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Posted Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 12:54pm

Public Works is accepting applications for the 2023 user-fee dust control program. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 10.

Posted Monday, January 30, 2023 - 1:39pm

When Dagna D’Ercole started as a Lawrence Police Department dispatcher in 1989, the dispatch center looked much different than it does today with all the technology in the now-consolidated Douglas County Emergency Communications Center.

Posted Friday, January 27, 2023 - 12:36pm

K-State Research and Extension – Douglas County, in partnership with the Douglas County Community Foundation, is hosting a four-part series, “Welcome A-Board: Board Leadership Basics,” that begins Feb. 16.

Posted Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:29am

The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has begun a 30-day public comment period for the draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP): Transportation 2050. The plan identifies future needs and makes investment recommendations for all modes of transportation including automobile, public transit, bicycle, pedestrian, etc. This plan reflects the feedback and perspectives provided from the community engagement conducted in 2022. This plan is required by federal regulations to ensure funding for transportation projects throughout Douglas County.

Posted Monday, January 23, 2023 - 2:01pm

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is conducting an intensive historic resources survey of downtown Baldwin City. A public information meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Baldwin City Public Library, 800 Seventh St., with survey consultants to provide details about the survey and answer questions. The work consists of research, field survey and a project report. The survey focuses on buildings and structures that are at least 50 years old.

Posted Friday, January 6, 2023 - 12:38pm

Douglas County — in partnership with the Douglas County Community Foundation, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, City of Lawrence, Network Kansas, and Forward Cities — is excited to host the E3 Nation Tour. This event will help our community take next steps on the path towards designing, leading and sustaining equitable entrepreneurial communities in Lawrence and Douglas County.

Posted Friday, January 6, 2023 - 11:39am

Douglas County’s annual operating budget serves as the most significant policy document, maintaining core County services, while prioritizing key investments that support the prosperity and health of our community.

Posted Tuesday, January 3, 2023 - 11:27am

Notice of Sheriff's Sale of real estate situated in Douglas County, Kansas on January 6, 2023 at 10 a.m. in the County Commissioner Chambers, 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - 1:08pm

Before the year winds to an end, we want to give a very special shout-out to Eudora machinist Wayne Neis who fixed the Courthouse clock!

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