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Kobach's office reviewing security of Crosscheck database and possible cost of upgrades

Bryan Caskey, head of the elections division in Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office, said officials are reviewing security concerns about a voter registration database the state maintains on behalf of several states, and the possible cost of upgrading the system. The review comes amid reports that the system known as Crosscheck, which contains personal information about millions of U.S. voters, is easily hacked.

Informational meeting planned on saltwater injection wells in Douglas County

The Sierra Club, the Water Advocacy Team and Lawrence Ecology Teams United in Sustainability will host an informational meeting on oil well saltwater injection in Douglas County next week.

Injection well would not pose seismic risk in Douglas County, one expert says

Marty Dubois, a geologist from Lawrence who has worked in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, says the type of injection well being proposed southeast of Eudora would be vastly different from those that have been associated with recent earthquakes in south-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma. But environmental groups still want state regulators to conduct more research before permitting any more such wells.

Challenger unseats Baldwin City mayor; plus other area results

Challenger Casey Simoneau looks to have unseated Marilyn Pearse in the Baldwin City mayoral race.

Kittel reappointed as chief judge in Douglas County District Court

The Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Peggy Carr Kittel to a full term as chief judge in the Seventh Judicial District.

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Board fires executive director of Lawrence Community Shelter

The Lawrence Community Shelter's board of directors has fired the shelter's executive director. Jackie Counts, president of the shelter’s board, said the decision to relieve Trey Meyer of his duties was made at a Friday board meeting.

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Volunteers putting up observation tower at Baker Wetlands

A team of volunteers working at the Baker Wetlands on Saturday was rewarded with a nice view. Spreading out to their east and south were grasses tinted with fall colors mixed with brush and trees still displaying the lush green of summer. The volunteers were there to work on a project that they hope will improve that view.

Man killed in weekend car accident was 21-year-old from Eudora

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified a 21-year-old Eudora man as the person killed in a late Saturday night or early Sunday morning accident south of Eudora.

Man discovered dead after overnight accident south of Eudora

A 22-year-old man died sometime late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in an accident south of Eudora, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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Douglas County farmers harvesting another strong corn crop

Doug Ferguson was happy with the progress of the fall harvest as he unloaded corn Monday morning at Baldwin Feed Company.

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.