Archive for Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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12:56 a.m.
The National Weather Service predicts eight to 10 inches of snow to blanket the Lawrence area on Tuesday. Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service. Snow shuts down city for second time in a week
February 25, 2013
For the second time in a week, the city is bracing for a near-shutdown, with eight to 10 inches of snow in the forecast for today and Kansas University and Lawrence schools closed by the wintry weather.The storm may also hamper voting in the primary election for City Commission, in which voters will be choosing among 11 candidates. By Matt Erickson • Here’s a list of closings and cancellations for Tuesday.
6:52 a.m.
The National Weather Service predicts eight to 10 inches of snow to blanket the Lawrence area on Tuesday. Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service. City cleans up after second storm
6:49 a.m., February 26, 2013 Updated 7:07 p.m.
Lawrence is cleaning up after the second snow storm in less than a week, but this one wasn’t as bad as Thursday’s. As much as seven inches of wet snow fell today, and city plows are making quick work of it. There may be more flurries tonight, but the forecast is for warming over the next few days. By Ian Cummings, Matt Erickson and Sara Shepherd. • The Lawrence snow plow tracker. • Here’s a list of closings for Wednesday. • The Lawrence City Commission primary election is on. Voting continues until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
10:37 p.m.
The six candidates for three open city commission seats from left clockwise, Mike Amyx, Jeremy Farmer, Terry Riordan, Leslie Soden, Scott Criqui and Rob Chestnut. City Commission primary: Amyx, Farmer, Riordan, Chestnut, Criqui, Soden qualify for April election
10:21 p.m., February 26, 2013 Updated 11:32 p.m.
Longtime City Commissioner Mike Amyx — who is seeking his fifth term on the commission — took the top spot in Tuesday’s primary election, besting the field by more than 500 votes. Jeremy Farmer, Terry Riordan, Rob Chestnut, Scott Criqui and Leslie Soden took the other five places on the general election ballot, from which three new commissioners will be elected on April 2. By Chad Lawhorn

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Editorial: Good project
Pending work on Ninth Street will be a boon for downtown motorists.
February 26, 2013
A street project on tonight’s Lawrence City Commission agenda will be a major boon to downtown traffic movement.