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What do you think was the most important local story of the year?

Response Percent Votes
Gov. Brownback’s agenda
27% 197
Lawrence SRS office fight
20% 142
None of the above
20% 142
Charlie Weis hired as KU football coach
19% 134
K-10 safety issues
12% 89
Total 704


Ralph Vickers 3 years, 11 months ago

Pork barrel spending and not enough for the schools. mega-bucks spent on the capitol building.

acg 3 years, 11 months ago

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blindrabbit 3 years, 11 months ago

Without a doubt, the Snowy Owl story! This is especially important since KU lost it's White Owl who faded after his marriage to a student never worked out.

irvan moore 3 years, 11 months ago

owl jayhawk marriages hardly ever workout

Lawrence Morgan 3 years, 11 months ago

The Kansas sesquicentennial, which none of the Newspapers in this state covered satisfactorily, including the Journal World.

This could have been a major event all year along, but even the Journal-World, which I find well above most papers in this category throughout the United States, really did not cover the situation well at all.

So many things could have been developed and worked upon: racial inequality, all kinds of new jobs for towns, including Lawrence-but instead, almost nothing was made of this incredible past year of the sesquicentennial..

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