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COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 377; 183 remain active

Douglas County has reported 377 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 23 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 194 out of the 377 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The age range with the highest number of cases is 20 to 29. Out of the 377 cases of COVID-19 in ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 354; 179 remain active

Douglas County has reported 354 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 103 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 175 out of the 354 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s online map noted that 7,178 Douglas County ...

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

LONDON — More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. In a letter published in the journal Clinical ...

Maple Leaf Festival canceled; organizers plan virtual event

Because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the annual Baldwin City Maple Leaf Festival has been canceled for this year. Mike Curran, Maple Leaf Festival Committee chairman, said the committee last week voted to call off the festival, which annually draws more than 30,000 visitors to ...

Feed Eudora free lunch program returns, serves hundreds in its first few days

Judy Erpelding, her 17-year-old daughter Kate and Kate’s friend Madison Grosdidier grabbed free pizza lunches from the Feeding Eudora summer meal program on Friday, joining hundreds of other people who took part in the program over the past few days. “It frees me from cooking,” Judy said ...

Farmers’ Market still has plenty of fans, despite changes brought on by pandemic

With a red, white and blue face mask, Abbey Berland, of Lawrence, was appropriately accessorized for the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Fourth of July holiday as she shopped Saturday at the Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market. “This is my first time here this year,” she said in front of ...

Experts: COVID-19 cases will spike if Kansans don’t wear masks

A month ago, the University of Kansas hospital had as few as nine of its beds occupied by COVID-19 patients. Now, it’s about twice that. When the coronavirus-driven statewide shutdown began to go away in mid-May, clinicians in Kansas were confirming about 100 new infections a day. Now, that ...

K-State players end threat of boycott over Floyd tweet

MANHATTAN — Kansas State football players have called off a threatened boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd. The decision, announced on social media by several players, follows moves by the school to address diversity concerns. "We ...

Afternoon thunderstorm drops nearly 3 inches of rain

Lawrence police officers blocked entry to the underpass on North Second Street about 3:45 p.m. Friday after an afternoon thunderstorm. Bryan Baerg, of the National Weather Service Office in Topeka, said 2.75 inches of rain was reported near Interstate 70 in North Lawrence from about 2:30 to ...

Garden Variety: When to harvest fruits and veggies

Knowing the right time to harvest fruits and vegetables from the garden is tricky for some crops, even for experienced gardeners. To complicate it further, some produce can be harvested at different stages or have additional edible parts of the plant than what is traditionally harvested. Follow ...

Local artists create postcards and posters of Lawrence parks and green spaces

Creators of a new art project want to help people appreciate the beauty of Lawrence parks and green spaces — and even bring a bit of that beauty indoors. The Lawrence Public Library partnered with several organizations — Lawrence Magazine, the Kansas Land Trust and the Douglas County ...