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Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

That building has been decrepit for years. Everyone knows it, especially Free State Glass. Finally, the owner made a very difficult decision for him to sell, no less to the only group in town that wants to fix up and improve the building in a historically sensitive manner. And now Free State Glass complains because the LPA can't turn on a dime and fix decades of neglect in a few weeks?!?!? Jeez guys, you have been cheating the deterioration ghost for *years!* And now you want to blame LPA??? Ha Ha.

September 5, 2013 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mass Street Sweet Shoppe adds sandwich shop to business

Sounds like a good niche. I miss the simple sandwiches from Joe's.

July 11, 2013 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Charles Koch plans $200,000 media ad campaign in Wichita

Koch Industries has a history of shipping American jobs overseas, and sheltering income through overseas tax havens, saving themselves billions of dollars.

July 11, 2013 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Humane Society preparing to fight for budget increase; commissioners asked to provide $25,000 in unbudgeted funds for Just Food

$80,000? That is the cost of about three parking spots underneath the new hotel, which are being paid for by a diversion of property taxes for 20 years to the developers through the mechanism of a TIF.

Chump change. Fund the puppies.

Fund the food truck too. If all those city employees can drive around and supervise crews in nearly new over-sized trucks with the latest in 800MHZ digital radios and GPS equipment, we can afford a truck for the food bank.

July 9, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New development slated for Bob Billings and SLT may land a grocery store

"Lawrence needs to quit thinking of........"

Grocery store companies make the decision of where to locate their stores, not the city commission, planning office or planning commission.

With the exception of all the hulaballoo regarding the 6th St Wal-Mart, I do not recall any request from a grocery store or developer on behalf of a grocery store, of any location being denied a re-zoning request.

July 8, 2013 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney questions city's authority to issue no-bid contract for Rock Chalk Park

I'm not defending or supporting RCP. I'm just saying this legal interpretation of the charter ordinance issue, as a practical matter, means very little, when there are four solid votes to proceed with the project.

July 2, 2013 at 12:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attorney questions city's authority to issue no-bid contract for Rock Chalk Park

With four votes, they can pretty much do whatever they want regarding city ordinances.

Absent a lawsuit challenging this ordinance, which won't happen, an attorney's conjectural opinion about it is worth about 2 cents.

Just hullabaloo to fill the paper.

July 2, 2013 at 10:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Effort to block new education standards fails in House

That would include Sen. Abrams, who is a self-described "new earth creationist" and who got his political start being a St Bd of Ed member wanting to eliminate evolution from Kansas textbooks. He ignores multiple disciplines of science (archeology, paleontology, cell biology, virology, DNA, astronomy, physics, etc) any of which prove that the world indeed is a little bit older than 5,000 years old.

June 2, 2013 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Effort to block new education standards fails in House

According to Toe: Communist is non-federal initiation of improved educational standards initiated by elected *state* governors.

June 2, 2013 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Effort to block new education standards fails in House

Toe: Fear, fear, fear. Spread it some more.

PS, the commies are no longer a world threat.

Check back with your John Bircher newsletter, oops, I mean the Koch/AFP websites for the latest thing to fear (and hate).

June 2, 2013 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )