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New legislation could allow hemp products to be used in Kansas animal feed
Industrial hemp could open up new pastures for Kansas, said industry professionals urging lawmakers to loosen regulatory measures they believe gave a chilling effect on the business.
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New breakfast concept planned for west Lawrence site
A brand new “fast-casual” breakfast concept is headed to west Lawrence: flip’d by IHOP. The menu includes pancake bowls, egg sandwiches, burritos and bowls, steakburgers and fries, chicken sandwiches and more.
Will Metropolitan Lawrence become Micropolitan Lawrence?
Is Lawrence in danger of being micro-sized? Will Lawrence be as cosmopolitan if it is less metropolitan?
Bar concept would introduce adoptable dogs to future owners as part of Lawrence ‘pet campus’
Working with animals, particularly dogs, has been Anthony Barnett’s life in Lawrence for two decades. Now, he wants to start a new venture he hopes will lead to more dog adoptions in Lawrence — a bar.
Kansas and Missouri utilities may use loophole to charge customers for fossil fuel lobbying
Kansas and Missouri residents’ utility bills may be helping to bankroll energy sector lobbying against policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Kansas business leaders, governor meet amid push to end extra unemployment benefits
A group of business leaders from across Kansas met Tuesday with Gov. Laura Kelly, pushing the Democratic governor to change her stance on supplemental unemployment insurance offered during the pandemic. However, Kelly has shown no inclination toward doing so.
Steering committee for downtown plan wants more time to consider feedback to draft plan
Members of a steering committee overseeing the proposed master plan for downtown Lawrence are asking […]
Governor makes takeout alcohol sales permanent for Kansas bars, restaurants
A new law making the sale of to-go and drive-thru alcohol permanent in Kansas has a Topeka tap house management excited for new possibilities and increased revenue streams.
Analysis: Downtown Master Plan draft proposes a few big changes, but skirts critical local issues
The final draft of the downtown master plan suggests that such landmark buildings as the post office, the U.S. Bank building, Replay Lounge and the former Journal-World printing plant could be torn down or redeveloped, but it is all but silent on how to deal with such key local issues as affordable housing, homelessness, aging of the population, soaring vacancy rates and the fallout from COVID-19.
Kansas House adopts medical marijuana bill with bipartisan majority
Republicans and Democrats in the Kansas House banded together in bipartisanship Thursday to approve a medical marijuana bill creating a state-regulated system for growing, processing and distributing the substance to people with chronic health problems.
Evergy earnings shot up following February cold snap that forced blackouts
Evergy more than doubled its earnings in the first quarter compared to the beginning of 2020, largely due to the profits it made on sky-high wholesale energy prices during a February cold snap that forced it to cut off power to thousands of customers across the region.
Kansas House panel passes more restrictive medical marijuana plan
TOPEKA — A medical marijuana proposal is headed back to the House floor for debate […]
Gov. Kelly signs legislation creating workforce development scholarship program
Gov. Laura Kelly signed bipartisan legislation Friday authorizing a scholarship program aimed primarily at encouraging Kansas community college and technical college students to develop skills in high-demand areas of the state’s economy.
Advocacy groups push for transparency in Evergy’s $8.9 billion ‘sustainability’ plan
Environmental and consumer groups are raising alarms about what they claim is limited transparency as Kansas regulators review Evergy’s plan to spend more than $8.9 billion on the utility provider’s infrastructure across the state.
Lawrence ghost kitchen soon to add food truck to pay it forward, help entrepreneurs
A ghost kitchen in eastern Lawrence is getting into the food truck game, and its […]
Kansas insurers and hospitals wrestle over how much your telehealth visit should cost
A wide range of medical and mental health care weathered the forced exodus from bricks and mortar to the online realm during the pandemic. Many patients appreciated the convenience. Many doctors found it effective.