The state could save about $6.2 million if it consolidated its 31 judicial districts and removed the one judge per county rule. Judges across the state would shoulder more equal caseloads and judges in urban areas, including Douglas County, could see their caseloads lighten.
The City of Lawrence released this audit of the city's sanitation department. In it, the city suggests looking at more automation of trash trucks, reviewing the incentive-based pay system that is used and also look at changing the rate structure to be more of a pay-as-you-throw system.
A press release about the number of Kansas nursing homes which consistently receive fewer than the average number of deficiency citations over a three-year cycle of inspections. The national average for nursing home deficiencies on an inspection is nine.
Aging populations have captured the attention of policy-makers, economists, and planners at the global, national, and state levels. It is inevitable that Douglas County will also feel the impact of an aging population that is growing in size. The Vantage Pointe Foundation*, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations have initiated steps to prepare for and capitalize on changes that will accompany this population trend. This foresight will ensure that Lawrence and Douglas County will be strengthened, not burdened, by these changes.
This is a press release about the number of Kansas nursing homes cited with 10 or more deficiencies for each of the home's three most recent inspections. The national average of deficiencies cited during an inspections in a nursing home is 9.
The American Lung Association's "State of Tobacco Control 2009" report tracks the progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal levels and gives grades to tobacco control laws and regulations in effect as of Jan. 2, 2010. No state received all A's. Six states received all F's: Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.