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 ...


Compton plans to build five-story apartment building at Pachamamas site downtown; grocery project moving along; West Lawrence RadioShack store to close

Pachamamas, 800 New Hampshire St.

Get ready for another multistory apartment project in downtown Lawrence. Local businessman Doug Compton has confirmed he has a deal to convert the Pachamamas restaurant ...

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Iowa State’s Big Monday loss at Oklahoma a big development in Big 12 race

Kansas head coach Bill Self grins as he waves to the fans following the Jayhawks' 89-76 win over Iowa State on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

For roughly the first 15 minutes of the Iowa State-Oklahoma Big Monday basketball game in Norman, Oklahoma, the Cyclones looked like they were ready to ...


These guys again: Texas Tech

Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) celebrates a dunk by Kansas forward Jamari Traylor (31) as he casts a glare at at Texas Tech player during the first half on Saturday, Jan.10, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse. At left is KU guard Brannen Greene.

Little — if anything — went right for Texas Tech the last time it faced Kansas. The Red Raiders lost by 32 points in their ...


Clinton Lake Marina undergoes major expansion

I just spent a week on the water — via a Caribbean cruise ship — so I can speak with authority about the keys to ...

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Kansas remains No. 8 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) pulls up for a three from the corner during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Kansas' loss at Oklahoma State, coming five days after an impressive defeat of visiting Iowa State, didn't hurt Kansas in the Associated Press college basketball ...


The Day After: Outplayed in Oklahoma

Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr. (1) and Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) vent after a foul was called against the Jayhawks during the second half on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Saturday's 67-62 loss at Oklahoma State by the Kansas University men's basketball team continued the Jekyll and Hyde pace of the season for the Jayhawks, ...


Free State boys swim team breaks records and takes 2nd at league, LHS finishes 5th

Free State and Lawrence High boys swimming and diving teams have plenty to celebrate after competing at the Sunflower League meet on Friday and Saturday. ...


Lawrence High basketball splits at SM South; point guards lead player ratings

Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis always talks about the difficulty of winning road games in the Sunflower League. The Lions certainly had to ...


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