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Winners of 2023 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards announced

The winners of the 2023 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards have been announced: poet Kayla Cooper and fiction writer Jenea Havener. The annual award, co-sponsored by The Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center, honors the work of Hughes, who spent his childhood in Lawrence. The ...

A routine mammogram caught LMH patient’s cancer early

In spring of 2022, KC Atchinson got her routine mammogram — and then got some news that no one is ever quite ready to hear. “This is your friendly reminder to get those regular health screenings, my loves,” she posted on Facebook in April 2022. “Found out yesterday I have breast ...

Lawrence Youth of the Year ceremony set for Thursday; 5 candidates vying for honor

Five local high school students will vie for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence’s 2023 Youth of the Year award next week, including last year's winner of the statewide Youth of the Year contest. This year's local Youth of the Year ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Liberty ...

An opera, a talent show, an acclaimed film and more events in Lawrence this weekend

This weekend's local events include a screening of an award-winning film, an Italian opera at the University of Kansas and many more fun shows on the stage and screen. In addition to the events listed here, don’t miss out on Lawrence Restaurant Week, which runs through Jan. 29 and will ...