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Nurses in Kansas county refuse to give COVID-19 vaccine

TOPEKA (AP) — Four nurses at a rural health department in Kansas are refusing to administer any COVID-19 vaccines, citing the fast development and production of the shots. Coffey County Public Health Administrator Lindsay Payer said the nurses made their own decisions and expressed their ...

Hashtag campaign meant to spread positivity, resources during pandemic

The newly developed well-being branch of Douglas County’s pandemic response team has launched its first project: a hashtag campaign meant to help residents stay positive. Margaret Weisbrod Morris, chief executive officer of the Lawrence Arts Center, is one of the leaders of the well-being ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 19, 2021

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 anti-abortion amendment clears first legislative hurdle

TOPEKA (AP) — A proposed anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution cleared its first hurdle in the Legislature on Tuesday as abortion opponents moved quickly to try to get it on the ballot. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure on a voice vote, sending it to the full ...

Nation & World: Coronavirus deaths accelerating in 30 states

NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds of American states as a winter surge pushes the overall toll toward 400,000 amid warnings that a new, highly contagious variant is taking hold. As Americans observed a national holiday Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

Van Go serves up free meals for MLK Day

A local arts-based social service organization handed out free lunches to the community Monday as part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The 18- to 24-year-old students in the Arts Train program at Van Go, 715 New Jersey St., helped prepare the meals under the direction of local chef Raven ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 18, 2021

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 ...

Judge awards $1M to veteran in Kansas VA hospital abuse case

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has awarded more than $1 million in damages to another veteran who says he was sexually abused by a former physician assistant at a VA hospital in Kansas. It’s the third time since November that U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree has ruled against ...