City Government

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Lawrence City Commission to discuss policies regarding undocumented immigrants

City leaders will soon discuss draft policies related to how police and other city departments interact with undocumented immigrants and federal immigration enforcement. As part of its study session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will review the draft of a document that would codify ...

19th and Iowa intersection reopens after monthslong closure

A major Lawrence intersection near the University of Kansas has reopened to cross-traffic for the first time in more than half a year. The intersection of 19th and Iowa streets reopened Thursday, the city announced in a press release. Access to the intersection from 19th Street had been ...

Brad Finkeldei

Finkeldei, Shipley and Boley win seats on the Lawrence City Commission

Two newcomers led the pack in the Lawrence City Commission race and will join incumbent Stuart Boley on the city’s governing body. Attorney and nonprofit board member Brad Finkeldei finished first in Tuesday’s general election. Fellow newcomer Courtney Shipley and Boley, the only ...

Voter turnout for city and school board races near 22%

About 22% of voters turned out for Tuesday’s city and school board elections, which made it one of the better turnouts for local races this decade. Not bad for a night when the Kansas Jayhawks had a 6 p.m. tipoff, which is normally prime time for voters returning home from work. ...

Two former employees sue Baldwin City, alleging age and sex discrimination

Two former employees of Baldwin City have filed lawsuits against the municipal body, both alleging that they faced discrimination on the basis of sex and age and that they were wrongfully terminated. Tamara Hagerman, 57, a former administrative assistant for the city, and Amanda Croucher, 45, ...

Election Notebook: Morning turnout about 10%; voting closes at 7 p.m.

Check out our Election Notebook throughout the day and evening for the latest on news about today's election. If history is any guide, local election results should be tallied and announced before 9 p.m. today. For more detailed information about the candidates in the Lawrence city and school ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider purchasing body cameras for police department

City leaders will soon consider a contract to purchase body cameras for all Lawrence police officers. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider authorizing the police department to enter into a five-year contract with Axon Enterprises Inc. for $1.26 million, ...