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Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

It is the time of year at city halls, county courthouses and other seats of local government where one of two items usually gets thrown: Sofa cushions get tossed in search of loose change, or rotten tomatoes get hurled at those who instead choose to find their ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sunday, July 17

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 6:04 a.m. Saturday to 5:42 a.m. Sunday and includes 389 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Saturday, July 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 6:05 a.m. Friday to 5:26 a.m. Saturday and includes 304 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Wayne Selden Jr. trying to move past disappointment of going undrafted

Projected as a mid- to late-second-round pick after leaving Kansas a year early to enter the NBA Draft, Wayne Selden Jr. remained mostly silent in the days following what had to be a disappointing night for the 21-year-old guard, who watched from afar as 60 other players ... Continue reading

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Cole Aldrich thrilled to play for hometown T’wolves, with other Jayhawks

By all accounts, Cole Aldrich, the newest member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, has no say in the NBA franchise’s uniform design. Still, the former Kansas center couldn’t help offering up a slight adjustment to the team’s look during his introductory press conference Thursday. Seeing as how Aldrich ... Continue reading

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A look at the city’s gravel road that runs by millions of dollars in new homes; work begins on west Lawrence apartment project

Every queen hides something, and west Lawrence’s queen is no different. Whoa, whoa, before you start dishing on that soccer mom with the bedazzled sweatshirt, know that I’m talking about Queens Road. It is time for an update on that area of the world, as a major ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 7 - OL D’Andre Banks

Back-to-back entries for the offensive line on our list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016, with senior D'Andre Banks following up Thursday's No. 8 player on the list, sophomore Clyde McCauley. From the left side of the line yesterday to the right today, KU's tackle positions ... Continue reading

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Poll: Trump has big lead over Clinton in Kansas; Brownback’s approval rating worse than Nixon’s

Kansans are sharply polarized over this year's presidential election, but Republican Donald Trump still leads Democrat Hillary Clinton by a substantial margin, [according to a new poll out this week][1]. Still, there are signs that his numbers may be soft in Kansas, although Clinton's numbers show her ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Friday, July 15

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 6:01 a.m. Thursday to 5:33 a.m. Friday and includes 322 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A block-by-block guide to the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale

With nearly 100 local businesses slated to participate Thursday, July 21, the 57th annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is again expected to draw at least 10,000 savvy shoppers over the course of the day — that'd be sunup to sundown, or roughly 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ... Continue reading

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Republish or perish: An interview with the Purple House Press

Back in third grade, my best friend hipped me to the wonders of Bertrand Brinley’s novel "[The Mad Scientist’s Club][1]," about a group of boys who float a mannequin over their town’s Founder’s Day celebration, construct a remote controlled “monster” in a local lake, and wreak further ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 8 - OL Clyde McCauley

As we continue to climb toward the top spot in this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 college football season, we run into the fourth offensive lineman on our list so far at No. 8. KU's offensive line, which OL coach Zach Yenser said back in ... Continue reading

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Andrew Wiggins reflects on how season at KU prepped him for NBA

Minnesota forward Andrew Wiggins, in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, says his one-and-done season at Kansas prepared him well for making the jump to the NBA. “College teaches fundamentals and the basics of the game, and coach (Bill) Self taught me a lot,” Wiggins says, ... Continue reading

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Online enrollment offered in Baldwin, Eudora school districts; Baldwin City Council reaches consensus on 2017 budget

Last week’s report in Area Roundup of the dissolution of the Baldwin City technology company Reflective Group doesn’t mean the end of the online enrollment program the company developed with the Baldwin school district and later sold to the Eudora school district. Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said ... Continue reading

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Lawrence ranked as a top city in the Midwest; reggae festival coming to downtown; Herbert issues apology for Topeka comments

Finally, a political platform that I could get enthusiastic about: More breweries and more wineries. That seems to have been the winning combination for a community that recently beat Lawrence in a contest to be named the Midwest’s Greatest Town. If you remember, we reported in January ... Continue reading

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May I see your ID, please? Police say stolen credit card leads to arrest

Difficult though it may be to admit, when cashiers and servers ask for your identification they are doing it for a reason other than to annoy you. Wednesday morning a Lawrence man was arrested after his financial information did not match his ID, police said. Andrew Douglas ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Thursday, July 14

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 7:12 a.m. Wednesday to 5:46 a.m. Thursday and includes 349 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Undeterred Tarik Black ready to earn larger role with Lakers

Many NBA players would look back at a six-month-long season that included merely 104 shot attempts with contempt. Tarik Black isn’t wired that way, though. During the young center’s second season with the Los Angeles Lakers, he only played in 39 games, logging just 12.7 minutes off ... Continue reading

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Capital city begs to differ with Commissioner Matthew Herbert’s Topeka bashing; Herbert apologizes

TOPEKA – Suffice it to say there were people in Topeka who were fairly unamused Wednesday after reading the comments that one Lawrence city commissioner made the night before regarding the Topeka arts scene. Expressing his displeasure with City Manager Tom Markus' budget recommendations, including cuts to ... Continue reading

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Ben McLemore ponders what-if of teaming with Andrew Wiggins at KU

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, back in Lawrence to co-host a youth basketball camp, discusses missing out on teaming up with the camp’s other marquee name and former Kansas star, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins. McLemore, who played one season at KU, left early to enter the ... Continue reading