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As the Lawrence community considers different strategies for a citywide response to the homelessness crisis, residents of a temporary campsite are living through the reality of the situation day to day.
One minute the practice gym echoes with jokes and laughter, and the next, it fills with rhythmic stomping and clapping. More than just an extracurricular activity, the Unity Step Team is cherished by its members.
After what critics call decades of underfunding, mental health reform is underway in Kansas. Here’s a Q&A on what it means for Bert Nash and its clients.
There’s a ”pediatric therapeutic desert” here in Lawrence, one mom says.
A play therapy provider says it’s a crisis “in the sense that there’s just not enough of us to do the work.”
A former Lawrence police officer has lost his law enforcement certification after he accessed criminal history information for his own gain, according to official documents.
As community members pressure the Lawrence Community Shelter to surge capacity from 50 to 125 people, team members at the shelter say they wish more people took the time to understand their decision-making process.
Business owners, housing advocates, and housed and unhoused community members filled Lawrence City Hall on Tuesday to speak out about the city’s handling of homelessness and management of the camp behind Johnny’s.
John Brown’s Underground, a craft cocktail lounge in downtown Lawrence, has made a creative addition to the local bar scene since it opened in 2014. But a city code designed to limit liquor sales downtown is now threatening the business’s future.
A Lawrence police detective was allegedly driving at three times the legal limit for alcohol when he struck a parked car in early September, according to court documents.
Just before midnight one night in early September, a 17-year-old Lawrence girl parked her SUV on a dead-end road, intent on killing herself. She was stopped, but getting the help she needs has been a struggle for her and her family.
When Kathy Lobb retires Monday, she’ll vacate her position at the Self Advocate Coalition of Kansas, but she’s not leaving the field. She’ll continue advocating for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After all, there’s still a bill named after her that she wants to see resurrected and turned into law.
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