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Latest Douglas County court filings for March 30, 2020

Marriages Joseph Fulton Van Auken, 73, Lawrence, and Deanna Laing, 55, Lawrence. William Dietz, 43, Lawrence, and Melanie Freeman, 37, Lawrence. Ivan Junior Henry, 23, Lawrence, and De-Janelle Lynnette Lockett, 30, Lawrence. Jordan Carter, 30, Lawrence, and Alyssa Boeck, 22, Lawrence. Maya ...

Research at KU works to adapt in the COVID-19 era

As institutes of higher education around the country continue to grapple with economic challenges surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, they are simultaneously dealing with unprecedented changes to how they conduct research. In line with Douglas County’s stay-at-home order, which took ...

Top state lawmakers allow Kelly’s stay-at-home order to stand

Updated at 7:25 p.m. Sunday TOPEKA — Leaders of the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature agreed Sunday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s statewide stay-at-home order is necessary to help check the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing it to take effect Monday as planned. It helped ...

Lessons for pandemic survival from those who’ve already lived it

These are challenging and scary times. It seems the landscape of our world changes faster than we have ever seen before. Sometimes within a day. Sometimes within a few hours. And yet, there are people in our community stepping up to care for and provide for the needs of those who need help. ...

What’s an essential business? It varies from place to place

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what’s “essential” and what things we really can’t do without, even though we might not need them for survival. Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain ...

Amid pandemic, City of Eudora won’t collect late fees for utilities

As many people face economic hardship because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Eudora City Commission has agreed not to collect late fees added to delinquent city utility payments during the pandemic. The measure, which was approved on Monday, builds on a statewide order issued by Gov. Laura ...

Douglas County count of identified COVID-19 cases reaches 22

Story updated at 5:08 p.m. Saturday: Local health officials announced Saturday that 22 Douglas County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began. The local cases involve one person in their late teens, eight people in their 20s, seven people in their 30s, two people ...

Kansas governor issues statewide stay-at-home order

Story updated at 5:09 p.m. Saturday TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide order Saturday requiring people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, waiting until nearly three-quarters of the state's residents were already facing such directives. Kansas ...

Missouri mobilizes National Guard in virus fight

St. Louis — Missouri braced for a surge of coronavirus patients as the number of deaths grew to nine, with the governor mobilizing the state’s National Guard and a top St. Louis County official urging recently retired health care workers to return to work. During a virtual press ...

Lawrence police officer tests positive for COVID-19

A Lawrence police officer has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, the department said Friday. The officer first experienced symptoms late Tuesday and "immediately took steps to limit exposure to other persons," according to a news release from the Lawrence Police ...