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Healthy Outlook: Health planning underway, plus news and notes

There’s just so much going on that I couldn’t possibly fit it all into one column unless I gave it a terribly generic headline. Among topics we’ll get to today are broccoli in your convenience stores (maybe), signs coming to the Lawrence Loop, and a dental office’s new strategy that ...

Croatian-American priest all in as his team competes for World Cup title

The Rev. Mark Goldasich said he might need an iPad at the altar for his Mass at 10:30 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. After all, Croatia — the Goldasich family’s homeland — plays France at 10 a.m. today for the World Cup soccer championship. Goldasich was ...

Local candidates for Kansas House share views at Lawrence forums

Local candidates who are involved in contested primaries for seats in the Kansas House shared their views on issues ranging from school finance and taxes to guns and abortion during a pair of forums Saturday at Lawrence City Hall. The two Republican primaries that will take place Aug. 7 will ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for July 17 meeting

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 07/10/18. 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 ...

Guns a hot issue for Democrats in Kansas governor’s race

TOPEKA — Democrats running for Kansas governor are falling in line with the national gun-control movement stirring the party's liberal base, even if it means disavowing a loosening of gun laws in recent years that had been playing well in their gun-friendly state. The top three Democratic ...

How the abortion issue threatens to divide Democrats

TOPEKA — Although abortion has been a lightning-rod issue that has been dividing the Kansas Republican Party for decades, in the 2018 primaries it’s an issue that threatens to divide Kansas Democrats as well. In the primary race for governor, state Sen. Laura Kelly has been blasting one ...

Fire damages Lawrence trailer home

Firefighters put out a fire inside a trailer home Friday in Lawrence. Smoke coming from the mobile home was reported shortly before 11:30 a.m. in the trailer community at 100 Arkansas Street, said Division Chief and Fire Marshal James King of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. When ...

Kobach, Colyer exchange strong criticisms during Kansas GOP debate

OVERLAND PARK — The last party-sponsored debate between GOP candidates for Kansas governor grew heated as Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Gov. Jeff Colyer spent much of the evening criticizing each other and audience members frequently booed. The debate Thursday night at Johnson County ...

The Commons, Spencer Museum release first statement since flag artwork’s removal

The Spencer Museum of Art and The Commons have released a joint statement on the controversy surrounding "Untitled (Flag 2)," the American flag-inspired artwork they brought to the University of Kansas as part of a nationwide public art project. Their joint statement marks the first time the ...