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New COVID-19 death in county raises total to 19; 3 deaths at LMH Health this week

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s Wednesday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that 18 people — five residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 and ...

Ghost signs on historic buildings reveal Lawrence’s painted past

Erin Spurlock power washed her garage earlier this month with the intent of eliminating dirt and grime. Instead, she uncovered a piece of history in the shape of a milkshake. There, on the white brick on the side of her eastern Lawrence garage, a faint black outline traced the shape of a cup, ...

Douglas County reports 38 new COVID-19 cases; 283 of 2,877 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,877 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 38 cases since Monday. George Diepenbrock, spokesperson for Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, said some of the new cases reported Tuesday were due to an update in the state's disease surveillance system that ...

New COVID-19 death in county raises total to 18; 2,839 cases overall

One more Douglas County resident has died from COVID-19, according to the health department’s Monday update about the virus. Previously, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced that 17 people — five residents between the ages of 65 and 74, one resident between the ages of 75 and 84 ...

Local family to be featured on ‘Today Show’ for Halloween costume contest

A local family will appear on the "Today Show" Tuesday morning dressed as "Game of Thrones" characters and sitting on an iron throne, hoping to win votes in the program’s group Halloween contest. Parents Angela and Scott Solomon and their sons, Jack and Andrew Solomon, are one of 16 groups ...

Kansans among the most vulnerable in the country to surprise medical bills

Kansans remain among the most vulnerable in the country to surprise medical bills — charges from outside an insurance network that the consumer only discovers after treatment. A new research brief from the Kansas Health Institute points to studies suggesting the charges are common in Kansas. ...

With help from artists and a church, East Lawrence gets some new bus stop benches

Thanks to some help from a church and two local artists, those waiting for buses at Muncipal Stadium in East Lawrence now have a place to sit. On Saturday, Lawrence Transit celebrated the installation of two benches at the southwest and northeast corners of 11th and Delaware streets. Transit ...

Douglas County reports 12 new COVID-19 cases; 265 of 2,796 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,796 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 12 cases since Thursday. The county has averaged about 16 new cases per day over the last 14 days, according to a 14-day moving average graph updated weekdays by the health department. The current average of 15.64 new ...

Electronics recycling event to take place Saturday

Lawrence and Douglas County are partnering with Teknix Solutions to host a recycling event on Saturday for people who want to get rid of old televisions, computers and other electronics. The event is open to all Douglas County residents and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ...

Douglas County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases; 295 of 2,784 remain active

Douglas County reported 2,784 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 18 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 2,489 out of the 2,784 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 295 cases are active. The county ...