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Posted Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 1:41pm

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, July 6, 2015, E 1750 Road between N 400 Road (Route 12; State Lake Road) and N 500 Road will be closed to through traffic.  The closure will remain in place while Route 1055 is closed to through traffic between N 400 Road and N 600 Road for construction work.  It is currently anticipated E 1750 Road will remain closed until mid-October, weather permitting.

 

Posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 2:02pm

View a cool project timeline (w/photos) on any device, subscribe for news and updates, review plan documents and read general information about the Fairgrounds Renovations Project.

Posted Monday, June 29, 2015 - 2:40pm

Douglas County regulates the retail sale of fireworks at firework stands holding a permit issued by Douglas County and such regulations limit retail sale of fireworks. Such permits are obtained at the Douglas County Zoning and Codes Department, which is located at 3755 East 25th Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

Posted Friday, June 26, 2015 - 4:42pm

E(ntrepreneur)-Accelerator is a 15 to 18-month program that started in January 2015. It is developed by Advancing Rural Prosperity, Inc.

Posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:29pm

The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that beginning Monday, July 6, Route 1055 (E 1700 Road) will be closed to through traffic between N 500 Road and N 600 Road for initial project work to replace a large box culvert 0.1 miles north of N 500 Road and for pavement replacement and rehabilitation.  The closure will be from the north side of the N 500 Road intersection to the south side of the N 600 Road intersection.  Each intersection will remain open for this initial project work.

Posted Monday, June 15, 2015 - 10:58am

NEWS RELEASE AND MEDIA ADVISORY

June 15, 2015

Lawrence, Kan.—A full-scale emergency exercise will take place in Lawrence Thursday, June 18.  Participating agencies include Douglas County Emergency Management, Kansas University Public Safety, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, Douglas County Emergency Communications Center, Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.  

Posted Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 4:58pm

Named in honor of Dwayne Peaslee, Peaslee Tech provides technical training to its students in a variety of training areas, including:

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Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:38am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today former Lawrence resident Martin Miller, 56, was sentenced late yesterday afternoon in the Division Five courtroom of the Honorable Paula B. Martin following his retrial for the 2004 first degree murder of his wife, the late Mary Miller.  The retrial was a result of a February 2014 decision by the Kansas Court of Appeals that ruled Mr. Miller must be provided a new trial due to a jury instruction error during the original 2005 trial.

Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:30am

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today that late yesterday afternoon a jury found Lawrence resident, Gabriel A. Patterson, 21, guilty of three counts of aggravated robbery and one court of aggravated burglary.

Posted Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 2:30pm

The Douglas County Administrator’s Office is hosting an open house May 14, 2015 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to review the draft site plan for renovations to the Douglas County Fairgrounds at Building 1, 2110 Harper Street, Lawrence, Kansas. County administration and engineering and architecture team will be available to respond to questions regarding the site plan and offer any clarification needed regarding the project.

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