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Roadwork for Dec. 17, 2018

• A section of Harvard Road west of Kasold Drive will be closed as part of the Kasold Drive reconstruction project starting Monday. The project does not have an expected completion date.

Lawrence and area events for Monday, Dec. 17

Today, Dec. 17 150 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. Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. Scrabble Club, 1-4 p.m., Clinton Place ...

LMH Endowment’s Help and Healing Fund provides aid to patients in need

What happens when a patient must choose whether to pay for a critical antibiotic or put food on their family’s table that night? Or what happens to the patient who is discharged from a hospital stay but cannot afford the medical equipment needed to complete their recovery at home? In 2006, ...

Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Dec. 16

Today, Dec. 16 Don’t Miss: The Nutcracker: A Kansas Ballet, 3 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Other Events: AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Music of the Season, 8:30 & 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 2415 Clinton ...

Later school start helps Seattle kids get more rest

SEATTLE — High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school day would help them get more sleep. It did, adding 34 minutes of slumber a night. They also ...

Kansas GOP picks top Kobach deputy for Senate seat

Topeka — Republicans have picked Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s top deputy to fill a vacant state Senate seat, making the chamber more conservative. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rucker will replace Insurance Commissioner-elect Vicki ...

Photo gallery: Lawrence women of color mural celebration

Designers of the “Wak’ó Mujeres Phụ nữ Women Mural” located on the south side of the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., held a ribbon cutting and celebration of the mural on Saturday. The mural depicts more than 20 local women and girls of color from multiple centuries and ...

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 ...