House Speaker Ray Merrick is ushered away from the press by an aide Thursday after being asked whether GOP leaders have a plan for resolving the state's budget crisis and ending the 2015 legislative session.
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Republican House Speaker Ray Merrick, right, confers with Rep. Scott Schwab, left, after the House voted not to bring a tax bill up for debate.
FSHS senior Joel Spain (4) slides safely into third base in the Firebirds' 4-0 victory over Wichita-Haysville Campus in the state 6A baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS senior Tripp Wright (2) slides safely into second base past Trace Maddux of Wichita-Haysville Campus. The Firebirds won, 4-0, in the Class 6A baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
The Market Match program has launched for its second year at the Lawrence Farmers Market and Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market.
FSHS junior Mikey Corbett makes a play during the Class 6A baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS senior Cooper Karlin (9) gets a high-five from teammate Jacob Pavlyak (7) after scoring a run Thursday in the state 6A baseball tournament at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS senior Cooper Karliln (9) and senior Jonathan Saathoff (17) celebrate after the Firebirds defeated Wichita-Haysville Campus, 4-0, on Thursday May 28, 2015, to advance to the semifinals of the state 6A baseball tournament at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS sophomore Jaden Moore (18) hustles to third base as Matt Johnson of Wichita-Haysville Campus awaits during the Class 6A baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Free State pitcher junior Hunter Gudde delivers against Wichita-Haysville Campus during the Class 6A baseball tournament on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Hoglund Ballpark.
FSHS junior Michael Corbett (10) picks up a grounder against Wichita-Haysville Campus during the Class 6A state baseball tournament Thursday at Hoglund Ballpark.
Guitarist Addison Sauvan with the Greenhouse Culture band uses the pedals during the recording.
Clockwise from top left: Charlie Ross; Bev Lockwood (left) and Rita Henderson; Chloe O'Dell; and TJ Reyes (left), Deacon Reyes and Jackie Lira.
Drummer Mark Rockwell asks for the volume in his headphones to be turned up prior to recording the percussion track for the song.
Guitarist Jared Scholz with the Greenhouse Culture band sings his lyrics for the song on Wednesday, May 27 2015 in the sound and vision studio at the Lawrence Public Library.
TJ Reyes and Jackie Lira learned new skills to help them communicate better and support each other. And Deacon is doing well.
Chloe O'Dell learned there is no shame in asking for help.
Rita Henderson with the woman she calls Nanny, Bev Lockwood, who took Rita into her home when Rita was in middle school and gave her a safe, loving environment.
His recovery has been a process, but Charlie Ross feels good about his life and the progress he has made.
No guns signs are posted on a side door of KU's Art and Design Building, as well as other buildings on campus.
Karen and Fred DeVictor are the recipients of the 2015 Lawrence Kiwanis Club Substantial Citizen awards. Fred served as director of Lawrence Parks and Recreation for over 30 years before retiring in 2007. Karen has worked as a special education teacher and also with gifted students in Lawrence public schools. In addition to their professional careers, the couple have lent themselves and their time to various organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Audio Reader, The Lawrence Pan Hellenic Association and The United Way.
Van Go artist Luke Fitzgerald, 18, stops to study a colorful wall of 196 glass panels, 20 of which he estimates he created, outside Van Go, 715 New Jersey St., during The Big Picture event on Thursday. The event, which featured live music and a look at the new glass tile mural created by Van Go artists, marked the start of the organization's Big Picture Endowment Campaign, said Development Director Eliza Nichols. The campaign is meant to ensure the longevity of the 20-year-old organization, Nichols said. So far, the endowment has raised $555,000. The group hopes to accumulate $750,000 by the end of the year. The wall has the capacity to hold more than 800 tiles, Nichols said. A single tile can be purchased for $150.
Yard work does not need to sideline you because of pain. TherapyWorks provides some helpful tips to keep you healthy and pain-free while you work in your garden this spring and summer.
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Street pARTy—the Art Tougeau pre-parade celebration.
Free State Festival Under the Stars 2014