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Lawrence and area events for Friday, Jan. 18

Today, Jan. 18 AARP Driver Safety, Senior Center at Peaslee Tech, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2920 Haskell Ave. Library Storytime (ages 3 and older), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence PUblic Library, 707 Vermont St. Community Resource Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Meeting Room B, Lawrence Public Library, 707 ...

Less beef, more beans: Experts say the world needs a new diet

NEW YORK — A hamburger a week, but no more — that's about as much red meat people should eat to do what's best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world's diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. Dairy foods ...

Furloughed federal workers can seek unemployment benefits

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Labor is recommending that federal employees who are furloughed because of the partial government shutdown should apply for unemployment benefits. The department said in a news release Thursday that unemployment insurance was created to help people who are ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 17

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 200 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

All the performers at this year’s Busker Fest will be women

A popular annual festival in downtown Lawrence is going to look a little different this year. The 12th annual Lawrence Busker Festival, scheduled for May 24-26, will feature only female performers, organizer Richard Renner said Wednesday. Renner decided to go with such a lineup after Linsey ...

Gov. Kelly’s budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that would commit Kansas to higher spending on public schools, expand its Medicaid health insurance program — and cut the state’s annual funding for public pensions to help pay for her initiatives. Kelly’s release ...

Lawrence and area events for Thursday, Jan. 17

Today, Jan. 17 Willow Drop-In, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., Atrium Study Room, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Toddler Storytime (ages 2-3), 9:30-10 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. “After the Election: Children’s Issues in Kansas,” featuring Annie McKay, 11:30 a.m., ...

Cost estimate for pared-down Douglas County Jail expansion is $23M

Douglas County commissioners once hoped for a $44 million plan to expand and modernize the local jail. On Wednesday, the interim county administrator cautiously produced a new estimate of $23 million for complete construction and furnishing of a pared-down version of the expansion, which has ...

East Ninth Street art project team to hold second community meeting

The project team facilitating the addition of art to East Ninth Street will hold its second of three community input meetings Thursday. The Community Visioning Workshop will include a conversation about potential art projects and installations along East Ninth Street, according to a news ...

Survey seeks input on design of Lawrence’s first bike boulevards

The city of Lawrence is looking for residents’ input on the design of the city’s first bike boulevards, which will modify two city streets to make them user-friendly for cyclists and pedestrians. The city has released a survey that asks residents to identify the top three features they ...

Event at KU invites girls and their mothers to dive into STEM

A free upcoming event is geared toward middle school-age girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Make It Happen KU is a half-day conference for girls in fifth through eighth grades and their mothers or parental figures. It’s scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:45 ...