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Founder of #MeToo movement to speak at KU

Tarana Burke was so busy after the #MeToo movement took off in 2017 that she was forced to cancel a speaking event at the University of Kansas last spring. Now she has rescheduled and is set to speak at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the ...

Lieutenant files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020

A 20-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has filed to run sheriff. Jay Armbrister, 42, of Baldwin City, filed Oct. 4 to run as a Democrat. Armbrister said he filed early because he was eager to share his candidacy with county residents. “It’s always been my goal to be ...

City rivals to team up for toy drive at football game

Free State High School and Lawrence High School students will put aside their rivalry to join forces on a toy drive at Friday’s football game between the two schools. Student teams from FSHS and LHS will be collecting new and unopened toys at the game, which starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the ...

U.S. wants drug prices in TV ads: ‘Patients deserve to know’

TRENTON, N.J. — The federal government said Monday that it wants to force drugmakers to disclose prices for prescription medicines in their TV commercials. The drug industry’s main trade group said drug companies are only willing to disclose the prices on their websites, not in ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Oct. 16

Today, Oct. 16 Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness Drive. Library Storytime (ages 3+), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public ...

Lawsuit contests gender policy on Kansas birth certificates

Kansas City, Kan. — A federal lawsuit filed Monday challenges a Kansas policy that prohibits changing the gender designation on birth certificates for transgender people. Kansas is one of three states with similar policies, according to Lambda Legal, the civil rights group that brought the ...

Lawrence police blotter for Oct. 15

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 139 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Westar Energy working to restore power to parts of west Lawrence

A power outage in west Lawrence affected more than 1,000 households and businesses Monday. According to outage information on Westar Energy’s website, 1,325 customers lost power late Monday morning. The outage was first reported at 11:49 a.m. and affected a large portion of west Lawrence in ...

KU schedules another public meeting regarding budget cuts

A public meeting focusing on the role that KU Athletics and KU Endowment play in the University of Kansas budget is scheduled for this week. The meeting, hosted by interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday in 120 Budig Hall, 1455 Jayhawk Blvd. It's ...

After wet weekend, sunnier fall-like weather on the way for Lawrence

October has been a wet month for Lawrence, but typical fall weather should return this week, said Matt Wolters, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Topeka. The Lawrence area received about 0.3 inches of precipitation on both Friday and Sunday, he said. So far this month, ...