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Judge asks Kansas attorney general to weigh in on pandemic law

Mission — A judge has asked the Kansas attorney general to weigh in on “significant constitutional problems” raised by a state law that gives those who object to pandemic restrictions such as mask requirements the right to trigger a 72-hour review. David Hauber, a Johnson County judge, ...

After long wait, four leaders join Lawrence Business Hall of Fame

I once thought I was being inducted into a hall of fame. Come to find out, it was just a closet with a door that locked behind you. A quartet of Lawrence business leaders have no such worry. They indeed are the newest inductees in the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. The Lawrence branch of the ...

Lawrence woman charged with felony in connection with house fire

A 27-year-old woman is facing a felony charge after Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to a reported house fire in central Lawrence on Wednesday. Lisa E. Rivadeneira, of Lawrence, was formally charged in Douglas County District Court on Thursday, according to court records. She was ...

Lawrence Virtual School leader resigning

The leader of the Lawrence school district’s virtual school will leave his position at the end of the month, the district announced Thursday. Monte Westfall, the district’s director of virtual education and the Lawrence Virtual School, is resigning "to pursue other professional ...