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Eudora Giving Garden ready to bloom in new, larger location

After generous donations and a couple of grants, a Eudora community garden now has more room to grow. The Eudora Giving Garden, which became a nonprofit in 2020, has quickly grown from a small downtown garden to a larger operation on a new plot of land that includes a greenhouse, a beehive, a ...

Kansas House member, substitute teacher arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after incident at school

TOPEKA — A Kansas House member was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery in what authorities said Friday was an incident involving a student while he was substitute teaching at a public school in his hometown. Republican Rep. Mark Samsel was booked Thursday into the local county jail ...

Kansas Supreme Court upholds law barring ‘wrongful birth’ suits

TOPEKA — Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld a law barring so-called wrongful birth lawsuits against doctors, in a case in which a couple sued because they weren't told of serious fetal defects until after an abortion could have been obtained. The state Supreme Court ruled against the ...

Fewer Douglas County residents have been vaccinated against COVID-19 than KDHE originally reported; local organizations show more than 53,000 first doses administered

As of 9 a.m. on Friday, 55,395 Douglas County residents had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Last week, KDHE told the Journal-World that 56,658 Douglas County residents had received at least one dose of a ...

Evergy to close coal-fired power plant just outside of Lawrence

Story updated at 4:47 p.m. Friday: Evergy plans to close its coal-fired power plant just outside of Lawrence by 2023, the electric utility company disclosed Friday in a regulatory filing. Evergy, which is the company that was formed when Westar and KCP&L merged, said the Lawrence Energy ...

KU hires Lance Leipold to take over Jayhawks’ football program

A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program. The former head coach at Buffalo in ...

Battle brews over who has the final say on Kansas’ virus aid spending

Topeka — A big political battle is brewing over whether top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature will have the final say over how the state spends more than $4.8 billion it expects to receive from the latest federal COVID-19 relief package. The move comes as elected officials voted ...

2 of 3 Eudora superintendent candidates identified, visit community

Two of three candidates for the Eudora school district superintendent position have been identified in association with their visits to the district Wednesday and Thursday. The final candidate will visit Friday. The first candidate, Darrel Kohlman, visited Wednesday. According to information ...