City Government

Lawrence Public Library proposes eliminating fines for overdue books

The Lawrence Public Library wants to join a growing list of libraries that have eliminated fines for overdue books and other media. Library staff recommended this week that the library eliminate overdue fines and charge people only for lost or damaged items. Staff presented the recommendation ...

Douglas County officials certify 2019 general election results

Monday's canvass of the 2019 general election results confirmed the winners for the Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board races. The Douglas County Clerk’s Office released the official results of the Nov. 5 election after the County Commission certified the results. The ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider design of East 19th Street project

City leaders will soon decide on the design of the easternmost section of 19th Street, which has generated concerns from neighbors. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider approving a concept design for the project to extend the roadway and reconstruct a ...

Longtime marijuana policy reform advocate reflects on years of change

For Lawrence resident Laura Green, years of advocacy for progressive marijuana laws began with one event. “I originally became aware of the harm that was being done to people through a family member who got cancer in the '80s and was recommended to use marijuana, but then didn’t have a ...

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 ...