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Earthquakes strike in southern Kansas again
05:07 p.m., January 19, 2015 Updated 11:01 p.m.
South-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday experienced the second batch of manmade earthquakes in four days with magnitudes reaching as high as 3.9 and 4.1.
Well-known Lawrence recording engineer is running public library’s studio
January 18, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library is bringing in some fresh blood and making a bit more noise than they have in the past.
Lawrence Public Library’s skating rink to change hours
January 16, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library’s Plaza Skate Rink is changing its hours of operation.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 20 meeting
04:49 p.m., January 16, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City commissioners get earful on why police headquarters plan failed
09:12 p.m., January 14, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
At the first of two scheduled “listening sessions,” Lawrence city commissioners on Wednesday heard nearly 90 minutes worth of reasons why people rejected the proposed sales tax that would have paid for the headquarters. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence commission reverses Rock Chalk Park stance after serious accounting questions emerge
09:52 p.m., January 13, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
The Lawrence City Commission reversed itself Tuesday and unanimously agreed to withhold a final $1 million payment for the Rock Chalk Park project after new questions emerged regarding receipts and other documents related to the public-private partnership. Instead, commissioners said the payment should be withheld until a “comprehensive audit” is conducted on the project. By Chad Lawhorn
Verizon files lawsuit to force city to approve East Lawrence telecommunications tower
02:53 p.m., January 13, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
Verizon Wireless has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force the city to approve construction of a controversial East Lawrence cell phone tower that neighbors in the area have vehemently opposed.By Chad Lawhorn
City hoping for good bids on $70 million sewage treatment plant project
05:54 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are expected to approve a process for accepting bids from companies that want to build what is expected to be a $65 million to $70 million sewage treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River. By Chad Lawhorn
Owner of janitorial service seeks seat on Lawrence City Commission
05:20 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
Gary Williams, an owner of Flo’s Laundry & Janitorial Services, said he’s questioned the City Commission’s spending decisions both with the new $18 million public library expansion that was approved by voters and a proposed $28 million police headquarters project that failed at the polls in November. By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas National Guard officer files for seat on Lawrence City Commission
05:13 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
A full-time officer in the Kansas National Guard is making a run for the Lawrence City Commission and hopes to bring a more disciplined approach to spending and taxing decisions in the city.By Chad Lawhorn
School board member, Wicked Broadband co-owner files for seat on City Commission
05:02 p.m., January 9, 2015 Updated 09:54 p.m.
Lawrence school board member Kristie Adair is ready to make the switch to the Lawrence City Commission. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City commissioners to host listening sessions about police headquarters project
01:30 p.m., January 8, 2015 Updated 10:45 p.m.
Commissioners have scheduled two listening sessions this month to hear from residents about why voters rejected a proposed 0.2 percent sales tax that would have funded a police headquarters on a site near the Kansas Turnpike.By Chad Lawhorn
City Commission to decide how deep it wants to dig into Rock Chalk Park finances
January 7, 2015
As city commissioners begin the process of hiring an auditor, one of the questions they’ll soon have to answer is how detailed they want to be to ensure that expenditures match receipts for about $12 million worth of no-bid infrastructure work at Rock Chalk Park. By Chad Lawhorn
Leader of downtown grocery store movement files for seat on Lawrence City Commission
04:48 p.m., January 7, 2015 Updated 10:00 p.m.
A retiree who has been leading a group to bring a grocery store downtown has filed for a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence to proceed with Rock Chalk Park audit, but first will make another $1 million payment
10:55 p.m., January 6, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
City commissioners agreed to conduct an audit of the no-bid contract for infrastructure work at Rock Chalk Park, but before that audit is completed the city will make another $1 million payment that largely will satisfy the city’s total due on the controversial project.By Chad Lawhorn