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Fire engulfs building on East 1100 Road

A fire fully engulfed a barn off East 1100 Road this afternoon.

Food stamp dollar-matching program to expand in 2015

A pilot program that doubled the spending power of food stamp recipients at Lawrence farmers' markets had a successful debut and will expand to more markets next year, organizers said Wednesday.

ECKAN honors several from Douglas County

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation, or ECKAN, recently recognized outstanding volunteers from Douglas County.

County administrator expects jail expansion to cost up to $30 million

Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug estimates an expansion of the Douglas County Jail will carry a price tag between $20 million and $30 million.

Central Soyfoods item fails to pass at County Commission

As expected, the Douglas County Commission on Wednesday did not approve a conditional use permit for a small tofu producer to operate out of a rural county home.

County Commission to decide on Central Soyfoods conundrum

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will decide whether a small tofu business can use a rural county home as its production site.

With assist from local Slow Money group, Garnett farm wins at national event

Cedar Valley Farm, a family-run operation in Garnett, took home the top prize at the 2014 Slow Money National Gathering in Louisville, Ky. — a $60,000 zero percent, three-year loan.

Several inches of snow could fall Saturday in Lawrence

It's been a colder-than-normal November, but things may be even more winterlike Saturday in Lawrence. Lawrence was expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of snow on Saturday, with most of it coming between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., NWS meteorologist Kyle Poage said Friday. Early Saturday morning, the weather agency revised its projections to 1 to 3 inches.

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Douglas County same-sex couples celebrate; 'legally, lawfully married, spouses for life'

Douglas County issued its first same-sex marriage licenses Thursday, and by day’s end multiple couples were legally wed. After long being denied the right, many of the couples seemed to take each step of the process in disbelief, including Angie Crowley and Vicki Buchanan, the first same-sex couple to have a Douglas County-issued marriage license in hand. By Sara Shepherd

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department receives 'Health Department of the Year'

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department has been named the Health Department of the Year by the Kansas Association of Counties and the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments.

Douglas County ranked 27th healthiest in Kansas

In an inaugural report, the Kansas Health Institute has determined that Douglas County is the 27th healthiest among the 105 counties in Kansas. Trinity In-Home Care plans to open a licensed, drop-in child care center in Lawrence this summer. After ...

County leaders hope for a slice of the stimulus

Clouds will blot out the sun from time to time during the morning and afternoon, but a south wind between 10-20 mph will keep our daytime high around 56. Our wind should drop to 5-10 mph out of the south ...

More asking for heating bill assistance

Today's forecast: For today, Cooler breezes out of the north will keep us in the lower 40s with clouds to start and sunshine by afternoon. North winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy and blustery with lows in the middle ...

School district, LHS neighbors settle lawsuit

Today's forecast: Light snow in the morning... ending before noon. We could see a dusting of up to an inch. Sunshine by afternoon with highs around 27. South winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows around ...

City shelves stricter panhandling laws

Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph. In today's news: Fears of a lawsuit stopped city commissioners ...

Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets

Today will be hot and sunny, the heat index will be in excess of 100°. There is a chance for some rain tonight into tomorrow. Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets Republican campaigns for 2nd Congressional District ...

Midland Railroad dining car to open in Baldwin City

The Midland Railroad in Baldwin City is adding a dinning car to its fleet. The car will offer a five-course meal as it runs the rails between Ottawa and Baldwin City.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival

The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Oktoberfest

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.

Baldwin City man builds new drum for Kansas City Chiefs

Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days shed light on pioneer life

Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.

Bikers take part in the 37th annual ABATE Rally

Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.

Masters of the barbecue pit

Truebud BBQ team members talk about cooking 'cue. The team has been traveling to barbecue competitions nearly every weekend since February, which — coupled with their meticulously smoked and seasoned meat — has helped propel them to the top 10 in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's Team of the Year points chase standings.

Lawrence doctor loses 150 pounds

Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.

Wild horses and burros up for adoption

Thirty-five horses and three burros are up for adoption this weekend, as the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management hosts an adoption event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.