Coles_Law (Matt O'Reilly)


Comment history

Mystery grows around pending deportation of longtime Lawrence resident; online protest petition tops 27,000 signatures

Not the same person. There are two Lawrence residents from Bangladesh who are in ICE custody currently. The one you're referring to owns the tobacco shop near where Sandbar used to be on 8th St. This person worked as a teacher.

February 6, 2018 at 8:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-10 bridge over Haskell Avenue to be one lane; off-ramp to close Thursday

Some of those bridges are part of research being done by KDOT and KU; they inspect those annually as part of the research program.

July 20, 2017 at 8:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU police investigate string of Coke machine crimes

"Sources have indicated the university will sign a new contract with Pepsi, but university officials have not made a formal announcement."

The various KU convenience/bookstores are already stocking Pepsi products, so it's a done deal. I don't know the timeline for vending machine switchovers. Right now, they're just letting the Coke ones run empty-though ideally not like this.

July 7, 2017 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Ordinary' area woman has spent nearly a decade trying to expose an international nonprofit

It's not local, but I know Nike has a Reuse-A-Shoe program where you can send in worn-out shoes (any brand) and they'll recycle them into playing surfaces and gym mats for poorer school systems.

January 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local businesses boycotted by Black Lives Matter group say action is misguided

Well, it *was* a formatted list...

December 13, 2016 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local businesses boycotted by Black Lives Matter group say action is misguided

From the BLM LFK Facebook page:

Z's Divine Espresso #1
Z's Divine Espresso #2
Z's Divine Espresso #3
River Rock Family Dental
Happy Shirt
ACME Lawrence
The Dusty Bookshelf
First State Bank & Trust
Free State Brewery
Legend's Dental
Pawsh Wash
Watson's Barber Shop
Lawrence Nutrition Center
Cibo Sano Italian Grille
Zen Zero
La Parilla
Java Break

December 13, 2016 at 10:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Update on Spin pizza coming to Lawrence; keep eyes open for another hotel project; more updates on northwest development

Papa Murphy's too, though they're targeting a slightly different audience.

September 24, 2016 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas pizza magnate, Chamber slam Brownback's veto of tax appeal reform bill

He can, but the chambers clearly have the votes to overrule him. He's either making a political statement or betting the legislature won't bring it up for a vote to override him.

May 18, 2016 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate panel delays vote on judicial impeachment bill

Couldn't voting against an incumbent legislator be viewed as attempting to "usurp power"? Somehow I don't see this making it far when a legal challenge arises.

March 8, 2016 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Promoter not sure now on canceling 1,000-foot water slide event in west Lawrence; city gets report on its financial health

Agreed. I was burned by them on the Lawrence 10 miler-another event they took money for, never held, and never refunded. If anyone paid for this event, I'd contact your credit card company and get a refund.

July 28, 2015 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )