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Lawrence homes special section: Take a look inside

EDITOR'S NOTE: A cozy bungalow in East Lawrence. A seven-level midcentury home on the west side. A modern abode with dozens and dozens of windows. A couple of houses that are more than a century old. Those are just a few of the interesting homes whose stories the Journal-World has told ...

Douglas County COVID-19 cases up to 3 as more recent travelers test positive

Story updated at 10:49 a.m. Saturday Two more Douglas County residents — both having recently traveled outside the state — have tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department announced Saturday morning, bringing the county's total identified cases to three. The new cases ...

Hallmark to temporarily shut down Lawrence plant that employs about 800

One of Lawrence’s largest manufacturers is temporarily closing its plant as it tries to combat the spread of COVID-19. Hallmark will shutter its Lawrence facility on Monday, the company announced in a news release Friday afternoon. The plant near the McDonald Drive interchange of the Kansas ...

LMH preparing for virus’ long-term impact on operations

Leaders of LMH Health on Wednesday said they were making long-term preparations for dealing with the spread of COVID-19, which they expect to grow much wider in the coming weeks. “We need to be prepared for not only the next six weeks but the next six months,” LMH President and CEO Russ ...

Journal-World limits public access to office; all other services maintained

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Journal-World began limiting public access to its office on Wednesday. “We are fully committed to serving the community throughout this pandemic,” editor and publisher Chad Lawhorn said. “However, we believe it is a best practice to ...

Trump invokes emergency authority; Big 3 automakers closing

Story updated at 7:49 p.m. Wednesday MINNEAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Wednesday invoked emergency authority to marshal industry to fight the coronavirus, as the economic fallout from the crisis mounted with word that nearly the entire U.S. auto industry is shutting down its North ...

Lawrence Meals on Wheels to suspend specialized diet service until April

Story updated at 3:41 p.m. Thursday Lawrence Meals on Wheels will be temporarily suspending its service for those with specialized diets beginning Thursday until April 2 amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the organization's director announced Wednesday. "This is something we have never done and ...

First case of COVID-19 identified in Douglas County, health department says

Story updated at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday Public health officials have identified the first case of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in Douglas County, the local health department announced Tuesday afternoon in a news release. The case involves a man in his 20s who recently traveled from Florida, ...

Lawrence Arts Center closes for 2 weeks to prevent coronavirus spread

The Lawrence Arts Center has closed and all programming suspended until the end of the month because of the coronavirus outbreak. The center’s building closed at the end of the day Saturday and will remain closed through March 29 to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, ...