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The Cuttin Up Barber Showcase brought hundreds of spectators to watch many of the area’s talented barbers compete at Venue 1235 in North Lawrence on Sunday.
The LMH Health Foundation has announced several recipients of an annual award that celebrates those who have provided significant service to the Lawrence hospital and support for community health care.
When Buhler teacher Sam Neill gave lawmakers her opinion on educational issues in the state on Monday, she was told by a lawmaker that people like her were the reason no one wanted to become teachers.
A plant on the southern edge of Kansas City makes most of the non-nuclear parts for nuclear weapons in the U.S. arsenal. That plant is expanding rapidly, spreading billions of federal dollars around the metro.
This year, 35 vendors will sell their creations at the LOLA (Ladies of Lawrence Artwork) Valentine’s Day show — so many that the event is being spread out over two days.
Kansas lawmakers are trying to retool juvenile justice laws to bring back more penalties for children who commit crimes. Supporters of the bill said it brings back accountability. Opponents see it as unforgiving and regressive.
”Somehow we just wrapped the fourth week of the 2023 Kansas legislative session. Tracking lawmakers’ antics sometimes feels like pounding a half-dozen slushies and taking a ride on a tilt-a-whirl,” Clay Wirestone writes in this Kansas Reflector column.
Wendo Kimori believes in walking the talk when it comes to equity work, so she’s doing just that. The Free State High School senior is reviving Lawrence’s NAACP Youth Council.
If you’re a cat purrson, we have good news. Brittanie Sinisgalli and Mary Costello have a shared dream that’s coming to fruition — to launch Lawrence’s very first cat cafe.
The Lawrence school district’s Futures Planning Committee members expressed frustration during their meeting Thursday evening, saying that the process to select and implement a budget cut proposal has felt performative rather than collaborative.
The state entered an agreement with Integra Technologies to provide $300 million of incentives for the company to build the plant and create 2,000 new jobs in Wichita. But the deal still hinges on federal funding.
Jordan Beber, 31, opened JB’s Tacos, a food truck, almost seven years ago. He recently made the jump into a brick and mortar venture in downtown Lawrence, preparing eclectic dishes that combine flavors from around the world.
”The longest drive of my life was the 30-minute drive with my wife and newborn son home from the hospital in Topeka. … They give you some basic instruction at the hospital, but after that, you’re on your own,” Will Averill writes in this column from the Children’s Community Center.
Performance artist Gabrielle Civil will perform her latest work, “The Déjà Vu,” during an upcoming visit to KU.
The Kansas GOP is testing the waters with new legislation meant to discredit the LGBTQ community, activists say, with bills seeking to criminalize gender-affirming care and drag show performances for children, and a revised ban on transgender athletes.
A controversial physician and author urged the Kansas Legislature to ban hospitals and medical schools from compelling students and employees to pledge allegiance to critical race theory, affirmative action and diversity, equity and inclusion programs.
Hundreds of workers have been hustling around the clock to recover oil for two months after the Keystone pipeline spill. Some landowners want more information about the cleanup and about why the pipeline broke.
Forty furry friends have been waiting 40 days or more at the Lawrence Humane Society, hoping to find their families. An adoption special this weekend aims to make that happen.
Kansas Supreme Court justices raised concerns Wednesday about the “chilling” effect a 2021 law could have on League of Women Voters volunteers and others who participate in voter registration drives.
“Recent actions by KU administrators have left many wondering how much the current KU leadership values historic buildings and landscapes on campus,” Lawrence Preservation Alliance leaders write in this column.
U.S. Rep. Tracey Mann, the Republican who represents the “Big First” district of Kansas in Congress, is heading to Lawrence for a town hall Monday morning.
Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach plans to sue President Joe Biden’s administration over the lesser prairie chicken, calling federal protections for the bird illegal and potentially devastating to landowners and businesses in the state.
A Douglas County program is switching to a lottery system to distribute funding for residents in need of rent and utility assistance sooner than planned. Applications are open now.
Election officials debunked ideas of so-called ballot mules stuffing dozens of votes into drop boxes, reassuring lawmakers Tuesday that the boxes are already secure during a hearing fraught with election security concerns and misinformation.