City Government

School board to consider proceeding on design negotiations for $87M bond projects

The Lawrence school board on Monday will vote on whether to proceed in contract negotiations with the three architecture firms interviewed for the district’s upcoming $87 million bond projects. District staff is asking board members to move forward in negotiations with architectural design ...

3 people dead, including toddler, following shooting southwest of Lawrence

Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were found dead Sunday, according to a news release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.Deputies responded to a reported shooting around 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of East 900 Road, southwest of Lawrence. In the driveway of a residence ...

Chef’s Choice: Pho with Lee Meisel

For this month’s edition of Chef’s Choice, Lee Meisel of Leeway Franks decided that Little Saigon Cafe was his spot for pho. Perhaps that's because Little Saigon owners Steve and Anna Nguyen have mastered the classic Vietnamese dish to the same degree that Meisel has mastered sausages and ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Aug. 15 meeting

Consent agenda• Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 08/08/17.• Receive minutes from various boards and commissions• Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be posted ...

Volunteer opportunities: Help kids head back to school

Agency: United Way of Douglas CountyContact: Shelly Hornbaker at volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org or at 785-865-5030, ext. 301The kids will soon head back to school. The United Way and education partner agencies have many opportunities to help ensure that they have the support they need to thrive in ...

Convention elects Lawrence-Douglas County sustainability coordinator to Kansas House

After being elected at a special convention Saturday, the newest member of the Kansas House said she would bring a message of sustainability to Topeka.Eileen Horn, the Lawrence-Douglas County sustainability coordinator, was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives at a convention of the ...

Lawrence City Commission to review incentives request for downtown grocery store

At its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will gets its first look at a multimillion-dollar incentives request from developers of a downtown grocery store and apartment project. As part of the incentives application, a development group led by Lawrence businessman Mike Treanor is ...

A sneak peek at KU’s newest dorm, Downs Residence Hall

Two years ago, the University of Kansas opened a pair of brand-new residence halls, Oswald and Self, in an effort to bring students together on Daisy Hill, the university’s on-campus housing hub. KU Student Housing has similar goals when it comes to Cora Downs Residence Hall, which opens ...

Kwik Shop employee shot; police seek public’s help in locating 2 suspects

Lawrence police are investigating after a Kwik Shop employee was shot during an attempted armed robbery early Friday morning outside the store at 3440 W. Sixth St.Officers were dispatched to the business shortly after 3:40 a.m.The victim, according to a news release Friday from Lawrence police, ...

J-W to include preseason basketball magazine as part of newspaper subscription

Subscribers to the Lawrence Journal-World will receive KUsports.com’s 2017-18 Basketball Preview Magazine with their Sunday, Oct. 1, edition of the newspaper.The 100-page glossy magazine includes a preview of the upcoming University of Kansas men’s basketball season and a look back at the ...

Legendary Tom Watson shares wisdom with young golfers in Eudora

Eudora — Not a drop of rain fell on the young golfers assembled at the Twin Oaks golf learning center to partake in a clinic given by one of the sport’s all-time greats. And right on cue, as Tom Watson was ready to start his lesson, a rainbow appeared high in the sky, off to his right.Can a ...

KU announces new interim vice chancellor for public affairs

The University of Kansas will soon have a new interim vice chancellor for public affairs. Reggie Robinson, director of KU’s School of Public Affairs and Administration, will assume his new role effective Aug. 14, KU announced earlier this week. Robinson, a KU alumnus, has led the School of ...

LMH offering community wellness grants for Tonganoxie, Baldwin City, Eudora

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is now accepting grant applications for community wellness projects in Baldwin City, Eudora and Tonganoxie, the hospital announced Wednesday. The grants will be awarded to programs or projects that enhance local health and wellness, according to LMH’s news release. ...