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Weekly Douglas County Commission meeting canceled

The Douglas County Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled. It is the second straight week the meeting has been canceled for the lack of a large agenda item. The County Commission is next scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Douglas County Courthouse, ...

Candidates remain hopeful as voting begins in Kansas

TOPEKA - Candidates in two close races on Tuesday's ballot expressed cautious optimism as they went into the polls to cast their own ballots. Laura Kelly, the Democratic candidate for governor, cast her vote in central Topeka around 9 a.m., while Steve Watkins, the Republican candidate in the ...

Big 12 Conference commissioner to present Naismith lecture

The commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, Bob Bowlsby, will be the keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series at the University of Kansas. Bowlsby will give his speech, titled “Positivity is a Choice,” at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Capitol Federal Hall Auditorium. The ...

Lawrence and area events for Tuesday, Nov. 6

Today, Nov. 6 Lawrence Transit offering free rides to the polls, open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Red Dog’s Dog Days Fitness Program, 6 a.m. & 6 p.m., Haskell Indian Nations University, 155 E. Indian Ave. Lawrence Breakfast Optimist Club, 7 a.m., Brandon Woods, Smith Center, 1501 Inverness ...

Candidates make final pleas in advance of Election Day

TOPEKA – The major candidates in this week’s general election spent much of Monday crisscrossing Kansas as part of their last-minute get-out-the-vote drives. Voters in Kansas are selecting a new governor and at least one new member of the U.S. House. Also on the ballot are all the other ...

Democrats stem 20-year decline in Kansas voter registration numbers

WICHITA — Democrats halted a 20-year decline in Kansas voter registration numbers, but they still trail far behind the dominant Republican party, official figures released Monday show. On the eve of the 2018 midterm election, the Kansas secretary of state’s office released the latest ...

Lawrence police blotter for Nov. 5

Listed below is the majority of Lawrence police activity within the last 24 hours. Each afternoon the Lawrence Police Department releases a list of officer activity. This call blotter spans from 6 a.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and includes 157 incidents. Each listing gives a date, time and ...

Douglas County clerk predicts record midterm turnout

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is predicting a record-breaking midterm turnout after all the votes are cast Tuesday, but he admits he doesn’t know what the large number of votes cast in advance will mean for traditional election day voting. County residents crowded the first- and ...

Latest Douglas County court filings for Nov. 5, 2018

Marriages Joshua Smith, 27, Lawrence, and Elizabeth Miller, 30, Lawrence. Jason Matthew Spinelli, 44, Lawrence, and Cheryl Athenna Lease, 35, Lawrence. Melissa Ann Boone, 52, Lawrence, and Caroline J. Mueller, 52, Germany. Ronald D. Ball Jr., 47, Lecompton, and Debra Jean Johnson, 53, ...