Nikki Wentling (City hall reporter)

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital Chief Operating Officer Karen Shumate, left, tells a group of about 45 people that expanding Medicaid in Kansas would allow about 5,000 uninsured people in Douglas County to qualify, meaning LMH would get compensated for more of its services. Expansion advocates Alliance for a Healthy Kansas held a public forum at Plymouth Congregational Church on Monday evening.

A small group of protestors hold up signs to passerby outside Lawrence City Hall on Tuesday, July 19. The group was advocating for the city to allocate more money for the arts in its 2017 budget.

Some of the fireworks confiscated from a Fourth of July gathering at 302 E. 15th Place.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, Lawrence police officers took confiscated fireworks to a dumpster behind the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical training center off Haskell Avenue. They hosed off the fireworks, and a fire crew came by periodically to flood the dumpster.

The Santa Fe depot in East Lawrence is shown June 29, 2016.

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