Commissioners urged to backtrack on Sports Pavilion Lawrence court policy; Rock Chalk Park numbers and a look at its emerging competition

Published August 3, 2016

I certainly understand how a pickup basketball game can lead to a discussion. (Lawyers in the room kept calling it a “deposition,” but whatever.) Well, city commissioners are set to have a discussion that has pickup basketball games at its core — kind of.

As dust from primaries settles, depth of conservative losses sets in

Published August 3, 2016

Conservative Republicans in Kansas legislative races suffered heavy losses in Tuesday’s primaries, and if the trends continue through November, they may be in danger of losing effective control of the House and Senate.

Lawrence ranks high in places for entrepreneurs; a look at job growth totals; another deal for a local bank

Published August 2, 2016

I bet you Bill Gates is hearing the footsteps now. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the latest issue of Entrepreneur magazine. The publication lists the top 50 cities for entrepreneurs, and Lawrence checks in at No. 23.

Voter Guide for Primary Election 2016

Published July 31, 2016

Voter information, stories and candidate Q & As — all you need to know to vote in Douglas County's primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

What if Kansas paid its basketball players? It already does, sort of

Published July 24, 2016

If you want to be a Kansas basketball player, 82 is an important number to know. It’s how many games are in an NBA season. It’s also how many times more money KU coach Bill Self made than his 13 men’s basketball scholarship athletes last year. This may seem unbelievable, but it’s true: Self earned more than $3.9 million, while the 13 players on scholarship took home $47,372 combined. The unbelievable part is that the players were paid at all.

KU football at Big 12 Media Days

Published July 18, 2016

Monday in Dallas meant interviews, interviews and more interviews for Kansas football coach David Beaty and three of his players at Big 12 Football Media Days, in Dallas. From radio hits, to sit-down Q & A’s under bright lights with various websites and sports networks, the second-year coach and his crew spoke about the struggles of going through a winless 2015 season, what they’re excited for in the months ahead, which players KU can build around and much more.

Live updates: Tracking the Jayhawks at the NBA Draft

Published June 23, 2016

From the years of preparation and countless hours in the gym, to the more recent weeks of basketball skill scrutiny and job interviews, the NBA Draft finally has arrived for Kansas basketball’s Perry Ellis, Wayne Selden Jr., Brannen Greene and Cheick Diallo. Stay updated on all the draft news right here, throughout both rounds.

Jayhawks scrimmage at Bill Self basketball camp

Published June 8, 2016

The Kansas basketball season won’t start for months, but youngsters at Bill Self’s camp got an early glimpse of the 2016-17 Jayhawks this afternoon as members of the team scrimmage. The glorified pick-up game featured not only KU’s many returning players, but also incoming freshmen Josh Jackson, Udoka Azubuike and Mitch Lightfoot.

2016 Summer Travel Preview

Published May 31, 2016

2016 Academic All-Stars

Published April 17, 2016

Top-ranked senior Josh Jackson picks Kansas

Published April 11, 2016

Josh Jackson, a 6-foot-7 senior shooting guard from Prolific Prep in Napa, Calif., who is ranked No. 1 in the country by Rivals.com, has committed to play basketball at Kansas University.

Live coverage: KU football spring game

Published April 9, 2016

It isn’t a traditional game, format or scoring wise, but the Kansas football program’s open-to-the public spring game — operating like a standard practice scrimmage — is Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Lawrence sales tax collections gain steam; details on upcoming pole vault event; possible move for chamber offices

Published April 8, 2016

Lawrence City Hall and I have something in common: We’re both rooting for a warm-up. I’m rooting for one after my wife a few weeks ago decreed that the furnace shall not be used again until after Labor Day. (She didn’t say which year.) City Hall is rooting for a warm-up of sales tax revenues. Well, one of us got what we were looking for, and the other is still trying to learn how to knit an afghan.

Free State Festival headliner Maria Bamford reverses course after threat to cancel over Kansas lawmakers' LGBTQ limits

Published April 8, 2016

After announcing on Twitter Thursday night that she planned to cancel Kansas performances in support of LGBTQ rights — and in protest of state lawmakers' efforts to limit them — Free State Festival headliner Maria Bamford has apparently decided to reverse course and use her Lawrence gig as a "fundraiser for local LGBTQ."