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Stronger together in the company of women

For anyone who was an avid reader of DIY design magazines Ready Made or Domino during the early to mid-2000s, or even their digital equivalent, Apartment Therapy, the name "Design * Sponge" will be a household name. In 2004, author Grace Bonney founded the daily website, which ... Continue reading

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Kansas medical marijuana bill may get committee vote after break

A bill that would legalize the use of marijuana for certain medical purposes could come up for a vote soon in a Kansas Senate committee, possibly in early March after lawmakers return from their midsession break. But the chairman of that committee isn't predicting its chances of ... Continue reading

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KU Crime Blotter: Feb. 13-19

The following incidents were reported to the University of Kansas Office of Public Safety between Monday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 19. Incidents are listed by date reported. This list may not include all crimes reported to police during the date range, as incidents occasionally are posted ... Continue reading

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Happy presence a factor in longevity for Brandon Rush

One simple sentence from Brandon Rush's halftime address to the Allen Fieldhouse auidence resonated Wednesday, the night Kansas clinched its 13th consecutive Big 12 title and Rush's jersey found a new home on the wall: "I'm happy." Always glad to hear nice people say they're happy. Rush, ... Continue reading

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Jayhawks old and new react to KU’s 13th consecutive Big 12 title

Kansas versus TCU didn’t exactly stand out on the college basketball schedule Wednesday night in terms of mass appeal, what with Duke facing Syracuse and North Carolina tangling with Louisville. But there’s something about a team winning its league 13 seasons in a row that will capture ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 23

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. Wednesday to 4:55 a.m. Thursday and includes 244 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Party Time at Allen Fieldhouse

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Postgame Report Card: Kansas 87, TCU 68

Quick grades for five aspects of KU’s 87-68 victory over TCU that clinched a 13th consecutive Big 12 title. Offense: A ---------- The Jayhawks scored 87 points and didn’t even need to shoot above 50 percent to do it. Four players reached double figures and the Jayhawks ... Continue reading

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Postgame Pressers: KU 87, TCU 68

Bill Self on Wednesday's victory and winning Big 12 title No. 13 in a row ---------------------------------------- Jayhawks Frank Mason III, Devonte' Graham and Josh Jackson discuss another Big 12 title ---------------------------------------- TCU coach Jamie Dixon and Horned Frogs Alex Robinson and Kenrich Williams on Wednesday's loss to ... Continue reading

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Baseline View: Jayhawks get their 13th-straight conference title

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Jayhawks celebrate after winning their 13th-straight Big 12 title

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Brandon Rush speaks during his jersey retirement ceremony

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KU’s favored by how many?

Out playing a round of golf this morning on an unseasonably warm February game day, one of the guys I was playing with asked me what the betting line for tonight's KU-TCU game at Allen Fieldhouse was. Always curious about those sorts of things, no matter which ... Continue reading

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Kansas QB Peyton Bender deflects credit for 566-yard passing day

The number is so unusual that it forces you to re-read it to make sure your eyes aren’t messing with you again. Quarterbacks don’t throw for 566 yards every day. In fact, not many at any level ever throw for that many yards in a single game. ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 22

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 6:41 a.m. Tuesday to 5:46 a.m. Wednesday and includes 224 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Another report that shows Lawrence isn’t all that diverse, but Kansas may surprise

No amount of salsa stains on my tie can change this finding: Lawrence is below average when it comes to being culturally and ethnically diverse. The folks at the financial website WalletHub [have put together an interesting report][1] on the most and least culturally diverse cities in ... Continue reading

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An interview with “Unusual Chickens” author Kelly Jones

Chickens with superpowers, a farm full of junk to explore and a series of mysterious typewritten letters are just a few of the wonders within this year’s Read Across Lawrence for Kids title, "Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer," by Kelly Jones. Jones, who recently answered ... Continue reading

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Bill Self on his favorite Brandon Rush memories

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Hang that jersey: A look back at Brandon Rush’s KU career

Former Kansas basketball star Brandon Rush [will have his jersey retired][1] at Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, during a halftime ceremony of the Jayhawks’ home game against TCU. A three-time All-Big 12 first-teamer, Rush scored 1,477 points in his three-year college career, which concluded with him ... Continue reading

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Just testing: Smoke on the horizon is from engineers, not a fire

If you're seeing smoke on Lawrence's west side don't panic, engineers say. It's not a fire. Rather, it's an important test of the city's sewage and storm water systems, said Ron Thomann, project manager for TREKK Design Group, the company contracted to do the testing. If that ... Continue reading

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