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A doctor as KU chancellor? Colleagues say Girod's medical background will translate to entire university

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Douglas Girod may face a learning curve on the university’s main campus, where stakeholders say they’re optimistic about his leadership and listening skills. But people who have worked alongside Girod at the KU Medical Center say his medical experience, integrity and consensus-building abilities will translate to lead the entire university.

World War I in Lawrence: City Commission declares 'Registration Day' holiday

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Military recruitment following the U.S. entry into the war had been slow but steady in the Lawrence area.

Editorial: Better handling of crises

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Legislature is to be commended for approving House Bill 2053, which gives law enforcement the option to use licensed crisis intervention centers as an alternative to incarceration when appropriate.

Opinion: A portentous election in the Peach State

Sun, 28 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

By the time Georgia’s 6th District votes in the June 20 special congressional election, $40 million — perhaps more than $130 per ballot — will have been spent to pick one-435th of one-half of one of the three branches of one of America’s governments.

Venters adds another title

Sat, 27 May 2017 23:40:25 -0500

After winning the girls Class 6A section of the 3,200 meters on Friday night at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium, Free State senior Emily Venters added one more state title to her resume with a first-place finish in the 1,600 meters on Saturday to round out her tenure with the Firebirds.

Escobar, Moustakas power Royals, 5-2

Sat, 27 May 2017 21:05:27 -0500

The Kansas City Royals are feeling a little better after a couple successful days in Cleveland.

Groups unite to open high tunnel in Pittsburg

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:56:06 -0500

Members from Live Well Crawford County, Kansas State University Research and Extension, the Career and Technical Education Center of Crawford County and the Crawford County Commission officially cut the ribbon on the high tunnel on the CTEC property Monday.

New Kansas House member chosen for Derby/Mulvane area

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:30:46 -0500

A lawyer who worked for Secretary of State Kris Kobach will replace his father-in-law in the Kansas House.

Kansas woman fights to keep state fair champion lamb title

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:28:47 -0500

A northern Kansas woman is fighting a decision by state fair officials to strip her champion lamb title and winnings because of alleged performance enhancement.

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:39:05 -0500

Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities.

TCU blanks KU baseball, 6-0

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:05:08 -0500

Brian Howard pitched a four-hit shutout, and TCU defeated Kansas, 6-0, to knock the Jayhawks out of the Big 12 baseball tournament Friday night in Oklahoma City.

Garden Variety: Garden Tour offers landscaping ideas

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Visiting established gardens offers the opportunity to see firsthand what plants grow well in the Lawrence area, which plants make the best combinations, what landscape plants really look like at maturity (instead of the cute little baby plants at the garden center), and how to deal with certain yard and garden challenges. The Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners are offering that opportunity through their biennial Garden Tour to be held June 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fix-It Chick: Knowing how to avoid snakes a handy skill

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Ninety percent of all snakes are harmless, but one in 50,000 people die from a snake bite each year. Knowing how to avoid snakes is a handy skill to have.

Opinion: Magical thinking must stop now

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The Trump Administration’s new budget proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and other programs that benefit the poorest Americans, while rewarding the super rich. This is to be expected, but there is more. The proposal forecasts 3 percent annual growth in the coming years: about twice what economists predict.

Opinion: Why Middle East peace starts in Saudi Arabia

Sat, 27 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

The quixotic American pursuit of Middle East peace is a perennial. It invariably fails, yet every administration feels compelled to give it a try. The Trump administration is no different.

Bonifacio boosts Royals, 6-4

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:51:23 -0500

Jorge Bonifacio couldn’t stop smiling after leading the Kansas Royals to a comeback victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night.

Firebirds’ Venters 3,200 champion

Fri, 26 May 2017 23:40:13 -0500

Free State senior Emily Venters found herself in an old, but familiar position in the Class 6A girls 3,200-meter run of the state track and field meet on Friday at Wichita State’s Cessna Stadium.

Volunteer opportunities: Child abuse prevention group seeks project leader

Fri, 26 May 2017 22:18:18 -0500

The Child Abuse Prevention Task Force is a collaboration of more than 40 local social service agencies and community members that have an interest in preventing child abuse and neglect in Douglas County.

'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:12:27 -0500

Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback in police-community relations.

Natural dye gardens easy, inexpensive

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:51:08 -0500

As interest in eco-friendly products and methods grows, it’s no surprise that many artists and other creative types are planting natural dye gardens.