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Golf course, apartment developments under construction in northwest Lawrence; city commissioner gets graphic on Topeka sewage issue

It looks like Lawrence really is going to get another golf course. I’ve been reporting for years that an Arkansas-based company has filed plans to ...

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Pork Crostini with corn relish fancy fare for summer

Barbecue Pork Crostini with Sweet Corn Relish

In the summer, when food revolves around salads and grills and fresh vegetables, I often forgo things that seem fancy or fussy. We eat whole ...


Transgender KU grad’s story lands on unlikely stage: ‘Dance Moms’

Jay Pryor

“When I was your age,” a bearded and button-up clad Jay Pryor tells a handful of dolled-up young dancers, “my name was Janet.” That’s from ...

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Driver beaten in parking lot; vandal allegedly causes $10,000 in damage to vehicle parked at The Oread hotel; police retrieve stolen motorcycle; call roundup

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to a battery at an apartment on Lynch Court where a man had allegedly beat up an individual ...

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City betting on hotel stays, liquor sales as part of proposed 2016 budget; commissioners receive report on more than $1.5 million in overtime costs for fire, police departments

Sack out in a Lawrence hotel room, have an extra cocktail every now and then, and tell yourself that you’re doing Lawrence City Hall budget-makers ...

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Big 12 football media days: Tuesday recap

1:45 p.m. Update — By Benton Smith TEXAS COACH CHARLIE STRONG Charlie Strong’s first season in charge of the heralded Texas football program didn’t live ...


Meet Voyager, Lawrence’s newest metalheads

We have found Gnarly Davidson's evil twin, and his name is Voyager. This trio of sludge-rockers are working the town into a frenzy. Their Replay ...


Checking on possible charges for father who shot 10-year-old; Police presence at 14th and Mass; Calls suggest violent weekend

Courtesy of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

As a 10-year-old boy's gunshot wound heals, his father is in legal limbo. The investigation into the alleged accidental shooting of a 10-year-old boy July ...

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Baldwin City firm plans to start offering gigabit Internet service in Lawrence in early 2016; vehicle accident blamed for WOW Internet woes; Wheat State Pizza closes in Lawrence

A company that is installing super fast broadband service in Baldwin City today, says it likely will begin offering the service in Lawrence in early ...

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Monday recap: Big 12 football media days 5:05 p.m. Update — By Benton Smith There aren’t a lot of expectations for Kansas football this season. So Ben Goodman, Jordan Shelley-Smith and ...


Andrew Wiggins gives downtrodden Timberwolves hope for future

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) and center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) watch a free-throw during an NBA basketball scrimmage in Minneapolis, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t finished with a winning record in any of the previous 10 seasons, nor reached the NBA Playoffs since 2004. This summer, ...


Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 23 - S Greg Allen

Kansas' Greg Allen stretches with his teammates during practice on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.

Today we pick back up with this summer's series that recognizes the KU football players who figure to have the most important roles for the ...


One gets away in downtown manhunt; gun-shaped and stun gun cellphone cases; roundup of police calls

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If you were downtown early Thursday morning as bars were closing, you may have noticed police up to something more than their usual patrols. Officers ...


More details emerge on pending west Lawrence retirement community; city set to tackle bus hub question; major changes to 21st Street possible

Plans for a proposed multimillion dollar senior living complex in West Lawrence are becoming clearer. The developer of the property has confirmed it has entered ...

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Through hell in 45 minutes: 5 questions with prof performing ‘The Inferno’ at Fringe Fest

Former Kansas University classics professor Stanley Lombardo will give a one-man performance in “The Inferno” as part of Fringe Festival KC on July 18, 22 and 25 at Westport Coffee House.

Kansas University classics professor emeritus Stanley Lombardo’s dramatic reading of his translation of “Inferno” at this weekend’s Fringe Festival KC may be abridged, but he ...


‘Ant-Man’ a small wonder; ‘Amy’ goes behind the music

Paul Rudd in "Ant-Man"

In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the mega-superheroes are taken out of their usual hi-tech, urban surroundings and brought down to Earth when they hide out ...


The dog days of the Lawrence rock scene have arrived

Now that all the festivals and special events have died down, it's time to enjoy the finer points of the rock scene in Lawrence. These ...


Highs and lows of Summer League will help Kelly Oubre Jr.’s development

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. shots over Utah Jazz’s JaJuan Johnson during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

For an NBA rookie such as Kelly Oubre Jr., the Las Vegas Summer League can serve as a platform to show you belong one night, ...


Sheriff’s deputies help remove snake from Douglas County Jacuzzi; dog attacks woman mowing lawn; no boundaries for registered sex offenders and schools

Snake found in Douglas County home. Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday morning, a Douglas County resident had an experience nightmares are made of. No, not the bogeyman hiding under the bed. And no, not Freddy ...

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Builders on pace to obliterate Lawrence’s construction record; city pondering whether to allow digital signs along roadsides

It is frequent that I break something when I get out my hammer and saw for a building project, and it appears that is the ...

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