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Douglas County is the most vaccinated county in Kansas against COVID-19

Story updated at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday: Douglas County has the highest rate of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. In Douglas County, 438 out of every 1,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The ...

Douglas County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 195 remain active

Douglas County reported 8,971 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 27 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 8,776 out of the 8,971 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 195 cases are active. The county has ...

KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and a native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in 2001. “It ...

Baldwin City, Eudora mayors to seek reelection

The incumbent mayors of Baldwin City and Eudora will both seek another four years in their respective offices. Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau said he filed Thursday for a second term, and Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said he would file again for the Eudora City Commission. Eudora has a city ...

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says; precautions still urged

NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the ...

Car rams U.S. Capitol barricade; suspect, 1 police officer dead

Updated at 9:04 p.m. Friday WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self signs lifetime contract extension with KU

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self has signed what was described by KU as "a lifetime contract" to remain the head coach of the Jayhawks, the school announced Friday morning. According to a news release put out by Kansas Athletics at 10 a.m. Friday, Self's current contract, which was to ...

Who is leading Heartland Community Health Center? The clinic isn’t saying

It is unclear who is leading a local health center that has been one of the main participants in the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Douglas County. The chief executive officer of Heartland Community Health Center, Robyn Coventon, has not responded to inquiries about whether she is still ...

KU’s David McCormack out for 12 weeks after surgery to repair broken bone in foot

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told the Journal-World that junior forward David McCormack had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken bone in his foot. McCormack, who finished second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game this season, is expected to be out for 12 weeks and will return ...

U.S. Supreme Court sympathetic to college athletes in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed ready to give college athletes a win in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting their education-related compensation. With the March Madness basketball tournament in its final stages, the high court heard arguments in a case about ...

Group wins grant to produce short film about East Lawrence La Yarda neighborhood

Humanities Kansas has awarded a $3,500 grant to support a short documentary film project about La Yarda, a community of Mexican families who came to East Lawrence in the 1920s to work for the Santa Fe Railway. In 1951, a flood washed their homes away, but the community's legacy lives on today. ...

Douglas County reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; 213 remain active

Douglas County reported 8,922 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 20 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 8,709 out of the 8,922 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 213 cases are active. The county has ...

Here’s where you can sign up for COVID-19 vaccines in Douglas County

Are you newly eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine and wondering where to sign up? On Monday, Gov. Laura Kelly made the COVID-19 vaccine available to all Kansans 16 and older. The Journal-World has compiled a list of vaccine distributors in Douglas County for those interested in signing up or ...