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Weather-related closings, cancellations and delays for Wednesday, Feb. 20

Updated at 8 a.m., Wednesday • Lawrence Public Schools will be closed. All after-school and evening events will proceed as scheduled, unless canceled by the event's host. For parent-teacher conferences scheduled for Wednesday, teachers may choose to either call parents at their scheduled ...

Kelly names Topeka attorney as acting revenue secretary

Topeka (ap) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has named a Topeka attorney who has specialized in tax cases as her new acting secretary of revenue. Kelly announced Tuesday that Mark Burghart would lead the Department of Revenue. He replaces interim Secretary Mark Beshears, who took over the agency ...

Topeka will hire civilian to investigate police misconduct

TOPEKA — The city of Topeka will hire an independent police auditor who will help investigate reports of police misconduct. City manager Brent Trout announced Tuesday he had authorized creating the new position in his office. He said the person will be a civilian and report to him. The ...

Kansas lawmakers hear testimony on lowering sales tax on groceries

TOPEKA — Advocates for low-income families joined small-town grocers and others encouraging Kansas lawmakers to reduce the state's sales tax on groceries, while lobbyists for some organizations warned doing so might lead to efforts to reduce other types of taxes. A hearing Monday before the ...

Lawrence police blotter for Feb. 19

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. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday and includes 162 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

2 to 4 inches of snow possible into Wednesday morning

Story last updated at 3:37 p.m. Tuesday Area commuters may want to slow down Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, as more snow and some freezing rain are expected to fall on northeast Kansas. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County from ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Feb. 19

Today, Feb. 19 Kaw Valley Quilters Club meeting, 9:30 a.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St. Library Storytime (ages 3 & up), 10:30-11:15 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. Vinland FCE meeting, 1:30 p.m., Vinland United Methodist Church, 1724 N 692nd Rd, ...