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Tret Fure, a trailblazer for women in the music industry, playing concert in Lawrence

Tret Fure, one of the pioneers of women's music, will play an intimate folky acoustic session this Saturday at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

Far be it from anyone to tell singer-songwriter and activist Tret Fure where she belongs in the music industry. Or that she doesn’t, for that ...

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2014-15 season outlook: Mario Chalmers

Miami Heat's Mario Chalmers (15) drives around Orlando Magic'sKyle O'Quinn (2) during the first half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Oct. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...

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2014-15 season outlook: Tarik Black

Houston Rockets' Tarik Black (10) goes to the basket against Memphis Grizzlies' Kosta Koufos in the first half of an NBA exhibition basketball game Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...

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BurgerFi now open in downtown Lawrence

A meal from BurgerFi, featuring the restaurant's hand-dipped, freshly prepared onion rings. 
Photo courtesy Charlie Guzzetta/BurgerFi

A bright-green sign has adorned the windows at 918 Massachusetts St. for at least six months now, promising us a new hamburger joint called BurgerFi ...

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City collects 50 tons of recycling on first day of new program; update on Sixth and Iowa; Lawrence’s impressive job numbers

Lawrence public works employee Duane LaFrenz, left, conducts quality control as driver Mike Brown waits to pick up a load of recycling, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in north Lawrence. Tuesday marked the beginning of the city's curbside recycling program.

Lawrence’s new curbside recycling program is off and running, and city officials are pleased with the first day’s haul. City crews collected 50 tons of ...

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Celebrating sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes and apples make for the perfect fall anytime dish.

October is pretty tuber-tubular, according to the local farm set. A group of area farmers, foodies, restaurants and stores have banded together to make October ...

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Veggie-ALE beef soup

There is nothing like cracking open a beer at 7:15 in the morning. On a Wednesday. And while I may or may not have done ...

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2014-15 season outlook: Darrell Arthur

Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur warms up before facing Oklahoma City Thunder in the third quarter of the Nuggets' 114-101 victory in an NBA exhibition basketball game in Denver on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...

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2014-15 season outlook: Cole Aldrich

New York Knicks' Cole Aldrich (45) shoots over Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Hunker down, get hydrated and tell your loved ones you will see them next spring. Hopefully that’s not your mindset, but people should be warned: ...

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Spoiler alert: ‘Gone Girl’ is gussied-up trash!

I knew this movie wouldn’t go away. On its opening weekend, I issued my spoiler-free review of director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” based on the ...

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Football Game Tape: Week Seven

Free State and Lawrence High football teams both picked up wins in the first week of districts and are in a good spot for the ...

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Reduced parking plan for apartments may have uphill battle; nearly 80 percent of rental inspections finding violations; a powerful video about a Lawrence fire

Just a note to whoever is making the decision about who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium tonight: I’m warmed up ...

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Lawrence: a great place to have a baby

Lily celebrates her first birthday Thursday in Lawrence.

This, sadly, will be my last Daddy Rules column. Ironically, my writing a farewell column at this time has a lot to do with the ...

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News of changes for Taco Bell, Buffalo Wild Wings; Kansas Half Marathon wants to return to downtown

If I could just get my hair to grow like famed boxing promoter Don King, I think I could put together a heck of a ...

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Former KU cornerback Aqib Talib gives Jayhawks some love during Sunday Night Football intro

Denver cornerbacks Aqib Talib, left, and Chris Harris at Wednesday's introduction of Talib to the Denver media.

By now, it's a well-known fact around KU Nation that the Denver Broncos have two former Jayhawks starting in their secondary. When Denver added free ...

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The Day After: Tripped up at Texas Tech

Kansas running back Corey Avery is taken off his feet by several Texas Tech defenders during the first quarter on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

There was not too much to like about KU's 34-21 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday, but also not too much to hate. It was ...

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Getting to know Texas Tech football

Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury addresses the media during Big 12 Football Media Days on Monday, July 22, 2013 in Dallas.

Back in the day, Kliff Kingsbury was setting passing records as Texas Tech’s quarterback. Now the second-year head coach runs the Red Raiders. Kingsbury is ...

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Is this the week KU’s road losing streak ends?

Judging from nearby conditions — such as the Kansas City Royals advancing to the World Series — perhaps this weekend's college football slate will bring ...

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Proposed buyer of Turnhalle building still looking for a tenant; McDonald’s on South Iowa to close for remodel; World Series produces change-up at City Hall

I’ve had a few plans based on beer, bowling and gymnastics (I still contend the tumble I took in the ninth frame was gymnastics.) But ...

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Arts Center hosting tribute to bizarre cult film ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

Lawrence musician Jeremy Sidener has always been interested in fringe culture, which in the pre-Internet days, was wherever one could find it. Growing up in ...

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