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Knowledge of rare indigenous language allows local scholar to lend a hand

The timing was perfect when Laura Hobson Herlihy received a call in early July to work as a court interpreter for immigrants speaking the Miskitu language. For the past decade, the cultural anthropologist’s summers had been spent taking graduate students to the Nicaraguan rainforest to learn ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Sept. 24, 2018

Marriages Ariele K. Erwine, 38, Lawrence, and Ethan Fowler, 40, Lawrence. Andrew Baker, 34, Fairview, Texas, and Meredith West, 31, Fairview, Texas. Cody Allen Nieder, 24, Baldwin City, and Shauncee Lea Alumbaugh, 27, Baldwin City. Dyana Lynn Morgan, 61, Holton, and Stacey Wyant, 62, ...

Local House candidates introduce themselves at forum in Lawrence

About 100 people enjoyed a picnic meal outdoors Sunday evening while candidates for local legislative seats and statewide offices campaigned for their votes. The forum, sponsored by the Voter Education Coalition and the League of Women Voters of Lawrence and Douglas County, featured all of the ...

Lawrence school board to consider $43.5M bond sale

The Lawrence school board will learn Monday how much it will cost to issue debt for the second half of its 2017 $87 million bond issue. On the agenda when the board meets at 7 p.m. Monday at district offices, 110 McDonald Drive, is the approval of a $43.5 million bond sale. The board will ...

Healthy Outlook: CBD products could help treat what ails you

It’s not a big surprise anymore for Brandon Zoeller when customers return to his store without the walkers or knee braces they used in their first visits — but he said it’s still one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Zoeller and his wife, Heather, opened the doors of their ...

Program facing funding loss was instrumental in helping blind woman get degrees

Without the Audio-Reader service, Kim Morrow might not have earned her master’s degree or her doctorate. Audio-Reader, which reads publications such as newspapers, magazines and best-sellers to the visually impaired, also handles special requests. In Morrow’s case, it meant finding readers ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Sept. 23

Today, Sept. 22 Don’t Miss: Family Promise Auction Party, 5-8 p.m., Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave. More Events: AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Sunday Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. LEGO Club (ages ...

Healthy choices can impact how you age

Getting older is a natural part of life. The changes you go through as you get older depend on a number of things, including what health problems run in your family and the choices you make. If your family members have diseases or ongoing (chronic) health problems such as high blood pressure ...

Free State Festival panel decries claims of fake news

A panel of journalists told a crowd of about 100 people at a Free State Festival event Saturday that the news media will survive unfair accusations that the news it reports is often fake. Several panelists said the fake news mantra often comes from people who have a political motive to weaken ...

Director: Kansas stem cell research center needs money, not space

Kansas City, Kan. — A stem cell research facility at the University of Kansas Medical Center needs more money, not more space, according to the center’s new director. Sunil Abhyankar, an oncologist who specializes in blood cancers, was introduced Sept. 17 to the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy ...

Monarch butterflies plentiful at annual Baker Wetlands tagging event

Even when they were still in the parking lot of the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, LeAnn Brungardt and her son William Sevy knew it would be a good year to see and tag monarch butterflies. “It’s a lot better than last year," Brungardt said as a monarch fluttered by. “And it’s a ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, Sept. 22

Today, Sept. 22 Don’t Miss: Pilot Club Antique Show, Fri & Sat. 9-5, bldg 21, 2120 Harper St. More Events: Red Dog’s Haskell 2 mile run, 7:30 a.m., Cross Country Course, Haskell University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Lawrence Farmers’ Market, 8 a.m.-noon, 824 New Hampshire St. ...

Painting underway on women of color mural at Lawrence Public Library

Updated at 4:13 p.m. Saturday A mural depicting women of color is well underway on an exterior wall of the Lawrence Public Library. The vividly colored "Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural" spans much of the library’s lower south wall and celebrates women of color past and present who ...

KU researcher helps astronauts run experiment on human sperm in space

A researcher from the University of Kansas Health Service recently helped astronauts on the International Space Station run an experiment on how human sperm cells function in space. Joseph S. Tash, Ph.D., an emeritus professor in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology in the KU ...