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City funding for body cameras on track

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Though potential funding is in place to purchase body cameras for the Lawrence Police Department, exactly how and when the cameras would be used has not been determined.

Lawrence City Commission candidate profile: Matthew Herbert

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Candidate and incumbent Lawrence City Commissioner Matthew Herbert is no stranger to voting against the grain, but he hopes people have noticed more than that.

School board to discuss search process for new superintendent

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

When the Lawrence school board meets Monday, it will make the first step in a lengthy search process to find the district’s new superintendent.

Latest Douglas County court filings for July 24, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Latest Douglas County court filings for marriages, divorces, bankruptcies and foreclosures.

Editorial: More money for lawmakers

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

It would be reasonable for the Kansas Legislature to pursue a pay increase in a future session.

Opinion: John McCain is a true U.S. patriot

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

In this unheroic era when prominent American males prove their abiding patriotism by prominently displaying an American flag pin in the lapel of their suit jacket, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., remains seriously out of step.

Opinion: Wild blue yonder ain’t what it used to be

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The aircraft arrayed around the spacious lawn of Maxwell Air Force Base, home of the Air University, mostly represent long-retired types. The largest, however, is a glistening B-52 bomber, which represents a still-employed component of the Air Force’s aging fleet: The youngest B-52 entered service in 1962. Sons have flown the same plane their fathers and grandfathers flew.

Library display explores history of City Moon, Lawrence's homegrown satirical newspaper

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

David Ohle has plenty of favorites from his tenure at the now-defunct City Moon newspaper, though you won’t see those headlines at the Lawrence Public Library’s exhibit on the bizarre broadsheet. “A lot of the good ones were selected out,” Ohle says of his best-loved stories from City Moon, which published 18 issues between 1973 and 1985.

Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:34:10 -0500

A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of an Instagram post supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy.

Despite suspension, Sooners have high hopes for Amani Bledsoe

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:29:05 -0500

Former Lawrence High football standout Amani Bledsoe didn't finish his freshman season at Oklahoma the way he wanted.

Chris Thompson, hottest Saturday putter in Omaha, slips into deep freeze Sunday

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:27:38 -0500

Omaha — Same man, same putter, same caddie, same greens. Couldn’t miss Saturday, couldn’t make one Sunday. It even happens to men so skilled they make their livings playing golf.

Lawrence avoids much damage from Saturday storms; cooler temps on horizon

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:21:13 -0500

Lawrence escaped damaging winds that accompanied the storm that brought cooler temperatures to northeast Kansas.

After years of planning and collaboration, Lawrence in spotlight as Junior Olympics championships kick off

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:00:12 -0500

Bob Sanner was working Sunday morning on two-and-a-half hours of sleep as he helped put final details in place for the 2017 USA Track & Field National Junior Olympics National Championships.

Thousands in Kansas City area lose power after storms

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:34:20 -0500

Thousands of people remain without power in the Kansas City area after severe thunderstorms moved through the area overnight.

Be seen? Mission accomplished for hundreds of AAU players at Hardwood Classic in Lawrence

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:03:25 -0500

Above the entrance to Sports Pavilion Lawrence this weekend hung a huge banner announcing the Hardwood Classic AAU basketball tournament that simply said #BeSeen. That was the goal for the players from the more than 250 teams that invaded Lawrence over the weekend for the second, and best, event of its kind in Lawrence’s shiny new facility, and that was incredibly easy to do given the impressive list of college coaches who made the trip to evaluate some of the top talent in the next few recruiting classes. By Matt Tait

Opinion: GOP tackles nonexistent problem

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:00:00 -0500

A little context is critical here. It would be too easy to dismiss Donald Trump’s Commission on Electoral Integrity as superfluous evidence of the intellectual erosion of the Republican Party.

Editorial: An utter waste of time, money

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Amid all of the challenges facing President Donald Trump, ferreting out voter fraud in the U.S. should be near the bottom. Yet there the president was last week, heralding the first meeting of the almost comical Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

Your Turn: Editorial on Peaslee Tech was short-sighted

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Recent articles have acknowledged Peaslee Tech’s benefit to our community and the value for economic development to Lawrence and Douglas County. Several aspects of the July 17 editorial, however, missed the point about Peaslee Tech’s role for Lawrence and the county.

World War I in Lawrence: A visit from a special war baby

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

A Lawrence couple enjoyed a visit this month from a special war baby.

Two fair housing meetings to be held this week

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The city of Lawrence and the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority will hold two fair housing meetings this week.