The Lawrence school board unanimously approved Monday a $120,000 partnership with a consulting firm to help guide the budget process and determine the future of the district’s schools.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday is set to decide whether to ask voters if they want to directly elect a mayor, and if they want to elect six commissioners by districts.
Lawrence Public Schools leaders will host several community forums this month to discuss school safety.
Go dogs, go! To the pool, to the pool! Why? Will they work there? Will they play there? What is waiting for them at the outdoor public pool?
Researchers have finished a draft report from a long-running law enforcement contact study, which has confirmed that Black drivers are 2.73 times more likely to get stopped than white drivers in Douglas County, and drivers of color are 1.72 times more likely to be searched.
A strong majority of voters at all 44 of Douglas County’s polling places voted “no” Tuesday in order to protect abortion rights. But in the heart of Lawrence, in particular, voters said “no” loud and proud.
Anxiety turned into hope and then into relief Tuesday night as voting results for Kansas’ abortion amendment came in to election watch parties in Lawrence. Melinda Lavon, of Vote No Kansas, said the outcome was a triumph of organization.
Lin Marando said her abusive partner drove her to Overland Park for her abortion four years ago. Her decision was nuanced and informed by her own life and body: she was only 20, and she has cystic fibrosis, making her pregnancy high risk.