The Lawrence Community Shelter will likely be almost $2.1 million over budget in 2024 if it is fully staffed and it provides staffing for the city’s Pallet shelter village.
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The Lawrence school board congratulated winners of the Juneteenth essay contest, approved a permaculture garden for Free State and more at its meeting Monday.
The Lawrence school board will consider approving a permaculture garden for Free State High School, sports for 7th graders and more at its meeting Monday.
A new mask mandate for kids ages 2-11 is now in effect in Douglas County, despite public commenters drawing comparisons to the Holocaust and threatening to unenroll their kids from public schools Wednesday night.
Lawrence city Commission
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday stuck with tradition in choosing the mayor and vice mayor for the next year: Bart Littlejohn and Mike Dever, respectively.
Amber Sellers said as she was sworn in for her second term as a Lawrence city commissioner Tuesday evening that she stood on the shoulders of her ancestors, others who came before her, and Shirley Chisholm.
Courtney Shipley’s time as a Lawrence city commissioner came to an end Tuesday evening, and on her way out, she warned fellow commissioners against acting as individuals to direct city staff members.
Douglas County Commission
Patients who need more help than what the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center can provide are often stuck waiting for longer-term care that isn’t available in town, according to local behavioral health administrators.
Members of the Lawrence and Douglas County community are invited to learn about the county’s open space planning progress and share their feedback during an open house this week.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a policy for county staff to pay people who have lived experience for their time and work on boards.