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Publicly traded firm buys Lawrence-based engineering company; Holiday Inn closing banquet area for renovations; city to consider adding police dogs to force

More and more, we're seeing reports of false-alerts from police dogs, which were involved in drug investigations. Do we really need to spend money on a program that is not proven effective? Do we really have that many search/rescue scenarios where we need hound dogs? The war on drugs is winding down; it's time to quit ramping-up your arsenal, and start planning on what you're going to do with your free time.

January 30, 2015 at 4:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With looming cash crisis, GOP leaders see need to fix Kansas budget quickly

I don't think anyone actually voted for him. Even my ultra-conservative family and friends don't like him. And with Kobach screaming about addressing rampant voter fraud a couple years ago, I sense some BS in the system.

January 29, 2015 at 1:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

He should be recalled.

January 16, 2015 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach seeks straight-party voting, prosecutorial power

This seems to encourage voter ignorance. Just vote the way of the party, and we'll be sure to take real good care of you; no need to read about the actual platforms or lies.

And I thought this was a free country; he wants to force people to remain in an election for a position, that the candidate has decided they don't want to be elected for. This is insane.

January 15, 2015 at 4:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Sen. Roberts skeptical of Obama moves on Cuba

Kansas voters skeptical on how Sen. Roberts got reelected.

December 22, 2014 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

Where he could just as easily save us money by ending the Kansas war on drugs.

December 22, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas mulling response to legal pot in Colorado

in Colorado, tax revenue is up, crime is down, teen use of cannabis is down. So tell me, why is the betterment of Colorado, by Colorado voters, causing such a major problem in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, et.al? Because we are still sending gun-toting renegades to try and stop individuals from possessing a flower. This flower is dangerous; it's taking revenue away from alcohol sales, and prescription medication sales; it's allowing people to relax, laugh, endure, think, and live; those are some pretty damned terrible side effects.

This anti-marijuana rhetoric needs to end; reefer madness is not real, and everyone knows it.

December 22, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle at Seventh and Vermont streets

You cannot drive through downtown Lawrence without encountering a myriad of examples of terrible driving.
- At a red light or stop sign, you must stop behind the crosswalk. Only advance when it is clear of pedestrians.

- When you are turning left, you must wait until the cars going straight have done so; I have seen this nearly every single day, someone decides to turn left first, only to realize there are pedestrians in the crosswalk, so they either stop, in the middle of everything... or they nearly run down pedestrians trying to blaze through.

- We have the ever essential J-turn

- Those who will wait 5 minutes on a parking spot (You're holding up traffic)

- Driving into an already-full intersection, on a yellow light (this is compounded by those who wait 5 minutes for a parking spot)

- and those crosswalks in the middle of every block on Mass.. STOP when there are people standing there!

- one last thing. Southbound traffic on Mass. in front of South Park is ONE lane (check the stripes; I'd actually like the city to remark the road and signage to reflect one lane more clearly)

December 16, 2014 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for filing false tax return

You do not mess with the money machine.. that's the lesson. We're all here to provide to the mighty economy; if you are hindering or otherwise not participating, you are public enemy number 1. There are extremely rich people, who are chasing the dragon (money), and they'll never ever get enough, so the next best thing is to make sure the rest of us have none. If you're a banker and you cheat the system, you're a financial genius. If you're a joe schmo cheating the system, you will pay the price.

December 11, 2014 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Topeka police chief pulling officers from schools

that's the story..

December 10, 2014 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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