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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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Friends and family take a slow ride to honor Jesse Del Campo

Friends and family members took a slow ride to honor Jesse Del Campo. The 56 year old owner of Slow Ride Roadhouse was killed during a Motorcycle ride with a friend early Sunday morning. Adam Bryant, who is a long-time friend, said there isn’t a bad thing to say about …

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Temps break 100: ways to beat the heat in Lawrence

With temperatures hitting above 100 degrees Friday, locals around town did their best to beat the heat. While large crowds spent hours at the Lawrence Aquatic Center, others tried to avoid the outdoors altogether. Lawrence resident David Wilkinson says to beat the heat, he just stays inside. So does resident …

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K-State students brings veterinary services to area animal shelters

Kansas State University students from the Shelter Medicine Program are on the road to provide surgical services for nonprofit and municipal animal shelter organizations. Kansas State University’s veterinary students spend two weeks on the mobile unit rotation, providing free surgery and veterinary care to different humane societies in the central …

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New details emerge in fatal motorcycle accident

New details emerge in the fatal motorcycle accident involving, 56-year old Jesse Del Campo. Del campo and Lawrence police officer, 51-year old Robert Heafey were traveling Westbound in the 1600 block of North 1550 road when a deer ran out in front of Heafey. Heafey swerved to miss the deer, …

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