Lawrence City Commission candidates will share their platforms and positions on local issues during a forum Saturday morning.
Though many LGBTQ+ people and others may leave the state of Kansas repulsed by legislation targeting gender diversity, Adam Kellogg said he’ll have to be dragged out by his ears. “I will not stop fighting for the kids that can’t leave,” he said.
Following the passage of new anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Kansas, a panel of local activists will gather in Lawrence Saturday to shed light on threats to LGBTQ+ rights.
A panel discussion Saturday morning will bring together leaders of several Lawrence and Douglas County-area labor unions.
Anxiety turned into hope and then into relief Tuesday night as voting results for Kansas’ abortion amendment came in to election watch parties in Lawrence. Melinda Lavon, of Vote No Kansas, said the outcome was a triumph of organization.
The “Value Them Both” amendment would pave the way to a complete ban of abortion in Kansas despite language implying otherwise, panelists said Saturday. If the majority votes “yes” in August, legislators could ban abortions even in cases of rape, incest, and risk of death.
Lawrence City Commission candidates shared their ideas to make Lawrence more “climate resilient” during Thursday’s Douglas County Democrat forum.
The moderator of the Douglas County Democrats’ school board forum Wednesday asked the candidates to name the greatest successes and struggles in the district’s adaptations to the pandemic, and what values would guide their decision-making about safety policies.
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