Town Talk

Entrepreneur group to host special event; Lawrence tech startup garners $750K in funding; update on Lawrence Beer Company

Chad Lawhorn

It is tough to type with these eclipse glasses on, so this will be a news and notes version of Town Talk. On the plus side, I’ve already found a use for my eclipse glasses after today. They’ll be great for reading the president’s Twitter account. (Before the partisan howls ...

Former New York tech executive scouting Douglas County sites to host the 'Woodstock of our generation'

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence is used to seeing funky buses. On one end of the spectrum, there’s Lyle Lovett recently parking his posh bus in the Journal-World parking lot because he was making a downtown Lawrence doughnut run. On the other end, there’s the plethora of 1970s VW buses that leave a trail ...

Construction woes slow down progress on unique senior living community in west Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Based on recent history, slowing down apartment construction in Lawrence requires something akin to Kryptonite. Apartment construction has been booming and generally fast-moving, which may be why some of you began asking questions about what was going on with a project under construction at Sixth and Queens Road. Work slowed ...

Local grocery store to highlight power of solar by installing nearly 700 solar panels

Chad Lawhorn

Soon the power of solar energy will be on vivid display in Lawrence. And, no, I’m not talking about what will happen when I learn the hard way that leftover 3-D glasses from "The Emoji Movie" don’t work to view the eclipse. Instead, I’m talking about a large project that ...

Friends group opens bookshop in Lawrence Public Library

Chad Lawhorn

When it comes to daydreams of exclusivity, I’m sure some people’s thoughts turn to pompadours and membership at the Mar-a-Lago club. But for me, I just aspire to go to the member’s night of the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library Book Sale. Come to find out, I don’t even ...

From honey to hives, new Lawrence store plans to be all things about bees

Chad Lawhorn

You can tell when I go on a honey binge: The natural sugars put an extra pep in my step, every door knob in the house has an extra layer of stickiness to it, and there are so many plastic bear bottles littering the floor that you would think Sarah ...

School district surprise causes largest property tax increase in recent memory to get a bit larger

Chad Lawhorn

People who hate property taxes have more to hate in Lawrence following Monday’s special school board meeting. Most people who had been following the Lawrence school district and its financial affairs expected the board to be presented with a budget that raised the mill levy by 2.4 mills. That was ...

Store that specializes in selling legal cannabis products opening in Lawrence

Chad Lawhorn

Here is the alphabet soup of marijuana. (Apologies Lawrence grocers. I’ve inadvertently created a stampede in the soup aisle.) Marijuana has a chemical compound called THC, which produces a high. In Kansas, selling a product with THC results in OTJ — off to jail. Kansas has some of the strictest ...

City sales tax collections good, but taxpayers should still expect to pay more

Chad Lawhorn

The latest report is out, and Lawrence sales tax collections continue to be good — but not good enough in one key regard. They aren’t good enough to avoid a property tax increase from City Hall. The city recently got its July sales tax check from the Kansas Department of ...

A new chicken restaurant has come to Lawrence, and this one is on wheels

Chad Lawhorn

After more than a year of what seemed like constant reports of new chicken restaurants in Lawrence, there has been a lull lately. Don’t let that silence fool you, though. There is game-changing news on the fowl front: The chickens have mobilized. In other words, there is a new chicken ...

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