Roasted squash and salmon: summer simplicity

Panko-Encrusted Salmon with Summer Vegetables

I wrote last week about liking to cook simple things in the summer that aren't fussy, with ingredients that are easily accessible from the kitchen ...


Brazen alleged thieves take TVs from Wal-Mart; ‘pirate’ fight on Mass Street; Dollar General break-in attempt; industrial accident leaves man in critical condition

It generally takes me about a day to get information on weekend incidents posted to Lights & Sirens. Poor Sgt. Trent McKinley, the Lawrence police ...

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Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 19 - S Tevin Shaw

Kansas safety Tevin Shaw, left, laughs with a teammate during Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

It's back to the secondary for today's entry on the list of most crucial Jayhawks for the 2015 season. This Kansas University football player has ...


Save the date: KU schedules McCollum Hall demolition

McCollum Hall on the campus of Kansas University, pictured on July 2, 2015.

Kansas University has set a specific date for the demolition of McCollum Hall, which we previously reported would take place sometime this fall. Demolition is ...

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Plans filed to build new retirement community near 23rd and O’Connell in eastern Lawrence

The corner of 23rd and O’Connell may be the latest to try to lure retirees to Lawrence. Plans have been filed to build a 90-unit, ...

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Local chefs preparing for eggplant battle at Douglas County Fair

Rick Martin, head chef and owner of Limestone Pizza, plates his pork carnitas chopped salad served with the flat bread as he participates in the fourth annual Chef's Challenge on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at the Douglas County fair. Martin won first place with his dish.

Last year, Rick Martin beat out fellow gastronomic greats Rafael and Kate Gonzales of Global Café in the Douglas County Fair’s annual Chefs Challenge. On ...


Local music fans, bands get freaky at Forever Fest

The Lawrence label boasting musicians that like to get weird lived up to its reputation on Friday. Whatever Forever held a mini festival of sorts ...


Former KU CB Chris Harris’ rise to stardom a true underdog story

As a four-year starter for the Jayhawks, senior cornerback Chris Harris has seen the highs and lows of the football program. His freshman year culminated in an Orange Bowl victory. In his senior year, the team is 2-6 going into today’s home game against Colorado.

With the current state of Kansas football leaving more than a little to be desired by the KU fan base, it's often easier to think ...


Law enforcement training involves pepper spray to face, underwater diving; weekend arrest list; 911 call roundup

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It takes a lot of work to be trusted with the responsibility of our community’s safety. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has recently been sharing ...

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Kansas GOP sees caucuses as money-maker

There are currently 16 declared candidates for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and Kansas GOP officials are sincerely wishing every last one of them ...

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Former KU dean named president of University of Alabama

Stuart Bell (photo courtesy of University of Alabama)

A former Kansas University engineering dean has been named president of the University of Alabama. It’s actually a homecoming for Stuart Bell, who spent 16 ...


Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 20 - OL De’Andre Banks

The beginning of another week brings the latest entry in this summer's edition of the most crucial Jayhawks for the upcoming football season. With the ...


Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: Maybe there will be bubbles on this 1,000-foot water slide, because the idea of hosting The Urban Slide in a west Lawrence ...

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Undrafted Cliff Alexander signs with Portland

Brooklyn Nets’ Cliff Alexander goes up for a shot against New Orleans Pelicans’ Victor Rudd during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Monday, July 13, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Passed on 60 times during the 2015 NBA Draft, one-and-done Kansas big man Cliff Alexander had to make the most of his opportunity in the ...


Behind the scenes of Thursday’s truck fiasco; older man allegedly made sexual comments to strangers; bicyclist arrested at Super 8; moving woes

I don’t know if it’s the heat, but the past two days have brought out some oddities in the crime world. Yesterday, I spent my ...


Brownback names new administration secretary; expands role of budget director

Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday named Sarah Shipman as his new secretary of administration, succeeding Jim Clark who retired earlier this month. At the same ...

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1,000-foot waterslide coming to west Lawrence; pair of restaurants win national wine honors; local ADA advocate profiled by Washington Post

Lawrence’s funkiness is spreading. West Lawrence probably won’t be honking for hemp or hosting zombie walks anytime soon, but a plan has been filed for ...


Boxing cliches spring eternal in ‘Southpaw’

Jake Gyllenhaal in "Southpaw"

Most boxing movies are rags-to-riches stories but “Southpaw,” starring a bulked-up Jake Gyllenhaal, is a riches-to-rags story. This reversal of the traditional structure doesn’t mean ...


Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 21 - CB Tyrone Miller Jr.

21.Tyrone Miller Jr., 6-foot, 180-pound Fr. Cornerback Don't be surprised if Miller plays a big role on this KU defense pretty quickly. The Jayhawks are ...


Two women arrested on suspicion of domestic battery; 24-hour call roundup

On an average day, I typically see at least five domestic disturbances on the Lawrence police call log. It’s disheartening. And I think sometimes people ...

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