Another look at proposed CARES funding shows big quarantine space at KU, campground for homeless people, rental assistance and more

Projects of all shapes and sizes are vying for their share of nearly $25 million in federal pandemic funding that has been allocated to Douglas County. There’s a nearly half-million-dollar campground for homeless people (recommended for ...

Another look at proposed CARES funding shows big quarantine space at KU, campground for homeless people, rental assistance and more

By: Chad Lawhorn

Projects of all shapes and sizes are vying for their share of nearly $25 million in federal pandemic funding that has been allocated to Douglas County. There’s a nearly half-million-dollar campground for homeless people (recommended for ...

August 11, 2020 @ 4:21pm

A look at some of the business programs slated to get CARES funding, a whole lot more that aren't

By: Chad Lawhorn

Figuring out how to distribute nearly $25 million of unexpected federal funding related to the pandemic can be a bit like standing in front of a massively stocked buffet (remember those?) but having only one plate to fill: It takes a lot of ...

August 8, 2020 @ 7:55pm

Walmart chooses Lawrence for drive-in movie theater event; large recycling center closes

By: Chad Lawhorn

I’ve long wanted to combine “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Karate Kid.” The movie could have been an hour shorter if Mr. Miyagi would have led that sad-sack group of characters. (Full disclosure: I’m a proud Kansan who has never fully ...

August 6, 2020 @ 12:21pm

Pandemic's hit to retail sales in Lawrence not as bad as once feared, new numbers show

By: Chad Lawhorn

May normally is a banner month in Lawrence. Graduation ceremonies, full hotel rooms, bustling restaurants, catered parties and much more. This May, there were banners all right in Lawrence. Most of them read “closed.” The latest sales tax ...

August 4, 2020 @ 1:52pm

Trio of restaurant employees teaming up to create new downtown deli, Italian soda shop

By: Chad Lawhorn

Sometimes I’ve been accused of making a real process of making a sandwich. (If the bread is the right size, a scoop shovel for the mayo is appropriate, I continue to contend.) But a new deli is coming to downtown that takes the process several ...

July 29, 2020 @ 9:38am

Sunflower Outdoor and Bike puts up $100K to start new cycling league; shop's plans for bistro moving ahead

By: Chad Lawhorn

A downtown Lawrence business is risking as much as $100,000 of its own money in an effort to get a new sport established in high schools and middle schools across the state. Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop has pledged the money to be used to ...

July 28, 2020 @ 12:00am

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