Springtime is busker season in downtown Lawrence

You couldn't have painted a prettier sky than what popped up on Friday evening. The rain clouds moved out and were hanging around in front ...

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Brownback giving few signals as 2015 session goes into overtime

On the 92nd day of what was supposed to be a 90-day legislative session, Gov. Sam Brownback is giving few signals, either to the public ...

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City Commission to decide fate of debated ‘Quonset hut’ in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

Hut, hut! In some places that phrase signals the delivery of an under-inflated football, but not here in Lawrence, where we like our footballs round ...

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Paul Pierce contemplating retirement

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) waves to the crowd as he leaves the court after Game 6 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Atlanta Hawks, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Washington. The Hawks won 94-91. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The NBA’s new Mr. Clutch, Paul Pierce, caught the basketball with time vanishing in the final seconds of Washington’s second-round elimination game Friday night and ...

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Joel Embiid aids Sixers brass at Draft Combine

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid chats up Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend on the way to the locker room following the Jayhawks' 74-64 win over Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Joel Embiid has yet to play a game in the NBA for Philadelphia, but the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft already has ...

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La Prima Tazza celebrates 25th birthday with special deals

One of La Prima Tazza's coffee offerings

As I've made everyone in the newsroom — and the Journal-World's online readership — aware, I don't drink coffee. But I know plenty of you ...

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Chamber of commerce wants chance to run convention and visitors bureau; longtime Lawrence security company purchased

Figuring out who is best at selling Lawrence to tourists and visitors may become a hot topic at City Hall. As we reported last month, ...

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‘Mad Max’ reaches a new level of inspired lunacy

A caravan of paint-sniffing albino “war boys” with sunken eyes and scars around their lips race down a dirt road in a post-apocalyptic desert wasteland. ...

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Sporting News moves Jayhawks to No. 1 spot in preseason Top 25

Kansas players Jamari Traylor, left, Devonte Graham, Wayne Selden and Perry Ellis surround Frank Mason before a pair of free throws by Mason during the second half on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The hype for Kansas University’s 2015-16 men’s basketball season received another early boost to accompany the just-announced January showdown versus Kentucky, at Allen Fieldhouse. With ...

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What Mad Max has in common with a talking pig

What does a frenetic post-apocalyptic action film have in common with a family film about a talking pig? Critic Eric Melin breaks down the similarities ...

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Toughies are your smooth summer sound makers

If they play their cards right, Toughies could be the source of your lazy summer tunes in LFK this year. After several nonstop days saturated ...

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George Haley, one of first African Americans in Kansas Senate, dies

Former state Sen. George W. Haley, one of the first African Americans elected to the Kansas Senate and the father of current Sen. David Haley, ...

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Lawrence’s retail sales growth near the top in the state; update on Dale Willey expansion on South Iowa; city commissioners seek more info on solar power

Whether it be new events held in town or just a new outlook on life, Lawrence shoppers continue to spend more these days, according to ...

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Weekend Picks: Earthquake relief concerts, Patrick Duegaw art opening, Spring Into Summer Fest, Heidi Gluck EP release party, New Band Alert: Clowder

It's graduation weekend for KU students, a time in which many scenesters stock up on groceries and batten down the hatches at home to avoid ...

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Now more than ever, diehard KU fan and professional boxer Victor Ortiz wants another shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr.

WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz waves to the Hoglund Ballpark crowd after being introduced during KU's game against Wichita State on Tuesday, May 3, 2011.

Remember the boxer from Garden City who wears Jayhawks on his trunks and lights up rooms with his smile? His name is Victor Ortiz and, ...

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Kelly Oubre Jr. reveals lofty NBA goals at Draft Combine

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) goes hard to the bucket against Texas guard Kendal Yancy (0) and forward Myles Turner during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

For Kelly Oubre Jr., leisure time is a thing of the past. With each passing day, the one-and-done Kansas basketball product inches closer to his ...

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Lawrence-based fundraising company buys building to accommodate expansion; Minuteman Press moving to east side; Sixth Street to get another traffic signal

Fraternities and sororities are big business in Lawrence, and I’m not just talking about T-shirts and tutoring lessons in the Greek alphabet. Lawrence-based Pennington & ...

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Taco Zone opens new restaurant location downtown

From left, a torta with roasted pork and a variety of tacos are pictured at Taco Zone at 13 E. Eighth St.

Just in time to appease the Taco Tuesday masses, Taco Zone has opened its new restaurant space at 13 E. Eighth St. in downtown Lawrence. ...

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Ben McLemore shows improvement in Year 2, and stands out in community

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, stuffs as Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce, right, looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, March 22, 2015. The Kings won 109-86. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

It can’t be easy playing for the Sacramento Kings right now. An afterthought of an NBA franchise since the early 2000’s and the glory days ...

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A waffle house coming to downtown Lawrence; city engineers seeking money to rebuild 23rd and Haskell

Did you know @johnbrownunderground has an upstairs? Waffles + Mimosas, coming soon...

I’m getting that paranoid feeling that I’m assuming cattle sometimes get: Someone is trying to sell me by the pound. All this is to say ...

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