a reminder,” Williams said, “it is OK and expected for the noise level in this classroom to be really high.” A murmur instantly turned into a din, and that’s by design. By Sara Shepherd
12:30 p.m.
Dot Nary, Assistant Research Professor for Kansas University's Research and Training Center on Independent Living. 25 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lawrence residents continue battle for equality, access
August 30, 2015
It’s been 25 years since Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act — and two and a half decades later, some Lawrence residents with disabilities say equality and accessibility are still a battle. By Caitlin Doornbos

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Editorial: Inspection questions
The safety inspection process for the local school projects funded by a $92.5 million bond issue raises important questions.
August 30, 2015
A serious injury suffered by a child at a local school construction site has raised some troubling questions about the handling of safety inspections for a group of recent school projects.