The Lawrence Times

Mountain biking in Kansas? It exists, and it’s thriving: Meet Oona Nelson

Oona Nelson, 18, has played nearly every sport in the book. Throughout middle school and high school, she participated in soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and basketball. 

Kansas Reflector

Advocates gather to support former University of Kansas professor following his sentencing

Supporters of former University of Kansas professor Franklin Tao gathered in the cold wind and rain Wednesday outside the Robert J. Dole Federal Courthouse.

Who crushed Yosemite this year? Amity Warme did.

On a chilly spring evening in early April, Amity Warme and Brent Barghahn scrambled onto the summit of El Capitan, exhausted and overjoyed. 

The Lawrence Times

Lawrence school district students, staff and community members rally before school board meeting

Community members joined Lawrence school district staff and students in a rally outside district offices before the school board meeting Monday to voice their concerns regarding a budget cut proposal that included possible closures of multiple schools. 

Kansas Reflector

Lawrence police work with domestic violence center to prevent and identify human trafficking

In the years following a high-profile murder case, the Lawrence Police Department and The Willow Domestic Violence Center joined forces to help victims of human trafficking.

The Lawrence Times

Teen seeks immunity in shooting death of Lawrence 14-year-old

A Lawrence 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy is seeking immunity from prosecution, and a judge will hear that motion before the court considers prosecutors’ request to try the teen as an adult.

The Lawrence Times

‘The pain and the stains are still there’: Dedication set for marker to ensure Lawrence’s segregated history isn’t forgotten

The Lawrence Aquatic Center opened in 1969, providing relief to all from the brutal summer sun. More than 50 years later, the pool remains a beloved spot for people trying to escape the heat: dropslides, diving boards and a lap pool mean fun for all ages when temperatures skyrocket.

Kansas Reflector

Kansas faith leaders,environmentalists call for transparency around Keystone pipeline spill

Faith leaders joined environmental advocates and Kansas legislators for a vigil Monday at the Statehouse to call attention to TCEnergy’s lack of transparency regarding December’s Keystone pipeline spill, which dumped 588,000 gallons of crude oil in northern Kansas.

The Lawrence Times

Photos: Sammy Rae and The Friends play Halloween show at the Granada

Hundreds of Lawrencians showed up in costumes to see Sammy Rae and The Friends play Monday night at the Granada.


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