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‘Vigilance’ key to moving on from pandemic

As states begin to reopen and life begins to shift toward a new normal, what does “normal” really mean? Are we in the clear? Dr. Christopher Brychel, infectious diseases physician at LMH Health, said that going back to normal can't happen just yet, but that there are some important aspects ...

Lawrence pilot to honor graduates with flyover on Sunday

Lawrence pilot Al Stuber will honor all high school and college graduates will a flyover on Sunday at noon. Stuber will take off from the Lawrence Municipal Airport and fly south over Massachusetts Street, turn west to go over the University of Kansas' Memorial Stadium and then go south over ...

Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won’t reopen on May 18

Lawrence Parks and Recreation facilities won't be reopening from their pandemic-induced shutdown on the previously scheduled date of May 18, the city said Friday in a news release. The city’s Parks and Recreation department originally closed its facilities in March by order of the ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 59

Douglas County reported 59 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, local officials said, an increase of one since Thursday. In Douglas County, 52 out of the 59 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. Out of the 59 cases, ...

Watch Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s May 15 press briefing about COVID-19

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will update residents Friday on the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The press briefing will be streamed live on Facebook and Journal-World readers will be able to watch the video here. Check back after the briefing for a story about ...

Kansas Air National Guard to salute virus responders with flyover Tuesday

Residents of several northeast Kansas cities will be able to watch a military flyover Tuesday in honor of workers involved in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kansas Air National Guard's 190th Air Refueling Wing will fly a KC-135 Stratotanker over 17 locations in Emporia, Manhattan, ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County remain at 58

Douglas County reported 58 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, local officials said, the same count since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 49 out of the 58 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. Out of the 58 cases, one ...

Spurred by pandemic, Kansas ACLU launches clemency project

Story updated at 3:47 p.m. Thursday BELLE PLAINE — A civil rights group on Thursday launched “The Clemency Project” to try to secure the release of Kansas prisoners whose medical conditions make them vulnerable to the coronavirus, following a stinging defeat in court. The American Civil ...

36 million have sought U.S. unemployment aid since virus hit

Story updated at 9:54 a.m. Thursday WASHINGTON — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states have begun to let some businesses reopen under certain restrictions. The wave of ...

Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014.

Kansas’ state of emergency extended through May 26 as governor, GOP trade barbs

The Kansas State Finance Council has extended the state’s emergency disaster declaration — but for much less time than Gov. Laura Kelly had anticipated, highlighting the widening divide between the governor and the Legislature over the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County remain at 58

Douglas County reported 58 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, local officials said, the same count as Tuesday. In Douglas County, 47 out of the 58 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily update. Out of the 58 cases, one is ...

Watch Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s May 13 press briefing about COVID-19

Updated story - Unemployment applications now available for self-employed Kansans affected by pandemic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly will update residents Wednesday on the latest information about the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The press briefing will be streamed live on Facebook and ...