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KU architecture class unveils new sustainable house in East Lawrence

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cedar siding milled from old railroad trestles and countertops made of marble from a 1930 Kansas City office building serve two functions in the new Studio 804 house. The repurposed materials look unique, and they support the house’s mission of sustainability.

Lawrence resident, motorcycle enthusiast battling Alzheimer's taken on one last ride

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket with a patch reading “Lady Rider" and a do-rag with flames and skull, 77-year-old Betsy Walters took her final ride on a motorcycle Sunday.

Recruit Lightfoot ‘serious’ player

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The official website write-up on Saturday’s Ballislife.com All-America game referred to future Kansas University forward Mitch Lightfoot as a “rugged and serious-minded player.”

Lawrence High sophomore earns perfect ACT score

Monday, May 2, 2016

A Lawrence High School student has earned a perfect score on his ACT exam.

Kansas credit outlook drops from stable to negative as budget woes continue

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An international rating agency has revised its credit outlook for Kansas to negative from stable because of its ongoing budget problems.

Part of Iowa Street to remain closed until June, closes again in July

Monday, May 2, 2016

Work along Iowa Street will keep a northbound lane closed until mid June, before it's closed again for more work in July.

Sticking with it: Local athletes get hooked on lacrosse

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lawrence High senior Cole Strauss unlocks his car door at 7:45 a.m. and slams shut that same door in that same driveway at about 7:15 p.m., five days a week. In between, Strauss attends classes at LHS, drives to Olathe to participate in lacrosse practice or a game, and drives back to Lawrence, where he showers, eats and hits the books in the 8 o’clock hour. That’s a busy schedule for a teenager, but Strauss wouldn’t have it any other way. He happily would drive farther than that if necessary to play the sport he picked up as a second-grader in Logan, Utah. <strong>By Tom Keegan</strong>

Daddy Rules: A bandana is a dad's best friend

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Indiana Jones had a bullwhip, Gandalf had a staff, and I have a rumpled handkerchief. Most days I wish I had a more powerful signature tool, but then again, I’m no superhero, and a red bandana may be the most useful item available anywhere for 99 cents.

Brownback predicts 'a lot of financial strain that's going to be continuing' for Kansas

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Among the items Gov. Sam Brownback requested but didn't get this year were a change in the way Supreme Court justices are selected, and a new comprehensive school funding plan. The governor also said he's not ready to comment on whether the budget lawmakers passed is constitutional.

Rockhurst downs LHS baseball, 4-1

Monday, May 2, 2016

Lawrence High’s baseball team was held to two hits and lost, 4-1, on the road against Rockhurst on Monday.