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This is what a good death looks like, and there are no good deaths with COVID-19

Editor's note: The following is a first-person account by Lawrence writer and therapist Susan Kraus. When my mother died, on Aug. 4, she’d been in home hospice for two weeks. Her hospital bed was set up in our family room, next to a large picture window so she could see the trees and birds, ...

Blue Santa program brings gifts to a record number of Lawrence families

This year, the gifts that children received through the Lawrence Police Department's Blue Santa program were surprises to the grownups, too. The department’s annual charity benefit and toy drive, first organized in 2011, usually allows parents and guardians of Lawrence kids to shop at the ...

James Gunn, the ‘Dad of Science Fiction,’ dies at age 97

People around the world were familiar with author and professor James Gunn, who had earned the nickname of the “Dad of Science Fiction.” But by age 97, he had also become the “granddad and the great granddad” of the genre, according to his colleague and close friend. “A lot of ...

67 cases added to Douglas County’s COVID-19 count

Douglas County reported 6,146 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 67 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 5,261 out of the 6,146 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 885 cases are active. Twenty-one ...

Douglas County reports 61 new COVID-19 cases; 804 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,079 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, an increase of 61 cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 5,275 out of the 6,079 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 804 cases are active. The county ...

Douglas County reports 44 new COVID-19 cases; 826 remain active

Douglas County reported 6,018 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 44 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 5,192 out of the 6,018 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 826 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 115 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend; 864 remain active

Douglas County reported 5,974 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 115 cases since Friday. In Douglas County, 5,110 out of the 5,974 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 864 cases are active. The county has ...

Baldwin City Council approves unexpected request to buy new firetruck

The Baldwin City Council has approved an unexpected request to buy a new firetruck after some discussion about how the $584,657 purchase would fit into the city's budget. Although the purchase was eventually approved 5-0 at the Dec. 15 City Council meeting, members had questions about the ...

Douglas County reports 62 new COVID-19 cases; 954 remain active

Douglas County reported 5,859 cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, an increase of 62 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 4,905 out of the 5,859 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 954 cases are active. The county has ...

Douglas County reports 57 new COVID-19 cases; 931 remain active

Douglas County reported 5,797 cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, an increase of 57 cases since Wednesday. In Douglas County, 4,866 out of the 5,797 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 931 cases are active. The county ...