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Baldwin City included in winter storm watch
March 27, 2009
Winter is returning for one last blast. First there was rain Thursday, then snow on Saturday, 6News meteorologist Craig Gold said. Today’s temperature will reach a high of only 39 degrees, he predicted.
New Douglas County commissioners take office
January 14, 2009
The face of Douglas County government changed Monday as two long-time commissioners gave way to their newly elected replacements.
New County Commissioners take seats
January 12, 2009
The face of Douglas County government changed Monday as two long-time commissioners gave way to their newly elected replacements.
Carbondale man sentenced to five years in Internet sex solicitation case
January 6, 2009
A Carbondale man who attempted to sexually solicit what he thought was a 13-year-old-girl over the Internet received concurrent sentences Tuesday totaling five years in prison on three convictions.
Douglas County adjusting budget as revenues fall short
December 1, 2008
Revenues that support Douglas County government are down this year and adjustments will have to be made to the 2009 budget, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.
Time running out to claim stimulus checks
10:59 a.m., November 12, 2008 Updated 10:36 a.m.
The Internal Revenue Service has a long list of people from Douglas County it has been unable to deliver stimulus checks to.
Physically whole but mentally torn: Veteran with post traumatic stress relearns coping skills
November 11, 2008
There are certain roads Ted Lawyer won’t drive on when he’s alone. They remind him of roads in Iraq.
Treatments for post traumatic stress disorder help victims reclaim ‘normal life’
November 11, 2008
Treatments for post traumatic stress disorder are continuously being updated and new methods are being studied, according to an expert on the subject.
Veteran urges those with post traumatic stress disorder to get help immediately
November 11, 2008
When Ted Lawyer returned home to Lawrence after a year of duty in Iraq he didn’t realize the toll the war had taken on him.
Holland defeats Pine for senate seat
November 6, 2008
Democrat Tom Holland unseated incumbent Republican Roger Pine in the state Senate’s 3rd District during Tuesday’s general election.

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