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Liquor store owners in Lawrence and elsewhere across the state are worried that House Bill 2556, which had a hearing before the House Commerce Committee last week, could put them out of business and hurt the state's economy by transferring profits to out-of-state corporations. By Giles Bruce
Fourteen businesses in Douglas County have been named recipients of the Foundation Award, which recognizes local companies for their growth in employment.
Teri Smith, the director of Douglas County Emergency Management, has completed the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
Back in high school, this was not the reality I pictured for my 26-year-old self. Posing as a student to go through a financial literacy program called Reality U Wednesday at Lawrence High School was a reminder for me — and an eye opener for the real teens around me — of some key truths. One: Life is expensive. Two: It doesn’t always happen like you planned. By Sara Shepherd
Crystal Image, a photography studio in Lawrence, will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary in May.
Lawrence health advocates applaud a decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products and hope more businesses will take similar steps. “It’s very refreshing when somebody makes a decision that may have some financial implications but they do it for the right reasons." By Sara Shepherd
Starting today, Lawrence Hy-Vee customers will start seeing sustainable seafood offerings with signage marking them as a “responsible choice.” The move is one of the latest by grocery stores to increase the amount of so-called “sustainable” seafood they offer, and to make it easier for shoppers to see which products meet that criteria. By Sara Shepherd
Lawrence businesses supported a Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence shopping trip Saturday for Youth of the Year candidates. The youth were shopping for outfits for the Youth of the Year event in February. Businesses participating included Weaver’s Department Store, Envy, Fortuity, TCBY/Mrs. Fields and Fuzzy’s Tacos.
Kansas University's School of Business will begin its spring lecture series with a presentation by the chairman, president and CEO of QuikTrip Corporation, Chet Cadieux.
At the grocery store, Mary Drouin will probably be in the outermost aisles, selecting the healthiest fresh produce, milk and eggs she can afford. But sticking to her healthy goals is a challenge for Drouin because of where she lives (North Lawrence, which has no supermarket) and how much money she makes (not much). Drouin is one of nearly 18,000 Lawrencians living in a federally designated food desert, four adjacent census tracts that blanket the northeast part of the city. By Sara Shepherd
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 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, 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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.