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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, ...

KU assistant Jerrance Howard leaving Kansas to join Chris Beard at Texas

Kansas basketball assistant coach Jerrance Howard is leaving KU for a spot on newly named Texas coach Chris Beard’s bench in Austin. KU coach Bill Self and Howard announced the news in a release Tuesday evening, bringing an end to Howard’s eight-year run with the Jayhawks. “Working ...

Douglas County is the most vaccinated county in Kansas against COVID-19

Story updated at 5:17 p.m. Tuesday: Douglas County has the highest rate of people vaccinated against COVID-19 in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. In Douglas County, 438 out of every 1,000 people have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The ...

Douglas County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases since Thursday; 195 remain active

Douglas County reported 8,971 cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, an increase of 27 cases since Thursday. In Douglas County, 8,776 out of the 8,971 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 195 cases are active. The county has ...

KU names Northwestern Deputy AD Travis Goff new athletic director

Travis Goff, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and a native of Dodge City, has been named the school’s new athletic director, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced on Monday afternoon. Goff becomes the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the late Bob Frederick retired in 2001. “It ...

Baldwin City, Eudora mayors to seek reelection

The incumbent mayors of Baldwin City and Eudora will both seek another four years in their respective offices. Baldwin City Mayor Casey Simoneau said he filed Thursday for a second term, and Eudora Mayor Tim Reazin said he would file again for the Eudora City Commission. Eudora has a city ...

Fully vaccinated people can travel safely again, CDC says; precautions still urged

NEW YORK — Add travel to the activities vaccinated Americans can safely enjoy again, according to new U.S. guidance issued Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to say fully vaccinated people can travel within the U.S. without getting tested for the ...

Car rams U.S. Capitol barricade; suspect, 1 police officer dead

Updated at 9:04 p.m. Friday WASHINGTON (AP) — A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife. It was the second line-of-duty death this year for a department still struggling to ...

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self signs lifetime contract extension with KU

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self has signed what was described by KU as "a lifetime contract" to remain the head coach of the Jayhawks, the school announced Friday morning. According to a news release put out by Kansas Athletics at 10 a.m. Friday, Self's current contract, which was to ...

Who is leading Heartland Community Health Center? The clinic isn’t saying

It is unclear who is leading a local health center that has been one of the main participants in the COVID-19 vaccination efforts in Douglas County. The chief executive officer of Heartland Community Health Center, Robyn Coventon, has not responded to inquiries about whether she is still ...