Ashleigh Tidwell

Ashleigh Tidwell is a reporting intern for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Recent stories

First annual Food Truck Festival attracts hundreds
May 11, 2014
The East Lawrence Warehouse Arts District played host to the First Annual Kansas Food Truck Festival Saturday.
Hearts of Gold Ball helps raise funds for Lawrence Memorial Hospital
May 10, 2014
It was a night full of bidding and dancing for attendees of the Hearts of Gold Ball on Saturday night. In a building that previously housed the Lawrence Journal-World’s press room more than 600 people, dressed in their finest suits and gowns, danced the night away to music by Billy Ebeling and the Late for Dinner Band.
Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice honors outstanding citizen
May 8, 2014
Nearly 50 people, all donning colorful peace beads, came out Thursday to celebrate the winners of the Tom and Anne Moore Peace and Justice Award given by the Lawrence Coalition for Peace and Justice. This year’s recipients: Centro Hispano, for the organization award, and KT Walsh for the individual award.
KU honors outstanding Kansas women
April 11, 2014
The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity at the University of Kansas hosted the annual Women’s Recognition Banquet Thursday to honor outstanding women in Kansas.
Mosaic brings Kansas nature to Free State Brewing Co.
April 1, 2014
When Chuck Magerl thinks of the natural beauty surrounding Lawrence, he thinks of the Baker Wetlands, the Kaw River and the many farmlands that make up the Kansas landscape. These elements became inspiration for Magerl, proprietor of Free State Brewing Co. who went in search of an artist who could bring these elements together in one 7-foot-by-7-foot piece of art at the brewery and restaurant. “We have a lot of original art incorporated into our company,” Magerl said. “I wanted to continue that idea with a mosaic or mural that featured all the things I love about our region.” By Ashleigh Tidwell
Lawrence committee plans celebration for graduating seniors
March 16, 2014
Project Graduation Lawrence has put together a graduation party for seniors from all area high schools. Project Graduation Lawrence has put together a graduation party for seniors from all area high schools.
18-year-old Lawrence man arrested on suspicion of sexual battery on KU campus
March 15, 2014
An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of aggravated sexual battery on KU’s campus.
Fire safety scam targets medical offices
March 15, 2014
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical is warning local medical offices of a new scam claiming to sell advertisements.
Winter storm arrives in Lawrence; two killed in auto accident
March 1, 2014
A large winter storm moved into Lawrence last night that is expected to bring up to 8 inches of snow and sleet by early Monday.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner to speak on Affordable Care Act
February 27, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger will speak on the Affordable Care Act Sunday, Mar. 2, at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence.

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Recent photos

This panorama shows the inner structure of the dome. At its widest point the dome is 50 feet across and 304 feet tall; 16 feet taller than our nation's capitol.

Graffiti from years of tour groups contrasts the newly polished copper. During the renovations, the history of the building was preserved whenever possible.

A group of students makes their way to the top of the dome. There are 296 steps to the rotunda.

The last set of stairs is a narrow spiral that hovers 75 feet above the chandelier that hangs in the dome.

A panorama of the city. On a clear day you can see about 30 miles from the top of the dome.

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