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25 years ago: Kansas prepares to take inventory of residents

June 14, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 14, 1987:

  • About 70 Western Hills residents recently had met with four Lawrence city commissioners to air their concerns on potential traffic problems in their subdivision. Western Hills had been annexed into the city about two years previously over the strenuous objections of residents, who had cited worries about losing their neighborhood's semi-rural character and the possibility of large assessments if the city forced them to install sewer lines.
  • Kansas University alumnus Brent Anderson was already preparing for next year's state census. In his role, Anderson was gearing up for the challenge of coordinating the tabulations of the $3.36 million Kansas headcount. "I think the counting of the [Douglas County] college students will be the most challenging part," said Anderson. Census results were to be compiled by Nov. 1, 1988, and presented in early 1989 to the legislature, which would then use the data to redraw the boundaries of the 165 legislative districts in time for the 1990 election.

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