Reenactors this weekend will recreate the defense of Lawrence on the very ground where much of the Wakarusa War occurred 168 years ago.
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Several local organizations and groups are partnering for an upcoming rally and march to call for people to vote no to the Aug. 2 ballot question that would remove legal protection of abortions in Kansas and pave the way for a total ban.
Liberty Memorial Central Middle School has selected its current academic interventionist, Brandy Taylor, as the school’s next assistant principal and athletic director, according to a news release from the district.
The Douglas County chapter of Moms Demand Action will observe the 8th National Gun Violence Awareness Day by wearing orange and collecting donations for survivors of domestic violence.
The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will host a two-day conference on local history, heritage and preservation efforts, featuring a diverse group of speakers and tours of historic landmarks.
The first of two filing deadlines to run for elected office this year was noon Wednesday. Here are the candidates who have filed for those offices, plus issues that will be on the ballots.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has determined who was driving a van that struck a girl and her grandfather on a motorcycle last month, according to a Wednesday news release.
Kansas public university students uneasy about the cost of their education dodged a tuition hike this fall, but won’t know until mid-June whether they’ll be dinged with higher campus fees.
Staff members and current dog residents of the Lawrence Humane Society are grateful for the community’s response to their call for help last week.
A community engagement meeting to discuss a proposed city government restructure drew significantly more public interest than the last meeting, and most public commenters indicated they were in favor of making changes.
Call it a colossal community collaboration featuring the creativity of nearly 150 seventh-graders. The Zinn Writers of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School once again have partnered with the Lawrence Arts Center, resulting in a multimedia literary project called “I Hope You Know.”
Lanes of Louisiana Street will be closed between 19th and 21st streets beginning Monday, June 6, for construction work, according to a news release from the city.
Evergy wants to remind people to report powerlines that have blown into tree limbs or become entangled with trees and to stay far away.
It’s been a good year for blooming spiderworts, and you might still see a few of these, joined this week by echinacea, penstemons, daisy fleabane, and delphiniums, along with already blooming yarrows, oxeye daisy, and yellow sweet clover.
People of all ages participated in the Art Tougeau parade, the Lawrence Arts Center’s celebration of motion, which finally returned Saturday to downtown Lawrence.
A 54-year-old man’s family said they discovered his vehicle after a crash that the man did not survive Friday, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.