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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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Andrew Williams, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Kansas’ school of engineering, gives the keynote speech at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Maceli's, 1031 New Hampshire St.

Andrew Williams, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion at the University of Kansas’ school of engineering, gives the keynote speech at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 at Maceli's, 1031 New Hampshire St.

Firefighters pour water on America's Best Value Inn, 515 McDonald Drive, from a raised position near the intersection of McDonald Drive and Rockledge Road, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Kelly Sullivan and her son Jonah Owen, 11, try their luck at sledding near the Campanile on the University of Kansas campus on Tuesday. Lawrence received about a half-inch of snow, and forecasters are predicting cold weather throughout the week.

Koby Owen, 15, and his 11-year old brother Jonah Owen attempt to sled Tuesday near the Campanile on the University of Kansas campus. Lawrence received about a half-inch of snow on Tuesday.

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