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Kansas senators decry Keystone measure's rejection

A couple of key differences... Alaskan oil is our oil, and the way it's mined (although hardly ideal) is a hell of a lot more efficient than scraping up the tar sands of Alberta.

November 20, 2014 at 10:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas senators decry Keystone measure's rejection

This will create "thousands" of TEMPORARY jobs at best. Once it's built, the jobs are gone. (Unless you count the jobs created to clean up any resulting oil spills.)
And how will this help us meet our energy needs? It's Canadian oil (from tar sand mining... don't get me started on this!), that gets sold directly overseas (most likely to China). So how does that help US energy needs?
And the last time I checked, the pipeline is slated to go right through a Native American reservation without permission from the owners of that land.
But then again, what's good for the oil companies is best for all of us... right?

November 20, 2014 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roberts predicts swift action on pent-up GOP agenda

What? The other party blocked everything you wanted to get done? Don't you just hate it when that happens!

November 5, 2014 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Experience counts

Even if Obama's current ratings are low, they're still higher than any other President at this time in their presidency since JFK.
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/11/...
And don't even get me started on Congress' ratings.

November 2, 2014 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Teacher totals

Considering how "attractive" the current government, Chamber of Commerce and past BOEs have made the teaching profession in Kansas, I'm flabbergasted as to why teachers from all over the country aren't flocking to join our dwindling ranks.

October 4, 2014 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach says Taylor has to stay on the U.S. Senate ballot, Taylor says he'll challenge ruling

Kobach is "right" on everything. Way right!
But is he correct? Rarely!

September 4, 2014 at 6:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New wireless phone and tablet store open on Massachusetts Street; John Brown to make return to downtown?

And if memory serves me right (and it does), there used to be a very popular bar downtown called... wait for it... Quantrills. (No relation, I'm sure.)

July 2, 2014 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Tax reflex

"it’s disappointing that local officials are willing to give so little consideration to any option except raising local property taxes to help finance their budget."

In regard to the school financing, what other options do they have? The state has just essentially taken funding away from the Lawrence school district, so if there are other feasible options besides raising the LOB, I'm sure the board would love to hear them. (Note, the key word here is "feasible".)

April 16, 2014 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate committee approves bill to limit conservation easements

It's just one aspect of the Republicans' un-holy trinity targeted by the Ks legislature and the guv... Environment, Education and Health Care. As long as it's good for "Koch" business, these 3 are definitely expendable as viewed by our powers that be.
We can only hope that the rest of the state will wake up and try and vote these clowns out before the damage they do is irreparable.

March 22, 2014 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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