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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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Foodies can eat, drink, eat some more during the Free State Festival

The Free State Festival's Lawrence Mixology event June 23 at John Brown's Underground will feature a panel of local cocktail experts.

Attendees of next week's Free State Festival should have their fill of music, art, film and ideas. And the festival's making sure all the foodies ...


Sixers slowing down Joel Embiid’s recovery process

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid of Cameroon shoots the ball prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Philadelphia. The Nets won 99-91. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Almost a year ago, coveted 7-foot NBA prospect Joel Embiid fractured a bone in his right foot. Proceeding with caution, Philadelphia elected to bring the ...


More than a dozen social service agencies recommended for cuts in city’s 2016 budget; downtown July 4 celebration planned; satellite treasurer’s office moving

Wipe off whatever that was that splattered on you from the state’s budget process, and get ready to dive into the city of Lawrence’s budget ...

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KU law professor running for KCMO city council

Quinton Lucas

With the Kansas City, Mo., City Council election closing in, a Kansas University law professor appears likely to win a seat. Quinton Lucas, KU associate ...

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Kansas only program to produce three different NBA Finals MVPs

Boston's Paul Pierce hoists the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The Celtics crushed the Lakers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday in Boston, and Pierce was named MVP after the game. Pierce played at Kansas University from 1995 to 1998.

In the annals of momentous NBA feats, nothing stands out quite like winning The Finals. Hoisting that Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy sets the all-time ...


All eyes now on Kansas Senate

The Kansas Senate is expected to take up a tax bill Friday which, if it passes, could bring the 2015 legislative session to a close ...

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Lawrence-based hamburger chain expanding into Kansas City; a 1,000-foot water slide coming to town; area swimmer signs pro contract with adidas

You know me, I’m always looking for an excuse to wear my Hamburglar outfit, so my ears perked up when I heard news of a ...

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Hornets bring in Kelly Oubre Jr. for individual workout

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. smiles after some hustle on the defensive end turned the ball over to the Jayhawks during the first half, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The Charlotte Hornets — owners of the No. 9 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft — had Kelly Oubre Jr. in for an individual workout ...


Young musicians inspire and thrill at Girls Rock! Showcase

"We might (expletive) up a little bit, and we’re not sorry. Because we’re girls and we’re not perfect.” Those defining words are the brave statement ...


Brownback urges GOP to reach consensus; sets Monday deadline

Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to a rare joint caucus of House and Senate Republicans, urging them to reach agreement on a tax plan as soon as possible. He said Monday, June 15, is the deadline for passage of a plan.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback made an impassioned plea Thursday for House and Senate Republicans to reach agreement on a plan to balance the budget before ...

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Waffle Iron taking things slow at new location, with sweet and savory surprises in store

The Hank Benedict at Waffle Iron, 7 E. Seventh St.

When it comes to mastering the art of waffles — or, to clarify, a waffle house — it’s best to take things slowly. That’s the ...


Ben McLemore venturing into rap

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) drives against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

When you hear the name Ben McLemore and the word mixtape used together, you might assume a YouTube highlight reel awaits: 3-pointers, drives to the ...


Loss of Corey Avery brings questions to KU’s RB position

Kansas running back Corey Avery is dropped to the ground by Texas Tech defenders Jalen Barnes (19) and Pete Robertson (10) during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

For years, the one constant with the Kansas University football team — other than all of the losing, of course — has been the Jayhawks' ...


Take a look at the new 31st Street and rebuilt Haskell Avenue; federal figures give Kansas economy middling rank; BBQ contest this weekend

Perhaps you are like me and you vaguely remember a street — I think it was called 31st Street — that would take you between ...

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Lawmakers, frustrated by failure of tax bill, mulling what to do next

Several key Kansas lawmakers were clearly frustrated Thursday morning after the House defeated a $403 million tax bill to balance the budget, and some said ...

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Dear Hollywood: Stop getting our hopes up

"Jurassic World"

Hope is a dangerous thing, and with its never-ending stream of sequels and franchise reboots, Hollywood preys on its audience’s hope in the most cynical ...


Weekend Picks: 9 Del grand opening party; ‘True West’ (again); sci-fi book signings; PorchFest KC; Richard’s Rock Camp concert; The Melvins

Exterior LED lights Illuminati the 9 Del Lofts.

Expect the all-encompassing Free State Festival to dominate local coverage for the next few weekends. In the meantime, peruse another varied selection of events below ...


House offers ‘trailer’ bill; process may be dicey

Republican leaders in the Kansas House offered their "trailer bill" proposal Wednesday afternoon that could pave the way for lawmakers to end the 2015 session. ...

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Brownback urges passage of tax bill and trailer bill

Gov. Sam Brownback talks with Rep. Jan Pauls, R-Hutchinson, outside the House chamber. Afterwards, he told reporters he is urging lawmakers to pass the Senate's tax plan, along with a trailer bill to clean up provisions that many lawmakers find objectionable.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging the Kansas House to pass the Senate's tax bill, along with any "trailer" bill that's needed to clean up ...

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