Seventh-round pick Dexter McDonald has unique opportunity in Oakland

Oakland Raiders cornerback Dexter McDonald (21) runs during a rookie minicamp at an NFL football facility in Alameda, Calif., Friday, May 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Dexter McDonald’s life changed earlier this month, when Oakland snagged him in the final round of the 2015 NFL Draft. “When I finally got the ...


Lawrence home sales surge in April; new report finds local housing value growth lagging region; new sights coming to downtown sidewalks

Perhaps I need to fire my Leavenworth-based tax preparer (his motto: I wish I had an open door policy) because it sure looks like a ...

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Paul Pierce would fit in nicely with Clippers next season

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) reacts in the second half of Game 4 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Washington. The Hawks won 106-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Paul Pierce proved in the 2015 NBA Playoffs he’s still relevant in the league, even with 17 seasons of mileage on his veteran frame. The ...


Examining the many offensive skills of future Jayhawk LaGerald Vick

The more you hear about Kansas basketball commitment LaGerald Vick, the more impressive he seems. National analyst Eric Bossi of Rivals watched the 6-foot-5 guard ...


Plans filed for meat-smoking business in rural Douglas County; large apartment complex near KU tweaks plans; long list of appointments to city boards

Perhaps your barbecue experiments this long, rainy, holiday weekend have left you looking for a new place to buy smoked meats. (As I’ve said multiple ...

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Watch psychedelic rockers No Cave entrance a crowd at the Bottleneck

We really didn't think No Cave could get any more psychedelic. The Lawrence band has been keeping busy with a steady stream of shows since ...


Cliff Alexander shows improvements at workout

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) wrestles under the bucket with TCU Horned Frogs center Karviar Shepherd (14) during the first half at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas.

After one disappointing season at Kansas, forward Cliff Alexander appears to be making the best of his uphill climb toward an NBA career. When your ...


An ‘Incredible’ history of Brad Bird movies

In his video blog this week, film critic Eric Melin discusses the interesting history of animation-turned-live-action director Brad Bird ("The Incredibles," "Ratatouille," "Mission Impossible: Ghost ...


Iowa firm likely to create about 20 jobs at Lawrence foam manufacturing plant; Breezedale markers getting restored; Housing Authority seeks to buy apartment building

It sure looks like Lawrence is going to be in the foam insulation business and will get perhaps 20 new manufacturing jobs as a result. ...

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‘Tomorrowland’ too much of a good thing

“It’s hard to have ideas, and it’s easy to give up.” Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), a NASA-loving, teenaged girl says this to her little brother ...


Sizing up the current NBA landscape by school

Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins defends against Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Los Angeles

It's an exercise that could be done and could change every NBA season and never stop being enjoyable and entertaining. And it hit me last ...


Lawmakers planning four-day weekend

Kansas lawmakers will go home Thursday afternoon for a four-day Memorial Day weekend, despite making no progress on resolving the state's $400 million-plus budget hole. ...

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Family fun center opening along 23rd Street; Census says Lawrence population growth among tops in region; word of a new manufacturer along Haskell

I’m an expert on lasers, no matter what people tell you about that unfortunate incident when I borrowed a laser pointer for a Rotary presentation. ...

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Weekend Picks: Lawrence Public Library’s 780s Series; Comedy Freakout; free outdoor country music concert; M@ssholes trivia; air guitar in KC

This appears to be a relatively low-key holiday weekend in LFK, nestled between the chaos of last week's KU graduation and the certain madness of ...


Stock watch: Lottery possible for Oubre, but Alexander seemingly destined for 2nd round graphic by Janella Williams

Now that the NBA Lottery and Draft Combine have concluded, the landscape for the 2015 draft began to come into focus a little more this ...


Wandering Lake explores the unorthodox side of live performances

Inside Brian Kupillas is a swirling storm of extremes. On one end of his musical spectrum in Wandering Lake, he is a gentle guitar-plucking folk ...


Doug Compton’s latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

A view of the proposed building from the intersection of Eighth and New Hampshire streets.

City Hall watchers are still trying to figure out this new Lawrence City Commission. Those of us who had our City Hall watching gear on ...

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Roasted vegetable pizza a quick dinner solution

Shaved Asparagus and Roasted Vegetable Pizza

Pizza is a fallback dinner at our house. When the cupboard is bare, I can still almost always pull together some sort of pizza-like concoction ...


Pro Football Focus taps Chris Harris the 4th best NFL player in 2014

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris (25) reacts after making an interception as free safety Rahim Moore (26) and strong safety Mike Adams, left, watch during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, in San Diego. The Broncos won 35-24. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Sure the NFL season remains several months down the road and, yeah, most of the pro football news of late has been about the recent ...


New KU School of Business building ‘tops out’

The final beam of Capitol Federal Hall, the new Kansas University School of Business building under construction on Naismith Drive, is lifted into place on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. As part of a topping-out tradition, an American flag and a tree are placed on the beam, which signifies that the structure has reached its maximum height and symbolizes a reverence for the natural elements displaced in construction. Construction of the new four-story, 166,500-square-foot building began in spring 2014, and its doors are set to open for classes in fall 2016.

Capitol Federal Hall reached a construction milestone earlier this month: its full height. The new home of the Kansas University School of Business, under construction ...


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