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Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 20

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 219 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

KU experts publish new guide for making homes visitable by wheelchair users

Dot Nary uses a powered wheelchair, but she wasn’t thinking of herself when she began working on a guide for making homes more accessible for those with mobility issues. Nary was thinking of her 88-year-old friend who had gone from using a walker to a power chair. She no longer could get ...

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Aug. 20

Today, Aug. 20 Toddler Storytime (ages 2+), 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place Apartments, 2125 Clinton Place. Caregiver Support Group, 2:15 p.m., ...

Local organizations pilot good tenancy program

Two local organizations are partnering to help previously homeless families have a better experience renting. Family Promise of Lawrence and the Lawrence Board of Realtors have launched a new pilot program, "Keys to Good Tenancy," which provides participants information about assessing ...

Roadwork for Aug. 20, 2018

• Kasold Drive from Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway is currently undergoing a reconstruction project. The project has started with the reconstruction of the intersection at Kasold Drive and Bob Billings Parkway. Traffic on Bob Billings Parkway will be reduced to a single eastbound and ...

KC-area school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms at two new elementary schools and in some existing locations. The individual bathroom stalls at ...

Washburn professor: Langston Hughes was year older than records say

TOPEKA — A professor in Kansas says that poet Langston Hughes may have been born a year earlier that what's on record. Hughes is commonly thought to have been born in 1902, spending his childhood in Topeka and Lawrence, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. But Washburn University ...

Lawrence police blotter for Aug. 19

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday and includes 295 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Healthy Outlook: Bert Nash CEO hopes to contract company for staff survey

The leader of Lawrence’s community mental health center would like to bring in a company to conduct an external evaluation or survey of staff. Amid some elevated concerns about public perception after seven specialized therapists resigned en masse, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Aug. 19

Today, Aug. 19 AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Family Yoga @ Your Library, 1-2 p.m., Auditorium, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Story Time with Jazzy Gene, 1:30-2 p.m., The Toy Store, 936 Massachusetts St. Bead Society, 2-6 p.m., ...

Douglas County to raise several service fees

The 2019 budget the Douglas County Commission approved this month will require residents to pay more when using Treasurer's Office satellite sites, securing building or zoning permits or renting a building at the fairgrounds. The only fee increase that currently has a dollar amount attached to ...

Kansas launches campaign to reduce stillbirth rate in state

TOPEKA — The state is promoting a campaign to reduce the number of stillborn deaths in Kansas. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday it is partnering with Count the Kicks, a stillbirth prevention public health campaign. Kansas officials say the state records an ...

Former KU chancellor remembered for excelling as teacher, scientist, leader

At a memorial Saturday for one of his predecessors, University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Delbert Shankel earned the trust of the university community through the integrity he brought to the many positions he held during his 50 years on campus. “His superpower was his ...

Website for new DBT Center goes live, lists locations

A website for the new DBT Center of Lawrence and Kansas City went live Friday afternoon, and it lists the two locations that will soon house the business. Several therapists who recently resigned en masse from the dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program at Bert Nash Community Mental Health ...