A slight increase in property tax rates and a grant of $500,000 toward addressing homelessness are on the Douglas County Commission’s agenda Wednesday.
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.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider a new mask mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19 cases in the population group not yet eligible to receive a vaccination for the respiratory virus: children ages 2 to 11.
As Douglas County’s annual budget hearings began Monday, commissioners heard a funding request from a new nonprofit criminal defense office. Sam Allison-Natale, chair of Kansas Holistic Defenders, took questions about how the organization aims to improve outcomes and handling of misdemeanor cases in Douglas County.
Douglas County on Thursday will become one of the last Kansas counties to allow its mask mandate to expire, as county commissioners decided Wednesday to allow “strong recommendations” from local health officials to become the guiding force of managing the COVID-19 pandemic moving forward.
The three-member Douglas County Commission on Wednesday decided not to follow a recommendation from local […]
The results of the Times’ latest non-scientific Twitter poll show that nearly half of respondents don’t think that Douglas County should end its mask mandate just yet.
Local public health officials will recommend later this week that Douglas County remove its public health order that includes a mask mandate to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The Douglas County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve an update to the public health order in response to COVID-19.
The future of Douglas County’s COVID-19 public health restrictions will be put to a vote […]
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