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City to consider banning couches on porches

It is so nice that our local lawmakers are looking out for our best interest to ban things on personal property. I volunteer the idea of getting rid of porches altogether. They're all made out of wood and therefore a fire hazard. And maybe they should just ban all things wood in buildings because they catch on fire too. Next they should look at banning ovens, stoves, and furnaces. Those things can be quite a spectacle if they don't work right!

August 26, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving

I would say the easy way... I did not hit anyone, no one got hurt. But it was enough to stop me from doing it.

August 19, 2013 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local accident victims advocate against texting while driving

This should include just operating a cellphone in general. I know I'm guilty of looking for songs to play on my phone. One time on I70 I hit a tire on the road. It was too late to avoid it. Thankfully it didn't cause any damage but I learned my lesson. I never operate my mobile phone when I'm on the road. Only when I'm parked.

August 19, 2013 at 12:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Indian tribe hasn't yet filed federal paperwork to develop North Lawrence property

Why is a casino such a big deal? I mean like what gnome said, they stated they weren't building a casino. We have Haskell here, it's only fitting to have a HQ for a native american organization.

August 5, 2013 at 11:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County drug investigation seizes $1 million in meth from Mexican drug cartel

Why, I wonder, what could make people turn to drugs? The only reasoning would be someone would have to be out of their minds. What could possibly be so bad in your life that would make you use such things?
Drugs not only hurt you, but they hurt the community here and the community in Mexico where cartels are beheading people.

Please stop supporting these barbarians. Please stop using drugs, it's never too late.

August 5, 2013 at 11:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Junction City properties owned in part by Rock Chalk Park developer going to auction for unpaid taxes and fees

While I am pro business, I think this represents entirely what is wrong with our economy. By having people evade what is ultimately their responsibility, the public has to pick up the cost for risk. Risk is when you gamble and you can lose. This project is Fritzel's repsonsibility too and yet he chooses to run and let the taxpayers shoulder the burden. Is it risk anymore when you shove your losses onto the public? The city and KU are corrupt in my eyes for allowing an irresponsible person ask for a no bid contract. This goes everything against a free economy. Businesses it seems deem a free econpmy when they can manipulate the rules without regulation. This is a shame. With the credit issue I don't think 2010 was better than the 1920s credit crunch and subsequent crash.

August 1, 2013 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach considering plan that could produce two kinds of voters

No, no, no! Don't EVER think this way. The second you think this, anyone who is trying to not get you to vote wins. Vote often my friends,

July 31, 2013 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ramen bar set to open in downtown Lawrence

Why does it seem like with asian dishes they always have to say "ancient" this or "ancient" that? Does it make it look more exotic?

July 30, 2013 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Concept plan for 5K, 10K trails at Rock Chalk Park emerges

How much are they going to charge the citizens of Lawrence who partially funded this?

July 28, 2013 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Only one developer submits proposal for resort at Clinton Lake State Park

While I am all for ideas to bring money into the state, this project seems doomed before it gets even inked. Like I said before, if someone wants to get out of their way to go to Clinton Lake, are they really going to fly out to KCI, pay for transportation TO the site, and then pay for rooms? Isn't it insanity when you're out by a lake and you're going to SWIM IN AN INDOOR POOL?? I can't see this being a conference destination either, I mean as soon as you're at KCI- there are many, many places to choose from in the Kansas City area not to mention civilization. Also do you think people are going to be cooped up in their hotel room all day? If they want to get to Lawrence they're also going to have to pay for that transportation. Nope, too inconvenient.

July 27, 2013 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )