Archive for Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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12:00 a.m.
Town Talk
Multimillion-dollar retirement project comes to a close; where Lawrence ranks in the list of best college basketball towns
Posted March 14, 2017
This thought hit me recently: Retirement homes may become wild and crazy places in the near future. Scary as it may be, the people who ...
12:00 a.m.
A westward view shows Ninth Street as it stretches toward downtown Lawrence.

Lawrence City Commission looks to add art to basic street plan for East Ninth; final decision likely to be made soon
March 14, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Public art is still on the table in the long-debated reconstruction project for the easternmost section of East Ninth Street, and an ultimate decision will likely be made as part of budget discussions this spring.
11:52 a.m.
Town Talk
New wellness center with float tanks opens in west Lawrence; update on longtime shopping center
Posted March 15, 2017
In west Lawrence, I thought a sensory deprivation tank was an SUV without heated seats. But a Lawrence business is betting that west siders will ...
2:01 p.m.
A city truck picks up yard waste in south Lawrence in this file photo from May 18, 2009. Taking out the trash set to change in Lawrence: earlier collection times, new days for yard waste
March 15, 2017 in print edition on 1A
When and how residents can set out yard waste is set to change.
4:45 p.m.
Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, February 2014. Kansas lawmakers consider spending cuts, ‘flat’ income tax
3:13 p.m., March 15, 2017 Updated 4:42 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A top Republican legislator in Kansas promised Wednesday to push to cut spending to help fix the state’s serious budget problems, while a state agency warned that lawmakers are on track to harm services designed to keep disabled people in their homes.

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Editorial: Few surprises at town hall
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ stance on Obamacare is clear, but more honesty is needed on how she and other GOP figures would replace it.
March 15, 2017 in print edition on A5
There was more than a bit of political theater Monday at the Dole Institute of Politics during a town hall meeting featuring Republican U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins and constituents.