Local government

Face to Face: Baldwin City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes
April 30, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin City codes and zoning administrator Tina Rakes.
Wilson files for re-election to Kansas House
April 23, 2014
Rep. John Wilson, D-Lawrence has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives for a second term. Wilson represents the 10th House District which covers southeast Lawrence, Baldwin City, and portions of rural Douglas County.
Glass recyling bin to be moved to Baldwin City Market
April 8, 2014
The final day for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass recycling bins at the Ottawa Street recycling site will be April 30, the Baldwin City Council was told Monday. But there was good news for local recyclers. City financial director Brad Smith said Ripple Glass and Baldwin City Market have reached an arrangement that will spot a glass recycling bin in the grocery store’s parking lot.
Douglas County Commission approves agritourism regs, ends moratorium
April 2, 2014
Douglas County is back in the business of accepting applications for agritourism operations after the Board of Commissioners approved new regulations and rescinded its moratorium on applications Wednesday.
Agritourism back on Douglas County Commission agenda
April 1, 2014
The Douglas County Commission will again talk agritourism regulation at its meeting Wednesday. Two weeks after receiving recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, commissioners may vote to adopt new regulations, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council schedules meetings with 30 applicants
March 27, 2014
Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council members and staff will meet with the 2014 Heritage Grant Applicants at meetings scheduled for tonight, April 1 and April 3.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Chief Greg Neis
March 25, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin Police Chief Greg Neis.
Douglas County clerk critical of proposed election change
March 24, 2014
Douglas County’s chief election official, County Clerk Jamie Shew, says he wishes legislators who keep passing new voting laws would be around to deal with angry voters who are tripped up by the changes.
County inches closer to agritourism solution
March 20, 2014
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners took a step closer to solving its agritrourism regulations snafu Wednesday when it received recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.
Former Baker AD floats indoor activities center
March 20, 2014
As the longtime former Baker University athletic director, Dan Harris knows how busy the Collins Center is. Collins is not only the home for Baker’s winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling, but the school’s baseball, softball, soccer and track teams use the facility for their preseason or off-season conditioning, Harris said.
Baldwin City couple’s lobbying effort find little support in Topeka for medical marijuana
March 19, 2014
Before making a final decision on a move that will split their family, Kathy and Ryan Reed spent two days in January speaking to Kansas lawmakers about the prospect of allowing medical marijuana use in the state.
Baldwin City to scale back number of recycling bins
March 18, 2014
With news the city is looking at a more than six-fold increase in the cost of providing roll-off recycling bins, the Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to curtail the number of bins available while encouraging residents to sign on to the city’s year-old curbside recycling service.
Baldwin City Council moves on new golf course clubhouse
March 18, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to demolish the clubhouse at the Baldwin Golf Course and replace it with a 40-by-48-foot building estimated to cost $121,000. Steve Wilson of the Baldwin Golf Association first approached the council in October about the need to replace the converted horse barn that has served as the course’s clubhouse since the 1960s. The golf association leases the course from the city.
Jenkins’ vows efforts to repeal, change Obamacare will continue
March 11, 2014
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins said Monday in Baldwin City that Obamacare was “actuarially unsound” and vowed Republican efforts to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature legislation would continue. “We haven’t given up hope the whole thing won’t collapse under its own weight,” she said. “I will tell you the fight remains, if you all think the discussion on health care is over, you are sorely mistaken.”