Lawrence playwright Ric Averill’s most recent work takes him to his 1970s roots, back when he strummed his banjo and sang anti-war songs in the street. Back then, he was on a mission to stop the Vietnam War. Now he wants people to think more deeply about climate change.
Lawrence city commissioners balked Tuesday at the idea of adopting three years of increases to residents’ water, sewer and solid waste rates without receiving more information first.
Go dogs, go! To the pool, to the pool! Why? Will they work there? Will they play there? What is waiting for them at the outdoor public pool?
Lawrence city officials are recommending a 26% increase to customer utility bills over the course of the next three years.
The Vinland Fair is a free, 3-day event featuring old-fashioned activities such as scarecrow building, nail driving, hay bale throwing and tractor pulling — and, oh, the pies.
Lin Marando said her abusive partner drove her to Overland Park for her abortion four years ago. Her decision was nuanced and informed by her own life and body: she was only 20, and she has cystic fibrosis, making her pregnancy high risk.
It was just a few days before Christmas 2021. Olive Mitchell was on winter break from the fifth grade and she wasn’t feeling well. By the end of the day, she was in the hospital.
The organizer of a Lawrence production of “The Vagina Monologues” jokes that she called in every favor she’s ever had to get people to agree to talk about vaginas on a stage.
But “You have to do something with all of this fear and rage,” she said.
A couple who used to live in Lawrence and their 6-year-old daughter were killed by a gunman while on a family vacation at an Iowa state park Friday. They’re survived by a 9-year-old son.
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