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Fall Music Preview 2014

Published August 28, 2014

The Lawrence music scene is relatively quiet in the summer. But the silence is finally over. Mark your calendars now for nationally touring bands, jazz ensembles, emerging artists, musicals and other acts making their way through town this fall. By Nadia Imafidon

Town Talk: "Speakeasy" open in downtown Lawrence; more on school boundaries near Rock Chalk Park

Published August 27, 2014

I think I've finally been to a speakeasy. I recently stumbled into the establishment, in the basement of 7 E. Seventh St. It is open. I think. It is called John Brown Underground. I think. "It is not an exclusive club, but we're definitely not advertising," said Kate Brubacher, manager of the downtown bar. "We want it to be word of mouth. There is no sign out front and no plans for a sign out front." Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Polling averages show tight Kansas governor's race

Published August 27, 2014

Political junkies in Kansas are being treated to an unusually large number of polls this election cycle. The latest came out Tuesday night from SurveyUSA, which conducted a poll on behalf of KSN-TV in Wichita. It showed Democrat Paul Davis with an eight-point lead, 48-40 percent, over incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Elections 2014 blog by Peter Hancock

Elections 2014: Taylor facing heat from women's group

Published August 26, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chad Taylor is facing heat from a Democratic women's group stemming from a controversy three years ago over prosecuting domestic battery cases in Shawnee County. But Taylor says the issue is being misconstrued, and he insists he still has strong support from women voters. Elections 2014 blog by Peter Hancock

Town Talk: New Zealand firm chooses Lawrence for North American headquarters; Tax seizure closes Mirth Cafe, but reopening planned

Published August 26, 2014

Lawrence was the belle of a Kansas City ball last night, thanks to an announcement from a New Zealand-based animal health sciences company. Simcro Ltd. announced at last night’s KC Animal Health Corridor Event that it has chosen the Bioscience and Technology Business Center on Kansas University’s West Campus to house its North American headquarters. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Kobach explains his delinquent tax listing

Published August 26, 2014

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who lives in Wyandotte County but owns agricultural property in rural Douglas County, had an experience that no candidate or public official ever wants when his name appeared on the Douglas County list of delinquent property taxes. By Peter Hancock

Slideshow: Repainting the court at Allen Fieldhouse

Published August 26, 2014

Crews from Acme Floor in Lenexa spent the past 30 days sanding, sealing, screening and painting the court at Allen Fieldhouse. By Richard Gwin

Heard on the Hill: Brownback adopts regents' 60 percent plan, but cost issue remains

Published August 26, 2014

Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Kenny Wilk said he was delighted to hear Gov. Sam Brownback adopted one of the regents' main goals — getting 60 percent of Kansas adults to have some kind of post-secondary degree or work-related credential. But more money will be needed to hit that target. Heard on the Hill blog by Scott Rothschild

Town Talk: Wicked Broadband launches super-fast Internet portals ahead of city vote

Published August 25, 2014

Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband is launching new gigabit Internet demonstration sites around town as city commissioners are expected to vote soon on a loan that would help the company bring a pilot project to about 1,200 households primarily in downtown and East Lawrence. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

KU Edition 2014

Published August 24, 2014

The people, places and projects that energize Kansas University. KU Today || KU People || KU Places || KU Life || Field Guide

Town Talk: Lawrence lands on list of quirkiest cities; developers to meet again about Turnhalle building

Published August 22, 2014

Well, put down your Honk for Hemp signs, park your Art Tougeau cars, and tell the zombies on Massachusetts Street to take a break from the brains. There's some disturbing news to report: The website of Travel+Leisure magazine has named Lawrence one of the quirkiest towns in America. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Scene Stealers: Why the Blu-ray format is essential to film literacy

Published August 22, 2014

At no other time in the last hundred years have there been more movies available to the general public as there are right now. So why is it that the last bastion of film literacy is still in the hands of a physical format that you can actually hold in your hand and put on a shelf? Scene Stealers blog by Eric Melin

2014 Lawrence Busker Festival: Opening night

Published August 22, 2014

Thousands of spectators gathered as street performers of all types and skill levels performed at the Lawrence Busker Festival downtown Friday night.

Elections 2014: Taylor says he's in the race to win

Published August 22, 2014

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chad Taylor's campaign says you can forget about any rumors that he's considering withdrawing from the race. Chatter was fueled in part by independent candidate Greg Orman, who says he views himself as the only viable candidate to beat three-term incumbent Republican Pat Roberts. Elections 2014 blog by Peter Hancock

Critter Buzz: Easing the dread of nail trims

Published August 22, 2014

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of pet owners more than the dreaded nail trim. Although there is nothing that can replace practice, there are a few things that can be done to ease the difficulty of performing this unpopular task at home. Critter Buzz column by Jennifer Stone

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