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Kansas Board of Regents CEO to get 15 percent salary increase

The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 15 percent pay raise for Regents President and CEO Blake Flanders during its Thursday board meeting. The pay raise comes at a time when state universities, including KU, are facing budget challenges. Regents leaders said compensation studies found ...

Former student-athlete sues KU, claiming mold in dorm room made her sick

A former student-athlete is suing the University of Kansas because, she says, mold in her dorm room made her sick. The woman had a golf scholarship and moved into the on-campus Jayhawker Towers apartments in fall 2015, the beginning of her freshman year. Throughout September and October of ...

Manhattan’s Labor Day flood caused $17.2M in damage

MANHATTAN — Manhattan City Manager Ron Fehr says a flood over the Labor Day holiday weekend caused $17.2 million in structural damages in the city. Fehr told the Manhattan City Commission Tuesday that four commercial and eight residential properties suffered substantial damage — meaning ...

2nd District candidates near agreement on debates

TOPEKA – The two major candidates in the 2nd District congressional race said Thursday that they have accepted invitations to three debates before the Nov. 6 general election. The only problem is, they aren’t the exact same list of debates. Republican Steve Watkins and Democrat Paul Davis ...

Hospital strikes deal to open new facility in eastern Lawrence

Eastern Lawrence is getting a new doctor’s office that will be run by Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The hospital has announced plans for LMH Health East Heights Family Care to open inside the Independence Inc. building near 20th Street and Haskell Avenue. The facility will have a family ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 20

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. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday and includes 266 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Autumn arriving: Temperatures expected to drop 20 degrees this weekend

Autumn weather in the Lawrence area is on its way. With an overnight cold front and a possible thunderstorm, temperatures in the area are expected to drop from the low 90s to the mid-70s on Friday, said Ariel Cohen, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “The greatest ...

Lawrence and area events for Thursday, Sept. 20

Today, Sept. 20 Free State Festival: Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. (unless otherwise noted). Partner Event: Citizen Jane:Battle for the City, 7-9 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Film: Meow Wolf: Origin Story, 8-10 p.m. Don't Miss: League of Women Voters Hot Topic: ...