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Douglas County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases; 1,176 remain active

Douglas County reported 7,287 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday, an increase of 54 cases since Monday. In Douglas County, 6,111 out of the 7,287 cases are inactive or beyond the infectious period, according to Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, meaning 1,176 cases are active. The county has ...

Lawrence police blotter for Jan. 12, 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 ...

‘He is a danger to women’: Kansas House Democrats move to oust member

TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas House Democrats started the process Tuesday to oust a newly elected lawmaker over multiple issues that include the 20-year-old’s rhetoric on Twitter and allegations of harassing and threatening girls and young women. A formal compliant filed in the House about State ...

Kansas Republicans target 2022 primary for abortion amendment

TOPEKA — Republicans bolstered by conservative gains in the Legislature plan to place a constitutional amendment on abortion before voters on the 2022 primary ballot. The controversial decision to delay a popular vote on the measure could jeopardize progress in the Legislature, where the ...

Kansas governor will try again to reorganize social services

TOPEKA — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly plans to try a second time to reorganize Kansas' social services after the Republican-controlled Legislature blocked the move last year. Kelly announced Monday that she will issue an order next week creating a single Department of Human Services to ...

Kansas Legislature begins its 2021 session under shadow of COVID-19

TOPEKA — The 2021 Legislature and Gov. Laura Kelly convened Monday to begin chipping away at a massive backlog of legislation with the cloud of COVID-19 hovering over the proceedings. Outgoing Sen. Susan Wagle, retiring after 30 years in the Legislature, offered a bit of advice as she shed ...