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No Jury trials scheduled for the August 3rd to August 14th Service Period new

The service period for the August 3rd to August 14th jurors ...

Fleet Mechanic (Job ID: 20-023) new

Deadline to Apply: 05 Aug 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

It’s Primary Election Day! Douglas County’s 44 polling locations will be open until 7 p.m. today (August 4). Advance ballots can be dropped off at any polling location before 7 p.m. today. To check your voter registration and polling place:

Douglas County Newsletter July 2020
The Douglas County District Attorney's Office is pleased to announce the launch of a new restorative justice program being developed in Douglas County. The District Attorney’s Office is collaborating with the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution ( at Bethel College (North Newton) to bring this initiative to Douglas County.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

Douglas County Commissioners set the 2021 county budget for publication during a public meeting July 9. They recommended a budget of $125.5 million with a flat mill levy of 46.430 mills.

Commissioners reviewed $2.8 million in requests for additional funding. Of those requests, they approved four for a total of $285,318. They are:

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

The State of Kansas received $1.034 billion from the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. Of that money, the state allocated $450 million in July to Kansas counties based on their population to improve health and economic outcomes. Douglas County received $23.9 million.


Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

Building upon Douglas County’s use of the Unified Command structure to lead a comprehensive COVID-19 pandemic response, local government, health, education and business leaders will partner to provide a coordinated reopening and response strategy among education institutions. The goals: protect students, staff, and faculty; reduce community impacts; and, minimize disease spread. Leaders of Douglas County, City of Lawrence, Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health, LMH Health, University of Kansas, Lawrence Public Schools and The Chamber will participate.

Using guidance from the Kansas Supreme Court and public health agencies, Chief Judge McCabria has issued several administrative orders since March 13 that will maintain critical functions of Douglas County District Court during increased concern over spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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