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Baker University to start fall semester classes Aug. 17 on Baldwin City campus

Baker University will welcome back students in August to its Baldwin City campus for the fall semester. Like other private and public universities in the state, Baker closed its classrooms and campus in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic and finished the spring semester with online ...

New VA outpatient clinic in Lawrence is triple the size of former building

The Department of Veterans Affairs Eastern Kansas Health Care System will open a new outpatient clinic on Monday. The clinic, at 4821 Quail Crest Place, is triple the size of the former Lawrence location, VA Eastern Kansas spokesman Joseph Burks said. The former location was 2200 Harvard ...

LMH Health pauses controversial decision related to emergency room doctors

Updated at 7:47 p.m. Friday LMH Health has pressed “pause” on a controversial plan it announced earlier this week to replace the local physicians group that oversees the hospital’s emergency department with a large national firm. The hospital’s executive team announced Friday morning ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County remain at 86; 10 still active

Douglas County has reported 86 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic as of Thursday, local officials said, the same number of cases reported Wednesday. In Douglas County, 76 out of the 86 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County increase to 86; 11 remain active

Douglas County has reported 86 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Wednesday — an increase of three cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 75 out of the 86 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its ...

Drive-in concerts this Father’s Day at Douglas County Fairgrounds

Sky Smeed and Ric Averill will take the stage Sunday for two drive-in concerts at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Smeed, a Lawrence-based Americana musician, will perform at 7:30 p.m. and Averill will perform a family friendly set of stories, songs and singalongs at 10 a.m. Smeed's show costs ...

COVID-19 cases in Douglas County rise to 83; 8 remain active

Douglas County has reported 83 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic as of Tuesday, local officials said, an increase of one case since Monday. In Douglas County, 75 out of the 83 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said ...

Lecompton Territorial Capital Museum reopens with display of hometown football star

After nearly three months, the Territorial Capital Museum in Lecompton has reopened with a display that celebrates a local sports hero. The museum, 640 E. Woodson Ave. in Lecompton, reopened Wednesday after closing in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now open from 10 a.m. to 4 ...

Douglas County’s COVID-19 cases increase to 79; seven remain active

Douglas County has reported 79 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Friday — an increase of one case since Thursday. In Douglas County, 72 out of the 79 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its daily ...

Tally of COVID-19 cases in Douglas County still at 78; 8 remain active

Douglas County has reported 78 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic as of Thursday, local officials said, the same number as Wednesday. In Douglas County, 70 out of the 78 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its ...

Unexpected customer: Video shows deer running through Checkers

Shoppers at Lawrence's Checkers grocery store recently may have left not only with a sack full of food but with quite a story to tell. A video of a deer running through the grocery store at 2300 Louisiana St. was posted to Facebook this week and has garnered much attention, as well as a few ...

Douglas County’s COVID-19 cases increase to 78; nine remain active

Douglas County has reported 78 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began, local officials said Wednesday — an increase of four cases since Tuesday. In Douglas County, 69 out of the 78 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health said in its ...