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New federal report shows Lawrence economy stagnant in 2015, smaller than many in the region

If I thought we wouldn’t get an eye poked out by obnoxious football fans wearing those pointy Cornhusker hats, I would suggest we all take a trip to Grand Island, Neb. There’s a new report out that suggests Lawrence and Grand Island may be more alike than ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 21

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:11 a.m. Tuesday to 5:59 a.m. Wednesday and includes 321 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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There’s no place like Lawrence

Last weekend, my in-laws visited from Iowa. Don’t worry — this isn’t a horror story. Or a rant. I actually enjoy it when they’re in town, because I get to show them around Lawrence and brag about all the great locally owned businesses and the neat events ... Continue reading

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Lawrence man offers $1,000 reward in case of stolen Black Lives Matter banner

As the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., neared, Lawrence resident Graham Kreicker took a trip down South. Kreicker, 80, said he spent three weeks in Alabama and walked himself from Selma to the Statehouse before the bulk ... Continue reading

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Wyoming Gov. Mead tops ‘indifference’ rating in new poll; Kansas governor least popular

The website Morning Consult published results of [a new 50-state poll][1] on Tuesday, once again ranking the nation's governors according to their approval rating. And yes, once again, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback came out as the least popular governor in America. But that's happened so many times ... Continue reading

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He Will, He Won’t, He Might: Frank Mason III

Welcome to a new feature here at KUsports.com, where we take a little closer look at the potential for every player on the Kansas men’s basketball roster, one at a time, leading up to the start of the season next month. Dubbed, “He will, he won’t, he ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:26 a.m. Monday to 5:33 a.m. Tuesday and includes 339 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas football: Passing defense ranked No. 9 in nation

Don't look now, but Kansas has the ninth-ranked passing defense in the nation, allowing just 135 passing yards per game and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. The D-line will need to continue to bring the heat for Kansas to maintain what has been the strongest aspect of ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks survive Day 1 of Boot Camp

Carlton Bragg and Landen Lucas were living proof, and the two Kansas big men confirmed that everyone else on the team survived, as well. Early Monday, Jayhawks old and young ran through the first day of Bill Self's annual Boot Camp, a two-week conditioning adventure that tests ... Continue reading

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Latest report shows extent of Lawrence job losses over last 12 months

My weeklong vacation once again has dashed my hopes of becoming a professional fisherman. Even the box of frozen fish sticks managed to get away. Regardless, I do have news about other Kansas jobs. As we reported last week, unemployment in Kansas rose during August, as the ... Continue reading

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Memphis loss puts backing of many KU football fans on life support

If you’ve followed Kansas football for any length of time — 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, even 50 years — you’ve seen, or perhaps even been a part of, a fan base that has suffered through all kinds of frustration, dashed hopes and disappointment. Few stretches ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 16 thru Sept. 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:08 a.m. Friday to 4:22 a.m. Monday and includes 1205 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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In new digital ad, Holland ‘takes aim’ at Brownback’s policies

Some people may have noticed that the use of firearms in political campaign ads has been on the rise the last few election cycles. In 2010, a Senate candidate in West Virginia ran an ad in which he [shot a hole through a climate change bill][1], making ... Continue reading

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Getting to know: Memphis football

It’s only been one year since the Memphis football team traveled to Lawrence for last season’s matchup against Kansas, but the Tigers will feature a much different look Saturday. Exit former coach Justin Fuente (Virginia Tech) and quarterback Paxton Lynch (Denver Broncos). Enter Mike Norvell and Riley ... Continue reading

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Waiting game roars on in Big 12 expansion saga

My favorite part about the ongoing Big 12 expansion saga is how often it compels people to state the obvious. The most recent and notable example of that came earlier this week when Oklahoma president David Boren, speaking after the Oklahoma board of regents meeting Wednesday night, ... Continue reading

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Police: Strong-arm robbery under investigation

A Tuesday night robbery is currently under investigation, police say. Around 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road for a robbery report, said Lawrence Police Officer Drew Fennelly. There, a 19-year-old man told officers someone took his property by ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sept. 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:02 a.m. Thursday to 4:21 a.m. Friday and includes 398 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Dahl in All

You never know what thoughts will pop into your head when you wake up two hours before dawn, creep down to the darkest, quietest corner of the basement, and make a giant papier-mache blueberry. “Why the heck am I doing this?” is one recurring theme. This time ... Continue reading

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Lecompton building placed on historic register; Eudora wireless metering moving forward; Baldwin Education Foundation awards grants; final 2016 art walk set for Baldwin City

Historic Lecompton officially has become more historic. Lecompton City Clerk Lynley Sanford said the town’s community building, 333 Elmore, is now on the Kansas Register of Historic Places. The building made of locally quarried limestone opened in 1906 as a Radical United Brethren Church. It was constructed ... Continue reading

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Restaurant inspection results: IHOP closes after cockroaches found

A Lawrence breakfast spot briefly closed its doors Monday after live cockroaches were found behind the scenes. On Monday a Kansas Department of Agriculture health inspector visited IHOP, 3102 Iowa St., after a complaint was filed against the restaurant, according to the department’s website. Approximately 25 live ... Continue reading