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Lawrence and area events for Sunday, Jan. 20

Today, Jan. 20 AB’s Crepes and Buffet, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. The Lawrence Bead Society meeting, 2 p.m., Room C, Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Sunday Storytime (all ages), 3:30-4:15 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. OURS Dance, 6-9 ...

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 ...

KU’s performance agreement with Regents shows mixed results

The University of Kansas saw a recent rise in the number of degrees awarded and the retention of students, but its ranking for receiving federally funded research dollars dropped, according to its most recent performance agreement with the Kansas Board of Regents. The performance agreements ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 19

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. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday and includes 169 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

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 ...

Lawrence and area events for Saturday, Jan. 19

Today, Jan. 19 Teen Zone Super Smash Brothers Tournament, 1-3 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. “Strangers In Town,” a 33 minute documentary about immigration in Garden City, 3 p.m. ., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Chess Club for ages 5-18, 4-5:30 p.m., ...

Kobach’s defeat puts future of voter database in doubt

WICHITA — The future of a much-criticized database that checks if voters are illegally registered in multiple states is up in the air after its patron, Kris Kobach, lost the Kansas race for governor and is out of elected office. A spokeswoman for Kobach's successor as Kansas secretary of ...

Despite all the empty seats, KU says football ticket sales were up in 2018

Despite the frequent sight of empty seats on a Saturday at Memorial Stadium, University of Kansas officials are now saying they actually saw an increase in football ticket sales during the 2018 season. KU sold $3.98 million worth of football tickets during the last season, which saw the ...

Report: Kansas electricity costs higher than other states

WICHITA — Kansas customers are paying more for electricity than in neighboring states because of investments in coal and wind power, according to the state's public utilities commission. The Kansas Corporation Commission recently presented its analysis of the state's high electricity rates ...

Lawrence police officer granted diversion in domestic violence case

A Lawrence police officer has been granted a diversion in a domestic violence case, where, after an argument, he held a woman down on a couch and didn’t allow her to leave the home. If Sutagee J. Anglin, 46, of Lawrence, completes the terms of his yearlong diversion — including community ...

Key part of Kansas governor’s budget plan appears doomed

TOPEKA — A key part of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly's proposed budget dealing with pensions appears doomed, creating potential trouble for her efforts to boost spending on public schools and expand the state's Medicaid health insurance program without raising taxes. Opposition hardened swiftly ...

Acting president of Haskell will continue in post for another 60 days

Daniel Wildcat, a longtime Haskell Indian Nations University faculty member, will continue as acting president of Haskell through March 18, according to a news release Friday from Haskell. Wildcat took over temporary leadership Nov. 20, after Tony Dearman, the director of the U.S. Bureau of ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 18

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. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 169 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...