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With help from a federal grant, Haskell Indian Nations University is establishing a center on campus dedicated to progressing local Native American-owned businesses.
Taryn Wells, 14, has earned the 2020 Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year Award for her community work and leadership in Lawrence.
Former Lawrence police officer Jonathan Gardner was arrested Friday on suspicion of more than two dozen criminal counts, including an alleged on-duty rape and two dozen counts of official misconduct and unlawful acts with computers.
Prosecutors have filed a new case against a former Lawrence police officer, David Shane Williams, this time including a felony. A misdemeanor case against Williams was dropped last year.
A new heart has given Marion Belcher, 2020 Galluzzi Volunteer of the Year, more time to help feed the community.
The Douglas County DA’s office is seeking to expand its alternatives to incarceration by establishing a restorative justice program intended to give a voice to victims and reduce recidivism.
With the clock ticking on Douglas County’s goal of eliminating functional homelessness in 2023, a new report reveals disparities; among them, Black and Indigenous people are experiencing homelessness at rates nearly 3-5 times higher than the general population.
A proposed budget cut for the Lawrence schools’ AVID program would mean that one instructor at each high school would teach all AVID elective sections and train other teachers in AVID strategies.
Lawrence quilter and historian Marla Jackson tells powerful stories of Black resistance and freedom through textile art with vibrant colors, patterns and pieces of history.
With school closures off the table for now, Lawrence’s Save Our Schools 497 group is now focused on finding a stopgap to make it through the year, looking at the district’s long-term financial health, and ensuring the community’s involvement in these processes.
A man was charged Thursday with allegedly attempting to have someone killed — a charge that comes two and a half months after a Douglas County jail cell search that the man’s defense attorney says violated his client’s constitutional rights.
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