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Integrated Crisis Team at LMH Health aims to help in crucial moments

Over the past 15 years, suicide rates in the United States have steadily increased. To be exact, they have increased by 24%. “This is a unique time in our history. We are seeing an alarming trend of declining life expectancies,” said Derrick Hurst, director of the Integrated Crisis Team. ...

Find life between the hashtags, keynote speaker tells Haskell graduates

The powerful beating of drums kicked off the 2019 commencement ceremony at Haskell Indian Nations University. About 150 graduates receiving bachelor's and associate degrees processed into Coffin Sports Complex Friday morning, along with Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Tara Sweeney, ...

Interim leader expects Haskell will have a new president by fall semester

The Bureau of Indian Education is moving closer to finding a permanent president for Haskell Indian Nations University, the university's interim leader says. Interim President Monte Monteith told the Haskell Board of Regents at their Thursday meeting that the position is expected to be filled ...

Photos: Kansas River continues to rise near downtown Lawrence

video by: Nick Gerik The Kansas River rushes over the dam near downtown Lawrence, Thursday afternoon, May 9, 2019. The Kansas River at Lawrence continued to rise Thursday and was expected to crest by midnight, the National Weather Service said. Brandon Drake, a meteorologist with the ...

Haskell graduate learns how to move around obstacles in her path

Caroline Wiseman didn’t fall in love with Kansas when she first arrived at Haskell Indian Nations University in the fall of 2014. She’s still not a fan of the state’s climate or terrain, but unlike those who make a quick exit after deciding they don’t like a place, Wiseman stuck it ...

Lawrence area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor dies at 100

Story updated at 6:52 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019: A man believed to be this area’s last Pearl Harbor survivor has died at age 100. Longtime Lawrence resident, U.S. Navy veteran and University of Kansas professor Vincent U. Muirhead died April 30, according to his obituary published this ...

Kansas River overflows, forcing closure of walking trail on south bank

Story updated at 3:06 p.m. Wednesday The Kansas River trail was closed Wednesday morning as the river breached its south bank after three days of rainstorms. Constant Park, 230 W. Sixth St., to Burcham Park, on South Powerhouse Road, is closed until further notice, said Porter Arneill, ...

Lawrence ranks 6th on list of best cities for bikes

Lawrence has been ranked sixth in the top U.S. cities for bicycling, according to the 2019 PlacesForBikes ratings. “I was surprised we were sixth out of 510 cities,” said Jessica Mortinger, transportation planning manager with the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning ...

Sen. Moran seeks commitment from Amtrak on Kansas train route

Story updated at 3:37 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is putting pressure on Amtrak to commit to the continued operation of the Southwest Chief passenger rail service that connects Chicago to Los Angeles with stops in Kansas. Moran recently delayed confirming three nominees to ...

Flash flood watch issued for tonight with more storms expected through Wednesday

More rounds of severe weather and heavy rains are expected through Wednesday night, raising the chances for flash flooding around the Lawrence area. After 0.63 inches of rain fell at the airport, north of Lawrence, between 11 p.m. Sunday through 1 a.m. Monday, Jenifer Prieto, a meteorologist ...