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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 ...

Second brother convicted in 2017 armed robbery in Lawrence

After his brother was convicted at trial for an armed robbery the two committed together, Tavaras L. Hunter went a different route and took a plea deal on Friday. Hunter, 38, of Lawrence, pleaded guilty and was convicted of two felonies: aggravated robbery and aggravated battery. His ...

Weekend bringing more snow, subzero wind chills to Lawrence

Another round of snow is on its way to Lawrence, and this time winter winds are coming with it. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday. On Friday night, NWS meteorologist Shawn Byrne said Lawrence ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, Jan. 18

Today, Jan. 18 AARP Driver Safety, Senior Center at Peaslee Tech, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 2920 Haskell Ave. Library Storytime (ages 3 and older), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence PUblic Library, 707 Vermont St. Community Resource Clinic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Meeting Room B, Lawrence Public Library, 707 ...