City Hall

Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses police headquarters sales tax
October 31, 2014
Leaders of the Lawrence real estate community are now urging voters to support the proposed sales tax to pay for a new police headquarters facility.
Group seeks input on how to rewrite city-county long-range plan
October 31, 2014
Lawrence and Douglas County residents will get a chance to weigh in on local growth and planning issues at two upcoming forums.
National Book Award winner James McBride to bring music, humor to Lawrence reading
October 18, 2014
James McBride, the reigning winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will bring his signature blend of words and music to Lawrence this week with a reading of his most recent work, “The Good Lord Bird.”
Lawrence library launches new mobile app, online catalog
October 18, 2014
Next time you stop dead in your tracks and realize the due date for the book you checked out from the library is about to pass, all you have to do is reach into your pocket to push it back.
Police vote haunted by rec center
October 14, 2014
Opponents of a 0.2 percent sales tax to pay for the police headquarters repeatedly urged a crowd of about 100 at a Tuesday evening forum to vote against the plan because the city’s controversial decision last year to build Rock Chalk Park showed the City Commission isn’t responsible with the city’s dollars. The commission agreed to spend $22.5 million on Rock Chalk Park and agreed to waive the bidding process for a portion of the project. Opponents argued the city could have used that money for a police headquarters facility instead.
Broadband competition heats up as plan shrinks
October 7, 2014
A proposed pilot project to bring super-fast Internet service to Lawrence has decreased in size, but the competition between two local companies hoping to bring the Google Fiber-like service to the city is getting sharper.
Broadband competition heats up as plan shrinks
October 6, 2014
A proposed pilot project to bring super-fast Internet service to Lawrence has decreased in size, but the competition between two local companies hoping to bring the Google Fiber-like service to the city is getting sharper.
Human rights advocate discusses child migrant crisis
September 24, 2014
A human rights activist speaking at the Lawrence Public Library Wednesday called on the United States government to provide refugee status to the migrant children crossing the Mexican border.
Free of bed bugs, Lawrence library book sale set to return
September 19, 2014
After a year of dormancy at the hands of bed bugs, the book sales from the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library are finally back.
Lawrence library reveals new batch of banned books trading cards
September 18, 2014
The Lawrence Public Library on Thursday unveiled its third edition of banned books trading cards, the project that asks residents to submit artwork inspired by censured books for the chance to have it converted into a collector’s item.
Lawrence library set to release new deck of banned-books trading cards
September 13, 2014
One of Lawrence’s most endearing collector’s items will be back on the market next week when the Lawrence Public Library celebrates the freedom to read by handing out trading cards of banned books designed by local artists.
Library announces first author visit enabled by new donation
September 1, 2014
The Lawrence Public Library has announced the first writer who will visit the city as part of the library’s new Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. And he’s not showing up with nothing but a book. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence announces hiring of arts and culture director
12:26 p.m., August 11, 2014 Updated 04:27 p.m.
A woman currently serving as a public art coordinator for Denver has been hired as Lawrence’s first arts and culture director, the city announced today. Christina McClelland is scheduled to begin her new job here on Sept. 29.
Lawrence’s new library opens Saturday
July 26, 2014
After operating out of a cramped temporary location for the past year and a half, the Lawrence Public Library is finally reopening the doors to its Vermont Street locale after completing an $18 million facelift and 20,000 square-foot expansion.
City being asked to approve thousands of dollars to address leakage issues at Rock Chalk Park rec center
July 7, 2014
Plans are still on track for teams of all sorts to be squaring off in the city’s new Rock Chalk Park recreation center by the first week of September. But in the meantime, project leaders are engaged in another type of struggle: keeping water out of the 181,000 square foot building. By Chad Lawhorn