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Morning storms dump up to 4.5 inches of rain on Lawrence

Lawrence officially received 2.4 inches of rain from Saturday morning's thunderstorms, but those checking rain gauges around town might have found an inch or two more, according to the National Weather Service. Matt Wolters, a meteorologist for the NWS office in Topeka, said the weather ...

K-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweet; coach supports team

Updated at 10:03 a.m. Monday MANHATTAN — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for "openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions." The move that most players announced ...

Haskell students will not return this fall; all classes to be held online

Updated at 5:15 p.m. Thursday Haskell Indian Nations University students will not return to campus in August. Haskell President Ronald Graham told the Journal-World Thursday that all classes would be held virtually for the fall semester. In March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Haskell ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 105; 23 remain active

Updated at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday Douglas County has reported 105 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Wednesday — an increase of four cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 82 out of the 105 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas ...

After initial rescheduling, Lawrence Busker Festival is now canceled

The Lawrence Busker Festival, originally scheduled for Memorial Day weekend and then rescheduled to Labor Day weekend, has now been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Monday message on the Lawrence Busker Festival's Facebook page said that despite big plans for this year — the ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 102; 23 remain active

Douglas County has reported 102 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Monday — an increase of 11 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 79 out of the 102 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily ...

Baldwin City, Midland at odds over proposed depot lease agreement

The Baldwin City Council will have a special meeting Tuesday to further discuss a depot lease agreement with Midland Railway. On June 16, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 to approve an offer to lease the city-owned depot, 1515 High St., to Midland for $1 a year. The offer also would revoke ...