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Equity, transparency among main points in USD 497 goal-setting meeting

Ahead of Monday night’s regular school board meeting, USD 497 held its annual goal setting meeting. The board focused on three main areas for setting goals: not surprisingly, one key point was equity work. The board discussed moving the equity work “to the next level,” by applying it to the …

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Junior Olympics Draw More Than 30,000 Guests

The USA Track and Field National Junior Olympic Championships start today. And more than 30-thousand people are expected in town this week. The junior Olympics Championship welcomes the nation’s top track and field athletes between ages of 7 and 18. Bob Sanner, executive director of Lawrence Sports Corporation, says the …

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Construction along W. 23rd St. impacts more than just drivers

Flashing stoplights, orange cones, and heavy traffic are along W. 23rd St. as the city works to replace water lines, and conduct sanitary sewer and storm water replacements. Some like Walt Bickley, owner of Lawrence Motorcycle Shop, said these repairs are necessary. “It will be great because when it floods …

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Lawrence Humane Society launches crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for new shelter

The Lawrence Humane Society announced today the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to raise $150,000 for the organization’s new animal shelter facility. The new, state-of-the-art shelter will address the significant challenges faced in the organization’s existing facility, allowing LHS to save more lives. The Lawrence Humane Society has already raised …

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Ex-Lawrence nightclub owner pleads guilty to sex trafficking

The owner of a closed Lawrence nightclub pleaded guilty to operating a sex trafficking operation in several states. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said Monday in a news release that 43-year-old Frank Boswell, of Topeka, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. He is the former owner of …

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Kansas safety law could shut down some amusement rides

A new amusement ride law would affect more than a dozen counties in western Kansas that have home-owned carnivals and rides. The Hutchinson News reports that Gov. Sam Brownback signed the bill in April following the death of a 10-year-old who rode a giant water slide in Kansas City. The …

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Kansas Sen. Roberts pushing to move GOP health plan forward

Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts is working with fellow Republicans on legislation to overhaul health care even as fellow Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran grabs national headlines for helping to stall the effort. Roberts acknowledged during an Associated Press interview that he’s not happy with parts of the latest version of the …

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Contest winner disqualified over pro-Trump Instagram post

A Kansas makeup artist says she won a national contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty but was later disqualified because of her Instagram post supporting Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. The Wichita Eagle reports screenshots taken by Gypsy Freeman show she won the Instagram contest last month. The victor was …

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