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Cost estimate for pared-down Douglas County Jail expansion is $23M

Douglas County commissioners once hoped for a $44 million plan to expand and modernize the local jail. On Wednesday, the interim county administrator cautiously produced a new estimate of $23 million for complete construction and furnishing of a pared-down version of the expansion, which has ...

East Ninth Street art project team to hold second community meeting

The project team facilitating the addition of art to East Ninth Street will hold its second of three community input meetings Thursday. The Community Visioning Workshop will include a conversation about potential art projects and installations along East Ninth Street, according to a news ...

Sleet, freezing drizzle headed to Lawrence, with subzero wind chills on weekend

A mix of sleet, freezing drizzle and snow could fall on the Lawrence area Wednesday evening into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for the area until 8 a.m. Thursday. Temperatures are expected to stay in the lower 30s for much of the ...

In potential win for local distribution center, Sears, Kmart reach deal to remain open

Sears will live on — at least for now. The company's chairman and largest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person agreed to speak to the Associated Press on ...

Alexa earning her keep at Douglas County Register of Deeds office

Alexa has extended her reach far beyond reordering laundry detergent and turning off that living room light someone always seems to forget. Now she’s doing a public service. Kent Brown, Douglas County's deputy register of deeds, has set up an Amazon Echo Show at the county office. The ...

Commissioner Mike Gaughan looks back on decade of service to Douglas County

It’s a bit odd that Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan is always running late, because his track record in office shows that he’s kept his focus on the future. Chronic tardiness was the impetus behind the gift that fellow commissioners affectionately gave Gaughan at his last meeting ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Jan. 14, 2019

Marriages Rashad Boie, 31, Haverhill, Mass., and Farah Firman, 28, Lawrence. Tyler Adrian Sova, 34, Lawrence, and Beatrice Bonanno, 32, Lawrence. Benjamin Alvin Gaeddert, 29, Lawrence, and, Henri H. Hubble, 23, Lawrence. John Mccarthy, 52, Lawrence, and Juliet Banks, 54, Lawrence. Mykell ...

New Douglas County Commissioner to be sworn in on Monday

Patrick Kelly will be sworn in as a Douglas County Commissioner at 10 a.m. Monday at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. He was elected in November to the first district seat, which includes Lawrence neighborhoods north of 19th Street and west of Massachusetts Street. The ...

Locally produced film examines acceptance of diversity, immigration in Garden City

When it comes to immigration, Lawrence filmmaker Steve Lerner said he finds the national debate has generally become polarized, rage-filled and uncivil. But in Garden City, a small town in a generally conservative area of southwest Kansas, the residents seem to have a different view, he ...

New cath lab at LMH Health is close to completion

Dr. Roger Dreiling is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie who isn’t bothered when his phone rings at 2 a.m. “I still get goosebumps on my arms,” said Dreiling, an interventional cardiologist at LMH Health. “You can do a lot of good at 2 a.m. because somebody’s trying to ...

Photo gallery: Snowstorm blankets Lawrence

About 4 inches of wet snow fell on Lawrence on Friday night and Saturday morning, blanketing the ground and clinging to trees, buildings and more.

Snowstorm causes power outages but few traffic problems in Lawrence

A winter storm dropped about 4 inches of wet, heavy snow on Lawrence Friday evening and Saturday morning, causing power outages in the city and Douglas County but not having much of an impact on traffic in the city. Bryan Baerg, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka, said ...

Lawrence to receive 5-7 inches of snow by early Saturday afternoon

A rainy Friday is expected to give way to a snowy Saturday in Lawrence. The area will likely receive between 5 and 7 inches of snow beginning Friday night and lasting until early Saturday afternoon, said Bryan Baerg, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Topeka. The weather ...

Several inches of snow possible this weekend in northeast Kansas

Snow could return to the Lawrence area this weekend. The National Weather Service in Topeka has issued a winter weather advisory for Douglas County and other areas of northeast Kansas from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday. The weather service warns that 2 to 4 inches of snow could ...

January off to a warm start in Lawrence but could flip to colder than normal

January weather in Lawrence is off to a warmer-than-normal start, but it could flip the other way before the end of the month, said Mary Knapp, a climatologist at Kansas State University. Temperatures in Lawrence reached the high 50s and low 60s on Sunday and Monday. Similar weather is ...

Friends & Neighbors: Lawrence Bhakti Festival

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