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What's your favorite signature Lawrence drink?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ad Astra Ale at Free State Brewing Co.
Schooners at Louise’s
Shark Attack at The Sandbar
Horsefeather at The Bourgeois Pig
Sangria at Henry’s Upstairs
Other (tell us in the comments)
Jayhawker Juice at the Jayhawker
Basil Rickey at 715
Brazilian Lemonade at La Parilla
The Grasshopper at La Prima Tazza
Total 318

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Lawrence woman, 29, shot to death in Springfield, Mo., quadruple homicide
November 20, 2014
A 29-year-old Lawrence woman was shot to death in a quadruple homicide at a Springfield, Mo. motel room Saturday morning, Springfield Police Department spokeswoman Cora said. Danielle Joanna Keyes and Springfield residents Lewis Green, 44 and Trevor Fantroy, 43, were pronounced dead inside their motel room, after Springfield police responded to a call of multiple people who “appeared to be injured” at about 7:46 a.m. Saturday, Scott said.
Carjacking suspects crash into Overland Park duplex
November 20, 2014
Two carjacking suspects crashed into an Overland Park duplex while fleeing from police Thursday.
Lawrence man, 45, arrested on suspicion of pointing gun at two people outside East Lawrence bar
November 20, 2014
Lawrence police arrested a 45-year-old Lawrence man on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault late Wednesday after responding to a report of a disturbance with weapons at Playerz Sports Bar, 1910 Haskell Ave.
Kansas could tap highway funds to fill budget gaps
November 20, 2014
Kansas legislators are likely to consider diverting funds earmarked for highway projects to general government programs to help solve the state’s budget problems.
Woman killed in blaze just west of downtown Topeka
November 20, 2014
A woman has been killed in a house fire in a neighborhood just west of downtown Topeka.
Republican River states pledge to cooperate more
11:21 a.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 11:43 a.m.
The three states crossed by the Republican River have agreed on a new approach to managing water in the disputed basin.
Annual ‘Share The Warmth’ coat collection ends Nov. 23
November 20, 2014
Collection for Scotch Fabric Care Services’ 28th annual Share The Warmth coat drive will end Sunday, Nov. 23.
Arrest made after Wichita woman raped, set on fire
09:29 a.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 01:47 p.m.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the rape and severe burning of a woman who was found in park near the Wichita State University campus in Kansas, police said Thursday.
Kansas Democrats’ petition seeks to oust Republican House speaker
09:24 a.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 11:58 a.m.
Kansas Democrats are seeking to remove House Speaker Ray Merrick from his leadership post because of disparaging remarks he made about government employees, but party leaders acknowledge they don’t have much of a say in who holds that position.
7 Kansas hunters plead to violating federal law
November 20, 2014
Seven Kansas hunters pleaded guilty and were sentenced for violating federal laws protecting birds.
DA: Wichita police fatal shooting justified
November 20, 2014
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says a Wichita police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man in April.
US attorney’s office collects $11.4M in Kansas
November 20, 2014
The U.S. attorney’s office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.
Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yet
08:29 a.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 03:03 p.m.
Same-sex couples can get married in Kansas, but some state agencies haven’t changed policies that would allow them to do such things as change their names on driver’s licenses.
Today in Lawrence: Continued warming; marriage equality brown bag; Laugh it up at KU Hilarity for Charity
November 20, 2014
Today in Lawrence: Continued warming; marriage equality brown bag; Laugh it up at KU Hilarity for Charity
100 years ago: ‘All Lawrence astir’ for KU-MU game; female cheerleader to make first appearance
November 20, 2014
“The Lawrence Merchants Association are cooperating with the University officials and will close their places of business during the game….”
Opinion: DOJ attacks Wisconsin school choice
November 20, 2014
It is as remarkable as it is repulsive, the ingenuity with which the Obama administration uses the regulatory state’s intricacies to advance progressivism’s project of breaking nongovernmental institutions to government’s saddle.
Editorial: Losing faith
Coverage — or the lack of coverage — of an Obamacare critic has shaken the public’s faith in both the president and the news media.
November 20, 2014
Events of the past several weeks in Washington offer ample proof of why citizens are losing confidence in President Obama, as well as the news media.
Your Turn: Thinking is just too painful, study reminds us
November 20, 2014
A recent study found that people do not like spending time alone just thinking. In fact, as reported by Newsmax, experiments by researchers at the University of Virginia and Harvard determined that “people would rather inflict pain on themselves than spend 15 minutes in a room with nothing to do but think.”