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Four things LawrenceWomen should do during October

Published October 1, 2014

The Journal-World's women's issues blog, LawrenceWomen, breaks down a few of the local opportunities to politically engage, cook, volunteer and learn during the month of October.

Town Talk: Lawrence ranks high in new lists of fastest growing cities; Latest Kansas income numbers not too bad; Dillons announces job gains in Lawrence

Published October 1, 2014

Following Tuesday's late-night Royals playoff victory, Lawrence and the entire Kansas City metro area ranks fairly high on a new list of top cities with zombie-like workers with Salvador Perez tattoos. As exciting and useful as that is, local leaders may be more interested in a new list that shows Lawrence is one of the faster growing cities in the country, at least by one set of economic measurements. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

J-W Photos of the Month: September 2014

Published October 1, 2014

The best shots from Lawrence Journal-World photographers during the month of September. Photo gallery by Richard Gwin, Nick Krug and Mike Yoder

Four things to know about KU football's upcoming coaching search

Published September 30, 2014

The echo of applause from the Kansas University football players celebrating Sunday's announcement of Clint Bowen as their new interim head coach has barely silenced and the past 36 hours have been more about getting their feet under them than moving into the future. By Matt Tait

As court ponders Senate ballot case, polls show why it matters

Published September 30, 2014

A number of people in Kansas are eagerly awaiting a decision from the Shawnee County District Court about whether Democrats will be required to name a candidate for the U.S. Senate. In the meantime, a new look at the polls in that race shows why it matters. By Peter Hancock

2014 KU football coaching search

Published September 29, 2014

Longhorns thrive on short-field scores, win 23-0

Published September 27, 2014

The Kansas football team’s defense rarely broke against Texas Saturday at Memorial Stadium, but that did the Jayhawks little good. KU’s lack of offensive fire power and four short-field UT scoring drives allowed the Longhorns to win easily in the Big 12 opener for both teams, 23-0. • Box score

Town Talk: Strong's Antiques closing on Sunday; local home sales fall in August; Wicked Broadband owner considering run for City Commission

Published September 25, 2014

Gary Strong is getting out of the antique business. After 25 years in Lawrence, Strong’s Antiques will close for good on Sunday. Strong and his wife will continue to own the building, but they’ve signed a deal with Lawrence-based Lucky Dog Outfitters to locate in the storefront at 1025 Massachusetts St.

Garden mixology: Incorporate fresh flavors into your drinks

Published September 25, 2014

As we think about incorporating good, healthy, local food into our lifestyles, it's easy to forget about the drinks we consume. Using a garden variety of ingredients, crafting a beverage from scratch is a simple and healthier alternative.

At new Ladybird Diner, nostalgia sells like hotcakes

Published September 25, 2014

Ladybird Diner has been hopping since it opened about a month ago at 721 Massachusetts St. The restaurant is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (9 p.m. on Sundays) every day but Monday, with the whole menu available all day, plus nightly blue-plate specials.

Town Talk: Burger King to reopen on Sixth; Menards receives building permit from city; apartment project near KU lacks financing

Published September 24, 2014

There have been a few false starts and false hopes when it comes to the reopening of the Burger King at 1107 W. Sixth St., which has been closed since August 2013 because of a fire on the roof. Burger King officials previously had told me they expected the store to open sometime in April. But that date came and went. But Burger King officials now tell me they have everything they need to begin the project, and hiring for the store has begun. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Retail sales in Lawrence hit new high; Biggs opens downtown location; Burger Fi expected to open in matter of days

Published September 23, 2014

A new report shows retail sales in Lawrence reached an all-time high for the period surrounding the July 4 holiday. The latest numbers show that consumer spending in Lawrence for the period of mid-June to mid-July grew by a whopping 7 percent from the same period a year ago. Consumer spending in Lawrence is up 4 percent for the year, compared with the same period in 2013. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

KU football in midst of 'big week,' preparing for Texas

Published September 23, 2014

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis made it clear at his weekly press conference the amount of respect he has for Texas — the Jayhawks’ (2-1) first Big 12 opponent of the 2014 season. By Benton Smith

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