Douglas County government
Some, but not all, election filing deadlines are different this year because of the delay caused by redistricting.
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Douglas County Commissioners on Wednesday heard the challenges facing an end to chronic homelessness in the county.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday had their own comments following a public comment about public comment.
Douglas County suffers from an elder care crisis, according to members of the nonprofit organization Justice Matters. Senior care service providers can’t recruit and retain enough qualified staff to provide quality care to seniors in Douglas County who need it.
A Lawrence man known for his anti-mask protests near school buildings and district offices was arrested Wednesday just before the Douglas County Commission meeting.
Douglas County Commissioners on Wednesday granted an uncommon ask for funding for a community event.
Gabi Sprague is the new human services program manager for Douglas County. She’ll focus on preventing homelessness and helping unify the work of local social service agencies. Though the title is new for Sprague, the work isn’t.
As new COVID-19 cases have continued to drop in Douglas County, commissioners on Wednesday evening were set to let a countywide mask mandate expire.
With the clock ticking on Douglas County’s goal of eliminating functional homelessness in 2023, a new report reveals disparities; among them, Black and Indigenous people are experiencing homelessness at rates nearly 3-5 times higher than the general population.
Three affirmative votes Wednesday evening meant that thousands of Douglas County voters will soon decide whether the county commission should expand to five members.