Chad Lawhorn

Chad Lawhorn is a staff writer for the Lawrence Journal-World

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Douglas County delegation to travel to San Antonio to look at ways to reduce jail time for mentally ill
March 23, 2015
A delegation of Douglas County leaders will travel to San Antonio next month to examine how that community has changed its law enforcement and judicial systems to cut down on the number of mentally ill defendants who end up in jail.
Grocery store industry begins new push to allow strong beer, wine, liquor sales
January 11, 2015
Native Kansan David Dillon, the retired CEO and chairman of grocery giant The Kroger Co., has become the leader of the Uncork Kansas coalition, which is seeking legislation to end the longtime Kansas law that limits liquor sales only to licensed liquor stores. By Chad Lawhorn
Douglas County Kids Voting project expects changes to produce larger turnout
October 10, 2014
While politicians are feverishly working to get their messages out to Democrats, Republicans and independents, some election workers are focusing on slightly different voters: grade school, middle school and high school students.
Douglas County economic development plan proposes venture capital, other assistance for start-ups
August 27, 2014
Helping start-up companies with grants, loans and larger venture capital investments is among the highlights of a strategic plan being proposed by the Lawrence chamber of commerce and the Lawrence-Douglas County Economic Development Corporation.
Douglas County approves property tax increase for 2015 budget
08:25 a.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 08:26 a.m.
Douglas County’s largest property tax rate increase in 30 years created scarcely a peep from the public on Wednesday night.
Kansas: 91-year-old balks at $600,000 to tear down her home for KU apartments
March 13, 2014
Ninety-one-year-old Georgia Bell already knows a lot about living with college students, but soon it may go to a whole new level — or more accurately, five levels.
South Lawrence Trafficway construction to close two rural roads into January
December 6, 2013
Construction work on the South Lawrence Trafficway is moving into a new phase, but bulldozers aren’t yet ready to begin rolling through the Baker Wetlands.
Douglas County state’s 9th healthiest
March 21, 2013
Neighboring Johnson County found healthiest in state
Six in 10 Douglas County homes decline in value
February 7, 2013
Douglas County Appraiser’s Office to send out valuation notices Feb. 28
Lawrence City Commission extend water agreement with Baldwin City
October 18, 2012
Agreement makes concessions to Baldwin City demands

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