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Douglas County Clerk ready to comply with court order on voter registration

A federal judge in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday ordered state election officials to begin registering voters who sign up when they renew their drivers licenses, even if they have not shown proof of U.S. citizenship. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew says his office began preparing for such an order a couple of months ago.

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Food Truck Festival was Just Food's most profitable fundraiser yet

The Kansas Food Truck Festival this year was the most profitable event in the history of Douglas County food bank Just Food, raising a total of $41,000.

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Douglas County asks for temporary injunction to stop old schoolhouse property from being used as 'junk yard'

Douglas County commissioners are asking a Douglas County District Court judge to immediately issue an order to stop a family from operating a junk yard at the 1890 Fairview No. 21 schoolhouse south of Lawrence.

Wakarusa River bridge south of Lawrence expected to open Thursday; other county road updates

The bridge over the Wakarusa River on County Road 1055 is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Schedule for commencement exercises at area universities

The three Douglas County universities are planning commencement ceremonies in coming weeks.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital names new CEO

The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Thursday named the hospital’s next CEO, to replace Gene Meyer, who will have served 19 years at his retirement at the end of May.

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Justice Matters asks Lawrence, Douglas County leaders to commit on affordable housing, criminal justice review

City and county leaders expressed support — but didn’t make specific commitments — on what was asked of them in front of almost 2,000 people at an annual Justice Matters assembly Wednesday.

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Wyandotte County continues to rank unhealthiest in Kansas

Seven years in to an effort to improve its poor showing on statewide surveys of resident health, Wyandotte County continues to rank near the bottom.

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Fairgrounds commercial kitchen rebranded with hopes of reaching more large users

The pastel pink chef smock worn Wednesday by Karen Kinder, founder of boutique catering service Roux de Loo Gourmet, stood out against the white walls and stainless steel utensils of the commercial kitchen at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. It did, however, complement the pink bread dough she was preparing and the purple icing waiting to top the freshly made cookies she pulled from a large oven. All the pastel treats were to be served at a baby shower Kinder would cater.

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Douglas County ranks as 8th healthiest in Kansas for third year

Douglas County ranks as the eighth healthiest county in Kansas for the third year in a row. The top factors that improved the county’s ranking included adult obesity, percentage of adults with some college education, and number of preventable hospital stays. However, the county’s ranking was negatively affected by the percentage of adults reporting binge drinking and severe housing problems.

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.