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Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 23

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019: Last updated at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019: • The University of Kansas' Lawrence campus will be closed. • Haskell Indian Nations University classes will begin at 10 a.m. • Lawrence Public Schools ...

LMH gets record-breaking donation to help build new outpatient medical center

A Kansas City foundation is providing a $2 million grant to help Lawrence Memorial Hospital build a major outpatient medical center in west Lawrence. The Sunderland Foundation of Kansas City is giving $2 million to the LMH Health Foundation to be used in the construction of an approximately ...

Freezing rain, snow could create slick conditions in Lawrence area

Freezing rain could create slick travel conditions in the Lawrence area Tuesday afternoon and overnight. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County from 5 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The weather service expects rain to continue ...

Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Tuesday, Jan. 22

Check back as other closings and cancellations are added to this list. Have a closing, cancellation or postponement to report? Please email it to closings@ljworld.com. - All Lawrence USD 497 sporting events and evening activities have been canceled. The Lawrence High-Free State basketball ...

Lawrence native awarded Langston Hughes short fiction writing award

What was originally written for a class assignment has turned out to be a winning fiction submission in Lawrence. Molly Weisgrau, a senior studying English at the University of Kansas, told the Journal-World via email Monday that she was excited to see that a short story she wrote for a class ...

Lawrence AARP and other local organizations offering free tax preparation services

As year-end tax forms arrive in mailboxes and inboxes, local residents can turn to several organizations for free tax preparation services. One of the largest free tax services is provided by AARP Tax-Aide, which will have 80 volunteers on-hand in the Lawrence area, according to AARP District ...

For the poor, the safety net in a shutdown doesn’t feel safe

WASHINGTON — Doris Cochran, a disabled mother of two young boys, is stockpiling canned foods these days, filling her shelves with noodle soup, green beans, peaches and pears — anything that can last for months or even years. Her pantry looks as though she's preparing for a winter storm. But ...

Homes: Couple renovates old Lawrence home for a mix of historic, modern

Renovating a rundown home in a historic part of town allowed for a young couple in Lawrence to mix the old with the new. Lindsey and Kyle Weiland purchased their home at 1327 New Hampshire St. in January 2014 with plans to gut the interior and rebuild it to their liking. Kyle, who is a general ...

Bishop Seabury sophomore tasked with gathering WWII veterans’ stories

A Lawrence teen has been selected to join the last class of youths entrusted to seek out and record the stories of the greatest generation. Bishop Seabury Academy sophomore Lyle Griggs, 15, was selected as one of eight students nationwide to serve as a student ambassador for the National ...

Healthy Outlook: Tips to survive a second-shift lifestyle

I’ve spent the past few years working at the Journal-World’s copy desk, meaning I’d head to work in the afternoons and head home around midnight five days a week. Just a couple of short weeks ago, the thought of switching to days as my role with the newspaper shifted into more reporting ...

LMH Health: Strategic plan progressing as its second year begins

In early 2017, the LMH Health Board of Trustees approved a new strategic plan to map the hospital’s journey during the next three to seven years. As we enter year two of that plan, many of the great initiatives proposed from that early work now are coming to fruition. We’d like to share ...

Lawrence avoids worst of winter storm, but rest of weekend will be frigid

Lawrence and Douglas County dodged the worst of the latest winter storm to blow through northeast Kansas, but Saturday morning did bring frigid temperatures. Sarah Teefey, a meteorologist with the Topeka National Weather Service office, said reported snowfall totals in Lawrence mostly ranged ...

Lawrence community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with several events

Groups around Lawrence will gather next week in celebration of a man whose powerful words, voice and dream still resonate as strongly today as they did decades ago. Community events are scheduled to begin bright and early Monday as the nation observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here are ...

Restorative justice events planned to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.

Ben MacConnell understands the dangers of attaching opinions on a modern issue to someone who can’t speak for himself, but he believes Martin Luther King Jr. would be a strong proponent of criminal justice reform. "Given the billions of dollars we're spending on jails and prisons, and the ...