Archive for Monday, August 3, 2015

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12:08 a.m.
Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets. Lawrence City Commission to hold public hearing on 2016 budget
August 3, 2015
The public will get its chance to comment on the city’s proposed 2016 budget when the Lawrence City Commission holds its public hearing Tuesday night. Commissioners also plan to discuss an updated plan for the East Ninth Street improvement project. By Peter Hancock
9:07 a.m.
Stacy Mendez, left, and Ngondi Kamatuka talk about Kansas University's new College Assistance Migrant Program, aimed at recruiting and supporting migrant students at KU. Mendez is director of the program, which is located within KU's existing Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, directed by Kamatuka. KU gets $2 million grant to help recruit, support migrant students
August 3, 2015
Margarita Alely Nuñez Arroyo knows getting to Kansas University, much less staying there, isn’t easy for migrant students. Her parents did not go to college. When she moved from California to Emporia in the middle of high school, following her father’s work, she knew no one. And she’s been working to pay her way at KU, where she’s now in her third year. A new program launching this fall, though it’s coming too late for Nuñez to participate, will help future KU students like her during their freshman year. KU announced this week that it received a five-year, $2 million U.S. Department of Education grant to establish a Heartland College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP. By Sara Shepherd
11:28 a.m.
In a press conference in December, Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced he would step down from his post effective June 30, 2009. Robert Hemenway, former KU chancellor, dies at 73
11:54 a.m., August 1, 2015 Updated 7:00 p.m.
A former Kansas University chancellor who led the university during a period of immense growth and prosperity has died at age 73, family members confirmed Saturday.
12:38 p.m.
Town Talk
Food trucks banding together to create new hub/restaurant along 23rd Street
Posted August 3, 2015
Lawrence is getting creative with food and trucks, and I’m not just talking about my method for eating biscuits and gravy while still safely making ...
5:21 p.m.
Curb check: A look at what Lawrence leaves behind during moving season
August 3, 2015
Curbsides across town are filling up with odds and ends as Lawrence’s renting residents swap addresses. We found these items on the sides of roads in North Lawrence, East Lawrence and the Oread Neighborhood. Photos by Nick Krug
8:18 p.m.
Westar Energy's Lawrence Energy Center is pictured in a November 2007 file photo. Kansans bracing for battle over EPA’s Clean Power Plan
August 3, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency released its much-awaited Clean Power Plan on Sunday, calling for a 32 percent reduction in carbon emissions from the nation’s power plants by 2030. But Kansas lawmakers passed a bill this year that could make implementing such a plan difficult. Meanwhile, environmental and business groups are gearing up for a battle over the new rules. By Peter Hancock

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