Hometown Lawrence: Local real estate market stays consistent
October 31, 2014
September’s modest drop in overall home sales, coupled with sluggish new construction sales, reflects what has been the general course for Lawrence home sales in 2014.
Local Finds: Marvelous mugs
October 29, 2014
Now that fall has officially arrived, there’s no better time to curl up with a steaming cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Just add a crackling fireplace, your coziest sweater and one of these cool mugs from Lawrence stores. Cheers!
KU launches student-run strategic communications agency
October 27, 2014
News and Information majors in Kansas University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications have practiced their crafts for years at a working student newspaper, radio station and TV station. Now Strategic Communication majors have a similar opportunity for real-world experience in The Agency, a student-run strategic communications business. By Sara Shepherd
Longtime pediatrician remembered for helping kids, community
October 27, 2014
Mary Loveland knows it’s an invented word but said it’s the best way to describe her late husband, Chuck: “He was the goodest man I ever knew.” Chuck Loveland, a longtime Lawrence pediatrician who donated his time to many professional and community organizations, died Friday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital from complications of a cardiac condition. By Sara Shepherd
Business briefcase for Oct. 27
October 26, 2014
The Kansas Association of Broadcasters recognized Great Plains Media four times in the Medium Market Radio category. Programs from Great Plains took home two first-place awards, one second-place and one honorable mention. Great Plains operates on Lawrence radio stations KLWN-AM 1320, 105.9 Kiss FM and 92.9 The Bull.
United Way volunteers pack 40,000 meals for Douglas County food banks
Volunteers create 40,000 servings of food for those less fortunate
October 25, 2014
At the fourth annual United Way of Douglas County Great Start Pack, more 200 people helped make 40,000 servings of a fortified rice and bean meal that will be distributed by Just Food to area food pantries.
Hometown Lawrence: Local market features many homes with historic appeal
October 24, 2014
Lawrence is a city rich in history, and with 11 officially designated historic districts, the city offers ample opportunities for those interested in purchasing historic homes.
Kansas contractors struggling to fill skilled jobs
09:26 a.m., October 23, 2014 Updated 10:07 a.m.
A survey finds that many Kansas contractors are having trouble filling skilled jobs in the construction industry.
Youth Services Director wins chamber of commerce’s Buford Watson award
October 22, 2014
Pam Weigand, the director of Douglas County’s Youth Services Department, received the Lawrence chamber of commerce’s Buford M. Watson Jr. Award on Tuesday.
Tuesday afternoon power outage affects parts of Lawrence
02:15 p.m., October 21, 2014 Updated 05:26 p.m.
Nearly 300 customers in Douglas County, including Lawrence, were without power shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday because of an equipment malfunction, according to Westar Energy.
Business briefcase for Oct. 20
October 19, 2014
Lawrence-based OrthoKansas LLC has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. The accreditation comes as a result of a review by the American College of Radiology.
US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low
October 16, 2014
The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.
On the Cheap: Cost-saving fall centerpieces
October 15, 2014
If you don’t have the time or energy to deck your entire home out in fall decor, a seasonal centerpiece can do the trick. And for less than $25, you can put together a look worthy of the cover of Real Simple or Martha Stewart Living.
Tensions arise at LMH board meeting over selection of architecture firm
October 15, 2014
Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s board of trustees chose an architect firm Wednesday to design its fourth-floor renovation, but not before fireworks erupted among some of the trustees.
As KU Hospital tests patient with Ebola-like symptoms, Lawrence agencies coordinate response
October 14, 2014
A day after Kansas University Hospital confirmed that it was testing a patient for Ebola, local health officials say Lawrence is adequately prepared to handle the virus. By Giles Bruce
Business briefcase for Oct. 13
October 12, 2014
Truity Credit Union announced the promotion of Tim Mock to business development officer. Mock, a Kansas University graduate, formerly worked as branch manager of Truity Credit Union’s south branch.
Report: Kansas lags behind nation in job growth
10:41 a.m., October 9, 2014 Updated 12:48 p.m.
Kansas job growth is lagging well behind the national average, but the state’s employment outlook for next year has improved, a report released Thursday shows.
Four Lawrence leaders inducted into Business Hall of Fame
October 8, 2014
Four local business leaders were inducted into the Lawrence Business Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Kansas Union on Wednesday night.
After first confirmed case of Ebola in U.S., area hospitals prepared in case virus reaches Kansas
October 6, 2014
With the confirmation last week of the first case of Ebola in the United States since the recent outbreak of the deadly virus in West Africa, area hospitals say they’re ready if an Ebola patient shows up in this region.