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Lawrence bus service to reduce campus routes, causing some driver layoffs

The coronavirus outbreak has caused local bus routes to reduce their service and some bus drivers have been asked to leave their jobs. To help control the spread of COVID-19, the University of Kansas canceled all in-person classes for the spring semester and suspended all nonessential ...

Lawrence library extends closure into mid-May

The Lawrence Public Library will remain closed through May 17 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the library announced Friday. "As a thriving community hub for all ages, the library feels it is in everyone’s best interest to help flatten the curve and model safe social ...

Lawrence extends closures of rec centers, cancels programs through May 17

The City of Lawrence has extended the closure of its recreation facilities and canceled all spring programming, public reservations and permitted events through May 17. The measure, announced Thursday in a news release, comes as local, state and national officials prepare for a long-term ...

City of Lawrence closes compost facility, postpones all sales and brush drop-off

The City of Lawrence has closed its compost facility and postponed all upcoming sales and other events. The city said in a news release Thursday that it closed the facility in an ongoing effort to protect the health and safety of city employees and the Lawrence community. The facility will be ...

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

City officials bracing for economic hit to Lawrence businesses, sales tax collections

With some Lawrence businesses closing temporarily or seeing drastic reductions in customers because of the coronavirus pandemic, city leaders will soon need to manage how the potential drop in sales tax collections affects the city’s budget. City Manager Craig Owens told the Journal-World ...

Lawrence suspends parking enforcement for at least 2 weeks

Lawrence has suspended enforcement of parking meters, lots and garages for at least two weeks, the city announced Tuesday. The change comes as many city services and downtown Lawrence businesses limit operations because of the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The city said in a news ...

Local governments offices open, encourage use of online services during pandemic

Story updated at 6:01 p.m. Monday. Offices of local governments are encouraging residents to avoid conducting business in person. Some offices of the Douglas County government are remaining open as many other organizations are closing as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. But the ...

Lawrence Municipal Court nonessential dockets canceled for 2 weeks

Story updated at 3:05 p.m. Monday All nonessential dockets in Lawrence Municipal Court have been canceled for the next two weeks, beginning immediately, the city announced Monday afternoon. Judge Scott Miller of the court, which handles city ordinance violations including traffic and parking ...