John Mathis, the firefighter who has played Santa Claus during an annual holiday event in Lawrence for more than a decade, has been battling throat cancer, just months before he is set to retire.
The Lawrence Police Department is prioritizing calls by how solvable they are, LPD Chief Rich Lockhart told city commissioners Tuesday, and the addition of four non-officer responders has helped with efficiency.
Post updated at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9: Mike Rogers, recently appointed as chief financial […]
Lawrence residents split their votes on Tuesday between school board candidates who opposed the decision to close three schools earlier this year and two incumbents who had voted for the closings.
Lawrence voters returned Mike Dever to the Lawrence City Commission after an eight-year absence Tuesday, voting for him overwhelmingly and pushing incumbent Courtney Shipley off the commission. Incumbents Brad Finkeldei and Amber Sellers were reelected.
A former Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputy has had her law enforcement certification revoked after she was charged in a domestic violence case.
Although a significant number of Douglas County overdose deaths involve opioids, deaths related to stimulant overdoses are increasing, too, especially among people of color.
Updated guide: The majority of city commission and school board seats will be on Lawrence voters’ ballots on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Here’s info to help you cast an informed vote in the races that are closest to our day-to-day lives.
Kansas residents who are interested in applying to in-state colleges can do so for free on Nov. 7 through 9 as part of Apply Free Days.
Family members and friends are mourning as Abigail (Ma’Ko’Quah) Jones, a Lawrence community advocate and environmentalist, has died at age 42.
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