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Police remind Pokémon trainers to stay alert while they’re attempting to be the best (like no one ever was)

I know you've got to catch 'em all. But before you put on that red and white hat and fingerless gloves and head out to find Pokémon about town, police are urging that you watch where you're going. Last week Pokémon Go launched. In case you're not ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 11 - CB Brandon Stewart

As we approach the Top 10 of this summer's list, it's back to the defensive side of the ball, where the Jayhawks return a bunch of players with significant experience who are expected to enjoy a much more productive season in 2016 than the ones they produced ... Continue reading

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Say something nice about Kansas Football: Jayhawks in middle of Big 12 pack for Class of 2017 recruiting

It’s too depressing to look behind to see where Kansas ranks in various Big 12 football categories. So why not look ahead? It will brighten the mood. Rivals.com ranks Kansas fifth among 10 Big 12 teams in Class of 2017 recruiting thus far and 42nd in the ... Continue reading

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Car dealership files plans to build along Sixth Street; Lawrence High and KU alumnus to be inducted into a worldwide hall of fame

Nothing said “eclectic Lawrence” quite like the limo service at Sixth and Colorado streets, which is right next door to the Lawrence Feed & Farm Supply store. In between the two is a tiny, red A-frame office building that is smaller than most of the limos. Well, ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Monday, July 11

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 7:21 a.m. Sunday to 5:39 a.m. Monday and includes 253 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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KU’s new plan for desk-side trash cans hinges on personal responsibility — and the fruit flies probably know it

In an effort to increase recycling and reallocate janitor hours, Kansas University has a new plan for employees’ workstation trash cans. However, its success will hinge on employees taking out their own trash. Started already at the new Capitol Federal Hall and rolling out building by building, ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Sunday, July 10

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:04 a.m. Saturday to 5:13 a.m. Sunday and includes 354 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Saturday, July 9

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:38 a.m. Friday to 5:49 a.m. Saturday and includes 398 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 12 - S Fish Smithson

Today's entry on the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016 list is a name that's both wildly familiar to KU fans and wildly unusual in the dictionary of baby names. It also belongs to one of KU's top returning players from 2015 and likely falls a little lower ... Continue reading

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Immense opportunity awaits Perry Ellis at Las Vegas summer league

Four years worth of work with Kansas basketball wasn’t enough to get Perry Ellis drafted into the NBA. Now the 22-year-old forward has a few days in Las Vegas to secure a spot in the league the hard way. A free agent playing for the Mavericks’ summer ... Continue reading

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Baldwin City’s Reflective Group dissolves as RG Fiber looks to grow; KDOT awards contract of work at Baldwin City Santa Fe Depot

Reflective Group, the Baldwin City cloud-based tech company that gave rise to RG Fiber, is going away as the CEO of both companies concentrates on managing the growth of the gigabit fiber company. Mike Bosch said Reflective Group, which he started with partners Casey Morford and Josh ... Continue reading

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Postcard from KU: Photos of major things being built, dug up while you’re away for the summer

For the Kansas University community members who’ve left campus for the summer, here are just a few snapshots of what’s going on construction-wise while you’re away. This should enable you a glimpse of the unusually high amount of construction activity without having to maneuver the labyrinth that ... Continue reading

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Kansas Farm Bureau endorses challenger against Huelskamp in Big First district

The political arm of Kansas Farm Bureau, the state's largest farm organization, is endorsing Great Bend physician [Roger Marshall][1] over incumbent [U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp][2] in the "Big First" congressional district in western Kansas. The announcement Friday deals a major blow to Huelskamp, a three-term incumbent. KFB ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Friday, July 8

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:04 a.m. Thursday to 5:27 a.m. Friday and includes 291 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading

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Charlaine Harris: Reaching a supernatural crossroads

I first discovered Charlaine Harris’ acclaimed [Southern Vampire Mysteries][1] (aka the Sookie Stackhouse series) while in college. At the time, I worked two jobs while finishing my bachelor’s degree, and I needed a vacation from the dense, academic drivel that consumed my evenings. Following a recommendation from ... Continue reading

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Veteran Drew Gooden waived by Washington

There could be one less ’Hawk in the NBA for Kansas basketball fans to follow next season. Washington waived veteran power forward Drew Gooden, a fan favorite in D.C., according to [CSN Mid-Atlantic’s report on the move][1]. One of the league’s charismatic journeymen, Gooden has played for ... Continue reading

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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 13 — DT D.J. Williams

From the most experienced projected starter on the defense, Marcquis Roberts, to the least experienced our series goes. From the deepest position on the defense to one with more question marks and less obvious depth at a position that relies more than any other on rotating players ... Continue reading

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Markieff Morris speaks out against Kevin Durant joining Golden State

Though he plays in the Eastern Conference for a team that didn’t make the playoffs last season, Washington forward Markieff Morris didn’t mind sharing his thoughts on back-to-back Western Conference champion Golden State adding superstar Kevin Durant in free agency this summer. [When reporters prodded the former ... Continue reading

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Grocery store adding full-service restaurant, bar; state fares poorly in income report, but Lawrence shows some positive signs

Grocery shopping may really get dangerous. What shall only be referred to as an “unfortunate Dorito incident” ( I still note there was no sign limiting how many bags a fellow could purchase, and my banker signed off on the line of credit) has pretty much barred ... Continue reading

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Police blotter for Thursday, July 7

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each morning the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6:33 a.m. Wednesday to 5:34 a.m. Thursday and includes 323 incidents. Each listing gives a date, ... Continue reading