Facts, figures and a disturbing statistic about the South Lawrence Trafficway

When it comes to numbers and the South Lawrence Trafficway, we can all make jokes about the number of years it has taken to complete, ...

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Curried roasted chicken salad

Curried Chicken Salad Over Microgreens

A roasted chicken is a thing of beauty. It is so simple to prepare and can provide several meals for a small family with minimal ...


Large apartment complex files plans for major renovation; the mystery numbers surrounding renters in Lawrence

One of the city’s larger apartment complexes is set to get an upgrade. Plans have been filed for a significant remodeling of the apartment complex ...

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Pachamamas: The last supper

Valentine's Day menu

I took an extra-long pause, may or may not have sighed out loud, and lifted my fork. A mouthful of smoked chocolate shortcake and a ...


Kansas stays at No. 8 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas forward Perry Ellis (34) turns for a shot over Oklahoma State forward Jeffrey Carroll during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Kansas held its No. 8 spot in the Associated Press college basketball poll, released today. The top 25 teams in the AP college basketball poll, ...


Lawrence lands on national list of cities that love to volunteer; City Hall set to impose new restrictions on payday, title loan companies

You know what they say about Lawrence: We’re a town full of do-gooders, which explains why there are people in the street jousting with snow ...

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Getting to know No. 23 West Virginia

West Virginia's Bob Huggins reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against TCU, Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Ferguson)

With less than three weeks left in the regular season and just six games remaining before its time for the Big 12 Tournament, Bill Self’s ...


The Day After: Another battle with the Bears

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1), forward Perry Ellis, center, and guard Kelly Oubre Jr. celebrate with Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) after Lucas took a charge from Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the second half, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas University men's basketball team took an important step toward wrapping up Big 12 title No. 11 in a row on Saturday at Allen ...


Lawrence High basketball splits against Olathe Northwest; seniors top player ratings

There's just something special about the second to last home game of the regular season for Lawrence High's boys basketball team. Last year, the Lions ...


Julianne Moore shines in ‘Still Alice,’ and a showcase of Oscar shorts

Words are Alice Howland’s life, yet lately she hasn’t been able to string them together to form meaning the way she intends. She is a ...


These guys again: No. 16 Baylor

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) tangles for a loose ball with Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Early in Big 12 play, the Kansas Jayhawks got a glimpse of what the rest of the conference soon would learn: Scott Drew has a ...


Taco Zone plans to open downtown restaurant; police ask for $24K as engineer finds structural problems in evidence storage area

A mountain of boxes fill the main evidence storage room on the second floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th Street. The room is in the former gym from when that part of the building was a jail, and it now includes a steel staircase for two makeshift floors inside.

Eons ago when I was in college, taco night meant 33 cent tacos at the Taco Tico. You would put $10 on the counter, your ...

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Andrew Wiggins lone KU representative for All-Star Weekend

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) pushes up to the basket against New Orleans Pelican center Omer Asik (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, in Minneapolis. The Pelicans won 92-84. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Looking for a ’Hawks in the NBA fix this All-Star Weekend? Your options are limited. That is, you only have one. Of the 15 Kansas ...


Bill Self looking for improvements in rematch with Baylor

Kansas forward Perry Ellis, left, and guard Frank Mason III, go for a loose ball during the Jayhawks 73-51 win over Texas Tech Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

The Big 12 grind almost never lets up. After going 1-1 in a two-game road stretch, with a loss at Oklahoma State and a win ...


Attendance and revenue numbers at Rock Chalk Park recreation center off to good start; city still struggles with super fast broadband issue; new beer festival coming to downtown

While an auditor scrutinizes a whole bunch of numbers related to Rock Chalk Park, there is one set of numbers everyone seems pleased with: the ...

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The Day After: A three-point takedown at Texas Tech

Kansas guard Brannen Greene (14) shoots a three-point basket against Texas Tech during the first half Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 at United Supermarkets Arena.

Judging by the response on Twitter, our live game blog and the comments section below the stories from last night's 73-51 victory over Texas Tech ...


The Merc starts $320,000 renovation project; city writes letter opposing election changes; charging city inmates for jail time to be debated

Increasing competition in Lawrence’s natural grocery market has us all reacting in different ways. I’m undergoing training to make sure I don’t accidentally end up ...

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Free State hoops sweep SM North; Hack and Piper lead player ratings

Earlier this season, Free State boys basketball coach Chuck Law talked about how the offense wasn't clicking the way he was hoping for, and how ...


Talent in Kansas? Big 12 football programs found plenty

With national signing day now in the rearview mirror, Big 12 blogger Jake Trotter recently scoured the conference's recruiting classes and found that 115 ...


Still no word on school block grant bill

A bill that would convert funding for the state's 286 school districts into a system of block grants still has not been introduced in the ...


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