Elliot Hughes (Night reporter)

Elliot Hughes is a general assignment reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Recent stories

State board of education holds off on teacher licensure proposal
04:56 p.m., April 16, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
The Kansas State Board of Education instructed a group of school districts to revise a proposal that would allow them to bypass licensure regulations when hiring teachers. By Elliot Hughes
Lawrence Memorial Hospital enjoys solid financial year in 2014
12:13 p.m., April 15, 2015 Updated 10:24 p.m.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital took in an income of $11.6 million in 2014, up from $8.1 million in 2013, according to the facility’s annual audit, released this week.
Kansas State Board of Education to vote on allowing ‘innovative’ districts to hire unlicensed teachers
05:05 p.m., April 14, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
The Kansas State Board of Education on Thursday will vote on whether to allow designated school districts to hire unlicensed individuals for teaching positions. By Elliot Hughes
School district may increase property taxes to offset expected state funding cuts
April 13, 2015
Lawrence school district officials pointed toward increasing property taxes during its biweekly meeting Monday in order to offset an expected $1.6 million reduction in state aid.
In hopes of creating diversion program for mentally ill, Douglas County leaders leave Texas with much to consider
April 12, 2015
The vast system of help available to those suffering from mental illness or substance addiction in Bexar County, Texas, is impossible to replicate for a community the size of Douglas County. But already officials from Kansas have ideas.
The Academic All-Stars of 2005: Where are they now?
April 12, 2015
As is tradition, the Journal-World caught up with as many All-Star alumni as possible from the team 10 years ago. The class of 2005 left high school as decorated and ambitious students, and here’s where they stand today:
2015 All-Star group ‘knocking the socks off’ standardized test scores
April 12, 2015
Robert Harrington has been a judge for the Academic All-Star program since its inception in 1997. In this kind of competition, 4.0 GPAs are rather commonplace. But perfect ACT and SAT scores? Never before had he seen so many in one year.
KU business dean to Academic All-Stars: Be ‘resilient’
April 12, 2015
As students begin their college careers, it’s important for them to be resilient and embrace the complexity of themselves and others, said Neeli Bendapudi, the dean of Kansas University’s School of Business.
Meet the Journal-World’s 2015 Academic All-Star team
April 12, 2015
Since 1997, the Lawrence Journal-World has invited principals and counselors from public and private schools in the area to nominate their most industrious soon-to-be-graduating students for the annual Academic All-Star team.
Douglas County leaders tour San Antonio mental health facilities
10:13 p.m., April 9, 2015 Updated 10:28 p.m.
Various leaders from Lawrence and Douglas County toured a nationally respected mental wellness and homeless shelter campus here Thursday as stakeholders continue collecting information on a proposed project to provide better resources to some who run afoul of the law. By Elliot Hughes

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Recent photos

Lawrence police, accompanied by the department's armored "rescue vehicle," try to make contact with an individual at Village Square Apartments, in the 1600 block of W. 8th Terrace, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

Armed Lawrence police call out to an individual at Village Square Apartments, in the 1600 block of W. 8th Terrace, around 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.

A bomb squad robot examines a suspicious package found on 11th Street near the Watkins museum, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.


The scene of a car accident at W. 27th Street and Sawgrass Drive.

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