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Former congresswoman denies endorsing Davis

The number of high-profile Republicans endorsing Democrat Paul Davis for governor is now down to 103. Former U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers told the Kansas City ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 12 - OL Damon Martin

Kansas offensive lineman Aslam Sterling (77) and Damon Martin (73) bemoan a missed first down attempt by the Jayhawks against Iowa State during the second quarter on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa.

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. No. 12: ...


Friends with benefits, or how I got to roast a leg of lamb

I know the very best people. I know you think you do, but you're wrong. Because I do. So there. So, one of the people ...


‘Boogie’ backs Ben McLemore, expects progress

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (16) drives the the basket against Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Kings won 106-103.(AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

No NBA rookie comes into the league and figures everything out in the span of 82 games. But some assimilate faster than others. Kansas University ...


Ebert documentary examines ‘Life Itself,’ and the library ain’t afraid of no ghosts

The new documentary “Life Itself” opens with a quote from beloved late film critic Roger Ebert: “The movies are like a machine that generates empathy. ...


Looking Forward: Forever Fest 2014

File Photo by Richard Gwin: From front left, Chris Luxem, Mark Osman, Ben Saunder, Rolf Petermann, Brad Girard, 2nd row Joe Gronniger, Bobby Sauder, Andrew Frederick, Claire Vowels, back, Danny Barkofske, Sam Mitchie, Maxfield Yoder, Nicholas Stahl from Whatever Forever collective.

Local music collective and tape label Whatever Forever is partnering with the people of farm and creative hub, Farmesan, to host the Forever Fest music ...


New jobs numbers offer no relief for Brownback

A new Kansas labor market report released today is unlikely to provide Gov. Sam Brownback with any relief from a barrage of negative reviews in ...

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Summer movies outdoors returning to downtown; Ben McLemore to host slam dunk contest downtown; New Thai restaurant coming to Mass. Street

If you are like a certain someone in my household, you may still be downtown on July 26 packing up all your purchases from today's ...


Tracking the progress at Memorial Stadium, Part II

This look, shown from the southeast corner of the stadium, gives a good idea of what the drainage asphalt looks like all the way around the field.

It's been almost two weeks since our last look at the progress at Memorial Stadium, where construction crews are working to remove the track and ...


City’s planning staff recommends approval of major SLT retail development

If you are a fan of Old Navy, feel free to blow your fog horn and do your best Popeye impersonation. A development that is ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 13 - OL Keyon Haughton

KU offensive-line transfer Keyon Haughton.Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. No. 13: ...


Summer on a plate: strawberry and kale salad

This is summer. This is what it should taste like: Fresh, bright but a little earthy, too. Food that is meant to be eaten outside, ...


Something new for the grill

Grilled with just a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary from our garden.

Mostly because we did a horrible job of grilling outdoors last summer, the hubby and I are trying really, really hard to better use our ...


Rock Chalk Park recreation center lands major basketball tourney; update on downtown ice rink

Maybe at this time next year, you'll see Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari at West Lawrence's Six Mile Chophouse, or Michigan State's Tom Izzo at ...

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Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 14 - RB Brandon Bourbon

Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon (25) rushes against South Dakota State on Sept. 1, 2012, at Memorial Stadium. Bourbon, a fourth-year junior, says he feels better than ever after an injury-riddled start to his KU career.

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall. No. 14: ...


Babies don’t stay babies for long

Babies grow fast. That point seems pretty apparent, but when you're around your daughter every day, like I am, it can sometimes be difficult to ...


Java Break celebrates 20th anniversary in 24/7 style

Arron Atchison, Lawrence, a barrista at the Java Break, 17 E. 7th, sets up chairs at 4:53 a.m. part way through his graveyard work shift of midnight to 8 a.m.

Java Break has been caffeinating Lawrence 24 hours a day for 20 years. To celebrate the milestone anniversary in 24/7 fashion, the funky, half-underground coffee ...


The Gambler: Paul Pierce betting on young Wizards

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, top, scores over Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat, left, Nene Hilario, right, and Martell Webster during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in New York. Washington defeated Brooklyn 113-107. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Paul Pierce must be in the gambling mood this summer. After surviving for three days at the World Series of Poker Main Event last week ...


Latest report shows Lawrence consumers keep the party going

Lawrence consumers are continuing to do their best impersonation of the Energizer bunny. They keep going and going and going. The latest numbers show that ...


Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 15 - DB Dexter McDonald

Kansas cornerback Dexter McDonald celebrates his interception during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Another weekday brings another installment in our summer series of the Kansas University football players who stand to have the biggest impact for the Jayhawks ...