Staff blogs

Local health advocate raises idea of smoking ban in city parks, e-cigarette ban in certain city facilities

Walk your dog in the park? Sure. Toss a Frisbee around in the park? You bet. Conduct catapult-like experiments on a park Teeter Totter? Well ...

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Chuck Law’s final season at Free State a success

FSHS boys basketball coach Chuck Law instructs his team during a game against LHS on Friday, Feb. 27.

Chuck Law likely knew last week when he emerged from the visitors’ locker room at Shawnee Mission North High that he had just coached his ...


Joel Embiid suffers setback in injured right foot

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid chats up Kansas assistant coach Kurtis Townsend on the way to the locker room following the Jayhawks' 74-64 win over Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

At this point in what would have been his rookie season, no one expected Philadelphia rookie Joel Embiid to actually put on a 76ers uniform ...


New Lawrence ordinance would check criminal history of taxi cab drivers

Lawrence taxi cab drivers soon may have to get a new type of license, and, no, it isn’t one to take your taxi cab confession. ...

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Bill Self, Jayhawks turn their focus toward postseason

Coach Bill Self congratulates Kansas guard Frank Mason III after the Jayhawks overtime win over the West Virginia Mountaineers Tuesday, March 4.

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his Jayhawks finally can turn their focus to the postseason. At a press conference Monday in Allen Fieldhouse, ...


Kansas stays at No. 9 in Associated Press college basketball poll

Kansas center Hunter Mickelson (42) goes for a block against West Virginia guard Tarik Phillip (12) during the Jayhawks game against the West Virginia Mountaineers Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

Kansas stayed at No. 9 in the Associated Press college basketball poll, released today. Maryland replaced Wichita State at No. 8 and the Shockers dropped ...


Harmonizing sirens: The Ovaries-eez bring needed attention to Girls Rock Camp

The Ovaries-eez perform at the Replay Lounge on Friday

Women ruled the Replay stage on Friday night as part of a fundraiser to bring Girls Rock Camp to Lawrence. The night featured a stunningly ...


The Day After: Almost at Oklahoma

Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) guards Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (24) at the basket during the Jayhawks 75-73 loss to the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday.

Whether you want to talk about the defensive breakdown in the final seconds or the fact that a short-handed KU team nearly walked out of ...


Free State’s girls basketball season ends in sub-state finals; Thomas leads player ratings

Once Free State High girls basketball players look back upon their season, they will be proud of their accomplishments. They had the most regular season ...


Lawrence High boys basketball punches ticket to state; Roberts leads player ratings

Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis said he was proud and he was relieved. Justin Roberts said it was hands down his favorite basketball ...


Spring dates and other KU football notes

With temperatures warming and March Madness nearly upon us, those in the Kansas University football program have turned their eyes toward upcoming spring practices. First-year ...


These guys again: No. 15 Oklahoma

Kansas guard Kelly Oubre Jr. (12), forward Perry Ellis, and Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr., right, battle for a rebound with Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins (11) and Oklahoma TaShawn Thomas (35) during the first half on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma Sooners hoped Saturday’s regular-season finale at home against perennial power Kansas would decide the 2015 Big 12 championship. However, two road losses ...


Ponyboy returns from a dark place

Ponyboy at the Replay Lounge on March 5.

"This next one's called I hate myself and I wanna die." Ponyboy went away for a little while. We don't know where they've been, but ...


Lawrence High girls basketball picks up sub-state road win; Pope tops player ratings

Lawrence High's girls basketball players had revenge on their minds when they took the court on Thursday in the first round of sub-state against Shawnee ...


Local butcher to open sausage shop and restaurant near Ninth and Iowa; Kansas Food Truck Festival to make Lawrence return; city getting high bids for big projects

It won’t be long before it is time to fire up the grill, double up on the cholesterol medicine and stock up on the meat. ...

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Merchants chef serving up food-beer pairings at That Dam Beer Event

Menu courtesy of Merchants Pub & Plate

Listen up, beer lovers: We're going to let you in on a little secret. If you missed out on securing tickets to Friday's That DAM ...


Former KU pole vaulter Jordan Scott going for gold… and green

Jordan Scott competes in the pole vault event during the Kansas Relays Friday at Memorial Stadium.

For most people, the next summer Olympics, set for 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, remain in the distant future. But not for former Kansas ...


One way to escape sequel onslaught? Marx Madness!

Playing this week at Liberty Hall is that oh-so-rare of beasts, the art-house sequel. “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith ...


Bill Self: Big 12 champion Jayhawks going to OU to win

Kansas coach Bill Self hugs Devonte Graham (4) after a 76-69 win over the West Virginia Mountaineers Tuesday, March 4, 2015 at Allen Fieldhouse..

Just one game remains in the regular season for Bill Self’s Kansas basketball team, and his Jayhawks (24-6 overall, 13-4 Big 12) already have sole ...


Weekend Picks III: Dwight Twilley and Josh Berwanger; Girls Rock Lawrence benefit; Kansas Craft Beer Expo; Taproom poetry

Readers, do you have a ticket for the sold-out Kansas Craft Beer Expo in LFK this weekend? We hope you do. If not, however, there ...