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Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers

For the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its ...

Visitors flock to Baldwin City for annual Maple Leaf Festival

Shortly before noon Saturday, Nicky Finan, of Overland Park, took stock of the inventory available in her Maple Leaf Festival crafts booth in the 800 block of High Street of Baldwin City. “I think I’m going to run out,” she said. “That’s always my goal. It’s always busy ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, Oct. 20

Today, Oct. 20 Don’t Miss: Douglas County Democrats Forum: Candidate for Insurance Commissioner and chair of Lead Kansas, 9:30 a.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 7:30 a.m., parking lot, Ninth and Vermont streets. ...

Kobach supports privatizing Osawatomie mental hospital

Topeka — Republican Kris Kobach favors having a private company rebuild and operate the state mental hospital in eastern Kansas, while his main rivals in the governor’s race argue that the state should be creating smaller, regional centers instead. Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, ...

Police investigate report of armed robbery in eastern Lawrence

A 20-year-old man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint while at a friend's house on Thursday afternoon in eastern Lawrence, police say. The victim's friend was not with the victim in the house in the 1300 block of Oak Hill Avenue at the time, Lawrence police spokeswoman Kim Murphree said in an ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 250 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Community invited to KU Trunk or Treat event

The Lawrence community is invited to the second annual Trunk or Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Adams Alumni Center parking lot. The University of Kansas Student Involvement and Leadership Center, Student Alumni Network and Center for Community Outreach will host the free event at ...

Kansas reports job losses in September; unemployment rate unchanged

TOPEKA - The Kansas economy lost an estimated 6,900 jobs in September, including 3,800 private-sector jobs, while people who remained employed worked more hours, according to preliminary, seasonally adjusted figures from the Kansas Department of Labor. The state's unemployment rate, which is ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, Oct. 19

Today, Oct. 19 Don’t Miss: 940 Live: Jonathan Fleig and the Flint Hills Album Release, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: Library Storytime (ages 3+), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, ...