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Program rescues unwanted produce for those in need

Apr. 17, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Farmers in the Lawrence area are being recruited to participate in a program that gathers unsellable produce and donates it to people in need. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office is working on...

Federal agency to send review team to Kansas university

Apr. 16, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The federal agency that oversees Haskell Indian Nations University plans to send a team to the Lawrence campus following the faculty's no-confidence vote in its president. The Bureau of Indian Education said in a message to university employees...

Lawrence lifts limits as more KU students, staff get vaccine

Apr. 15, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence area has lifted more coronavirus restrictions, with a growing number of University of Kansas employees and students getting vaccinated. The Douglas County Commission voted Wednesday to eliminate the mass-gathering limit while keeping...

Editorial Roundup: Kansas

Apr. 13, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. April 9, 2021. Editorial: Who does this and keeps his job? Kansas Senate leader Suellentrop, leave or be ousted God forbid you ever would. But let’s say you drive drunk, at twice the legal blood alcohol limit, and on the wrong...

Lee Hart, wife of 1984 presidential hopeful Gary Hart, dies

Apr. 10, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Lee Hart, the wife of former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart of Colorado, has died. She was 85. Lee Hart died Friday at a hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, after a brief illness. She campaigned for her husband during his runs for the Senate and the White House....

Federal official rescinds Haskell orders on employee speech

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The director of the Bureau of Indian Education has rescinded directives that regulated public communication for employees at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence. BIE director Tony Dearman notified Haskell faculty and staff in a letter...

Lawrence council defers vote on banning conversion therapy

Apr. 07, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Lawrence City Commission decided Tuesday to defer voting on a proposal that would ban conversion therapy for minors, after a disagreement over how to address counseling by religious organizations. The ordinance would prohibit treating minors...

Kansas hires Northwestern administrator Goff as next AD

Apr. 05, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

Kansas has hired Northwestern administrator Travis Goff, a Sunflower State native who graduated from the school, to be its next athletic director during a crucial moment for its football program and high-profile men's basketball program. The school announced the hiring...

Man charged with driving mom into lake ruled incompetent

Apr. 04, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Lawrence man accused of attempted murder after allegedly driving a vehicle with his mother as a passenger into a lake has been declared mentally incompetent. A Douglas County District Court judge ruled Wednesday that Jeremy S. Williams, 22,...

Lawrence could ban conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors

Apr. 03, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence would ban so-called gay conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors under an ordinance that is headed to the city council for consideration. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city commission will take up the ordinance on Tuesday. ...