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Healthy Outlook: Lawrence-area holiday specials for the health nuts in your life

Runner’s high doesn’t fit in a stocking, but here’s the next best thing

Do you hear what I hear? … Yes, it’s the rumbling of FedEx trucks all over town, bringing Amazon Prime boxes of joy for all the boys and girls. However, some of the many gems Lawrence has to offer health nuts just can’t be bought on Amazon ... so I decided to deliver what they can't.

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Former Laker, business exec to team up for KU's Chandler Lecture

Former NBA player and coach Byron Scott, along with business executive Charles Norris, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Chandler Lecture on Thursday at KU.

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Downtown Lawrence merchants ready for Small Business Saturday

While shoppers crowded big-box stores Friday morning in search of deals, Erin Adams and her small team at Lawrence’s The Etc. Shop were busily preparing for their version of Black Friday.

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Malala Fund co-founder to speak at KU on Thursday

Malala Fund co-founder and entrepreneur Shiza Shahid will speak at the University of Kansas on Thursday as part of the KU School of Business Charles Oswald Executive Leadership Series.

Injection well would not pose seismic risk in Douglas County, one expert says

Marty Dubois, a geologist from Lawrence who has worked in the oil and gas industry for 40 years, says the type of injection well being proposed southeast of Eudora would be vastly different from those that have been associated with recent earthquakes in south-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma. But environmental groups still want state regulators to conduct more research before permitting any more such wells.

Drilling company cleared to drill more wells in Douglas County, despite claims that its leases have lapsed

State regulators on Tuesday cleared the way for a Louisburg drilling company to drill even more oil wells than it already has in Douglas County, with virtually no setback requirements, despite claims by property owners that its mineral leases have long been expired.

Kansas Chamber seeks input on new strategic plan

The Kansas Chamber will hold a series of regional forums across the state to gather input on its new strategic plan, Vision 2025.

Official confirms death of Lawrence investment adviser accused of fraud

The Douglas County Coroner's office on Friday confirmed that a Lawrence man who was under state investigation for securities fraud has died, but law enforcement officials would not say whether he was the same person whose body was found Tuesday afternoon, dead from an apparent suicide.

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Kansas economy adds jobs in September as unemployment falls to 3.8 percent

Private-sector employment in Kansas grew by 5,500 jobs, or 0.5 percent in September as the unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point, to 3.8 percent. The Lawrence area job market added nearly 3,000 jobs as students and faculty returned to campus, lowering the local unemployment rate to 2.9 percent.

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Kansas lawmakers ask to continue studying payday lending bill after hearing input on high-rate loans

A special legislative committee made no recommendation Wednesday on a bill that would put tight limits on the interest rates and fees that payday and auto title lending companies can charge, saying they first want to hear more details from the state bank commissioner about the impact of new federal rules.

Sister city students visit Lawrence

We are looking at hot temperatures across the region today with a high of 92 degrees and a heat index pushing 100 degrees. Look for clouds and area thunderstorms as we head into the afternoon and evening. The wind will ...

Black Friday shopping in Lawrence

Black Friday shoppers descended on area stores from Thursday midnight to early Friday morning, looking for those special deals.

Bev Billings speaks on behalf of the late Bob Billings, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Bev Billings, widow of the late Bob Billings, co-founder of Alvamar Inc., discusses how Bob Billings likely would have reacted to bring named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. Bev Billings answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Jim Owens, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Jim Owens, a former Lawrence mayor and former co-owner of Owens Flower Shop, discusses what it feels like to be named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Gene Meyer, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Gene Meyer, president and CEO of Lawrence Memorial Hospital, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. He answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Shirley Martin-Smith, Lawrence Business Hall of Fame class of 2011

Shirley Martin-Smith, a former Lawrence mayor who owns the local Adecco franchise and Martin-Smith Personnel Services in Lawrence, discusses being named one of four 2011 laureates for the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame. She answered questions after an announcement event Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Lawrence Country Club.

Online Sales Hurt Local Economy

Americans have spent more than $17 billion online this holiday season. While that may be good news for the nation's economy, it can have a negative effect here in Lawrence.

Local Retailers Confused About Four Loko Ban

Distributors of Four Loko and other energy drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine can no longer supply such products to Kansas stores. But some Lawrence retailers are unsure as to whether they can sell the drinks they have left in stock.

Manhattan shirt shop makes game day profit

A Manhattan t-shirt shop has been turning a good profit thanks to a promising start to K-State's season. Fans go the extra mile to try to be creative when they know they'll be playing against KU.

Basehor development hoping for boom

Development outside the Basehor area has city residents hoping for growth. A Dollar General store is currently being built in the area and should be finished by the middle of the summer.

Holiday shoppers in line early

Local consumers were out in force Friday morning for Black Friday deals. Residents began lining up outside various stores about 4 a.m. to find shopping deals.

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