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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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‘Inside Out’ has That Pixar Feeling

"Inside Out"

You know that song “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella? Man, it’s so true. Yeah, I know that phrase was already ...

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Ladybird Diner owner keeping busy with doughnuts while restaurant is closed

Lawrence, apparently, is a town that loves its doughnuts. It's a love that, when said doughnuts are offered up for free on a cloudy Tuesday ...

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Special Olympics Summer Games torch passes through Lawrence

In case you missed it ... An Olympic torch that began its journey in Greece passed through Lawrence on its way to the 2015 Special ...

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KU Office of Multicultural Affairs offering counseling, gathering today in response to Charleston church shootings

Kansas University's Office of Multicultural Affairs issued the following statement this morning in response to Wednesday's deadly shootings of nine black men and women at ...

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Area construction firm expands, completes deal to open new headquarters

The Lawrence construction industry may be getting a little more competitive. There’s news of a Eudora-based company expanding through a merger and opening up a ...

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Weekend Picks: Free State Festival; Tiki Night at Cinema A Go-Go; offbeat sports; JEFF the Brotherhood

Many Lawrence residents will be treating ALL of next week like an extended weekend as the massive Free State Festival launches on Monday. We've got ...

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Talk of a new dog park and a $10 per year dog license requirement for Lawrence; Quonset hut debate in East Lawrence on hold; city manager search update

There are, of course, dozens of reasons why you may see a fellow running with a milk bone in hand, yelling “come back, Toodles, come ...

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NASA grant will help get KU student’s drone radar system from lab to market

Lei Shi, an electrical engineering doctoral student at KU, is designing on-board collision-avoidance radar for small drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

A few months ago when I was interviewing Kansas University student Lei Shi for a story about his research on radar technology for small drones, ...

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Watch The Wandering Lake’s tranquil new music video

If The Wandering Lake isn't on your lazy summer playlist by now, it should be. A little bit experimental, a little bit folky and completely ...

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Summer’s pie: Strawberries and cream

Strawberries and Cream Pie

Summer, for me, is pools, hot dogs, garden salsa and strawberry pie. Not necessarily in that order. I am not much of a dessert eater, ...

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Summer football observations and video

There's still a few months before the start of football seasons for Lawrence High and Free State, but both schools have have been going full-speed ...

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Kansas City’s Jazz restaurant chain sets sights on Lawrence; keeping an eye on list of Gap stores to close; city to address questions about affordable housing tonight

UPDATE, 11 A.M.: I’ve gotten ahold of co-owner Damian Farris, and he has confirmed that the company has signed a lease to locate in the ...

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