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Two of Douglas County’s top law enforcement officials have reached an agreement following a long dispute over access to information contained in deputies’ personnel files.
An interactive simulation on Wednesday highlighted the challenges faced by individuals transitioning from a life of incarceration into the community.
Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the Lied Center for the annual First Nations Students Association (FNSA) Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival, which was filled with activities, including dance contests throughout the day, educational lectures, story time and more.
Indigenous educators and administrators shared potential benefits and possible pitfalls in crafting and delivering land acknowledgements during a virtual panel discussion this week.
The Kaw Nation’s Sacred Red Rock will soon be returned to its rightful owners and location, thanks to a $5 million grant to support the project.
A man who was originally charged with raping his 17-year-old stepdaughter was sentenced on Friday to 19 months of probation after reaching a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office.
The future of WRAP, the Lawrence school district’s in-school mental and behavioral health program, remains up in the air for the 2022-23 academic year.
A judge on Tuesday bound a 25-year-old Texas man over for trial on a charge of raping a woman while she was too intoxicated to give consent, but the man’s defense attorney questions whether investigators collected evidence effectively to support the case.
Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday raised questions about a coroner’s theory that “depolarization” in an infant’s brain had caused instantaneous death at the hands of a child care provider.
Soledad Edison, 17, has been inspiring conversations of equity in the classroom since middle school. Now a junior at Free State, he has a passion for connecting with diverse people and finding solutions to issues facing marginalized students.
Lawrence school district librarians and library media assistants were “blindsided” Wednesday after being informed that two-thirds of their jobs were being cut, even before the school board has made any final budget cut decisions.
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