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As of July 1, Kansas' sales tax on food is higher than the state tax charged at liquor stores. Should the liquor tax be increased to match or exceed the sales tax?

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Total 1450

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12:00 a.m.
A ticket scalper offers tickets to fans passing by before 2009 home game. The Kansas Athletic Department is now working to rebuild confidence in the ticket office after officials within the department reportedly sold tickets independently of the department. Two guilty pleas expected in KU athletics ticket scandal
1:37 p.m., July 7, 2010 Updated 7:45 a.m. in print edition on 1A
Two former Kansas Athletics Inc. employees are facing federal charges that they knew about a ticket-theft scheme without telling authorities in a timely manner.
6:00 a.m.
Officers from the Lawrence Police Department investigate the scene of an injury accident at 15th and Iowa streets involving the Cat Tracker bus. John Green was fatally injured and another seriously injured in the accident on Saturday, November 18, 2006.           Expert witness says Cat Tracker had several defects that led to fatal accident on Iowa Street
1:36 p.m., July 8, 2010 Updated 3:36 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The Cat Tracker bus that 27-year-old John Green was riding when his head struck an overpass had several safety defects, according to testimony in the second day of a civil trial stemming from the fatal accident in 2006.
10:00 a.m.
This house on Vermont Street has seen property taxes rise dramatically during the past several years. County commissioners Thursday said they were considering a property tax increase of as much as 16.6 percent. Douglas County to consider ‘jaw-dropper’ property tax increase of 16.6 percent
4:31 p.m., July 8, 2010 Updated 2:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A combination of dwindling revenues, ongoing state and federal cuts and increasing community needs have Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug proposing what would be the largest property-tax increase in his more than three decades in local government.
6:00 p.m.
Ashley Ray sings “Sweet Home Alabama” on a forthcoming Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album. Sweet Home Kansas: Lawrence native Ashley Ray embraces her rock roots to find success in the country music industry
July 9, 2010 in print edition on 1C
While Ashely Ray is currently best known as a Nashville-based country artist, a childhood baptism in rock has served her well.

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Sales tax exceeds liquor tax in Lawrence after statewide increase
Sales tax on groceries is 8.85%, but on booze it’s only 8%
July 9, 2010 in print edition on A1
It now pays to be thirsty instead of hungry in many Kansas cities.
Spain’s play based on Barca
Quick touches, slick passing trademarks for Spaniards
July 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Netherlands great Johan Cruyff probably never expected the style of play he made synonymous with attacking soccer would pay off for Spain.
Netherlands will be finished if it can’t finish
Dutch must convert goals, ‘shed inhibitions’ to win
July 9, 2010 in print edition on B6
Netherlands coach Bert Van Marwijk admits his team doesn’t play with the beauty of World Cup final opponent Spain.
James spurns home for Miami
July 9, 2010 in print edition on B1
LeBron James walked away from the comforts of home to chase an NBA championship.
People in the news
July 9, 2010 in print edition on B8
People in the news for July 9, 2010.
Get out that decoder ring for new logo
July 9, 2010 in print edition on A7
Is it cool, or is it nerdy? You decide.
Opportunity lost
City commissioners should have given more thought to using sales tax revenue for the proposed library expansion.
July 9, 2010 in print edition on A9
The idea of using sales tax revenue to pay for at least part the proposed Lawrence Public Library expansion deserved more consideration than it received from Lawrence city commissioners Tuesday night.