A conversation with LMH president and CEO Russ Johnson, plus a look at whether LMH will find a partner

Published December 28, 2016

As part of my effort to bring you more conversations with community leaders, I sat down recently with Russ Johnson, the relatively new president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Yes, I probably missed a golden opportunity because I did not ask him why the gowns are so drafty. Instead, I asked him about the hot breath of competition that LMH may be feeling more acutely these days.

KU has very few undocumented immigrant students compared with other Kansas schools

Published December 28, 2016

University of Kansas chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is one of more than 550 college and university presidents who signed a recently publicized letter supporting undocumented immigrant students and the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The KU Student Senate this month also passed a resolution supporting the continuation and expansion of DACA.

Has the city just killed the proposal for a downtown grocery store? And other questions about City Hall's new policy on incentives

Published December 27, 2016

I’m wondering whether city commissioners have killed the latest proposal for a downtown grocery store. In case you have forgotten, commissioners last week blessed a policy that essentially would prohibit the city from providing financial incentives to a project that includes any developer that is delinquent on taxes or special assessments.

Live updates: No. 3 Kansas at UNLV

Published December 22, 2016

On the 12th game of the season, the Kansas basketball schedule-makers gave to the Jayhawks: one showdown at UNLV — KU’s first true road game of the season. Bill Self’s 10-1 team, ranked No. 3 in the nation, takes on the 7-5 Runnin’ Rebels. In a different kind of season-first, the Jayhawks will play without freshman center Udoka Azubuike, who earlier this week suffered a season-ending wrist injury.

Live from Sprint Center: No. 3 Kansas vs. Davidson

Published December 17, 2016

In a Sprint Center rematch of sorts, the Kansas basketball team faces Davidson Saturday night, in Kansas City, Mo., in the same venue where the two programs last squared off in December of 2011. Coach Bob McKillop’s Wildcats prevailed, 80-74, against a Bill Self-coached KU team that went on to advance as far as the national championship game. At 5-3, Davidson will try and repeat that feat against the No. 3-ranked Jayhawks (9-1).

Live from Allen Fieldhouse: No. 3 Kansas vs. Nebraska

Published December 10, 2016

A Saturday matinee against a Big Ten opponent takes on an unexpected vibe for the No. 3-ranked Kansas basketball team. When the Jayhawks (8-1) welcome Nebraska (5-4) to Allen Fieldhouse, it will mark KU’s first game without sophomore forward Carlton Bragg, arrested early Friday morning for misdemeanor battery. Bragg, who had been playing a reserve role for Kansas of late, was averaging 7.8 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Live from Allen Fieldhouse: No. 3 Kansas vs. UMKC

Published December 6, 2016

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self is one victory shy of a large milestone in his career as his No. 3-ranked Jayhawks (7-1) play host to UMKC. A KU victory over the Kangaroos (6-3) would give Self his 600th college victory.

Live from Allen Fieldhouse: No. 4 Kansas vs. Stanford

Published December 3, 2016

When No. 4 Kansas basketball (6-1) plays its Saturday matinee against Stanford (6-2), many KU fans at Allen Fieldhouse will welcome back the familiar face of Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase, a standout guard for the Jayhawks in the late 1990s.

A look at what a downtown grocery store would look like and details of a new lawsuit aiming to stop it

Published December 2, 2016

Lawrence residents can now get a glimpse of what a downtown grocery store may look like, but it also is becoming clearer what the legal fight to stop the project may look like too.

Live from Allen Fieldhouse: No. 4 Kansas vs. Long Beach State

Published November 29, 2016

Currently ranked No. 4 in the nation, the Kansas basketball team returns to Allen Fieldhouse for a matchup with a 1-7 Long Beach State squad. The 49ers have endured a more difficult schedule — Wichita State, North Carolina, Louisville, UCLA and Washington — than even the Jayhawks (5-1), who opened up with Indiana and Duke.

Live coverage: Kansas football at Kansas State

Published November 26, 2016

After an upset win against Texas, the Kansas football team (2-9) will complete its season in the Sunflower State Showdown at Kansas State (6-4). But there's still plenty more losing streaks that the Jayhawks hope to end Saturday, including a 40-game road losing streak and a 35-game skid in Big 12 road games.

Live from Allen Fieldhouse: No. 5 Kansas vs. UNC Asheville

Published November 25, 2016

Playing their fourth game in eight days, the No. 5-ranked Kansas Jayhawks return to Allen Fieldhouse for a little Black Friday non-conference action. KU (4-1) plays host to UNC Asheville (3-2), out of the Big South Conference.

Live from Kansas City: No. 5 Kansas vs. Georgia

Published November 22, 2016

The No. 5-ranked Kansas basketball team is back in Kansas City, Mo., for night two of the CBE Classic. The Jayhawks (3-1) take on Georgia (3-1) in the title game. It’s Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III, Devonté Graham and company versus Yante Maten, J.J. Frazier and the Bulldogs.

Live from Kansas City: No. 5 Kansas vs. UAB

Published November 21, 2016

The Jayhawks’ hectic November schedule continues Thanksgiving week, with No. 5 Kansas facing UAB at Sprint Center, in Kansas City, Mo., on Monday — the first of three games in a five-day stretch.

Live from Memorial Stadium: Kansas vs. Texas

Published November 19, 2016

It's Senior Day for the Kansas football team. The Jayhawks (1-9 overall, 0-7 Big 12) haven't won since their season opener against Rhode Island. In their 2016 Memorial Stadium finale, they'll try to topple Texas (5-5, 3-4).