Coles_Law (Matt O'Reilly)

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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:

BOYCOTT LIST:
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
Henry's
Genovese
Zen Zero
La Parilla
Wheatfield's
Picklemans
Wal-Mart
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 )

Kansas House will consider making all state employees 'essential' Saturday, blocking furloughs

"Non-essential" just refers to if the place can function at all without that person. It doesn't mean you could sustain a long term absence. For example, most janitors and facilities operations personnel at KU were listed as non-essential, as were most of the KDOT road crews. Things will run without them for a little while, but if you just fired them all and didn't re-fill the position, things would go downhill fast.

June 6, 2015 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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