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Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 18, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Kansas Supreme Court weighs guidelines for injured workers

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court waded into the fray Thursday over obscure medical guidelines that will determine how much money workers injured on the job can collect. Justices heard legal arguments on Zoom over which edition of the American Medical Association guide ...

Lawrence police blotter for Sept. 17, 2020

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity up to 6 a.m. on the date listed and extending back to 6 a.m. on the previous day. Each listing includes a date, time and general ...

Former Kansas Sen. Kassebaum backs Democrat Bollier in Senate race

Story updated at 9:34 a.m. Thursday TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum has broken again with fellow Kansas Republicans to support Democrat Barbara Bollier for the seat Kassebaum once held. Kassebaum said in a statement Thursday that Bollier shares her belief in working ...

Kansas Republican’s Senate ad relies on out-of-context clips

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Roger Marshall is using out-of-context clips from Democrat Barbara Bollier's ads in a television spot in which his campaign argues that she's trying to hide liberal views from voters, suggesting the GOP doesn't have the race for an open U.S. Senate seat locked ...

Kansas Supreme Court hears arguments over ‘wrongful birth’ law

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court seemed worried Wednesday about the proper roles of the Legislature and courts as it wrestled with whether a state statute that prohibits lawsuits based on “wrongful birth” claims is constitutional. Justices heard oral arguments via Zoom ...

Plan calls for more testing of people without virus symptoms

Kansas officials are considering spending $50 million to dramatically ramp up testing of people who aren't showing obvious signs of the coronavirus. A state task force this week backed Kansas Health Secretary Lee Norman’s recommendation to use the federal stimulus money on testing at ...

LMH, doctors group close to completing deal for emergency room services

LMH Health and the longtime Lawrence-based company that has run the day-to-day operations of the hospital’s emergency department are close to finalizing a contract extension. Members of the board of trustees for LMH Health were told at a Wednesday meeting that the hospital’s negotiations ...