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Discount tool retailer plans to open store on 23rd Street

I frequently speculate about tools. (Surely these wire cutters are insulated against electrical shock.) Well, I actually can report on some tool speculation that has turned out better. Over the past couple months I’ve speculated that the tool retailer Harbor Freight was coming to Lawrence, ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 190 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 4: Jeff Monken, Army

The biggest misconception held by some surrounding college football is that it's the schmoozers who make the best recruiters. Wrong. It's those blessed with the best ability to project talent who make the best recruiters. They can study high school players, make educated guesses as to how ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 173 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Preservation group strikes deal to buy property near downtown

Here’s your chance to own a house that is next door to a property known for beer drinking and gymnastics. Sure, there probably are plenty of chances to buy such a house in certain Lawrence neighborhoods, but this one is unique nonetheless. The Lawrence Preservation Alliance has struck a ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 5: Troy Calhoun, Air Force

The service academies have found a path to competing against schools with less stringent academic standards and far better track records for sending players to the NFL, schools with bigger, stronger athletes. Precise, disciplined execution of the triple-option offense has become an equalizer ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 15

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 196 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 14

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 199 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

How the abortion issue threatens to divide Democrats

TOPEKA — Although abortion has been a lightning-rod issue that has been dividing the Kansas Republican Party for decades, in the 2018 primaries, it’s an issue that threatens to divide Kansas Democrats, as well. In the primary race for governor, state Sen. Laura Kelly has been blasting one ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 13

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 199 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

‘Group of Five’ countdown, No. 6: Craig Bohl, Wyoming

It’s always a dangerous thing to shrink a pool of candidates for any job by disqualifying a candidate based on a trait that has nothing to do with the ability to do the job, such as: “Too old. They need a younger guy.” Mention any football coach approaching 60 and this is a common ...