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Waffle restaurant to open in East Lawrence; new plans filed for bistro/bar near Poehler Lofts; a goodbye to The Pool Room

I can’t tell you how many times people have tried to convince me that the saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” ...

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Education groups reach agreement on collective bargaining changes

Four groups representing school boards, administrators, superintendents and teachers reached agreement this week on changes they could all accept to a state law governing collective ...

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Big 12 getting serious respect from national hoops analysts

Kansas players, from left, Wayne Selden, Perry Ellis, Frank Mason and Jamari Traylor watch a pair of free throws from Kelly Oubre with head coach Bill Self after a flagrant foul by Baylor during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

With the calendar turning to February in just a few days, and March being the month that follows February, it doesn't seem all that ridiculous ...

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My Parenting Has Reached an All New Low

There are most definitely hills and valleys to this parenting gig. I’m in a very low and dark valley right now. My days are exhausting ...

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Gov. Docking opposed Statehouse chapel in 1960

Controversy over setting up an interfaith, non-denominational "prayer and meditation" room in the statehouse is apparently nothing new. In response to an article posted on ...

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Lawrence home sales slip slightly in 2014; Douglas County Bank changes name to Central Bank of the Midwest

This really is all ribbon. To give you perspective on its size, lying upon it is my neighbor, who dresses curiously like a Lego figurine.

For some reason, I really do have enough ribbon that I could have wrapped an entire house in a bow this Christmas season. (See photo ...

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Pulled pork arepas

Pulled pork arepas

Recently, a friend suggested I write about arepas, and I realized I'd completely forgotten about the easiest way to pull together a complete meal in ...

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Wild world of recruiting strikes again as KU commitment Josh Moore backs out

Late Tuesday night, Kansas University football commitment Josh Moore took to Twitter to announce that he no longer was headed to KU. Moore, a 6-foot-5, ...

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Lawmakers want to make Statehouse chapel permanent

A painting depicting Jesus in prayer is on display in a "prayer and meditation" room at the Kansas Statehouse. Lawmakers who say the room does not favor one religion over another are pushing a bill to make the room a permanent fixture in the capitol

Several Kansas lawmakers are pushing a bill this year that would make a prayer and meditation room in the Statehouse a permanent fixture. The House ...

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Getting to know TCU

TCU head coach Trent Johnson lays into an official during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

After a perfect 13-0 start to the season, Big 12 play hasn’t gone quite as well for Trent Johnson and his TCU Horned Frogs (14-5 ...

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State party conventions look ahead to 2016

Fresh off of their "clean sweep" victories in the 2014 elections, Kansas Republicans will gather in Topeka this weekend to elect their party leadership and ...

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City Commission filing deadline today, as field grows to 14; an early look at campaign finances for city seats; one candidate has to give up job to run

When it comes to Lawrence City Commission candidates, we’re at 14 and counting. Greg Robinson, a Lawrence attorney who was a vocal opponent of the ...

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Craft beer expo tickets go on sale Thursday

John Bourneuf, left, of Lawrence, and Maria Vopat, of Mission, have a taste of the Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition on Saturday at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., among hundreds of other beer enthusiasts. About 30 regional and national beer vendors were at the event, which sold out within 10 days of going on sale.

Mark your calendars, beer lovers: The Kansas Craft Brewers Exposition is returning to Lawrence on March 7, and will once again be held at Abe ...

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Rookie of Year frontrunner Andrew Wiggins has room to grow

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins (22) tries to move around Dallas Mavericks’ Devin Harris (20) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

There are still 30-plus games to go in Andrew Wiggins’ first NBA season, but we all know what’s coming at the end of it for ...

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Kansas jumps two spots to No. 9 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas guard Brannen Greene throws up three fingers after sinking a three against Oklahoma to reclaim the lead late in the second half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

A turnover-free second half in Austin made enough of an impression on Associated Press college basketball voters that Kansas moved up two spots to ninth ...

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Plans filed for redevelopment at Alvamar golf and country club; details released on 2015 Kansas Craft Brewers Expo in downtown

A concept plan for redevelopment around the Alvamar golf complex in West Lawrence.

The paperwork has been filed to change the Alvamar golf and country club. (And, no, I’m not talking about that petition to ban me from ...

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The Day After: Near-perfection in Austin, Texas

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) gets a slam on a put-back dunk against Texas during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

By several accounts, Saturday's 75-62 victory over Texas in Austin was the Jayhawks' best game of the 2014-15 season. It's hard to argue that. So ...

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Lawrence High boys hoops suffers first loss; Morgan leads player ratings

When Lawrence High's boys basketball players are playing at their best, they look unbeatable. But in the Topeka Invitational Tournament championship on Saturday, they just ...

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Lawrence High boys basketball aims to make history at Topeka tournament; Bonner tops player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball team has played in the Topeka Invitational Tournament for 49 years. On Saturday, the Lions will try to repeat as champions ...

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Getting to know No. 17 Texas

Texas head coach Rick Barnes has harsh words for Demarcus Holland during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

More often than not, Kansas University’s basketball team has found success against Texas. All-time, KU is 23-8 against the guys in burnt orange. But winning ...

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