Archive for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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12:48 a.m.
Mark Milleret made a test cut of his corn this week but found it too wet to harvest. The corn harvest is delayed this year because of moisture and late planting. Corn not quite ready for harvest
September 24, 2013
Mark Milleret started cutting corn this week — to see if it was dry enough for him to cut more. The verdict? Still a week or two away. By Giles Bruce
10:00 a.m.
Marty Falkenstein, a manager for the Iwig Family Dairy store in north Lawrence, stocks the refrigerator on Tuesday. The dairy hopes to raise $650,000 through online donations to pay off debt. Iwig Family Dairy seeking $650,000 in donations to stave off liquidation
September 24, 2013
The milk is still fresh, but the financial situation at Tecumseh-based Iwig Family Dairy is souring. The family-owned dairy that operates two retail stores in Lawrence is turning to an Internet campaign to try to raise $650,000 in donations to stave off a potential bank-ordered liquidation. By Chad Lawhorn
12:00 p.m.
Courtesy of Treanor Architects.900 New Hampshire will be a multistory hotel and apartment building at Ninth and New Hampshire street. This is an artists rendering of the northwest corner of the building at night. City approves temporary closure of New Hampshire Street for hotel
September 24, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners unanimously agreed to temporarily close a portion of New Hampshire Street to accommodate construction of a new downtown hotel. By Chad Lawhorn
2:55 p.m.
this photo taken from computer animation video Friday and released by the U.S. Air Force shows the next generation of drones, called Micro Aerial Vehicles, or MAVs. City to craft statement saying it doesn’t have plans to use drones
September 24, 2013
File photo: This is a computer-generated image of a type of drone called Micro Aerial Vehicle, or MAV. Lawrence city commissioners aren’t ready to create a policy for drone use in the city limits, but they did commit to compromise with a growing group of residents concerned about the new technology. By Chad Lawhorn
4:34 p.m.
A survey shows most American have lost confidence in the U.S. health care system Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says
September 25, 2013
Less than a week before thousands of Kansans can shop for health insurance on new online marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government has released what the cost of those policies will be. By Scott Rothschild

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Letter: Voting rights
September 25, 2013
The Lawrence-Douglas County League of Voters urges quick action in Congress to restore the Voting Rights Act.