City of Lawrence and Douglas County government offices will close for the holiday Thursday and Friday, some trash pickup will be delayed, and more tidbits to know for this week.
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.
People of Color who are stopped by law enforcement in Douglas County are searched or frisked nearly twice as often as white people, an ongoing study shows. That ratio doesn’t change when the search is the officer’s choice.
Douglas County residents can offload some old electronics at a recycling event this Saturday, June 5.
After a presentation on racial disparities in bail bonds, the CJCC wants to take a broader look at bond overall, the role it plays, and whether it’s effective in its overall purpose — and drill deeper to get more data.
On average, Black people must pay higher bond amounts than people of other races to be released from the Douglas County jail, according to a new report.
A Douglas County team wants to find out from community members about their experiences, direct or indirect, with mobile responses for people experiencing mental illness and addiction.
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