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Langston Hughes award winners wrote about bees, racism

The winners of this year’s Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards wrote about the decline of bees and experiencing racism while growing up in Australia. Kate Lorenz, the events coordinator for the Lied Center, won the fiction writing contest for her short story "Beekeeping," and Tracey ...

Less prevalent type of arthritis can be devastating

Arthritis pain affects millions of Americans every year. Many types of arthritis can alter our quality of life, with osteoarthritis being the most common form in the United States. You may have heard of rheumatoid arthritis as well. However, there is one type of arthritis that isn’t talked ...

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America’s chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him ...

Douglas County resident finishes in top 10 for national young farmers award

A Douglas County farmer recently earned recognition as one of the top young farmers in the country. Scott Thellman, owner of Juniper Hill Farms, finished in the top 10 for the American Farm Bureau’s annual Achievement Award, Cole Staudt, a spokesman for the American Farm Bureau, told the ...

Local film about immigration in Garden City wins festival award

A locally made film about immigration has won an award at the 2020 Borrego Springs Film Festival in Southern California. The film, “Strangers in Town,” co-directed by Lawrence resident Stephen Lerner and Reuben Aaronson of Los Angeles, won the People’s Choice Documentary award. Lerner ...

Crave special section: On the menu in Lawrence

A NOTE FROM EDITOR CHAD LAWHORN: Lawrence seems to love restaurants. They’ve become a part of our identity, in some ways, and certainly a major part of our entertainment scene. With that in mind, we wanted to do something that gave readers a bit more of an extended look at Lawrence restaurant ...

More snow, rain expected in Lawrence this week

The Lawrence area will see several chances for snow and rain before the weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Wednesday for Douglas County and other portions of northeast Kansas. The weather service predicts total snow accumulations ...

Four ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. this week in Lawrence

Lawrence’s annual weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. will include a lecture on Emmett Till, a second line band march at KU and music from the St. Luke AME Baptist church at New York Elementary’s MLK Chili Feed. Here’s a schedule of some of the events for this week: Monday, ...

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Friday, Jan. 17

Have a closing, cancellation or postponement to report? Please email it to closings@ljworld.com. The following will be closed Friday, Jan. 17. Last updated: 11:26 p.m. Thursday • University of Kansas - Lawrence, Edwards and Leavenworth campuses. • Lawrence public school district USD ...

Go, See, Do: Whirlwind Shakespeare, Kaw Valley Eagles Day and more

Last updated at 1:05 p.m. Friday Three actors. Thirty-seven plays. Ninety-seven minutes. “The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged),” a comedic romp through the Bard’s plays (and sonnets!), opens Friday at Theatre Lawrence. Director Doug Weaver described the plot as three friends ...

Winter weather may cause slick commute Friday morning

Snow and ice may create hazardous conditions for Lawrence residents' Friday morning commute. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and other eastern portions of the state from midnight until noon Friday. The weather service warns that ...

Lawrence’s Busker Festival to be a day longer this year

A loss of a city grant had some people concerned that Lawrence’s annual Busker Festival would suffer, but the festival’s organizer has announced that the event will actually expand by a day this May. “I came downtown last year on Monday after the festival and found crowds of people, ...