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12:00 a.m.
Incoming Lawrence city manager Tom Markus, left, recently spoke to the Journal-World about his five years as city manager of Iowa City, Iowa. Pictured, clockwise from top right, are Dubuque Street in downtown, one of three controversial Iowa City high-rise projects and the campus of the University of Iowa. Tom Markus: From Iowa to Lawrence
February 7, 2016
Just past working hours in his corner office of City Hall, flooded with evening light coming in through wall-to-wall windows, Lawrence’s incoming city manager, Tom Markus, lifted himself from the leatherback chair on one side of the room and strode the few yards to his desk, piled high with papers, to answer his ringing phone.
11:00 a.m.
A recent visitor to the Lawrence Community Shelter heads west along 25th Terrace toward a nearby neighborhood on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Neighbors of homeless shelter to meet with officials to discuss problems, concerns
February 7, 2016
The neighbors who live near the Lawrence Community Shelter will finally get a meeting with shelter officials to air their concerns, including allegations that shelter residents are trespassing, urinating and sleeping on their property.
2:00 p.m.
From left, Jeremy Osbern and Chris Blunk, founders of Through a Glass Productions, located at 720 E. Ninth St., talk about some of the camera equipment used in their business. A slice of Hollywood in Lawrence: Through a Glass Productions creates movie magic in Sunflower State
February 7, 2016
The air inside the storage room feels stagnant and warm. Its high walls are lined with shelves of cameras and their various accoutrements, leaving little space for the three men — one cinematographer, one producer and one enthused Journal-World photographer in his own version of heaven — squeezed inside.
5:16 p.m.
Lawrence's incoming city manager Tom Markus answers questions in his Iowa City office on Jan. 27. Incoming city manager shares more about his plans for Lawrence
February 7, 2016
In the countdown to his move, incoming city manager Tom Markus is finishing up his work in Iowa City and trying to get to know Lawrence from afar.

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Editorial: Funding grab
The Children’s Initiative Fund has found some support in the Kansas Legislature, but the battle for those programs isn’t over.
February 7, 2016
The governor’s plan to sweep $57 million from a fund earmarked for children’s programs into the state general fund thankfully has hit a significant roadblock in the Kansas Legislature.