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Kansas coach David Beaty expecting big sophomore season from safety Mike Lee

Frisco, Texas — Kansas sophomore safety Mike Lee not only made the biggest play of the 2016 season for Kansas, a game-clinching interception in overtime in the 24-21 victory against Texas, he also was chosen by the coaching staff as defensive player of the week against Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: KU football players look up to size

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Behind the scenes with KU football players at Big 12 media days

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More on Moran and his role in scuttling latest GOP health care bill

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas helped scuttle a Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare late Monday, but he said later Tuesday that he would support a repeal-only bill so that Congress could start fresh with open hearings on a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. ... Continue reading

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Five ways parking in downtown Lawrence may soon change. Spoiler: It involves your wallet.

The annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale is set for Thursday, which means you should plan on temperatures being approximately equal to those on the surface of the sun, and you should start developing your parking strategy now. (Note: Driving down Massachusetts Street at 1 mile per hour ... Continue reading

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KU Sports Extra: Time to meet Big 12 football coaches

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Teammates, opponents break down Dorance Armstrong’s strengths on the defensive line

Kansas football players weren't surprised when junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. was recently named the Big 12's preseason Defensive Player of the Year. The Jayhawks, and opponents across the conference, saw Armstrong's ability to disrupt plays throughout the 2016 season and they expect him to only ... Continue reading

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What the potential reclassification of the top hoops prospect in 2018 class could mean for Kansas

So last week news broke that Marvin Bagley III, currently the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Class of 2018 according to Rivals.com, was considering reclassifying and heading to school this Fall for what likely would be his lone season of college basketball. Many recruiting analysts have ... Continue reading

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Weekend police calls include two downtown fights involving guns — one real, one fake

Lawrence police responded over the weekend to two downtown disturbances that reportedly involved guns — one real and one that looked real but turned out to be fake. First, here’s the incident that reportedly involved a real gun being flashed inside LeRoy's Tavern at 729 New Hampshire ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 7:05 a.m. Sunday to 5:43 a.m. Monday and includes 157 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Doug Meacham addition to Kansas coaching staff brings credibility in Big 12 country

Frisco, Texas — If Big 12 Media Day questions are good indicators, then the hiring of offensive coordinator Doug Meacham rates as the most significant offseason addition to the Kansas football program. David Beaty's rebuilding project picked up credibility with the addition of Meacham and Beaty was ... Continue reading

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David Beaty outlines long process it will take to turn KU football into a winning program

Frisco, Texas — David Beaty didn’t accept the head football coaching job at the University of Kansas to finish at the bottom of the Big 12 standings every year. But Beaty made it clear Monday morning at the Ford Center, during the conference’s annual media days, he ... Continue reading

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Three things to watch for in Tuesday’s Supreme Court hearing on school finance

After six and a half years of litigation and four previous trips to the Kansas Supreme Court, the long-running school finance case Gannon v. Kansas will come to another climax on Tuesday. That's when lawyers for the state and the plaintiff school districts go back to the ... Continue reading

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Big 12 commish would like to see a revamped football signing period

Frisco, Texas — Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby was happy to see the NCAA adopt a December signing period for football teams, but wants it to go a step further. During the spring, the NCAA approved an early football signing period for high school recruits in December, ... Continue reading

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LMH completes deal to buy one of the largest doctor groups in Lawrence; talk of more health care shakeups continues

There is a new trend in the Lawrence medical industry, and thankfully this one doesn’t involve a doctor trying to convince me that Doritos — hello, they’re corn — aren’t part of the vegetable group. Instead, it involves independently owned doctors’ offices being bought by hospitals. The ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 16

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:14 a.m. Saturday to 5:27 a.m. Sunday and includes 209 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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A look inside of a KU basketball summer practice

Preparing to play four exhibition games in Italy next month, the Kansas men's basketball team is conducting two practices per week. With several newcomers, the practices are an early opportunity for the Jayhawks to learn how to play alongside each other. "I'm not saying this is going ... Continue reading

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Lawrence police blotter for July 15

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:20 a.m. Friday to 5:25 a.m. Saturday and includes 218 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Floral, decor shop opens in Baldwin City; Beach House restaurant coming to Eudora; BC art walk Friday

Christy Carlisle is returning to her Baldwin City business roots. Before she took a position as the Baldwin High School art instructor, Carlisle had the floral and gift shop at 215 N. Sixth St. Now retired from teaching, Carlisle opened July 5 the In Full Bloom at ... Continue reading

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Kansas health care advocates urge rejection of latest GOP health bill

Health care advocates in Kansas are turning up the pressure on the state's two U.S. senators to reject the latest version of a health care overhaul, even though one GOP senator, Pat Roberts, has already endorsed the plan. Fellow Republican Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas has not ... Continue reading

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