Town Talk column

Town Talk: A look at city commission candidates’ business interests

News and notes from around town:• On Tuesday we got a look at how fund-raising efforts are going for Lawrence City Commission candidates. Today, here’s a look at another key set of filings for candidates — their statements of substantial interests. The state requires candidates to ...

Town Talk: A look at how heavily city sidewalks are used; OMG! Oak Park Mall is closed; City Commission cancels; Borders update; Northwest Lawrence industrial appeal and mill levy bragging

News and notes from around town:• It looks like there will be some sidewalks to shovel again. As I think most everybody knows, Lawrence has an ordinance that requires public sidewalks that traverse your property to be shoveled within 48 hours following the end of a snowfall. (Warning: If you ...

Town Talk: City may look at annexing rural neighborhood; annexation of Westar plant unlikely anytime soon; environmental chapter under discussion; a study of the arts planned

News and notes from around town:• City Hall staff members want to start having a discussion about annexing a rural neighborhood that isn’t so rural anymore. City commissioners at their meeting on Tuesday will be asked to allow staff to begin annexation discussions with residents of the ...