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No jury trials for the week of March 1st to March 5th new

There are no jury trials scheduled for the week of March 1st ...

Lawrence Mayor Jennifer Ananda facilitated a discussion about data analysis for racial and ethnic disparities during the Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council’s virtual meeting on Oct. 14. Ananda chairs the Racial and Ethnic Disparities work group, which was seeking direction from the Council members about what they would hope to learn from an analysis of racial data.

For example, she asked: Do you want to focus on individual behaviors or policies, procedures and statutes that are disproportionately impacting the community.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures until further notice:

5:00 p.m. Monarch Village Unveiling event. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance. No County business will be conducted.

Several heritage organizations in the area are partnering on an exciting digital offering for the public: The Great Douglas County History Hunt. From October 30 to November 8, the public can take a GPS-enabled tour of county historic sites and be entered in a drawing for valuable prize baskets.

Douglas County’s Education Unified Command, which provided support and developed guidance for local K-12 schools and higher education in recent months, will move into a broader Unified Command structure that will continue to guide the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1) Executive Session for consultation with the County Counselor regarding legal matters related to public health, which matters would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, in order to protect the privilege; and

2) Executive Session for consultation with the County Counselor regarding pending litigation, which matters would be deemed privileged in the attorney-client relationship, in order to protect the privilege.

3) Adjourn

Douglas County Newsletter September 2020

Two and a half years ago, Anna Witt, 29, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Correctional Facility. She describes that moment as the darkest point in her life, but also as the turning point. “When I was arrested that was the beginning of my life for me, and I’m so blessed that it happened.”

As the Douglas County Building Codes Director, Tina Rakes describes her work as life safety.

She ensures that homes and businesses are built to be safe, sustainable and resilient structures that meet the International Code Council’s standards.

“I primarily help people who want to build something whether it’s commercial, residential or an addition,” she said. “My goal is to establish a working relationship and to help people accomplish their goals.”

Dale Beaulieu had been through graduation ceremonies before. This one was different.

And not just because it was conducted via Zoom.

This graduation was the most meaningful.

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