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Friday, July 03, 2020

Douglas County, KS News Feeds

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Commission Proclamations

Douglas County Kansas - Commission Proclamations (RSS Feed)

03 July 2020

Commission proclamations from the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County Kansas.

County News

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03 July 2020

  • Douglas County Government offices closed Friday, July 3

    Douglas County Government's general offices will be closed Friday, July 3, for the holiday.

    The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Dispatch Center and Criminal Justice Services will be operating. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you have a non-emergency, call 785-832-7509.

    We wish everyone a safe holiday!

  • District Attorney’s Office Will Not File Cases Related to Peaceful Protests

    Monday afternoon, law enforcement officers with the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office made six arrests and issued three citations while attempting to clear protesters from Massachusetts Street. The protesters in question had been asked to leave the roadway but declined to follow the officers’ orders in violation of K.S.A. 8-1503. Later that same evening, law enforcement closed the street for continued use by protesters. 

  • Proposed 2021 budget of $125.5 million has flat mill levy rate

    The proposed 2021 Douglas County budget is $125.5 million and has a flat mill levy of 46.430 mills.

    Seventy percent of Douglas County’s revenues are from ad valorem taxes and 9% are from sales taxes. Staff has proposed a 10% reduction, or $6 million, in sales tax revenues for the remainder of 2020 and all of 2021 due to economic hardship.

    To meet a potential decrease in sales tax revenues beyond the estimated 10%, the county has $6 million available in fund balance.

District Attorney News

Douglas County Kansas - District Attorney News (RSS Feed)

03 July 2020

  • District Attorney’s Office Will Not File Cases Related to Peaceful Protests

    Monday afternoon, law enforcement officers with the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office made six arrests and issued three citations while attempting to clear protesters from Massachusetts Street. The protesters in question had been asked to leave the roadway but declined to follow the officers’ orders in violation of K.S.A. 8-1503. Later that same evening, law enforcement closed the street for continued use by protesters. 

  • Information Regarding July 10, 2020 Traffic Docket

    The Douglas County District Attorney’s Office became aware of an issue that arose with the digital ticket system used by the Kansas Highway Patrol and overseen by the Office of Judicial Administration (OJA). With the closure of the Douglas County District Court this past Spring due to COVID-19, all tickets issued by Kansas Highway Patrol during that time were set on the first available court date in July. The digital ticket system never moved on to the next hearing date.

     

  • DA Branson Reaches out to Residents who Believe Employees at Lawrence Kia Misrepresented their Income Information

    District Attorney Charles Branson wants to hear from Douglas County residents who believe that employees at the Lawrence Kia dealership inflated or misrepresented their income on their loan applications when purchasing a new or used automobile. As the Lawrence Journal-World recently reported, at least one person has alleged that someone at the dealership overstated her income when submitting her loan application. It is unknown at this time how many customers have been impacted.

     

ECC RSS Feed

Douglas County Kansas - Emergency Mgmt. News (RSS Feed)

03 July 2020

  • Emergency Management encourages severe weather preparedness

    As severe weather season ramps up, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised questions about how to react to severe weather. While we understand the importance of social distancing, the National Weather Service and Emergency Management agree that during a Tornado Warning, the first priority should be protection from a potential tornado even if this means temporarily breaking social distancing.

County Job Openings

Job Openings

03 July 2020

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

03 July 2020

Fairgrounds Events

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03 July 2020

Events at the Douglas County Kansas Fairgrounds.

Jury News

Jury News

03 July 2020

  • No Jury trials scheduled for the July 6th to July 17th Service Period

    The service period for the July 6th to July 17th jurors has now started.

    There are no jury trials scheduled for the weeks of July 6th to July 17th.

    All jurors assigned to the 07/06 - 7/17 service period are released from their Jury Service.

    If you would still like to serve as a juror later this year, please contact our Jury Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-832-5213.

    Thank you.

  • No Jury trials scheduled for the June 22nd to July 3rd Service Period

    The service period for the June 22nd to July 3rd jurors has now started.

    There are no jury trials scheduled for the weeks of June 8th to June 19th.

    All jurors assigned to the 06/22 - 7/03 service period are released from their Jury Service.

    If you would still like to serve as a juror later this year, please contact our Jury Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-832-5213.

    Thank you.

  • No Jury trials scheduled for the June 8th to June 19th Service Period

    The service period for the June 8th to June 19th jurors has now started.

    There are no jury trials scheduled for the weeks of June 8th to June 19th.

    All jurors assigned to the 06/08 - 6/19 service period are released from their Jury Service.

    If you would still like to serve as a juror later this year, please contact our Jury Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-832-5213.

    Thank you.

Public Meetings

Douglas County Kansas - Public Meetings On the Agenda (RSS Feed)

03 July 2020

Commission Proclamations

Douglas County Kansas - Commission Proclamations (RSS Feed)

03 July 2020

Commission proclamations from the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County Kansas.

Food Policy Council (FPC) Meetings

Heritage Conservation Council (HCC) Meetings

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Meetings