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Congratulations to Lawrence High School graduate Sri Srinivasan, whose nomination for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday unanimously sailed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and is headed to the full Senate.
With the ever-contentious Rock Chalk Park recreation center project now past the bidding stage, perhaps next up for serious attention from the Lawrence City Commission will be the proposal for a new police department facility.
If there ever was a perfect example of talking out of both sides of your mouth, City Hall officials and some city commissioners have provided it to city taxpayers.
The no-bid arrangement that city officials accepted for Rock Chalk Park is looking like a costly mistake for city taxpayers.
It will be disappointing to shift needed resources to metal detectors and security screening.
There’s no need for city officials to reopen discussion of lighting tennis courts near Lawrence High School.
Like volleys back and forth across the net, the issue of lighted tennis courts is being served up again for the Lawrence City Commission.
It’s way past time for military and elected officials to address the growing epidemic of sexual assault in the military.
Last week’s Pentagon report on sexual assaults in the military will be difficult to ignore.
Granting historic designations to nine properties east of downtown would have a significant impact on future development in East Lawrence.
East Lawrence property owners recently received a notice from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Department informing them a public meeting is scheduled for Thursday to consider the nomination of nine properties to the Lawrence Register of Historic Places.
Some recent state spending decisions raise real questions about the legitimate role of government. When Gov. Sam Brownback spearheaded the move to eliminate funding for the Kansas Arts Commission, he contended that promoting the arts across Kansas was not a legitimate use of taxpayer money.
Parking is a big deal in Lawrence, as evidenced by a couple of negotiations recently resolved by the Lawrence City Commission.