The House Judiciary Committee heard a bill that would allow student athletes to be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness. If passed, this bill would allow KU to keep up with the increasingly competitive college recruitment process.
Kansas legislators met on Feb. 17 to discuss the Kansas Promise Scholarship. If the bill is passed, it would establish a scholarship that funds two years of postsecondary education for students entering in high-demand technical fields.
Opponents ask House Elections Committee to reject new house bill that includes stricter election laws and has potential to "disenfranchise voters."
During a Feb. 9 hearing, the Kansas House Judiciary Committee discussed a new amendment that increases penalties for people who are found guilty of stealing several packages of mail.
The Lawrence Sustainability Advisory Board's purpose is to focus on sustainability through policy recommendations. The board recently convinced the City Commission to adopt an ordinance establishing municipal and city-wide goals to achieve 100% renewable energy.
District attorney-elect Suzanne Valdez detailed her plans once in office. She aims to focus on issues including justice reform, combatting systematic racism and keeping jail populations low. She will take office in January.
Douglas County election officials released unofficial final election results in the 2020 general election, after closing all polls at 7 p.m.
Douglas County Democratic candidates Christina Haswood, Marci Francisco and Barbara Ballard claimed victory Tuesday night. Haswood will be the third Native American woman to serve in the Kansas Legislature.
Republican Jake LaTurner is projected to win the race for Kansas' 2nd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He faced Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla.
Happy Election Day. Kansan reporters went to different voting sites today to speak with voters about their voting experience in this 2020 election.
Election results may be delayed election night due to safety precautions and a historically high number of advanced and mail-in ballots, Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab says.
Starting Friday, restaurants in Douglas County will be able to serve alcohol until 11 p.m. and close its premises by midnight.
As the November election nears, some candidates for Kansas elected offices are changing their campaign strategies because of COVID-19.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Bollier addressed voters in South Park at a "Lawn Chair Chat." She focused on expanding access to healthcare and her bipartisan record.
The Lawrence City Commission passed an ordinance that makes violating public health orders amid the COVID-19 pandemic a municipal offense at a special meeting Thursday night.
Douglas County and University of Kansas student groups are preparing for an election season unlike others due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All Douglas County businesses with a liquor license will be required to stop selling alcohol at 9 p.m. and close seating areas by 10 p.m. starting Friday, according to a new public health order.
The state of Kansas will release the names and locations of active COVID-19 outbreak sites starting Sept. 9, Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday. Last week, the state saw its highest jump in outbreak sites since the beginning of the pandemic.
Douglas County will be extending phase three of its reopening plan for an additional two weeks. The county was set originally to start a phase out by June 22, but extended after an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Demonstrators have been occupying the 1100 block of Massachusetts Street since Saturday after a letter comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to a “lynch mob” and a poster depicting the lynching of George Floyd was found in South Park Saturday morning.
Douglas County will require masks to be worn in all indoor public spaces beginning Wednesday, according to a release from Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health.
A Lawrence activist group hosted a candlelight vigil Sunday night to remember victims of police brutality and recognize Juneteenth.
Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced it would be extending the third phase of its reopening plan for two additional weeks. Douglas County has seen a recent increase in COVID-19 cases.