Staff blogs

Greetings from Gwangju

The Athletes Village in Gwangju for the World University Games.

Welcome to the "Kansas in Korea" introductory blog post. Journal-World photographer Mike Yoder and I arrived in Gwangju at 10 p.m. local time on Sunday ...


Kansas attorney general’s blanket response to string of recent losses in court

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been eagerly sought by reporters this week for comments on major court cases in which he came out on ...

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Looking ahead to the 2016 NBA Draft and KU’s place in it

Cheick Diallo, a 6-foot-9 senior center from Our Savior New American High in Centereach, New York, poses for a publicity photo prior to the McDonald's All-American Game. Diallo on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, committed to Kansas University

Because this has become one of the most enjoyable — if not ridiculous — exercises in sports, let's take a quick look ahead to the ...


Lawrence restaurant selected for national breakfast test; questions emerge about what you can store in your yard; cell tower awaiting approval

Any test that involves breakfast, I’m game for. After all, my most frequent classroom in college was the cafeteria, and my majors were biscuits and ...

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Is Netflix taking over TV and movies?

A prequel to one of the biggest cult comedy classics of the last 20 years is out on July 31, only it won’t be released ...

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Shakeup for longtime interior store on South Iowa Street; medical supply company gets new owners, name; retirement center begins expansion

Jane Bateman, owner of Jane Bateman The Interiors Store, 2101 B West 28th Terrace, lays out pieces of fabric Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 in her store.

A storefront in the shopping center at the northwest corner of 27th and Iowa streets is going from one thing that I don’t understand to ...


Obamacare subsidies upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

People in Kansas and other states that do not operate their own health insurance market exchanges can continue to receive federal subsidies to buy policies ...


Weekend Picks: Festivals, fiestas, Final Friday and freakouts

Buckle up, folks. This weekend is almost certainly the busiest cultural weekend of the summer, if not the entire year. If you are out and ...


Stock watch: NBA Draft Eve edition graphic by Janella Williams

By the end of Thursday night, Kansas one-and-done prospects Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander will know which NBA city they will call home. For ...


Watch Matt Pryor and friends cover Elliott Smith at the Free State Festival

Free State Festival is in officially in full swing, scattering authors, lectures, films and live music across the downtown area all week, with the Lawrence ...


NBA Draft experience changing with time

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr., left, and forward Cliff Alexander celebrate a three by teammate Wayne Selden Jr. during the second half on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Thursday will mark the first NBA Draft since 2009 that I have not been in attendance. Most years, draft day sticks out to me like ...


New Internet provider seeking to come to Lawrence; residents want new requirements for Ninth Street arts corridor; urban farm battle brewing

For once, there is a promising Internet deal that doesn’t involve my credit card and Instead, there’s an Internet deal brewing at Lawrence City ...

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This video of the Brody Buster Band will make you want to dance

Who knew the blues could make you feel so good. Whatever the heat and humidity sucked right out of you this weekend can easily be ...


WheatFields, Bread Bakers Guild of America to host open house Saturday

WheatFields Bakery Café: Best Bakery, Best of Lawrence 2015

The people's choice for Lawrence's best bakery is giving the public a glimpse of the bread-making process Saturday afternoon during a Bakery Open House at ...


Large comic book, gaming store to open on south Iowa Street; high-tech homebuilding may create new manufacturing jobs for Lawrence firm

Perhaps Allen Fieldhouse won’t be the only famous game venue in Lawrence. A Topeka company has signed a deal to open a south Lawrence comic ...


Enthralling garage rockers Mr. and the Mrs. to release music on Wiener Records

Mr. and the Mrs. are becoming one of the most intriguing rock bands in the area. In a formula as old as time, the two-piece ...


KU faculty star in ‘idea’ sessions at next week’s Free State Festival

Nerd Nite Lawrence is partnering with the Free State Festival to celebrate music, film and art.

It’s as if an entire section of the Free State Festival was made for the academic types of Kansas University: ideas. KU faculty are populating ...


Chris Harris: Better cornerback or conductor?

From the "in case you missed it" folder, check out the following video of former Kansas University football standouts Chris Harris and Steven Johnson leading ...


Access to affidavits a contentious point on state judicial conference panel

On Thursday afternoon, I joined Douglas County Chief District Judge Robert Fairchild, Wichita attorney Richard Ney (who represented Martin Miller in his recent retrial), Sedgwick ...


Update on plans for development near Clinton Parkway and Inverness; roundabout proposed at Wakarusa and Harvard; policy on court usage at Rock Chalk may change

Let me quash all dreams of an outdoor fun center with go-karts, mini-golf, batting cages and other such features on a prominent piece of West ...

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