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KDOT interested in expanding western leg of SLT to four lanes; update on Ninth and N.H. and possible downtown drug store

Chad Lawhorn

It is like my wife always says: You have to strike while the iron is hot. (This is one of the reasons why I always hide when my wife has a hot iron in her hand.) However you interpret that saying, it appears the Kansas Department of Transportation is taking ...

Work begins on complicated Kansas River waterline project; Pachamamas ends lunch service but adds new happy hour concept

Chad Lawhorn

If you have driven through North Lawrence recently, you've probably noticed a bunch of heavy-duty boring equipment on the lot just north of Sonic. Perhaps you were like me and assumed it was gastrological equipment related to my upcoming summer season of Sonic hot dog eating. But no, this equipment ...

Cold winter has city builders off to slow start; Corpus Christi begins $2 million expansion

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe their hammers were still thawing out from January, or maybe they were just too busy building a full-size, chocolate sculpture of Johnny Depp for Valentine's Day. (We all had to do that, right?) Whatever the reason, Lawrence home builders slowed down the pace a bit in February, according to ...

Home sales in city up by 7 percent for 2014; update on city bus hub; more numbers on Rock Chalk Park infrastructure

Chad Lawhorn

I spent my weekend hosting an overnight birthday party for six 11-year old boys, so I know a thing or two about being in the market for more space (You know what they say: Two's company, three's a crowd, and six is an insane asylum.) According to the latest report ...

Douglas County's population grows by more than 1,000 during past year; update on Lawrence Public Library project timeline

Chad Lawhorn

Today is one of those days when I love statistics, and not just because all the math gives me an excuse to take off my shoes. Today, statistics help remind me that all is right in the world again. A pair of reports show that Lawrence and Kansas once again ...

Development group files plans to add more than 20 retailers, restaurants to south Iowa Street

Chad Lawhorn

Plans have been filed at City Hall for a new south Lawrence retail development that would add more than 20 new stores and restaurants. An out-of-state development group has filed plans for the vacant property just south of the South Lawrence Trafficway and east of the dead-end bridge that spans ...

West Lawrence fun center plans on hold again as neighbors speak out; the big question looming for city's rental licensing program

Chad Lawhorn

Mini-golf, mini-bowling, many concerns, it appears. As we've reported multiple times, plans have been filed for a "family fun center" on vacant ground near the southeast corner of Clinton Parkway and Inverness Drive in west Lawrence. When we last reported on the project [in February][1], it was scheduled to receive ...

Plans for rent-controlled housing near 23rd and O'Connell on the ropes; city concerned about historically low water levels at Clinton Lake

Chad Lawhorn

There is a fair amount of uncertainty hanging around Lawrence these days. When will spring finally arrive in earnest? Will Joel Embid stay or go? Was it a mistake to take out a sizable home equity loan with the assumption that I was going to win Warren Buffett's billion dollar ...

Construction crews racing to get Rock Chalk Park finished for KU Relays; trash day to change for many Lawrence households

Chad Lawhorn

Maybe you are like me on this sad morning: sleep-deprived and desperately looking for something to take your mind off that Jayhawk basketball game. No, the loss didn't keep me up, but that freaky looking Stanford Tree on the sideline sure did. (Stanford's earth science professors must be very proud.) ...

Downtown Italian restaurant closes; city looks to put "rolling mural" on city transit bus

Chad Lawhorn

If your March Madness party included plans of Meatball Madness or Marinara Madness or, heck, even 15 pounds of Lasagna Madness (alliteration is overrated), you now have one less option in Lawrence. Intorno, the downtown Italian restaurant at Eighth and Massachusetts streets, has closed. Already, the rumor mill is churning ...

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