Town Talk

What you need to know about getting unemployment payments from the state of Kansas

Perhaps you’ve never been unemployed before. If you are now — or fear you soon will be — you’re about to enter a government world of applications, weekly paperwork and a whole lot of rules. That’s the price for getting an unemployment check from the state of Kansas. I reached out to ...

A look at how many people are hospitalized in Kansas due to the COVID-19 virus

Maybe you have numbers overload (eight hours of working a TV remote control to find there is still nothing on will do that to you.) But I know some of you feel like a key number has been lacking in all the reporting that has happened on the COVID-19 virus in Kansas. How many people are ...

A look at what’s open and what’s not on historic day in Lawrence

As the old saying goes, “curiosity kills the cat." I know many of you are curious about what was open and what was closed on this unique day in Lawrence history when health officials told people to stay home unless they had some essential reason to be out. But don't be a cat. Driving ...

As virus threat grows, so too may drive-thru weddings in Lawrence

I always assumed drive-thrus were out of the question when it came to marriage planning, which is why the rehearsal dinner was in the dining room of the McDonald’s. But now, in this crazy virus world, drive-thru weddings might become a thing in Lawrence. A rural Lawrence bed and breakfast ...

Report shows Lawrence home sales were hot before virus disruption hit economy

Maybe you have already heard this one, but it seems worth repeating: It has been quite a year this week. We already can say with certainty that 2020 will go down as a crazy year, but how crazy is yet to be seen. One item worth watching is the economic reports to come. They’ll give some ...

Kansas’ taxes on cars and homes among highest in nation, annual report finds

I’m not a presidential candidate, so I don’t know much about tax shelters. I can only assume that you put your head between your knees and cover it tightly much like you do in a tornado shelter. No? Regardless, a new report shows Kansans may be inclined to that reaction when they get their ...