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Advisory board calls for transparency in city’s social services funding process

As the City of Lawrence formulates its 2023 budget, some social services leaders and members of an advisory board want more transparency, equity and public engagement in the priority-based budgeting process used to distribute funding for social service agencies. Members of the Special Alcohol Funding Advisory Board (SAFAB) are charged...
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Douglas Co. deputies to join Click It or Ticket campaign over Memorial Day weekend

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Douglas Co. deputies will join the statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign over Memorial Day weekend. The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office says the instant a seatbelt is clicked, the risk of a fatal injury in a car accident is cut nearly in half. It said buckling up keeps drivers and passengers safe and secure inside a vehicle in case of an emergency. A seatbelt especially reduces the risk of a dangerous ejection from the vehicle and makes sure airbags and other safety features can work efficiently.
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Douglas Co. deputies seek help to find De Soto man

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Douglas Co. deputies have asked for help to find a De Soto man. The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office says it needs the public’s help to find Michael Alan Russell, 37, of De Soto. The Sheriff’s Office said Russell is wanted for a failure to...
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Want to run for office this year? Here are the filing deadlines

Some, but not all, election filing deadlines are different this year because of the delay caused by redistricting. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Friday provided this updated list of deadlines to file to run for office, followed by where to go to file. The deadline is extended for offices that are impacted by map changes.
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Secret Spots – The Selfie Spot

Looking for something fun and different to do with the crew? Check out The Selfie Spot on Douglas! This unique photography playground is designed to spark imagination and ignite your creative flame while having fun and making memories. The Selfie Spot is a space that holds 13 different photo stations....
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Kansas City man behind bars after deputies wrestle him away from 2-year-old

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (WIBW) - A Kansas City man is behind Douglas Co. bars after deputies wrestled a 2-year-old away from him as he was headed into a garage with a known firearm following a domestic dispute. The Douglas Co. Sheriff’s Office says that just after 2:45 a.m. on Wednesday,...