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Big box retailers seeking break on property taxes; local government leaders oppose

Local government officials say a proposed change to how big box retail stores are taxed — a method called “dark store theory” — would be as ominous to the county’s homeowners as it sounds.

Colyer signs controversial poultry bill into law

Senate Bill 405 is aimed at luring large-scale poultry processors such as Tyson Foods to Kansas. It greatly expands the number of chickens growers can house in large-scale confined feeding facilities before they are required to obtain a state permit.

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Faith-based adoption agencies in Kansas don't want to be bound by anti-discrimination laws and policies

Prompted by lawsuits and other administrative actions in several states, faith-based adoption agencies in Kansas are now pushing for a bill that would grant them legal immunity if they refuse to place children with families that do not share their religious beliefs.

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Lawrence father Syed Jamal freed from jail as immigration case continues

Lawrence resident Syed Jamal walked out of the Platte County Jail Tuesday following a judge's ruling earlier in the day. Jamal had been in custody since his arrest by ICE on Jan. 24 in Lawrence.

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Consultants stand by K-12 cost study but suggest phasing in the massive increase

Two consultants who reported last week that the state of Kansas needs to spend between $1.8 billion and $2.1 billion more each year to fund its public schools stood by their findings Monday during a joint meeting of House and Senate K-12 budget committees.

Lawrence police officer shot in leg during training exercise; in stable condition at hospital

A Lawrence police officer sustained a gunshot wound to the leg Monday afternoon during a training exercise and was taken to the hospital, according to Lawrence police.

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KU chancellor says he respects decision to reverse freeze on social activity at fraternities

Days after he strongly endorsed a freeze on all social activity at 24 University of Kansas fraternities, the KU chancellor has now pledged to support the student group that reversed that very freeze.

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Roadwork for March 19, 2018

Roadwork in Lawrence and Douglas County.

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Kansas Gov. Colyer signs bill dealing with beer sold at grocery and convenience stores

The bill provides that when grocery and convenience stores start selling stronger beer in 2019, they will continue charging retail sales tax instead of the state's liquor enforcement tax.

Lawrence-based Children's Shelter names new executive director

The Children’s Shelter Board of Directors has promoted Kristopher D. Roy to be the new executive director of the agency.

Lawrence residents trying to beat the heat

Today's weather: The heat continues again today as our high pushes the 100 degree mark. Although there is a chance of an isolated afternoon thunderstorm, the chances remain fairly slim. The light south wind will provide little relief from the ...

Lawrence resident hopes Iranian crisis ‘plants seed’

Today's weather: Afternoon highs will top out at 97 degrees with a heat index of well over 105. We'll see only a few passing clouds in the sky along with a light wind out of the south between five and ...

Now is the time to adopt a dog

Weather: While the high may be 90 degrees, our heat index will remain near 100. A southwest wind will continue between 10 and 20 miles per hour before a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The showers should ...

Hundreds of friends, family honor Frederick

Today's weather: We're going to have another muggy afternoon. The high will be near 95 degrees with a heat index of over 100. Today's headlines: • Friends and family filled KU's Lied Center on Wednesday • A Lawrence man, along ...

Wet spring means pests galore

• The wet spring season will mean more mosquitoes than last year • Former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick was flown by air ambulance to KU Medical Hospital after a bicycle accident at Sixth and Kasold Drive around 6:45 ...

Lawrence residents going batty in bug battle

Some Lawrence residents are turning to bats to control their mosquito problems. But The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department does not recommend that people have bat houses, mainly because bats can carry rabies. For more on bats, and how to attract ...

No more bus rides for many: District tightens belt by cutting transportation

After a chilly start to the day, temperatures will climb to near normal by afternoon. Expect a high near 78. Skies will gradually clear throughout the day, leading to mostly clear skies overnight. With the help of light north winds, ...

Pools spending thousands to comply with new federal standards

A slight chance of morning storms will give way to a very muggy Friday. The humidity, combined with sufficient twist in the atmosphere, and a front, will spark numerous thunderstorms by late afternoon across the area. Before the storms, highs ...

Curbside recycling in Lawrence? Don't count on it anytime soon

General recipe for fog: lots of moisture, calm winds and seasonably cool temperatures. Dense Fog Advisories will remain in effect until 11 a.m. for Douglas and Jefferson Counties. Once the sun's heat takes hold, fog will begin to clear by ...

School board cuts mental health support program

A storm slowly taking shape out to our west will turn winds, gusting at times up to 20 mph, from the southeast. The south bit of the wind will help to draw some warmer air into Northeast Kansas, Wednesday. Highs ...

Abused and dismissed

Mark McMeans, 52, of Meeker, Okla., accused James Jackson of sexually abusing him in 1975 at Arrowhead Junior High School, where McMeans was a seventh-grader and Jackson the vice principal. In a theme that develops over his life, Jackson is accused of abusing children but faces few repercussions.

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.

Morning check with Bill Lacy

We checked in with Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics, at about 10 a.m. Tuesday for his early thoughts on the election.

Halloween Light Show

Lee Howe, who lives at 2020 Pebble Lane, spent countless hours setting up a Halloween display in his front yard. The display is made up of grave stones and pumpkins and a pirate ship guided by a scary captain, all illuminated with hundreds of LED lights for the show.

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.