Mark Fagan

Mark Fagan is a staff writer for the Lawrence Journal-World

Recent stories

New U.S. Highway 59 preparing for pavement in Douglas County
September 23, 2011
The new U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence — already a two-part project — is set to be split in two yet again.
World Company hires V.P. of sales, marketing
August 3, 2011
The new vice president of sales and marketing for The World Company’s media division is ready to grow the marketability of the Lawrence company’s newspapers and websites.
New U.S. Highway 59 in Douglas County to open in late 2012
June 13, 2011
Extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway may be slated to get $192 million from a new state comprehensive transportation program, but another major highway project in the area is accelerating toward completion.
Two BHS students honored as Academic All-Stars
March 21, 2011
Carson Barnes and Ann Wallsmith, Baldwin High School seniors, are among the area’s top high school students.
City Council member files for seat on Baldwin school board
January 7, 2011
Robin Bayer, an incumbent member of the Baldwin City Council, filed Thursday morning as a candidate for an at-large seat on the Baldwin City school board. The position now is held by Joshua Mihesuah.
North Lawrence interchange near Kansas Turnpike to reopen Wednesday
October 5, 2010
Six months of waiting finally ends Wednesday morning for drivers who enter and exit the Kansas Turnpike in North Lawrence.
Fields of gold
August 24, 2010
Sunflower time again for Grinter family
County commission agrees to 9 percent property tax increase
July 27, 2010
Douglas County commissioners plan to increase the county’s share of property taxes by 9.12 percent for next year, now that they’ve closed the books on discussions for their 2011 budget.
County commissioners to look at cutting proposed spending for economic development, open space
Commissioners still envisions some rate hike
09:31 a.m., July 26, 2010 Updated 04:34 p.m.
Douglas County commissioners are whittling away at a proposed property tax increase, and they’re set to decide Tuesday morning just how much deeper they’re willing to cut.
Public voices support for Douglas County tax increase
July 21, 2010
One by one, Douglas County taxpayers stepped behind the microphone and outlined their support for spending — even through higher taxes — as part of next year’s proposed $69 million county budget.

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