City Government

LMH offering community wellness grants for Tonganoxie, Baldwin City, Eudora

Lawrence Memorial Hospital is now accepting grant applications for community wellness projects in Baldwin City, Eudora and Tonganoxie, the hospital announced Wednesday. The grants will be awarded to programs or projects that enhance local health and wellness, according to LMH’s news release. ...

Taxes to increase as part of Lawrence school district’s proposed budget

The Lawrence school board on Monday voted to publish its 2017-2018 budget, setting the district’s maximum budget authority and maximum mill levy for the next year. Property taxes will increase as part of the budget plan, which calls for a tax hike of 3.5 mills. That figure equates to an ...

Jayhawks enjoy tour of Lake Como on final day of Italy trip

Milan ? After cruising through four games against Italian foes on the basketball court during their eight-day exhibition tour of Italy, the Jayhawks boarded a boat on Monday morning and spent their final day abroad on an actual cruise.A little more than 12 hours after sprinting past Dream Team ...

Baldwin City school board to publish budget with no tax increase

The Baldwin City school board approved for publication Monday a proposed 2017-2018 budget that increases classroom funding while holding the mill levy steady at 63.669 mills.The $22.3 million budget is the first for the district under the new school finance formula the Kansas Legislature ...

Officials certify results of Douglas County primary

The results of Lawrence City Commission primary election are now official.The top six candidates will complete for three open commission seats in the general election Nov. 7. Incumbent Lisa Larsen led by a wide margin, finishing with 3,743 votes. Also qualifying for the November general ...

Former Kansas guard Keith Langford to host back-to-school giveaway

Former Kansas guard Keith Langford will host a back-to-school giveaway for Lawrence-area students Saturday, Aug. 12 at his Wingstop restaurant, 2233 Louisiana St. Langford will distribute 150 backpacks and school supplies on a first-come, first-served basis from 2 to 4 p.m. that day. Children ...

A stroll through Milan: Jayhawks explore top attractions, celebrate a birthday

Milan — Andrea Hudy has had a handful of memorable birthdays in her life — most on a beach somewhere, or during her childhood — but none of them were spent in Italy.Until Sunday, that is.Hudy, KU’s celebrated assistant athletics director for sport performance, whose job it is to keep ...

Lawsuit alleges KU hospital’s misdiagnosis led to organ removals

Kansas City, Kan. ? A Kansas woman alleges in a lawsuit that a misdiagnosis led doctors to unnecessarily remove parts of her organs and then cover up the incorrect diagnosis, which she didn’t learn about until a doctor at the hospital filed a whistleblower lawsuit over her case.The lawsuit ...

Kansas schools preparing for sweeping changes in state oversight

Topeka ? The Kansas State Board of Education will take the first official step on Tuesday toward implementing sweeping changes in the way public schools in the state are accredited and held accountable for making sure students receive an adequate education.During its regular monthly meeting, ...

Lawrence City Commission explains support for $17 million police headquarters

Although some Lawrence residents may think they voted down a tax increase to fund a new police headquarters, the Lawrence City Commission doesn’t look at it that way. For one, Mayor Leslie Soden said it’s not the same project. “I think that if we were trying to do the same project for the ...

Family explores ties to Wakarusa Valley during museum visit

The nearly 40 people making a Saturday morning visit to the Wakarusa Valley Heritage Museum nodded or raised a hand as Martha Parker read through a list of names.The names Parker read were those of black families who settled in the Wakarusa Valley west of Lawrence during or soon after the Civil ...

Kansas fan couple travel abroad with team spirit

Milan — Whether on TV, in person or even via social media somewhere, you’ve probably seen the flag whether you realize it or not.Fixtures at nearly all Kansas basketball games near and far — and many other KU events, as well — Russ and Linda Sims have sort of made it their signature ...