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Lawrence police blotter for May 11, 2021

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 ...

KU alumna chosen to lead Washington Post

Updated at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday NEW YORK — Reenergized under owner Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post named Associated Press veteran Sally Buzbee as its executive editor Tuesday, making her the first woman in the paper's 144-year history to lead the newsroom. She succeeds the retired Marty Baron ...

Lawrence school board approves new equity policy

The Lawrence school board now has an equity policy that aims to address educational disparities in the school district. During a meeting on Monday, the board approved an amended policy with a 6-0 vote. Board member Paula Smith was absent from the meeting. Board President Kelly Jones said the ...

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expanded to U.S. children as young as 12

COVID-19 vaccines finally are headed for more kids as U.S. regulators on Monday expanded use of Pfizer's shot to those as young as 12, sparking a race to protect middle and high school students before they head back to class in the fall. Shots could begin as soon as a federal vaccine advisory ...

Former Sen. Pat Roberts to participate in virtual Dole Institute event

A Dole Institute of Politics exhibit about Bob Dole's early years in Congress will include a virtual event on Tuesday featuring former U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts. The exhibit, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," focuses on Dole's role as a congressman representing the western half of the ...

Olathe North coach fired for allegedly using racial slur

OLATHE — A Kansas school board has fired a high school baseball coach for allegedly using a racial slur toward a Black player. The Olathe board met Monday morning and announced the firing of Olathe North High School Coach Pete Flood, the Kansas City Star reported. The father of the team's ...