More than 70 percent of Lawrence's 12,543 registered voters turned out and gave resounding approval to two new fire stations and a modest OK to a public swimming pool, the first such facility in the city's history. However, the airport relocation plan was voted down about 5-1 and the city warehouse-garage issue was vetoed about 2-1. The new airport would have been located just west of Dragstrip Road, now Wakarusa Drive.
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November 30, 2007