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Lawrence and area events for Saturday, Dec. 15

Today, Dec. 15 Don’t Miss: The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet, 2 & 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: Red Dog Workout, 7:30 a.m., parking lot, Ninth and Vermont streets. Decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus and face painting from Fairy Fox Design, 10 ...

Federal judge rules Affordable Care Act ‘invalid’

Washington — A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act “invalid” on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now. In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed ...

Fate of Kansas’ ban on telemedicine abortions uncertain

Topeka — Kansas clinics still don’t know whether it will be legal for them to offer telemedicine abortions in January, even though a state-court judge on Friday derided an upcoming ban as an “air ball” that can’t stop doctors from providing pregnancy-ending pills to patients they ...

Local United Way plans to hire new leader in February

The United Way of Douglas County hopes to hire a new leader for its organization in February, said Peggy Johnson, chair of the board of directors. A committee conducting the search for a new president and chief executive officer for the nonprofit organization set a general timeline earlier ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Dec. 18 meeting

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 12/11/18. 2. Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. 3. Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 14

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 189 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Lawrence rabbi honored as one of the 50 most influential Jewish leaders in 2018

A prominent Jewish culture magazine recently honored a Lawrence rabbi for his work with the University of Kansas community. The Forward magazine named Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel as one of the magazine’s 50 most influential American Jews in 2018. Tiechtel and his wife, Nechama, have led Chabad of ...

Outgoing Kansas lawmaker switching from GOP to Democratic Party

TOPEKA — Another Kansas lawmaker is switching from the Republican to the Democratic party. Outgoing Rep. Joy Koesten, of Leawood, announced Thursday that she's changing her party affiliation. Koesten wrote that she "just can't stomach trying to 'fit in' any more to a party that grieves me so ...

Kickstarter campaign aims to create bobbleheads for 30 Negro League stars

Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Fans of the former Negro Leagues are being asked to help a campaign to create bobbleheads of 30 stars from the league — with a goal of commemorating the league’s upcoming centennial. Organizers of the effort, which was unveiled Wednesday, have created a team of 30 ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, Dec. 14

Today, Dec. 14 Don’t Miss: The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet, 7 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: 150 Themed Trees, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Territorial Capital Museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave., Lecompton. Adornment Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Van Go, 715 New Jersey St. Library ...

TV programs about Lawrence authors, history to air on C-SPAN this weekend

TV programs about Lawrence’s literary chops and colorful history — including a tour led by a local John Brown impersonator — will make their debut this weekend on C-SPAN. Lawrence is one of several cities featured on C-SPAN’s Cities Tour, which highlights the history and literary life ...

Lawrence police blotter for Dec. 13

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 199 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...