Kelly Oubre Jr. talking a big game before his NBA career even begins

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. spins the ball on his finger during a portrait session for team photographer Stephen Gosling after an NBA basketball news conference, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington. Washington moved up four spots in the first round to get the Kansas freshman in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected Oubre with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft the night before.. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The newest Kansas basketball player to join the ranks of the NBA, Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t appear to care about making any friends before his ...


Underdogs rule at the 2015 Lawrence Field Day Fest

Lawrence is a music town. It’s no secret. So naturally, we have an abundance of musicians here. A band could have a hard time standing ...


New plans filed for major shopping center south of SLT and Iowa Street interchange

Even though I’ve been telling my wife otherwise for years, the “S” in SLT really may stand for shopping after all. A proposal has re-emerged ...

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ESPNU to televise KU basketball at World University Games

Night owls and early risers, rejoice. Fans in the United States will be able to watch the Kansas men's basketball team on ESPNU during this ...


Landing in Korea

I flew to Europe 30 years ago, so I had forgotten what you have to endure on a long-distance flight. Kansas City to San Francisco ...


Greetings from Gwangju

The Athletes Village in Gwangju for the World University Games.

Welcome to the "Kansas in Korea" introductory blog post. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder and I arrived in Gwangju at 10 p.m. local time on Sunday ...


Kansas attorney general’s blanket response to string of recent losses in court

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been eagerly sought by reporters this week for comments on major court cases in which he came out on ...

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Looking ahead to the 2016 NBA Draft and KU’s place in it

Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9 senior center from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, poses for a publicity photo prior to the McDonald's All-American Game. Diallo on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, committed to Kansas University

Because this has become one of the most enjoyable — if not ridiculous — exercises in sports, let's take a quick look ahead to the ...


Lawrence restaurant selected for national breakfast test; questions emerge about what you can store in your yard; cell tower awaiting approval

Any test that involves breakfast, I’m game for. After all, my most frequent classroom in college was the cafeteria, and my majors were biscuits and ...

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Is Netflix taking over TV and movies?

A prequel to one of the biggest cult comedy classics of the last 20 years is out on July 31, only it won’t be released ...

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Shakeup for longtime interior store on South Iowa Street; medical supply company gets new owners, name; retirement center begins expansion

Jane Bateman, owner of Jane Bateman The Interiors Store, 2101 B West 28th Terrace, lays out pieces of fabric Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 in her store.

A storefront in the shopping center at the northwest corner of 27th and Iowa streets is going from one thing that I don’t understand to ...


Obamacare subsidies upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

People in Kansas and other states that do not operate their own health insurance market exchanges can continue to receive federal subsidies to buy policies ...


Weekend Picks: Festivals, fiestas, Final Friday and freakouts

Buckle up, folks. This weekend is almost certainly the busiest cultural weekend of the summer, if not the entire year. If you are out and ...


Stock watch: NBA Draft Eve edition graphic by Janella Williams

By the end of Thursday night, Kansas one-and-done prospects Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander will know which NBA city they will call home. For ...


Watch Matt Pryor and friends cover Elliott Smith at the Free State Festival

Free State Festival is in officially in full swing, scattering authors, lectures, films and live music across the downtown area all week, with the Lawrence ...


NBA Draft experience changing with time

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) and forward Cliff Alexander celebrate a three by teammate Wayne Selden Jr. during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday will mark the first NBA Draft since 2009 that I have not been in attendance. Most years, draft day sticks out to me like ...


New Internet provider seeking to come to Lawrence; residents want new requirements for Ninth Street arts corridor; urban farm battle brewing

For once, there is a promising Internet deal that doesn’t involve my credit card and Instead, there’s an Internet deal brewing at Lawrence City ...

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This video of the Brody Buster Band will make you want to dance

Who knew the blues could make you feel so good. Whatever the heat and humidity sucked right out of you this weekend can easily be ...


WheatFields, Bread Bakers Guild of America to host open house Saturday

WheatFields Bakery Café: Best Bakery, Best of Lawrence 2015

The people's choice for Lawrence's best bakery is giving the public a glimpse of the bread-making process Saturday afternoon during a Bakery Open House at ...


Large comic book, gaming store to open on south Iowa Street; high-tech homebuilding may create new manufacturing jobs for Lawrence firm

Perhaps Allen Fieldhouse won’t be the only famous game venue in Lawrence. A Topeka company has signed a deal to open a south Lawrence comic ...


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