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Sophomore wing Tristan Enaruna leaving Kansas, adding name to transfer portal

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self told the Journal-World on Tuesday that KU sophomore Tristan Enaruna was leaving the program and had entered his name into the transfer portal. Enaruna becomes the second Jayhawk to announce his plans to leave this week, following the lead of junior guard Tyon ...

KDOT grant will complete Baldwin City’s Safe Routes to School network

Baldwin City has been awarded another Kansas Department of Transportation grant that will allow it to become the first city in Douglas County to complete its Safe Routes to School network of trails and sidewalks. Ed Courton, Baldwin City community development director, said the latest KDOT ...

Change will require telephone users to start dialing area code for all local calls

Douglas County residents and others in the area soon will have to push a few more buttons if they want complete a local telephone call. The Kansas Corporation Commission has announced that local phone calls made in the 785 area code will require the users to dial the area code. Currently, a ...

Douglas County CASA celebrates 30 years, wants to double its reach in the next 5

A local nonprofit celebrating its 30th anniversary has admittedly “ambitious” goals for the next five years: Its leaders want to help 200 children a year by doubling the budget. Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates, or Douglas County CASA, as it is commonly called, is a ...

Cold Weather Rule for gas and electric payments to end Wednesday

The Kansas Cold Weather Rule will end Wednesday, according to a news release from the Kansas Corporation Commission. This means that Kansans who are behind on electric and natural gas utility bills may be subject to disconnection of service unless they contact their utility company to make ...

Scouts to collect food for spring drive this weekend

On Saturday, Douglas County Cub and Boy Scouts will visit Lawrence, Baldwin City and Eudora neighborhoods to pick up donated food on front porches. Paul Taylor, district executive of the Pelathe Boy Scout District, said scouts left notices and bags Saturday on front doors of residences in the ...

Over 35,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered so far in Douglas County

Data from four local health organizations showed that more than 35,000 first doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in Douglas County as of Thursday. Altogether, data from the four distributors — LMH Health, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, Heartland Community Health Center ...

Two new COVID-19 deaths bring Douglas County’s total to 83; 29 new cases reported

Two more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19, according to the county health department, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the county to 83. According to the health department’s dashboard, there have been 39 deaths in the 85-plus age range, 24 deaths in ...

More contagious United Kingdom COVID-19 variant identified in Douglas County

A variant of COVID-19 that was originally detected in the United Kingdom has been identified in Douglas County, according to a news release from the local health department on Thursday evening. The B.1.1.7 variant is about 50% more contagious than the COVID-19 strain that is common in the ...

Douglas County reports 5 new COVID-19 cases; 215 remain active

Douglas County reported 8,841 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of five cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 8,626 out of the 8,841 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 215 cases are active. The county has ...

Haskell to return to in-person classes in fall, as well as hybrid, online options

After an entirely remote 2020-2021 school year, Haskell Indian Nations University will once again hold in-person instruction in the fall. A Sunday email from Haskell Registrar Lou Hara states that Haskell will hold in-person, hybrid and online classes in the fall. Any class listed with a room ...

Jalen Wilson arrives in Indy, expected to play tonight vs. USC

Indianapolis — The Journal-World learned Monday morning that Kansas freshman Jalen Wilson landed in Indianapolis a little after 9:30 a.m. local time, roughly 12 hours before tipoff of 3rd-seeded KU’s Monday night game with No. 6 seed USC at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Wilson, who missed KU’s ...

KU freshman Jalen Wilson on track to arrive in Indianapolis Monday morning

Indianapolis — The Kansas men’s basketball team expects to have redshirt freshman forward Jalen Wilson back with the team on Monday morning, and KU coach Bill Self said that if Wilson is with the team, he will suit up and play. “If he's here, he's suiting up,” Self said Sunday. ...