Caitlin Doornbos

Caitlin Doornbos is a reporting intern for the Lawrence Journal-World.

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In wake of shooting, Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation comes together for Passover Seder
April 15, 2014
About 60 congregation members attended the Lawrence Jewish Community Center’s Passover Seder Tuesday night, sharing dinner, conversation and history. The Passover holiday commemorates the Exodus, during which the Israelites escaped slavery in Egypt and followed Moses through the Red Sea. During the first two days of Passover, Jewish families and communities gather for the ritual dinner known as a Seder. The Seder at the Lawrence Community Center came just two days after the Overland Park shootings at Jewish community centers that left three people dead. Though the Lawrence center was armed with two police officers just in case, Riever said the provision was really for the peace of mind of attendees.
Ottawa University to offer engineering major mixed with liberal arts
April 14, 2014
This fall, Ottawa University will offer a Bachelor of Science in Engineering for the first time at the liberal arts school. Aside from learning the technical fundamentals in the field of engineering, students will also study topics like writing and public speaking.
Visitors encouraged to ‘judge a book by its cover’ at University Press of Kansas exhibit
April 1, 2014
At the University Press of Kansas, you’re allowed to judge a book by its cover. The organization, located at 2502 Westbrooke Circle, is hosting an exhibit of some of the top book jacket and layout designs of 2013. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through April 11, visitors can learn more about the intricate process behind a book’s jacket, interior type and page layout at the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show.
KU biologist suggests ethanol mandate, climate caused dramatic monarch decline
March 31, 2014
When filling up at the gas station with ethanol, drivers may think they’re helping the environment. Orley “Chip” Taylor, biologist and director of Kansas University’s Monarch Watch, disagrees. In 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act set a national goal of producing 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels such as ethanol by 2022, causing corn and soybean production to soar and farmers to turn wild prairie into cropland. In the process, Taylor said, the majority of monarch habitats were destroyed. By Caitlin V. Doornbos
Tractor-trailer crashes into I-70 tollbooth, Colorado driver dead
05:06 a.m., March 29, 2014 Updated 09:45 p.m.
NOTE: Traffic down to one lane westbound at the eastern terminal. Expect delays. A 30-year-old Aurora, Colo., man was identified as the driver killed early Saturday morning after his tractor-trailer crashed into a Kansas Turnpike tollbooth at the eastern terminal exit on westbound Interstate 70 near Tonganoxie. Meanwhile, a 25-year-old Aurora, Colo., man who was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash is in critical condition after being airlifted to a Kansas City-area trauma center. The Kansas Highway Patrol reports two men were in the truck that hit the tollbooth at highway speeds, never slowing down before crashing. The truck’s cab is wrapped around the tollbooth and the engine landed about 50 yards from the tollbooth. By Caitlin Doornbos and Stephen Montemayor
Chancellor Gray-Little comes a long way to lead KU
March 24, 2014
Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little revealed the person behind the title during an onstage interview with KU alumna and Dean of the Pepperdine University School of Law Deanell Reece Tacha at the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture on Monday night.
Kansas University journalism class creates Statehouse wire service
March 12, 2014
A Kansas University journalism class has created its own wire service reporting from the State Capitol in Topeka. The KU Statehouse Wire Service allows journalism students to produce articles on Kansas government to be published in professional newspapers across the state.
Kansas insurance boss Praeger speaks in Lawrence on Medicaid expansion
March 2, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner and former mayor of Lawrence Sandy Praeger spoke to a group at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence about the need for Kansas to expand Medicaid coverage Sunday morning.
Lawrence teenager identified as one of two victims in fatal Saturday crash
March 2, 2014
A crash 6 miles East of Baldwin City left two people dead Saturday evening.
Langston Hughes Center offers film screenings and lectures on race in America
February 17, 2014
The Langston Hughes Center at Kansas University is offering a series of film screenings, lectures and forums focused on four films chronicling the history of the struggle for civil rights in the United States to help spur dialogue of racial issues in the country.

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Recent photos

Cargo and debris clutter about 100 yards of the left and center westbound toll lanes of the I-70 toll plaza near mile marker 217. A semi-trailer truck struck the center toll booth, wrapping itself around one of the structure's support poll.

The semi-trailer truck was hauling garden hoses. Hundreds are strewn among debris for 100 yards around two westbound lanes of the toll plaza at mile marker 217 as drivers pass.

Lawrence nonprofit Independence Inc. plans to give this 14-person, wheelchair-accessible van to the Lawrence Community Shelter on Friday.

Jill Enyart, co-director of Independence Inc. in Lawrence.

Bob Mikesic, co-director of Independence Inc. in Lawrence.

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