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Prosecutor: No criminal charges warranted in case of woman who died in jail

Karen Dillon, you have brought excellent journalism to the Journal-World. Great follow-up.

November 30, 2014 at 1:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to set up seismic monitoring system

Since there will probably be huge drops in state education funding due to the budget shortfalls resulting from income tax breaks to "small business owners," it would be great to install the seismographs at schools to help teach about the area's geology.

November 13, 2014 at 10:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Dire prophecy

We could let Texas go. That would be a good punishment like a nice spanking.

November 10, 2014 at 2:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police arrest masked men who disrupted classrooms at KU

I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn't been for these meddling college kids.

November 5, 2014 at 11:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas wildlife commission removes snake from threatened list

I caught one of those little snakes on the west side of Lawrence just a few weeks ago. It was cute and hard to get a hold of. I let it go after showing it to my companion.

That said, I have to agree with all of you raging against our Kansas government. It is no longer doing the will of the people. Let's put into place a government that does. We the people have millions of votes and the Koch brothers only have two; that's where our power is. Be sure to get to the polls!

October 19, 2014 at 4:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ogallala water continues to pour onto farm fields despite decades of dire forecasts

Excellent article. Thank you, Karen!

September 28, 2014 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Abuse of history

Yes, and Roberts lives in Kansas, too!

September 25, 2014 at 1:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Out of business

I'm with you, Jeff. Even a small buyout would have gone a long way towards starting my next green business. Instead, I'm starting on a shoestring just like I did with the recycling. Heck, we didn't even get lunch, or even a pat on the back. Don't misunderstand me; I'm glad Lawrence is recycling, but at the same time I feel (*splat*) squashed like a bug.

September 18, 2014 at 6:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Unsecured guns

Regardless of whether the stats are accurate, I think most Kansans would agree that there are certain people who should not have access to guns. I used to work with adults who were profoundly and multiply disabled. Most of them have no concept of what a gun is, what it is used for, or how to use it, yet if you put a gun where they could reach it, many would be capable of grabbing it and pulling the trigger. So can we agree that those people should not have access to guns? If they should not, how do we handle a person who gives them access? Do we ostracize them, beat them up, or punish them using laws? Most people I know would want to punish a person who gives access to a loaded firearm to a person who is incapable of understanding the firearm's purpose or function. If we punish the access provider through the law, that's gun control. I use this argument to show that a society like ours needs some kind of gun control. The question then becomes, where do we draw the line?
I support Gina Spade's contention that a three-year-old should not have access to loaded weapons. I also understand that teens can be taught to handle weapons in a safe manner; it happens on American farms and ranches all the time. Again, the question becomes, where do we draw the line? Wherever we draw it, that's gun control and we need it.

September 3, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Proud of Lawrence

Welcome to Lawrence and thanks for getting involved in a positive way.

September 3, 2014 at 9:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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