- Amyx, Farmer, Riordan win election to Lawrence City Commission
- April 2, 2013
- Incumbent Mike Amyx and political newcomer Jeremy Farmer both won relatively easy City Commission victories on Tuesday, but Lawrence physician Terry Riordan had to wait until the final ballots were counted to win a seat on the commission, thwarting what would have been a historic victory by sixth-place primary finisher Leslie Soden — a staunch critic of the recreation center proposal. By Chad Lawhorn • School bond issue sails to passage • Vote roundup • Voter turnout at 16 percent, up slightly from 2011 totals
The Election at a GlanceThe spring general election is April 2, voting for commissioners, school board members and the school bond issues. For a complete list, click here.
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More 2013 City Commissioner election
- Voters told to vote in two different places; county working to fix error
- June 21, 2016
- The Douglas County Clerk’s Office is working to correct a mistake made in a mailing to registered voters in one Lawrence’s newest precincts.
- Douglas County Senior Services to be displaced by fire station remodel
- May 27, 2016
- The upcoming remodel of a downtown Lawrence fire station will take away space from Douglas County Senior Services, which has been housed in the building for more than 30 years, its director said.
- School board president suggests that board member Kris Adair resign rather than take ‘less active role’ in elected position
- March 16, 2016
- Lawrence school board member Kris Adair’s announcement that she will “take a less active role” with the board through May is causing some disagreement among board members.
- Lawrence police train public on ‘Fair and Impartial Policing’
- September 26, 2015
- About 25 Lawrence residents on Saturday learned from Lawrence Police Department officers about “Fair and Impartial Policing” training officers are given to address the topics of racial and other bias-based policing. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants learned about recognizing their natural biases, how to address them and how those biases can have dire consequences. By Caitlin Doornbos
- Meet C.B. and Kai, Lawrence police department’s first-ever Patrol Service Dogs
- August 16, 2015
- There are two new members of the Lawrence Police Department — and they’re a little fluffier than your average officer. Meet C.B. and Kai: the department’s first Patrol Service Dogs. The German shepherds were purchased earlier this year, and after an intensive training program from March to June, they’re on the ground in Lawrence helping officers track down drugs, evidence and bad guys. By Caitlin Doornbos
- Lawrence police chief at Civil Rights Symposium: ‘Kansas headed in the right direction’
- August 14, 2015
- Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib said “Kansas is headed in the right direction” when it comes to fair and impartial policing Friday as he spoke on a panel in Topeka at the Kansas Civil Rights Symposium.
- Lawrence police chief urges city to weigh pros, cons of body cameras
- August 9, 2015
- As Kansas legislators re-examine whether to require police officers in the state to wear body cameras, Lawrence officials are weighing the benefits and drawbacks of implementing the technology at the Lawrence Police Department. By Caitlin Doornbos
- Lawrence Police Camp offers children hands-on lessons in law enforcement
- 05:38 p.m., June 5, 2015 Updated 10:37 p.m.
- A sign outside Lawrence Free State High School on Friday read “police training in progress” as 25 local children inside learned about the many facets of public safety professions at Lawrence Police Camp. Evan Gabrielson, 11, was one of many of the 8- to 12-year-olds at the camp who said he wants to be a police officer when he grows up. Gabrielson said demonstrations at the camp, from Life Star helicopters to bomb squad drills, have given him a glimpse of his future.
- Lawrence, other cities, deal with many issues related to low voter turnout for local races
- 04:06 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
- If you wonder why voter turnout is so low in many local elections, Michael A. Smith, an associate professor of political science at Emporia State University, suggests you talk to some local politicians.By Chad Lawhorn
- Soden, Boley, Herbert win seats on Lawrence City Commission; two incumbents voted out
- April 7, 2015
- Three new faces are coming onto the Lawrence City Commission, and already there are promises of a new attitude on the way as well. Leslie Soden — an owner of a Lawrence pet-sitting business, and a first-time elected official — won the top spot in Tuesday’s general election. Fellow City Hall newcomers Stuart Boley, a retired IRS agent, and Matthew Herbert, a Lawrence High teacher, won the other two spots on the commission. Incumbents Terry Riordan and Bob Schumm lost their re-election bids by more than 1,500 votes. By Chad Lawhorn