Grassroots proponents of the CROWN Act gathered Monday to push for approval of anti-discrimination protections to give people of color freedom to wear their hair as they wish.
New Lawrence City Commissioners Bart Littlejohn and Amber Sellers were sworn into office Tuesday night, joined by recently re-elected incumbent Lisa Larsen.
As final ballots were counted Tuesday night, it became clear that Amber Sellers was securely in third place to win a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
In between questions about economic issues in Lawrence, such as childcare, local purchasing policy, and the Downtown Master Plan, City Commission candidates explained what role they thought the commission should have in the business community in Wednesday’s forum, hosted by The Chamber of Lawrence.
Although candidates for Lawrence City Commission agreed that arts assets are a crucial part of the community’s culture, their attitudes toward what more stable funding for the arts would look like differed at the Arts, Culture & Creative Industries forum on Saturday.
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