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Linwood attracts founders of GOD TV

Chad Lawhorn

Linwood is not Hollywood, but the small Leavenworth County town of about 400 people is now home to a pair of international TV personalities. The Historic Harris House — a 15-room, 1883 mansion west of Linwood — recently was purchased by the co-founders of GOD TV, an international Christian television ...

Police department numbers likely to grow

Chad Lawhorn

After two days of budget hearings, it appears that the folks who protect and serve are pretty well protected in the city’s 2010 budget deliberations. City commissioners were told that the 2010 budget includes expenses for new police officers, and none of the commissioners balked at the idea. The city ...

City looks at water bill changes

Chad Lawhorn

We’ve all thought about how nice it would be to not get that water bill in the mail each month. Well, here’s a piece of news for you. City leaders would be happy to quit mailing it to you. Instead, they want to e-mail it to you each month. Yeah, ...

Longtime airport leader leaving

Chad Lawhorn

Now departing Gate 1 of the Lawrence Municipal Airport: Rick Bryant. Bryant, who has been the chair of the city’s Aviation Advisory Board for the past 11 years, is resigning his position at tonight’s board meeting. Bryant said the resignation is necessary because he’s taken a new job as a ...

Follow City Commission debate on homeless camps

Chad Lawhorn

The Lawrence City Commission tonight will consider a proposal to allow the homeless to establish camps in a city park. The City Commission meeting starts at 6:35 p.m. Check back after 6:30 to find out how the debate is proceeding. 6:30 p.m. Hi. This is Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn. I'll ...

City creates wish list for federal transportation money

Chad Lawhorn

The search for new federal dollars continues inside Lawrence City Hall. At tonight’s meeting, commissioners will focus on transportation projects. Here’s a look at the list of projects that staff members are recommending commissioners send to Lawrence’s congressional delegation for consideration in a future federal transportation bill. $7 million for ...

City set to decide spending of $1.8 million in federal funds

Chad Lawhorn

The Lawrence City Commission at its Tuesday evening meeting will decide how to spend $1.8 million. No, you have not missed news of a new tax or a winning lottery ticket at City Hall. Instead, it is the city’s annual share of a pair of federal grants. Each year the ...

Palace Cards & Gifts in final days

Chad Lawhorn

It is time to buy a farewell card for Palace Cards and Gifts. The longtime downtown card and gift shop at Eighth and Massachusetts streets is set to close by the end of May to make way for the national chain restaurant Noodles & Company. It also may be time ...

Downtown to deliver postal convention

Chad Lawhorn

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor hail, nor the gloom of night should keep at least one group of shoppers away from downtown Lawrence this weekend. That’s because the Kansas Postal Workers State Convention will be there. The Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Tuesday the event will take place from ...

Homeless shelter police calls down for 2008

Chad Lawhorn

The Lawrence Community Shelter just can’t catch a break, at least when it comes to public relations. The Community Shelter on Tuesday presented its annual report to city commissioners, and the report included some interesting statistics that show the shelter has had less need for the police to show up ...

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