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Town Talk: Final bill comes due for city on Rock Chalk Park improvements; first candidate files for City Commission

Published November 14, 2014

The city has released the final numbers for Rock Chalk Park construction, and what has long been assumed is now official: The city is paying for nearly all the infrastructure costs associated with the public/private partnership. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

FINAL: KU holds off UC Santa Barbara, 69-59

Published November 14, 2014

The Kansas University men's basketball team got a strong challenge from UC Santa Barbara on Friday night at Allen Fieldhouse, but prevailed, 69-59, thanks to a strong start to the second half.

Party Pix: Foxy By Proxy Halloween Hextravaganza

Published November 14, 2014

Local burlesque troupe Foxy By Proxy entertained a costumed Liberty Hall crowd at the group's fifth annual Halloween Hextravaganza show on Oct. 31. Photos by Ailecia Ruscin/Oh Snap! Photography

Town Talk: Recreation center at Rock Chalk Park attracts more than 50k visits in first month; another development plan filed for south Iowa

Published November 13, 2014

If you see a bunch of grown men wearing high school letter jackets that accentuate just how much they have grown, perhaps you’ll now understand why: Adult flag football. It is the latest thing to come to the city’s new recreation center at Rock Chalk Park. But it certainly isn’t the only thing. Lots of people have been filing into the new center, according to recently tabulated numbers from the city. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

Town Talk: Alvamar reaches deal to sell course and club to group led by Rock Chalk Park developers; city to add larger snow plows for winter

Published November 12, 2014

Changes appear to be on the way for Alvamar golf and country club. As we previously reported, the board has been considering selling the course, and now we have confirmation that a deal has been struck to sell the business to the same group that has partnered with the city and KU to build the Rock Chalk Park sports complex. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

New revenue numbers show $715 million shortfall through 2016

Published November 11, 2014

Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas lawmakers will have to cut $279 million out of the current year’s budget, plus another $436 million in the fiscal year that starts in July.

Jayhawks roll in final exhibition game, 109-56

Published November 11, 2014

Kansas University's men's basketball team dominated in the second half and beat Emporia State, 109-56, in its final exhibition game of the season. Perry Ellis and Landen Lucas led the Jayhawks with 13 points each, as KU had eight players score in double digits.

Town Talk: Signs that $75 million apartment project is not dead yet

Published November 11, 2014

Is a proposed $75 million apartment project actually going to be built near KU? The last we heard about the project — a proposed multi-story building at 1101 and 1115 Indiana St., across the street from KU’s Memorial Stadium — was on Oct. 21, when city commissioners declined to grant a parking exemption for the 237-unit apartment complex. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

What are Lawrence's most iconic drinks? Help us decide

Published November 11, 2014

In August, the Journal-World (with ample help from readers) assembled a list of Lawrence's top 10 food wonders. We need your help again. This time we're looking for drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, that have proven to be among the tastiest, most original and most beloved in the Lawrence community.

Town Talk: Take a look at the building that East Lawrence residents hope to save from wrecking ball

Published November 10, 2014

Black Hills Energy is preparing to sell the East Lawrence site that formerly housed its maintenance facility. As part of the sale, Black Hills is planning to tear down the old Quonset hut on the property. But a group of East Lawrence residents and an area businessman are hoping to stop the demolition. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn

At least two Democrats vying for House leadership post

Published November 10, 2014

Whoever wins the race will succeed Rep. Paul Davis of Lawrence, who stepped down from the House to run for governor.

Jayhawks rout Iowa State, 34-14

Published November 8, 2014

Sometimes the best things are worth waiting for. Kansas University's football team routed Iowa State, 34-14, on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the first win under interim head coach Clint Bowen.

Kansas Democrats begin soul searching, and finger pointing

Published November 7, 2014

In the wake of crushing losses in Tuesday's general election, Kansas Democrats have begun the painful process of trying to figure out what went wrong.

Town Talk: Delaware tribal elections may change discussion on Lawrence property; city wins $15k school route grant; car dealers express concern over City Hall vehicle lease

Published November 7, 2014

Lawrence’s police headquarters plan isn’t the only project that has been complicated by recent election results. The Delaware Tribe of Indians held its elections last weekend, and now there is reason to question whether the tribe will be as aggressive in pursuing its plans to move to Lawrence. Town Talk by Chad Lawhorn