Staff blogs

The Day After: Overcoming OU

Kansas guard Devonte Graham (4) holds up three fingers to celebrate his shot beyond the arc that shot high off the rim and down through the net during the first half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

It was one of the wildest games in Allen Fieldhouse in quite some time and featured two teams fighting from start to finish that played ...


Tarik Black fitting in with Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black (28) pulls down a rebound from Utah Jazz forward Trevor Booker, right, in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Boy, are the Los Angeles Lakers glad Houston picked up Josh Smith. This, of course, has nothing to do with the Western Conference standings — ...


Numbers show retail sales in Lawrence grew faster than many cities in 2014; west Lawrence retirement complex seeks sales tax break

One view of a proposed 76-unit independent living facility at Pioneer Ridge in West Lawrence. Photo courtesy Midwest Health and City of Lawrence.

We’re part of the billion-dollar club and growing. No, I haven’t resorted to just reading you my mail from the credit card companies. I’m talking ...

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Lawrence lines up for tickets to see President Obama

The KU campus community lined up Tuesday morning to secure tickets to see President Barack Obama on Thursday. Hours later, members of the public did ...

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Kansas drops two spots to No. 11 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) loses the ball as it is stripped by Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue (22) and guard Monte Morris (11) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Hilton Coliseum.

Kansas dropped from ninth to 11th in the Associated Press college basketball poll, released today. Arizona, Notre Dame and Iowa State moved ahead of the ...


Getting to know No. 18 Oklahoma

Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger pleads to an official during the first half on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

As Bill Self mentioned following Kansas University’s Saturday night loss at Iowa State, the Jayhawks don’t have much time to recover and prepare for another ...


The Day After: Slapped by the Cyclones

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) loses the ball as it is stripped by Iowa State forward Dustin Hogue (22) and guard Monte Morris (11) during the first half on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Hilton Coliseum.

With College Gameday in the building and hype around the game growing throughout the week, Iowa State answered the challenge of welcoming the Kansas men's ...


Lawrence High hoops split with Olathe East; Bonner and Pope top player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball team has faced some highly ranked teams this season, and have beat all of them. But Friday's matchup against Olathe East ...


Getting to know the No. 11 Cyclones

Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg watches late in the second half on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa.

Having “The Mayor” back in Ames, Iowa, has done wonders for Iowa State’s basketball program. Fred Hoiberg, who averaged 17.4 points and 6.1 rebounds in ...


Culinary collective Lawrence Local Table to host first dinner event

Cellar Supper menu

Lawrence Local Table, a collective of area culinary professionals, is slated to serve up its first dining event, "The Cellar Supper," next month at 715 ...


‘Foxcatcher’ a twisted American dream, and a mini Free State Festival

There’s a nearly wordless scene early on in the disturbing tragedy “Foxcatcher,” now playing at Liberty Hall, that beautifully sets up the relationship between brothers ...


Local health club to add beer offerings as part of major renovation; Eldridge Hotel asks for 95 percent tax rebate for expansion

A rendering of a planned expansion of the Eldridge Hotel in the 700 block of Massachusetts. Rendering courtesy of Paul Werner Architects and City of Lawrence.

Sit-ups and suds: Three of the four words in that phrase sound like a heck of a plan. Soon, members of the newly renovated Genesis ...

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Big game, environment awaits KU

Kansas players, from left, Wayne Selden, Perry Ellis, Frank Mason and Jamari Traylor watch a pair of free throws from Kelly Oubre with head coach Bill Self after a flagrant foul by Baylor during the second half on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

It’s only mid-January, but the No. 9-ranked Kansas University basketball team is about to play one of its biggest games of the regular season. No. ...


Lawrence home construction hits second lowest total on record; Rock Chalk Park recreation center posting big attendance numbers

It appears I wasn’t the only one cursing in the workshop in 2014. (I can promise you the best piece of advice you’ll ever receive ...

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Toughness, teamwork common themes on David Beaty’s coaching staff

Today marked the third time since 2010 that I've found myself in the position of having to walk into a room full of football coaches ...


Online infographic tracks school district’s mail-ballot election returns

By now, all registered voters living within the Lawrence school district should have received the materials necessary to participate in the district's mail-ballot election concerning ...


Chefs to host tribute to Pachamamas on Thursday

Pachamama's chef Ken Baker.

"Soigne as Fudge," Pachamamas' sold-out dinner slated for Thursday evening, isn't farewell, promises Ken Baker. The event, billed as a "tribute to Pachamamas" comes on ...


Report: Kansas has ninth most regressive tax code

Lower-income people in Kansas are taxed at more than twice the rate as upper-income people, according to a new report released Wednesday. The fifth edition ...

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Lawrence planning to throw an international party; South Lawrence Trafficway, Part II; police HQ listening session tonight

Lawrence is getting more serious about throwing a party of international proportions. No, that’s not your cue to start delivering semi-loads of red Solo cups ...

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Parents, Stop Parenting Other Parents

It never ceases to amaze me how people ignore or completely throw out the idea of social norms when it comes to parents. Fellow moms ...