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Revenue Dept. finishes opening envelopes containing $129 million

The Kansas Department of Revenue said Monday it has finished opening the thousands of envelopes from people who filed their taxes by mail, and it ...

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Deal reached on moving elections

House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a bill that would move city and school board elections in Kansas to November of even-numbered years ...


How tax bills are like ordering pizza

Most people have had the experience of being in a large group that suddenly decides to order out for pizza. The negotiating process can be ...


Paul Pierce offers insight on crunch-time heroics

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce, in headband, celebrates with his teammates after Game 3 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks, Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Washington. The Wizards won 103-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

From the man who brought you, “This is why they brought me here.” … Paul Pierce presents: “I called game.” “The Truth” beat the buzzer ...


Beaty back on the road to promote KU football

The official 2015 Kansas Football poster.

Between recruiting, returning to Texas to see his family and touring the state to drum up interest for his new program, Kansas University football coach ...


Replay crowd dances in the rain on Mother’s Day

The Replay was rainy and very wet on Mother's Day, but it wasn't going to stop folk fans from dancing outside. So as the music ...


I totally support their avenging: In defense of ‘Age of Ultron’

Since the release of the hotly anticipated “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” there has been an explosion of heated opinions on blogs and social media about ...


A prominent goodbye sign from defunct Payless Furniture that labels Lawrence ‘Obamaville’ and much more

Well, the folks at Payless Furniture at 2800 Iowa St. long have been famous for their crazy signs and the dancing fellows who hold them. ...

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio: Ben Heeney ‘plays with his hair on fire’

Blessed to be apart of this organization #RaiderNation

For the first time in his life, Hutchinson, Kansas native Ben Heeney is in California. The Bay Area is the former Kansas linebacker’s new home ...


Kansas O-line coach using Twitter to his advantage with video clips

Kansas run game coordinator and offensive line coach Zach Yenser works with the line during practice on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Zach Yenser doesn’t claim to be on the cutting edge of social media usage, nor the inventor of some fantastic, never-before-seen concept. But Kansas University’s ...


‘Wild Tales’ greater than the sum of its parts; dogs have their day in ‘White God’

One of the fundamental pleasures of good storytelling is the thrill of being able to live vicariously through the actions of others. This is especially ...


Soul food restaurant opens in eastern Lawrence; don’t let signs of redevelopment worry you at The Bottleneck; more than $200K of traffic calming considered for 27th Street

I try to keep my ear to the ground when it comes to new restaurants in town, and now I’ve found one where you can ...

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11 former Jayhawks set to begin journey to make NFL rosters

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and, by now, you've surely heard all about the 11 different Kansas University players who either were drafted ...


New proposal for 120-foot tall tower in eastern Lawrence; hotel owner confirms Holiday Inn to become DoubleTree by Hilton

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Representatives with Verizon have filed plans to build a 120-foot tall communications tower just a few blocks from the site of a previous proposal that ...

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Critic’s Picks: Kurt Cobain documentary among May’s can’t-miss streaming titles

Film critic Eric Melin recommends titles coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime and the new HBO Now streaming services this month. On HBO Now On Amazon ...


Weekend Picks: Stop Day Matinee, The Ants record release, Mother’s Day Gospel Fest, farewell to the Jaybowl, and a Nerd Nite bonus pick

This weekend is a little less jam-packed than recent festival-filled weekends, but the following options offer a diverse set of opportunities. From raunchy doo-wop to ...


Library launches the Lawrence Music Project

Songs and albums by local musicians can be downloaded by members of the Lawrence Public Library at

If you go to the library, you can check out a book. So it makes sense that in a town like Lawrence, you can use ...


Stock watch: Early draft projections vary on Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander graphic by Janella Williams

For the second year in a row, two Kansas basketball freshmen have left the program as one-and-done college players to chase their professional dreams and ...


Pet food, pet supply chain locating in northwest Lawrence; city decides to make North Lawrence project smaller

A deal has been struck for Earthwise Pet Supply to go into the multi-tenant building in the Bauer Farm Development in northwest Lawrence. Earthwise will ...

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Hasselback potatoes not much hassle at all

Compound butter-infused Baked Potatoes

Steak night at our house is a big affair and we don't like to mess around. We want all the sides and fixin's, and we ...