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Douglas County reports 52 new COVID-19 cases; 1,063 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,791 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 52 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 6,728 out of the 7,791 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,063 cases are active. The county ...

Crave special section: What’s on the menu in Lawrence?

It has been a terribly tough year for the restaurant and hospitality industries, so we are glad to do our part to help promote Lawrence Restaurant Week, which is running from Jan. 13 to Jan. 27. Check out details on participating restaurants and special menus at lawrencerestaurantweek.com. ...

Douglas County reports 147 new COVID-19 cases since Friday; 1,210 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,617 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 147 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 6,407 out of the 7,617 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,210 cases are active. The county ...

Who is included in Phase 2 for vaccinations? More details on Kansas’ current plan

Phase 2 of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's five-phase COVID-19 vaccination plan is expected to begin later this month or in February, and more details have been released about who will be eligible to receive a shot in this phase. As the Journal-World has reported, Phase 1, ...

Hashtag campaign meant to spread positivity, resources during pandemic

The newly developed well-being branch of Douglas County’s pandemic response team has launched its first project: a hashtag campaign meant to help residents stay positive. Margaret Weisbrod Morris, chief executive officer of the Lawrence Arts Center, is one of the leaders of the well-being ...

Van Go serves up free meals for MLK Day

A local arts-based social service organization handed out free lunches to the community Monday as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 18- to 24-year-old students in the Arts Train program at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St., helped prepare the meals under the direction of local chef Raven ...

Over 4,000 vaccines administered in Douglas County so far; 30 new cases of COVID-19

As of Friday, 3,337 first doses and 792 second doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Douglas County, according to the health department. George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, said the 3,337 first doses have been administered at LMH Health, ...

Blustery winds and snow could make travel tricky

Visibility could be reduced to around a quarter of a mile in places across northeast Kansas Friday, as snow falls amid sustained strong winds. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued separate wind and winter weather advisories, both in effect for Douglas County until 6 p.m. ...

Douglas County reports 67 new COVID-19 cases; 1,207 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,440 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 67 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 6,233 out of the 7,440 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,207 cases are active. The county ...