City leaders need feedback from the public in order to decide whether to ask voters if the local government should be restructured to directly elect a four-year mayor and to elect commissioners by districts.
Over the last 15 years, Lawrence’s firefighter-paramedics have seen a 62% increase in call volume but no increase to the number of fire stations.
When the Sacred Red Rock is returned to the Kaw Nation from Lawrence, the Kaw people want to ensure that they are not erased with it.
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will hear an update on some measures of the city’s performance in safety and security.
The Kaw Nation’s Sacred Red Rock will soon be returned to its rightful owners and location, thanks to a $5 million grant to support the project.
Lawrence activists are concerned about a bill on its way to the governor’s desk that will nullify a city ordinance protecting community members regardless of their citizenship status.
Lawrence city commissioners will report to City Hall in person for their first meeting in April, according to a Thursday news release from the city.
Lawrence will always persevere, and we know what we value, Mayor Courtney Shipley said during her State of the City address on Tuesday.
As Lawrence’s Community Police Review Board is set to review a new task force proposal, one member has resigned over what she sees as an effort to turn the board into little more than “window dressing.”
With the clock ticking on Douglas County’s goal of eliminating functional homelessness in 2023, a new report reveals disparities; among them, Black and Indigenous people are experiencing homelessness at rates nearly 3-5 times higher than the general population.
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