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Kansas State Fair board will reconsider holding event

HUTCHINSON — The chances of the Kansas State Fair being held this year are looking less likely after a large number of vendors backed out or expressed trepidation. The Hutchinson News reports that the fair's board will meet Monday to reconsider its decision to hold the event in ...

4 in 10 Kansans live in counties that opted out of mask mandate

TOPEKA — Four in 10 Kansans live in counties that have overruled Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide mask order even as coronavirus cases in the state soar. More than 90 of the state’s 105 counties have opted out of the mandate issued last week under a new state law that allows local leaders to ...

Kansas settles lawsuit pushing for foster care improvements

The state of Kansas settled a class-action lawsuit filed by child care advocates who accused the state of not providing foster children with adequate mental health care and moving them too frequently between homes. The settlement, filed Wednesday, mandates the state stop moving foster children ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 9, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 377; 183 remain active

Douglas County has reported 377 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 23 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 194 out of the 377 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The age range with the highest number of cases is 20 to 29. Out of the 377 cases of COVID-19 in ...

Lawrence police blotter for July 8, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...