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Smartphones replace digital cameras for many consumers

Smartphones replace digital cameras for many consumers

As people begin to value sharing their images in fast, convenient ways, the era of digital cameras is on the verge of extinction. Digital cameras could completely disappear within the next ten years. Look in your pocket, purse, backpack, or the palm of your hand. According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life […]

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Program offers businesses new management with graduates

The  School of Business launched a new program to keep Kansas businesses running after  its owners retire. The Redefining Retirement program matches companies in need of new management with Kansas universities’ graduates looking to run their own business. It started when RedTire director Wally Meyer met with economic development advisers in Goodland. As they explained […]

Business school launches Kansas-wide initiative

RedTire program will help retiring business owners hand over the reigns to recent graduates.

People flood Mass Street after Kansas won the Final Four game against Ohio State Saturday night. Kansas will play Kentucky Monday night for the National Championship.

Fans swarm Massachusetts Street after Final Four victory

Thousands rushed to downtown Lawrence to celebrate a trip to the National Championship.

‘Final Fridays’ promotes local artists, boosts downtown businesses

Twenty-six downtown art galleries and businesses participate in this monthly event that showcases local and national artists.

Fans flood businesses with sales Sunday

Bars and stores extended business hours Sunday for basketball fans.

David Cohen (left) and Nike Kleiger (right) the founders behind Livin Elite clothing brand.

Two students start their own t-shirt company

These two seniors planned for a year before launching their new clothing company called Livin Elite.

Businesses downtown have seen their business increase as the economy continues to improve.

Massachusetts Street businesses benefit from the economy and new places that have opened

A number of businesses are seeing an increase in profits and continue to thrive

Students shouting in excitement on Mass. St. after Kansas basketball beat Missouri in overtime Saturday afternoon. After the game Mass. St. flooded with celebrating people.

Crowds pack Massachusetts Street businesses after Saturday’s game

Lines outside of bars and packed restaurants showed the increase in downtown business.

Papa Keno's Pizzeria will reopen under new management this spring. The pizzeria has had bad publicity in recent years, but the new ownership hopes to turn the restaurant around.

Turning Papa Keno’s reputation around

New owner Brandon Graham hopes of erasing the pizzeria’s past of bad publicity of the previous owner failing to pay employees.

Channing Taylor, senior from Wichita, works on a new piece of jewelry Wednesday afternoon. Taylor has been selling her jewelry on Etsy.

Etsy provides market for vintage items

Students buy and sell original crafts on this retail website.

Downtown Mexican restaurants strive to be unique

With all the successful Mexican food on Massachusetts St., Tapas opens in hopes to stand out

Deputy secretary of agriculture visits the Merc

Kathleen Merrigan was in Lawrence Thursday to discuss local farming.

Local pizzeria Papa Keno's cleared up the legal trouble it was in earlier this year. The restaurant is still open for business.

Ovens still hot at Papa Keno’s

After filing for bankruptcy, the local pizzeria has settled its debts.

Get ready to shop at the annual sidewalk sale

Increased discounts bring flocks of early-bird shoppers to downtown.

Lawrence’s landlord: a developer’s story

Doug Compton, owner of First Management, has helped guide Lawrence’s development for the last 30 years.