County Government

During budget talks, Douglas County Commission elects to lower mill levy

It only took the Douglas County Commission one of two scheduled meetings this week to finish deliberating on the county’s proposed budget, and key to county leaders’ changes is a tentative decrease to the proposed mill levy. The levy that commissioners decided on during Monday’s budget ...

Douglas County Commission candidate profile: Dustin Stumblingbear

For Douglas County Commission candidate Dustin Stumblingbear, a keen interest in local government has led to a natural outcome: running for public office. Stumblingbear, 43, is an Iraq war veteran and serves on the board of Independence Inc. After moving back and forth between Lawrence and ...

Douglas County Commission candidate profile: Patrick Kelly

Incumbent District 1 Douglas County Commissioner Patrick Kelly’s decision to seek reelection was driven, in part, on the connections he’s helped forge with community agencies. “That’s where having experience as a commissioner, to me, is a big benefit,” Kelly told the Journal-World. ...