Alex Kimball Williams played her baritone ukulele Saturday morning as she sang the protesting lyrics of “Strange Fruit.” Her performance set the scene for a conversation urging the Lawrence community to acknowledge that strides toward racial equity are far from over.
Frustration abounds as a community board created to advise the Lawrence Police Department and oversee complaints has made little progress in more than a year, and a new work group has yet to meet. Also, three board members have resigned.
When a person requests a copy of an electronic public record under the Kansas Open Records Act, public agencies must provide that copy in electronic format, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.
When emergency responders confirmed the death of Tony Cipollaro, residents of the North Lawrence campsite who called the 26-year-old a friend cried, cursed, and consoled each other. Some screamed.
Tony had a family and friends who loved him. He knew this.
A former Lawrence police officer’s certification has been revoked after an investigation found that he acted in poor moral character and disproportionately arrested young women.
An expert’s report has concluded that a 9-month-old Eudora boy likely died of natural causes, and the Douglas County district attorney will not continue prosecution of Carrody Buchhorn, whose conviction in connection with the boy’s death was overturned.
Douglas County Sheriff Jay Armbrister is “Giglio-impaired” because he mishandled evidence, according to the district attorney’s office. The sheriff disputes the characterization.
Almost one out of every three Black men ages 25-54 living in Douglas County were booked into the jail between 2017 and 2021.
That number is among findings in a recent report by the Vera Institute of Justice examining incarceration here.
The case against Carrody Buchhorn, charged in connection with the death of a Eudora infant in her care, has been dismissed.
Jennifer Adams’ eyes were red Monday morning from crying off and on since Friday, from crying off and on since Friday, when the city issued a batch of eviction notices to people experiencing homelessness at the support camp in North Lawrence.
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