Justice Matters’ Action Assembly began with a choir singing lyrics expressing hope for change, a fitting prelude to the goals and commitments for Lawrence and Douglas County the group outlined Sunday.
Voters will soon select from a slate of three candidates the next person who will represent them for a four-year term in the first Douglas County commission district.
As part of an ongoing budget request to the Douglas County Commission for $227K, Heartland Community Health Center staff shared plans Wednesday for their new facility, efforts toward inclusivity and search for a new CEO.
Heartland in recent years has seen turnover in leadership, at times declining to answer questions regarding who was at the organization’s helm, but that has not slowed its expansion.
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously passed an extension of the current countywide mask mandate for children through the end of the school semester.
The Douglas County Commission approved new funding toward addressing local homelessness and discussed federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act at Wednesday’s meeting.
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