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Gov. Laura Kelly is urging a new COVID-19 school safety workgroup to focus on policies that will not only keep Kansas children and staff healthy but in the classroom, after hundreds of infections were reported in school districts across the state.
The Lawrence school district has added to its website a table of current COVID-19 cases and quarantines for students and staff. As of Monday, it showed a total of 309 in quarantine.
After teasing University of Kansas greenhouse manager Sam Sumpter for a few days in a row, a rare corpse flower bloomed late Sunday night.
State Rep. Mark Samsel negotiated a deal with Franklin County prosecutors resulting in probation for guilty pleas to three counts of misdemeanor disorderly conduct emerging from strange physical and verbal encounters with students at Wellsville High School.
Joe Reitz, who helped start Family Promise of Lawrence, said the organization was providing emergency shelter and services to nearly two dozen families prior to the coronavirus outbreak. More recently, he said, the nonprofit was struggling to care for more than 85 families.
The University of Kansas has selected the chief of the Rose Hill Police Department and former interim chief of Wichita PD to lead the office of public safety, according to a news release Monday.
Insects continue to be prolific, with lots of monarchs and other butterflies, dragonflies, cicadas, grasshoppers, mantids and walking sticks, and katydids and moths after dark. Help tag monarchs from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center.
The Lawrence school board at its meeting Monday will hold budget hearings, consider retention bonuses for most staff and more.
University of Kansas students, faculty and staff members called on administrators to mandate vaccines on campus during a rally Sunday, expressing concerns about the ongoing surge of the delta variant of COVID-19.
“Not In Our Honor will continue our protest outside the stadium in addition to other signage around the city. … Apply the NFL’s ‘zero tolerance’ for on-field use of racial and homophobic slurs to all races and ethnic groups, especially Native Peoples,” the coalition writes in this piece.
Where you find injustice in Lawrence, you may also find Tasha Neal, organizing a resistance.
As the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Eudora residents shared their memories of that day in 2001 that have stayed with them ever since.
Leaders of the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association were reeling Friday night, nearly a week after multiple pieces of the KU Common Work of Art were vandalized — not only because of the destruction of the Native exhibit, but because they feel the situation hasn’t garnered enough attention from KU administrators.
The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has agreed to pay the American Civil Liberties Union and other attorneys $1.9 million in fees and expenses for a five-year legal battle over an unconstitutional restriction on voter registrations.
A month ago, Sam Sumpter was just starting a new job as the KU greenhouse manager. Now he’s getting ready for one of the most exciting weekends that the greenhouse has seen.
“Multiple pronouns can be elusive. Pronouns are confusing and when you throw more than one into the mix, they can get even more difficult to grasp,” Kimberly Lopez writes in this column.
“Featuring vegetarian curries, South Indian dishes and an expected array of South Asian cuisine, Globe aims to offer both new experiences and well-known dishes,” Elwood Schaad writes in this review of Globe Indian Food.
Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, Sept. 17 for a lecture at the Lied Center by Ibram X. Kendi, the award-winning author of “How to be an Antiracist.”
Richard Watson says the latest surge in COVID-19 infections has stressed Kansas hospital capacity to new extremes, nearing the point where doctors have “brutal conversations” about which patients they take care of.
John Andrew Stone, 9/8/1950 – 9/5/2021
Voter registration drives in Kansas have slowed to a trickle while a new election law is challenged in court, but Republicans are undeterred.
The Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale returned Thursday, postponed from its usual scorching summer date to nearly fall.
Doulas help birthing individuals bring new life into the world. They’re also working to save lives here in Douglas County, where Black infants are twice as likely to be born prematurely or at low birth weight than white babies.
The man killed in a shooting around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday was 21-year-old Christian Willis, of Wichita, according to a news release from Lawrence police Thursday afternoon.