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Jayhawk Bookstore going out of business, citing slipping textbook sales

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Jayhawk Bookstore — “at the top of the hill,” as its longtime advertising jingle goes — is going out of business and will close for good this week. Owners cite dwindling sales, particularly of textbooks.

KDOT Secretary Mike King resigns

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mike King, secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, will resign effective July 15, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Wednesday.

Starting school after 9 a.m.: Board likes idea for high school students, but cost, other concerns loom

Monday, June 27, 2016

Though Lawrence school district leaders generally agreed that later start times for the district’s secondary schools would benefit students, the cost of such a schedule change caused some hesitation.

City of Lawrence announces closings for July 4 holiday

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The City of Lawrence has announced closings and hour changes for the July 4 holiday weekend.

Multimillion-dollar Bob Billings Parkway traffic-control project starts this week

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Cones, barriers and signs went up along Bob Billings Parkway on Monday and Tuesday, funneling traffic into one lane in each direction near Kasold Drive.

Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes; up next, the adequacy question

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Kansas Supreme Court said Tuesday that it is satisfied with the Legislature’s action last week addressing school funding equity, and it will not issue any other remedial orders such as closing public schools.

Douglas County Commission to consider moving ahead with jail expansion design

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Douglas County commissioners will consider authorizing architects to do additional work on the Douglas County Jail expansion at the same time the county is reviewing the project’s scope.

Kansas picks new leader for mental hospital in Larned

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kansas has picked a new leader for a state mental hospital that has been beset with staffing problems.

Lawrence man dies from injuries suffered in Missouri motorcycle accident

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A Lawrence man has died from injuries suffered in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident Saturday in Missouri. James Sneegas, 66, died early Wednesday afternoon in University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, Mo., his son Parish Sneegas said.

Subdivision replanned around tribal grave

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002

The unmarked grave of a Delaware tribal chief has forced developers to rethink the layout of a Piper subdivision. The burial site of Chief Neconhecon, assistant chief of the Kansas Delaware Tribe and head of the Wolf Clan in the mid-19th century, is nestled inside 34 acres slated for the Delaware Ridge subdivision.