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Douglas County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 215 remain active

Douglas County reported 9,029 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 30 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 8,814 out of the 9,029 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 215 cases are active. The health ...

Volunteers start cleaning up abandoned homeless campsites along river

Even though he and other volunteers Sunday had put a big dent in the amount of trash left behind at an abandoned homeless campsite deep in the timber north of Burcham Park, Greg Kipp was still amazed at the sheer volume of garbage that remained. “I’m shocked,’ he said. “I never thought ...

Vendors pleased with crowds as Farmers’ Market reopens for year on dreary day

About an hour before the first Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market of the year wrapped up, Roger Gipson had no products left to offer shoppers on a chilly, rainy Saturday morning. “We’re sold out,” he said as he stood under the Firefly Farm booth's awning to escape the light rain. He was ...

KU junior Ochai Agbaji declares for NBA draft, plans to retain college eligibility

Kansas junior Ochai Agbaji announced Thursday afternoon that he is entering his name into the NBA draft pool with the option to return to school for his senior season. “I will be keeping my NCAA eligibility throughout this process and look forward to hearing from NBA professionals on ways I ...

Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market to open for season Saturday

The Downtown Lawrence Farmers' Market will open for its annual season on Saturday at 824 New Hampshire St. The popular market, open from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., will take place every Saturday morning through autumn, featuring fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and many other products. Because of ...

Kansas Athletics introduces ‘rising star’ AD Travis Goff at Lied Center

At his introduction Wednesday at the Lied Center, new University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff said that if he did not have to give a speech, he would be speechless. For the next 40 minutes, through his introductory remarks and a 25-minute question-and-answer session with the media, ...