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A gallery of Lawrence: Rainbows abound!
Amid on-and-off rain all day Monday, double rainbows could be seen over the Lawrence area. Thank you to our many readers who submitted these photos! Please enjoy.
Preview: Lawrence City Commission’s March 16 meeting
On the Lawrence City Commission’s agenda for Tuesday: an apology to the Kaw Nation, a road through Mutt Run dog park and more.
A view of Lawrence: Rainy day on the eastern side of town
The intersection of 23rd and Harper streets is pictured on rainy Sunday, March 14, 2021. […]
Prosecutors, advocates seek to remove ‘misogynistic’ mental evaluations in sex crimes
The Kansas Legislature will decide whether to keep a decades-old law that allows courts to order victims of alleged sex crimes to undergo mental health evaluations.
Kobach teamed up with Wichita businessman to sell COVID-killing device. An investigation found no validity to their claims.
There is also no public evidence that Sarus Systems is “close” to bringing any jobs to Kansas, as the CEO claimed to legislators in September.
Letter to the Times: Honoring leadership of 2 women diagnosed with schizophrenia
“There is a long history of stigma toward those diagnosed with schizophrenia. I would like to honor two women diagnosed with schizophrenia at some point in their lives who have led remarkable, heroic lives,” Sharilyn Wells, of Lawrence, writes.
Videos: Car smolders after crash at 22nd & Naismith
A car caught fire after a crash at 22nd Street and Naismith Drive around 3:05 […]
KU likely to receive around $41M from Biden’s stimulus bill, but much still up in the air, official says
The University of Kansas is likely to receive nearly triple the amount of federal dollars […]
Kansas fire marshal asks lawmakers for more oversight of fire-related deaths
After several fire deaths that state officials say were incorrectly considered accidents, Kansas legislators are examining whether to give further law enforcement powers to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
Sex crime report raises new questions about alternative suspect in Rontarus Washington Jr. murder case
A sex crime report that has recently surfaced in a long-pending Lawrence murder case is raising new questions for a group of supporters who believe Rontarus Washington Jr. has been wrongly charged with the crime.
KU’s Black Student Coalition leads sit-in protest over school’s handling of diversity, race issues
A week of advocacy at the University of Kansas continued in earnest Thursday, as members […]
House committee considers new barbering regulations, banning misuse of barber poles
Kansas barbers are again pushing for a bill creating the Kansas Barbering Act, an overhaul of state standards for cutting hair professionally.
House bill would limit drinking, nudity, touching at Kansas strip clubs
Supporters of legislation that would restrict drinking, nudity and touching at strip clubs say sweeping changes to the industry are necessary to crack down on illegal activities.
‘No unity with racists’: KU students chalk messages to administration
In the third day of planned protests on the University of Kansas campus this week, […]
Lawrence Mutual Aid: Statement and demands in solidarity with Housing First LFK
Lawrence Mutual Aid Network writes: “We need to not only end homelessness but end the potential of any community member feeling as if they do not have resources or options to feel secure in their own housing.”
Judge’s decision coming? Albert Wilson, pushing for new trial in rape case, set for hearing next week
The judge could soon rule on whether Albert Wilson, now 25, will see a new trial.
Jeff Long steps down as KU Athletics director, university says
Two days after the KU football program “mutually parted ways” with coach Les Miles following allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure at Louisiana State University, AD Jeff Long has lost his job as well.
Kansas legislative session by the numbers: House passes 124 bills, Senate adopts 88, Kelly signs 4
With the Capitol more or less empty, Kansas Reflector journalists Sherman Smith, Noah Taborda and C.J. Janovy got together for a podcast discussion about some of the 124 bills passed by the House and the more modest total of 88 approved by the Senate.
C.J. Janovy: Roger Marshall’s obsession with trans kids in sports is unhealthy for everyone (Column)
C.J. Janovy, of Kansas Reflector, speaks with Lawrence life coach Jay Pryor about U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall’s push for an anti-trans sports bill.
Times Twitter poll: Most respondents still want to stay home as COVID-19 restrictions loosen
Just for fun, the Times polled Twitter followers Tuesday following the announcement from the county that, effective today, restrictions related to COVID-19 would be loosened a bit.
Podcast: Lawrence Talks! brings Lawrence Times on to talk local journalism
David Tamez, director of local podcast Lawrence Talks!, recently invited Lawrence Times reporter/founder Mackenzie Clark on to talk about the roles and responsibilities of local journalism.
KU Athletics to pay Miles nearly $2M settlement; Long: ‘Debatable’ whether ex-coach lied in interview process
Kansas Athletics on Tuesday announced it had settled on a $1.9M payout to end Les Miles’ obligations to the football program.
Norman says Kansas won’t ‘over liberalize’ by rolling back COVID-19 restrictions
Originally published by Kansas Reflector on March 9, 2021: TOPEKA — After 412 days of […]
Attorney General Derek Schmidt to campaign for GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2022
TOPEKA — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt took the political plunge Tuesday by confirming plans […]