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Chad Lawhorn (Editor)

I've been reporting news in Lawrence since 1992. Before joining the NewsCenter, I was editor, publisher and owner of the Lawrence Business Ledger and the Baldwin Ledger newspapers. I've been with the Journal-World since 2001, when I sold my weekly newspaper business to the company.

As editor of the Journal-World, I oversee our team of reporters, copy editors, photographers and other journalists who produce the print edition, LJWorld.com, KUsports.com and other publications. I write a daily column called Town Talk that covers the area business community, keeps an eye on the local political scene, and relays other information I've heard around town. As a writer I have undertaken a variety of first-person journalism projects. In parts of 2007 and 2008, I received some national publicity for a series of articles detailing how I purchased a handgun, received a concealed carry license from the state, and carried the weapon around for a few days.

I also enjoy writing profiles on area people, ranging from a promient nightclub owner to the corner hot dog vendor to a 91-year old woman who still goes to work six days per week. If you know of someone interesting, send me an e-mail.

I have my degree in journalism from the University of Kansas, and also did some undergraduate work at Emporia State University. I'm a native of the small Kansas town of Melvern, which is about an hour away from Lawrence in Osage County.

My wife and I have two children. In my spare time, I focus a lot on the three 'b's' of life — barbecue, billiards and boating.

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Jennifer Ananda, right, and Mayor Leslie Soden chat on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Douglas County Courthouse as election results come in. Ananda was elected to the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday.

Lawrence City Commissioner Lisa Larsen, right, visits with Kelly Jones, who was elected to the Lawrence school board, at the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Larsen, who was re-elected to the City Commission with 8,405 votes, was the top vote-winner in Tuesday's commission race.

The 2017 inductees to the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame — from left, Mike Amyx, Miles Schnaer, Jean Milstead and Larry McElwain — are pictured Wednesday at the induction ceremony at the DoubleTree Hotel.

Investigators were busy working the scene of a multiple fatality shooting midday Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The entire intersection of 11th and Massachusetts streets was closed while investigators gathered evidence.

Investigators were busy working the scene of a multiple fatality shooting midday Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. The entire intersection of 11th and Massachusetts streets was closed while investigators gathered evidence.

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