Lawrence http://kmuw.org en Lawrence Is The Most Expensive Place To Live In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/lawrence-most-expensive-place-live-kansas <p>New figures from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show that Lawrence is the most expensive metro area in Kansas.</p><p>The bureau’s report shows that although the city’s cost of living is lower than the national average, it’s higher than in any other metro area in Kansas.</p><p>Lawrence residents also earn less than residents in other Kansas communities.</p><p>The new figures are part of a project by the Bureau of Economic Analysis designed to give people a better idea of how much it costs to live in various metro areas.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 19:52:15 +0000 Associated Press 34010 at http://kmuw.org Delware Tribe Seeks To Build Casino In North Lawrence http://kmuw.org/post/delware-tribe-seeks-build-casino-north-lawrence <p>The leader of the Oklahoma-based Delaware Tribe says the tribe could pursue a casino in Kansas, but it also has a broader vision of providing services to Native Americans.</p><p>In an "open letter to the people of Kansas," Chief Paula Pechonick addressed speculation about the tribe's plans for 90 acres it just purchased in North Lawrence.</p><p>The Delaware's efforts have drawn opposition from the federally recognized tribes of Kansas, which all have casinos.</p><p>Those tribes say it will cause them economic hardship if the Delaware open a casino in Kansas.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:32:37 +0000 Associated Press 26106 at http://kmuw.org Lawrence Looking At Natural Gas To Fuel New City Buses http://kmuw.org/post/lawrence-looking-natural-gas-fuel-new-city-buses <p>City leaders in Lawrence are putting the brakes on plans to purchase new buses for their public transportation fleet. They're giving another look at using compressed natural gas as a power source. The city had planned to buy three diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses, but it's re-thinking the purchase because of the lower cost of natural gas.<br><br>A feasibility study four years ago compared the fuel costs, but that was before natural gas prices dropped and supplies increased.<br><br>The average price for diesel fuel nationally is about $3.90 per gallon.<br> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 12:10:15 +0000 Associated Press 22465 at http://kmuw.org