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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 July 18, 2022

Elections & voting
Living in Lawrence
Courts info, public safety

All resources:

• 211: United Way service to connect people in Kansas who need help of all kinds with providers. Dial 211 or visit the website 24/7. Category examples: Food, shelter, clothing, household goods, employment and education

Abortion access in Kansas

▻ Lawrence Times abortion coverage

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

Contact Lawrence city commissioners + learn about how the commission works

Contact Lawrence school board members + learn about how the school board works

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 jail: booking recap and list of people currently in custody (must create a free login to access)

Douglas County real estate transactions

• File a complaint or compliment with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

File a complaint or compliment with the Lawrence Police Department (fillable complaint form)

Food pantries in Lawrence

Free meals in Lawrence

• Gas prices in Lawrence:

Haus of McCoy: Community hub for queer and transgender youth

Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging

Kansas Advocates for Better Care: one-on-one guidance to callers in need of education and training to improve the quality of long-term care for older Kansans at home and in residential care settings

Kansas Legal Services

Kansas River stage at Lawrence

Kaw Valley Almanac

Know Your Rights — ACLU of Kansas

Know Your Voting Rights — ACLU of Kansas

Lawrence police blotter

Lawrence Public Library

▻ More community resources on the library website

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

Lawrence Times Werk playlist

• Little Free Libraries — map and key; Facebook group

• News access (no paywalls) — Want more state news? You can read Associated Press coverage of Kansas stories and more online at this link. The Lawrence Times reposts many, but not all, stories from the Kansas Reflector. Read more of their coverage at this link. We also frequently repost stories from the Kansas News Service. Read more of their coverage at this link.

• 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

Rainbow Kids & Families: strives to help LGBTQIA+ students and families feel safe, welcome, and supported in Douglas County and surrounding schools

• 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 election: Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Resources for survivors

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

• SafeBar Alliance

• Seek an order of protection from abuse or stalking (anywhere in Kansas)

TYKES Douglas County: online resource hub for all things early childhood

• Weather — National Weather Service forecast from Topeka office

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

See Lawrence Times election coverage for 2022

Archived resources

• Election 2021: All Lawrence Times coverage

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.