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At The Lawrence Times, we believe that community journalism is not just about providing the news — it’s also about providing information that the people of this community need in order to live and thrive as informed citizens. We are working to curate collections of resources that we hope will be helpful to our readers in Lawrence and Douglas County, and perhaps even beyond.

Resources are provided in tabbed format and as one complete list. Although this list is short now, don’t forget that you can use Control + F (or Command + F on a Mac) to type in a word or two and find resources on this page quickly. Alternatively, you can click “Edit” in most browsers’ toolbars, then click “Find” and type in a few letters or a word to find what you’re looking for.

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Last updated Jan. 23, 2022

Elections & voting
Living in Lawrence

All resources:

Ballard Center: early childhood education, food and clothing pantry and more

Contact Lawrence school board members

Contact Lawrence/Douglas County-area Kansas state legislators

Contact Kansas federal legislators

Contact The Lawrence Times

• Daily Douglas County District Court docket

• Douglas County District Court: Six-month hearing calendar

Douglas County real estate transactions

Election 2021: All Lawrence Times coverage

Free meals in Lawrence

• Gas prices in Lawrence:

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

Kansas Legal Services

Kansas River stage at Lawrence

Kaw Valley Almanac

Lawrence police blotter

Lawrence Public Library

• Lawrence Public Schools — Board of Education meeting agenda and policies

Lawrence Times Werk playlist

• Little Free Libraries — map and key; Facebook group

• Obituaries — submit an obituary for free publication in The Lawrence Times; read published obituaries

Parking — map of parking lots, meters and rates in downtown Lawrence

Parks, trails and more places to go outside in Lawrence

• Register to vote in Kansas — (can register without a driver’s license or ID card)

▻ Check to see if you’re registered to vote in Douglas County and find your polling place here
▻ Last day to register to vote in the next primary elections: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
▻ Last day to register to vote in the next general elections: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

Resources for survivors

• Run for local office — necessary forms via the Douglas County Clerk’s office

• SafeBar Alliance

• Weather — National Weather Service forecast from Topeka office

What’s on the ballot? — via the Douglas County Clerk’s office

▻ 2021 elections: City offices, school boards, drainage districts;
▻ Primary (if needed) on Tuesday, Aug. 3; general on Tuesday, Nov. 2
▻ Deadline to file or withdraw from the race: Noon on Tuesday, June 1

If you would like to contribute to this collection of resources, we would sincerely appreciate it. Please email us at hello (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com.