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Kansas high school students head to White House Correspondents’ Dinner–KU professor goes with them

Early Friday morning while it was still dark out, six Pittsburg High School students set out for the Kansas City airport. Their destination? Washington D.C.—for the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “It’s definitely a crazy experience and once in a lifetime experience,” Pittsburg HS junior Maddie Baden said. Her classmate, …

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The Lawrence Arts Center celebrates young artists

The Lawrence Arts Center hosted its annual Vanguard Awards featuring the artwork of students from USD 497. Director of youth education at the arts center, Neal Barbour, said many were anxious to see the student’s artwork. “There’s been such a buzz within the gallery by those hanging the show, but …

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KU Students Compete with Concrete Canoe

Although it may not seem possible, a team of KU engineers have built a canoe out of concrete. Co-captain Brittany Multer says that even though almost all of the canoe is concrete.They do add some extra materials to help it float. Even what seems to be paint on the canoe, …

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KU showing a film in Russian to promote culture diversity

It’s a film entirely in Russian and it’s being shown at KU. The Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian studies will show the film, “The Cherry Orchard.” The film has English subtitles, and it’s a way to promote cultural diversity in the Lawrence community. “You know KU is really …

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KU IT department sent out suspicious emails to inform students

Lawrence police confirming that an e-mail claiming that a person has a parking fine is not real and that it was sent out by KU IT department. The security office sent the email to faculty and staff pretending to be a hacker. It’s a way to make you aware of …

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United Way kicks off campaign to fund services for the community

United Way kicks off another campaign to fund services for the community. The non-profits goals remain the same – to ensure all students excel in school, promoting easy access to healthcare and moving people from crisis to financial stability. In order to meet those goals, they host campaigns to raise …

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Emergency storm sewer repair on 11th St. from Rhode Island to Connecticut to begin May 1

The city’s storm water crew is scheduled to begin replacement of the storm sewer pipe on the north side of 11th Street from Rhode Island to Connecticut Streets on May 1. This is an emergency repair due to the collapse of an existing clay tile pipe and because sections are …

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Street Closure on East 15th Street beginning May 1

Westbound 15th Street will be closed between Summit Street and Prospect Avenue, beginning Monday, May 1 through Monday, May 8. As it is currently, eastbound 15th Street will remain closed from Cadet Avenue to Lindenwood Lane through the end of May. The closure is due to the water main replacement …

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Residents react to police handlings after standoff earlier this month

A standoff earlier this month in Southwest Lawrence had some neighbors concerned with the way police handled the situation. On April 4, Lawrence police spent several hours on the 2500 block of Scottsdale. Resident Charles Gilmore says he was finishing his lunch when he noticed police officers taking cover on …

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University of Kansas hospital interested in Topeka facility

The University of Kansas Health System is interested in acquiring a financially troubled nonprofit hospital in Topeka. System President and CEO Bob Page told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in a letter Thursday that it would submit a proposal for the 378-bed St. Francis Health hospital in Topeka. Page said the …

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