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Healthy Outlook: Who’s buying your doctor lunch?

Check, please — that is, go online to check out what small or not-so-small payments your health care providers have received from pharmaceutical companies, please. A February 2019 article in The Atlantic, “Did Free Pens Cause the Opioid Crisis?” by Ray Fisman and Michael Luca, examines ...

KU closes some campus roads for summer construction projects

Several roads and parking lots on the University of Kansas campus will be closed for the summer as construction projects get underway. On Monday, the university closed portions of four roads on campus — Jayhawk Boulevard, Irving Hill Road, Burdick Drive and and 15th Street — for ...

More rain in forecast before weather pattern starts to change next week

The welcome sunshine that Lawrence residents woke to Saturday morning will return sporadically through the Memorial Day weekend, but so will the rains that have visited northeast Kansas throughout May. The latest storm that moved through the area Friday evening and early Saturday morning ...

Photos: Lawrence Busker Festival

The threat of bad weather didn't put a damper on the Lawrence Busker Festival's opening night Friday. The annual downtown spectacle continues through Sunday.

Corps of Engineers prepares to release water from Perry Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is prepared to release water from Perry Lake starting Saturday if heavy rains push the reservoir over its remaining storage capacity, according to a news release from the corps. Based the amount of rain in the forecast, the Corps of Engineers could release up ...

City names three finalists for Fire Medical chief position

The City of Lawrence named three finalists for chief of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department on Friday afternoon. Lawrence City Manager Tom Markus named Michael Baker of Tulsa, Okla., and local candidates Shaun Coffey and Tom Fagan as the finalists, according to a city news ...

Lawrence police blotter for May 24

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday and includes 224 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Panel announces finalists to replace retiring Douglas County judge

After interviewing 10 judge candidates on Thursday, the 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission has announced four finalists it’s recommending to the governor. On the list are two public prosecutors and two public defenders. They are all Lawrence residents. Gov. Laura Kelly has 60 days ...

Kansas Department of Revenue seeking to refill eliminated jobs

TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Revenue is trying to refill dozens of jobs that were eliminated last year when the state awarded two no-bid contracts to outsource its information technology work. The department is working to rebuild its workforce after Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's ...

Lawrence and area events for Friday, May 24

Today, May 24 Kaw Valley Bridge Club: Open Pairs, 12:30 and 6:30 p.m., 1025 N. Third St., Suite 120. AB’s Fried Chicken, 5-7 p.m., VFW Post 852, 1801 Massachusetts St. Art Tougeau Street pARTy, 5-9 p.m., Lawrence Art Center, 940 New Hampshire St. Want to see your event listed ...