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Wal-mart on Wakarusa proposal

No taxes lost
May 30, 2007
To the editor: Doug Brown believes that we have lost millions in taxes because the city refused to give a building permit to Wal-Mart in May of 2003 (Take A Stand, May 26).
Wal-Mart politics
May 17, 2007
To the editor: A week ago I noted in this space a letter that enumerated a series of “sins” attributed to Wal-Mart as an argument to support the company’s exclusion from the corner of Sixth and Wakarusa. And I thought all along that this was a land-use issue and not a corporate vendetta.
Commissioner not sorry for Wal-Mart e-mails
Messages urged public opposition to 2nd store
May 12, 2007
Outgoing Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioner David Burress is not apologizing for organizing opposition to a proposed Wal-Mart store, even though some elected leaders said his actions damaged the Planning Commission’s reputation.
Planning Commissioner’s email opposing the proposed Wal-mart
May 11, 2007
This is the e-mail that Planning Commissioner David Burress sent out urging people to oppose plans for a Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Dr
Self-destructive?
May 9, 2007
To the editor: Money managers are advising Wal-Mart to curtail its self-destructive store-building campaign to regain its status as a growth stock. For example, in the April 20 Wall Street Journal, Peter Sorrentino of Huntington Asset Advisors, which owns 2.3 million shares of Wal-Mart, says when Wal-Mart became “too focused on growth in units and not enough on the core business : they lost their way.”
Wal-Mart developers considering next move
May 9, 2007
The waiting will continue a bit longer to find out what’s next for a controversial proposal to build a Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
6News video: Wal-Mart at 6th and Wakarusa still up in the air
May 8, 2007
The waiting will continue a bit longer to find out what’s next for a proposal to build a Wal-Mart store at 6th St. and Wakarusa Drive.
Public trust
May 7, 2007
To the editor: The Lawrence city commissioners do not appear to be listening. The citizens of Lawrence have made their opposition to a Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa clear for years, through letters, petitions and speaking at commission meetings.
Wal-Mart case
May 4, 2007
To the editor: It’s outrageous! The City Commission’s willingness to settle the lawsuit that developers and Wal-Mart filed against Lawrence is nothing less than the big sellout of local sovereignty to the highest bidder.
Mayor invites Wal-Mart to submit new plan
Public speaks passionately against retailer
May 2, 2007
Wal-Mart has been extended an invitation to submit a new plan for a controversial store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.
Overdevelopment
May 2, 2007
To the editor: The taxpayers should not have to pay to support overdevelopment. West Sixth Street is now zoned for so much commercial development that when built it will require eight lanes for proper support of the traffic that could be generated. Wakarusa Drive will require six lanes.
6News video: Dozens of neighbors turn up to protest Wal-Mart on Wakarusa
May 1, 2007
Lawrence residents lined up in City Hall tonight to oppose plans for a 1,000 square foot Wal-Mart Super Center at 6th St. and Wakarusa Drive.
LIVE BLOG: The Wal-Mart debate at City Hall
08:24 p.m., May 1, 2007 Updated 10:27 p.m.
Chad Lawhorn blogs the Wal-Mart debate.
Report urges city to slow retail market
May 1, 2007
It will be about more than just Wal-Mart tonight. When city commissioners meet this evening to discuss a proposed Wal-Mart store at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, they also will be urged to take a broader look at the city’s retail market.
Land-use issue
May 1, 2007
To the editor: My wife and I went to the Wakarusa Music Festival for three years and met many interesting people. One of the vendors was on a planning commission in Michigan and he told me about his experience with Wal-Mart.