City Government

Kansas economy adds jobs in September as unemployment falls to 3.8 percent

Topeka ? As schools came back into session in September, the number of jobs in Kansas grew significantly compared to August, but for the entire year, job growth in the state remains fairly stagnant, according to a new report. Private-sector employment in Kansas grew by 5,500 jobs, or 0.5 ...

Protest at Lawrence Burger King causes fast-food restaurant to make changes

A protest at a west Lawrence Burger King, over a racial slur on social media, has brought about change at the fast-food restaurant. After a large group of people gathered outside the Burger King at 4671 Bauer Farm Drive on Wednesday evening, a Burger King executive announced on Thursday that a ...

The Shelter Inc. rebrands as The Children’s Shelter, settles into new home

One of Lawrence’s longtime nonprofits has a new name — and a new home. The Shelter Inc., henceforth known as The Children’s Shelter, officially opened its brand-new offices Tuesday in eastern Lawrence. Gina Meier Hummel, executive director of The Children’s Shelter, said the rebranding ...

Lawrence Arts Center revives discussions about purchasing Salvation Army site

Years after the idea was originally proposed, Lawrence Arts Center leaders are reviving conversations about expanding the center’s property by purchasing the adjacent Salvation Army building. The city made an agreement in 2012 to use rebates from a tax increment financing district at 9th and ...

Topeka man arrested on suspicion of killing 3 people in downtown Lawrence

The man police believe is responsible for Lawrence’s first triple homicide in at least 15 years is now in custody. Anthony Laron Roberts Jr., a 20-year old Topeka resident, was taken into custody on Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 1 downtown Lawrence shooting that left three people dead. ...

KU to welcome Notre Dame Cathedral organists for history-making performance this week

This week, for the first time in history, the three principal organists of Notre Dame Cathedral will perform together outside of Paris. And they’re venturing halfway around the world to do it. The University of Kansas this week will host Notre Dame organists Olivier Latry, Vincent Dubois and ...

Lawrence City Commission approves pedestrian tunnel at 19th and Iowa

The Lawrence City Commission at its meeting Tuesday approved a plan to fund a $2 million bicycle and pedestrian tunnel under the intersection of 19th and Iowa streets.City Engineer Dave Cronin told commissioners an underpass would improve safety for those crossing the intersection. Cronin said ...

Kansas students’ test scores fall, but other academic indicators improve

Topeka ? The Kansas State Department of Education released what officials called a "mixed bag" of numbers showing students generally scoring lower on statewide reading and math tests, but at the same time doing better on other measures of college and career readiness.On the whole, the latest ...

Analysis: Understanding the legal case building against the college basketball world

Monday was a day of confusion around the University of Kansas basketball program. An Associated Press article reported that KU was one of 28 universities that acknowledged it had launched an “internal review” of its recruiting practices following the bombshell announcement last month that ...

Health department holding flu shot clinics around Douglas County

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering three community flu vaccination clinics around the area. The first will be 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Eudora City Hall, 4 E. Seventh St., in Eudora, according to a Monday news release from the department.The second and third will be 3:30-5:45 ...