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Learn all about the candidates and issues on the ballot in Lawrence

Residents of Lawrence will elect new leaders to the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board and vote on a state constitutional amendment Tuesday, Nov. 5. In the lead-up to the election, the Journal-World has interviewed the six candidates for three seats on the City Commission ...

Lawrence to provide free bus service on Election Day

Lawrence Transit will provide free bus service on Nov. 5 for Election Day. Jessica Mortinger, interim transit manager, said in a news release that removing the barrier of transit fares would provide even more opportunity for people to make their way to the polls on Election Day. The release ...

Faulty gas valve thought to be cause of underground booming sounds in west Lawrence

The city believes it has addressed an issue that was causing some west Lawrence residents to hear a booming sound coming from underground over the weekend. City spokesman Porter Arneill said Tuesday afternoon that Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical responded to concerns raised this weekend ...

Lawrence wins state award for best-tasting tap water

Those filling their glass with water from the tap in Lawrence can now say they are drinking award-winning water. The City of Lawrence recently won an award for best-tasting tap water. A sample of tap water from the city’s Kaw River Water Treatment Plant competed against about 10 other ...

Lawrence Human Relations Commission to consider sanctuary city proposal

The city’s Human Relations Commission will soon hold a special meeting to discuss a proposal from a local group to make Lawrence a sanctuary city. The Sanctuary Alliance is proposing that the city create policies that restrict the Lawrence Police Department from cooperating with Immigration ...