A man running for Lawrence school board was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Saturday, according to jail records.
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Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday signed off on a plan for Lawrence-based nonprofit DCCCA to increase distribution of Narcan, the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug, throughout the county.
To the relief of its members, the Community-Police Oversight Work Group met for the first time Monday. Members shared their hopes, concerns and needs to move the process forward.
A city committee has reviewed the city’s advisory boards and recommends consolidating 13 boards down to five, nixing another and making the police review board the “Safe and Secure Board.”
Lawrence city Commission
Candidates for Lawrence City Commission on Thursday answered questions touching on issues that are key to many members of Downtown Lawrence Inc.
Lawrence has a long way to go from a housing standpoint, candidates vying for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission agreed during a forum Wednesday.
Mayor Lisa Larsen on Tuesday called for the city to push back against people camping around town. City staff members and her fellow commissioners said they agree that the situation needs to change, but there was not a feasible way to end camping right now.
Douglas County Commission
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.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a new policy that would allow the county to pay people who have lived experience for their input on community issues and initiatives.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 in favor of tax breaks for First Management Inc. to renovate a downtown building into its new corporate headquarters.
Lawrence School Board
Gymnastics and clubs are safe, at least for now, Lawrence school board members decided Tuesday evening during a budget work session.
The Lawrence school board is set to review district administrators’ latest cost-cutting suggestions during a special budget work session Tuesday.
Among the top 10 items Lawrence Public Schools administrators are prioritizing for budget cuts are gymnastics, first aid kits, and a restructuring of administrative staff.