City Government

Concrete barriers and graffiti pop up in downtown following denial of Hub project

It is not exactly the Berlin Wall, but some chunks of concrete in downtown Lawrence are drawing some scorn — and some graffiti. A trio of downtown parking lots owned by Lawrence-based Allen Press recently had concrete barriers — like the type you see in construction zones — installed ...

Portion of North Street in North Lawrence closed because of flooding

A block of North Street in North Lawrence is closed because of flooding. North Street, between North Third and North Fourth streets, is closed because of water over the road, the city announced in a news release Monday morning. It is anticipated that the road will be closed for about two days ...

Proposed raise for Lawrence city commissioners would make pay among highest in state

If a proposed pay raise for Lawrence city commissioners is approved, it would move commissioners from among the lowest-paid elected city leaders in the state to among the highest, trailing only Wichita, which has about four times the population of Lawrence. An increase in pay for Lawrence's ...

City hosting public reception for outgoing City Manager Tom Markus

The City of Lawrence will soon host a public reception for outgoing City Manager Tom Markus. The reception will take place Tuesday from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the lobby of City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., according to a city news release. The reception will fall between the presentation of Markus' ...

Two dozen households in Lawrence receive warning to boil water

Story updated at 12:08 p.m. Friday The City of Lawrence has issued a warning about drinking water to 24 households in eastern Lawrence after a series of water main leaks in the area. The city left precautionary notices on the doors of residences that were without water following the discovery ...

Local firefighters union endorses Michael Baker, of Tulsa, for fire chief

The Lawrence firefighters union has endorsed Michael Baker for the next fire chief of Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical. The association of Lawrence Professional Firefighters, Local 1596, voted unanimously at a meeting Monday to publicly endorse Baker, according to a news release from the ...