County Government

Local organizations working to distribute CARES funding as deadline nears

As the end of the year draws closer, local organizations are working to dole out coronavirus relief funding they have been charged with distributing. Representatives for both the Lawrence Restaurant Association and Downtown Lawrence Inc. told the Journal-World this week they are wrapping up ...

County Commission meeting canceled because of Veterans Day holiday

The Douglas County Commission’s regular meeting for this week has been canceled because of the Veterans Day holiday. The commission normally meets on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Nov. 18.

Douglas County voters break turnout record; more ballots likely to be counted

Douglas County voters came out in record numbers in Tuesday's election. According to results provided by the Douglas County Clerk’s Office, more than 56,000 ballots have been cast by local voters so far, for a turnout of about 68.4%. Additionally, more votes are expected to be counted, as ...

Democratic candidates hold large leads in Douglas County Commission races

Two progressive candidates who opposed Douglas County’s plan to expand its jail appeared set to win election to the County Commission. In the early ballot returns, Democratic candidates Shannon Reid and Shannon Portillo held strong leads over their Republican challengers for the County ...