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Douglas County launches regional effort to double SNAP benefits at farmers markets

Starting tomorrow, those using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at Lawrence farmers markets can pay $25 and receive $50 worth of produce.

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Delaware tribe takes next step in development plan for North Lawrence property

The Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe of Indians is taking its next step in crafting development plans for a 90-acre site north of Lawrence.

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Local GOP candidates discuss guns, education standards at county forum

Several Republican candidates for state and county offices answered questions Tuesday during a forum sponsored by the Douglas County Republican Party.

Candidate forum set for July 10; public encouraged to attend, ask questions

Candidates running for state and local offices will answer questions during a public forum Sunday at Lawrence City Hall.

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Where to check out Fourth of July fireworks displays in Douglas County

Lawrence Police officers will do their best to keep the city fireworks-free this Independence Day. All pyrotechnics — aside from novelty items such as party poppers, snappers, snakes, glow worms, sparklers, toy caps and toy smoke devices — are banned inside the city, but that doesn’t mean the freedom-loving fireworks fans among us have to go without.

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Kansas homeowners pick up larger share of tax burden; commercial, industrial and ag taxes stay flat

As school districts and other local governments in Kansas are starting to put together their budgets for next year, they'll be thinking a lot about how much property tax it will take to fund those budgets. But no matter what they do, it's a certainty that homeowners will have to carry a bigger share of the overall burden than they used to, continuing a trend that has been going on for years, brought on by rising home prices, changes in property tax laws and declining commodity prices in the agricultural sector.

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Douglas County commissioners to consider limiting where political signs can be placed in public rights of way

Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will consider a policy that would limit where political signs can be placed in public rights of way.

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Kansas election officials still unsure who will be allowed to vote in which races

With three active lawsuits challenging different aspects of the state's proof-of-citizenship voting law and less than a month to go before voting starts in primary elections, county election officials still aren't sure who can vote in which elections.

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City, county leaders to meet with KDOT about closing of Kasold Drive/K-10 intersection

Douglas County commissioners are encouraged to make their own requests of the Kansas Department of Transportation when the department officials share with them its solution for the Kasold Road/Kansas Highway 10 intersection.

Severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Douglas County expires

The National Weather Service in Topeka has allowed a severe thunderstorm warning for northwestern Douglas County to expire at 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

Douglas County ranked 27th healthiest in Kansas

In an inaugural report, the Kansas Health Institute has determined that Douglas County is the 27th healthiest among the 105 counties in Kansas. Trinity In-Home Care plans to open a licensed, drop-in child care center in Lawrence this summer. After ...

County leaders hope for a slice of the stimulus

Clouds will blot out the sun from time to time during the morning and afternoon, but a south wind between 10-20 mph will keep our daytime high around 56. Our wind should drop to 5-10 mph out of the south ...

More asking for heating bill assistance

Today's forecast: For today, Cooler breezes out of the north will keep us in the lower 40s with clouds to start and sunshine by afternoon. North winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy and blustery with lows in the middle ...

School district, LHS neighbors settle lawsuit

Today's forecast: Light snow in the morning... ending before noon. We could see a dusting of up to an inch. Sunshine by afternoon with highs around 27. South winds of 10-20 mph. Tonight will be mostly clear with lows around ...

City shelves stricter panhandling laws

Today's forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest. Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph. In today's news: Fears of a lawsuit stopped city commissioners ...

Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets

Today will be hot and sunny, the heat index will be in excess of 100°. There is a chance for some rain tonight into tomorrow. Down economy forces county service agencies to trim budgets Republican campaigns for 2nd Congressional District ...

Midland Railroad dining car to open in Baldwin City

The Midland Railroad in Baldwin City is adding a dinning car to its fleet. The car will offer a five-course meal as it runs the rails between Ottawa and Baldwin City.

Emma Pogge, WWII Veteran

Emma Pogge, one of the oldest living World War II women veterans, talks about joining the army, playing basketball during her service, meeting her husband and seeing Europe.

Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival

The Baldwin Maple Leaf Festival kicked off on Saturday in Baldwin City with more than 30 venders and an expected 30,000 people for the weekend event.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's Oktoberfest

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church held its annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, which featured German food and beer, along with music and dance.

Baldwin City man builds new drum for Kansas City Chiefs

Cyrus Fillmore of rural Baldwin, talks about making a special drum for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days shed light on pioneer life

Re-enactors show what is was like making due in the 1800s during Lecompton's Bald Eagle Rendezvous Days, which goes through Saturday.

Bikers take part in the 37th annual ABATE Rally

Hundreds of motorcycles descended on Paradise Point at Perry Lake for the 37th annual ABATE motorcycle rally.

Masters of the barbecue pit

Truebud BBQ team members talk about cooking 'cue. The team has been traveling to barbecue competitions nearly every weekend since February, which — coupled with their meticulously smoked and seasoned meat — has helped propel them to the top 10 in the Kansas City Barbeque Society's Team of the Year points chase standings.

Lawrence doctor loses 150 pounds

Dr. Malati Harris, of Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, explains how she has lost 150 pounds through diet and exercise.

Wild horses and burros up for adoption

Thirty-five horses and three burros are up for adoption this weekend, as the Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management hosts an adoption event at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.