Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical summarizes its response to providing an extra crew in North Lawrence for two hours each morning, and two hours each evening, during the weekday traffic "rush hours" since Aug. 1, when reconstruction work began at the intersection of North Second and Locust streets in North Lawrence.
The County Health Rankings report is a collection of 50 reports that reflect the overall health of counties in every state across the country. For the first time, counties can get a snapshot of how healthy their
residents are by comparing their overall health and the factors that influence their health, with other counties in their state.
On Feb. 12, the Kansas Supreme Court declined to reopen the 2006 school finance lawsuit that forced the Kansas Legislature to increase the amount of funding it provides schools. School districts tried to reopen to old lawsuit because they said school funding had declined substantially from what the court had ordered.
In a letter to Congressional leaders, governors of the states of Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama — states home to Toyota manufacturing operations — outline their support for Toyota as the automaker deals with recalls of vehicles in the United States and elsewhere.
This report details the revenue and health benefits to each state of increasing its cigarette tax by
$1 per pack. In addition to billions of dollars in new revenue, these benefits include declines in
youth and adult smoking with the resulting savings in lives and health care dollars.
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little wrote this letter to Lawrence Superintendent Rick Doll about the state budget crisis affecting education. She lauded the importance of neighborhood elementary schools near campus.
At the Feb. 8 Lawrence school board meeting, district administrators ranked these tiers of cuts to programs and administrative and classified staff costs. The district is exploring a way to cut about $5 million before last school year.
Each year, HealthGrades independently assesses the quality of care provided at the nation's 5,000 nonfederal hospitals across 26 procedures and diagnoses. It then identifies hospitals that are performing among the best in the nation. Three Kansas hospitals made the elite list.
Jefferson County Attorney Caleb Stegall announced Friday that Jonathan Sloan of Lawrence was charged with multiple drug offenses after an investigation involving Sacred Journey and Bouncing Bear Botanicals.
The Trust for America's Health, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided a report on America's low rate of adult immunizations. The report outlines why we should be concerned, why adults aren't getting vaccinated, and how we can increase the rate.
Lawrence school district administrators on Tuesday, Feb. 2, presented this list of potential cuts to staffing and programs with estimated savings as the school board tries to decide about how to close a $5 million budget deficit.