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12:42 a.m.
Sens. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, and Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, debate a proposal to extend the deadline for universities to allow concealed carry handguns on campus until 2021. That amendment failed, 11-26. Kansas Senate rejects extending gun exemption for universities
February 11, 2016
The Kansas Senate rejected a proposal Thursday that would have given public colleges and universities an additional four years to comply with the state’s concealed carry law.
12:57 a.m.
The Oread hotel, 1200 Oread Ave, is pictured on Jan. 22, 2016. Lawrence declares Oread Inn in default of redevelopment agreement; developer says city is in default
3:14 p.m., February 11, 2016 Updated 9:19 p.m.
The city of Lawrence declared developers of The Oread hotel in default of a redevelopment agreement Thursday that has generated $3 million for the group, saying developers have not cooperated with the city in a $500,000 tax dispute.
12:05 p.m.
A table from the fifth annual Kaw Valley Seed Fair is shown in this file photo from the Douglas County Fairgrounds, Feb. 8, 2014. Weekend Guide: Kaw Valley Seed Fair; LOLA Valentine; TownTalk Live; Jewish Community Women Film Festival; ‘The Princess Bride’ at Liberty Hall
February 12, 2016
With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, this installment of Weekend Guide has something for everyone. Here, we outline a few date-worthy activities for you and your loved one — as well as amusing distractions for those of us who’d just as soon not this year.
12:49 p.m.
Town Talk
Look for new homebuilding to begin near 23rd and O'Connell in eastern Lawrence; update on longtime W. Sixth St. retailer
Posted February 12, 2016
Keep an eye on the intersection of 23rd and O’Connell in eastern Lawrence. There are signs that a new neighborhood may sprout in the area, ...
2:13 p.m.
Area Roundup
Eudora bakery relocating; Baldwin City Council gets another crack at contentious duplex development; area events on tap
Posted February 12, 2016
Cara Austin doesn’t know if Valentine’s Day is a good day for her bakery business. A year ago, Austin opened her Lulu’s Bakery at 826 ...
3:37 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Sporting events, high-risk facilities mentioned as likely locations for prohibiting guns at KU; fans may have to go through metal detectors at Jayhawk games
Posted February 11, 2016
The subject of guns on campus, as it usually does these days, came up in Thursday’s Kansas University Senate meeting. A KU-specific policy for implementing ...
5:19 p.m.
Town Talk
Look for new homebuilding to begin near 23rd and O'Connell in eastern Lawrence; update on longtime W. Sixth St. retailer
Posted February 12, 2016
Keep an eye on the intersection of 23rd and O’Connell in eastern Lawrence. There are signs that a new neighborhood may sprout in the area, ...

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