Staff blogs

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 ...


The Day After: Cutting down the Cowboys

Teammates Kansas forward Cliff Alexander (2) and guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12) come in to celebrate with Frank Mason III after Mason drew a foul on a bucket during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped out to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a 67-57 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at ...


Free State basketball splits against Leavenworth; Piper and Hack lead player ratings

Nobody was pushing the panic button, but Free State High's boys basketball players were relieved by their victory over Leavenworth on Tuesday. Finally, the offense ...

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Effort to replace OSHA in Kansas unlikely to advance, chairwoman says

The idea of having the state of Kansas take over administration of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act is unlikely to gain traction this ...


A Mexican restaurant on 23rd Street, more signs that Port Fonda coming to Lawrence, an Old Chicago rumor and other restaurant news

I have a batch of restaurant news, but I have to warn you it is a bit like chips and salsa for breakfast: It’s not ...

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Mates of State to play concert at Lawrence Public Library

Mates of State

Popular indie pop duo Mates of State, made up of husband and wife team (and former KU students) Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel, are making ...


Getting to know the No. 24 Cowboys

Just a few days ago, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self called Oklahoma State one of the surprising Big 12 teams this season. The Cowboys — ...


Supreme Court justice a no-show at inauguration

At first it looked like a typo in the official program for the inauguration. Among the list of people to be sworn in on Monday, ...

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Jacque Vaughn focused on coaching Magic, not rumors or speculation

Orlando Magic's head coach Jacque Vaughn coaches against Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

When Jacque Vaughn accepted the position of head coach of the Orlando Magic before the 2012-13 season, he knew the organization had a long way ...


Kansas moves up three spots to No. 9 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas recruits Carlton Bragg, Tyler Dorsey, Stephen Zimmerman and Brandon Ingram watch the action during Late Night in the Phog on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse.

After surviving Baylor on the road and thrashing Texas Tech at home, Kansas moved up three spots to No. 9 in the Associated Press college ...


New economic ranking shows Lawrence moving up but still below average; city lands on Top 100 list of best places to live

It is a day full of rankings, so I’ll get us started: I rank winter my least favorite season, but the most likely season for ...

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Kansas inauguration ceremonies moved indoors due to weather

Inauguration ceremonies scheduled for Monday will be held indoors in the Kansas House chamber due to forecasts of frigid temperatures. Organizers of the ceremonies said ...


LHS hoops split against Olathe South; Bonner and Drum lead player ratings

Lawrence High's boys basketball team showed how much it can dominate on both sides of the ball this week. On Tuesday, the Lions shot 71 ...


Getting to know the Red Raiders

First-year Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith pleads with a game official during the first half on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, as any coach in the Big 12 would, says there are no automatic wins in this very deep and talented ...


‘Selma’ is as relevant as ‘Inherent Vice’ is difficult

There are films that are “important,” and there are films that are personal, and it's rare the two intersect. I put the word “important” in ...