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Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

It also means higher prices for everything...see Boulder. The median sales price for a home in Boulder is $455,000.00.

You are correct Richard a tighter market does increase values, it also make it impossible to have affordable homes.

July 24, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

They built the mall anyway it is just not in one building. I go downtown all of the time and it does not seem as if the non-connected mall killed it.

The nature of changing retail and the habits of buyers have made a difference in the way that people use downtown areas.

In 1850 when Lawrence had a general store that carried everything, and everybody loved to go there and get there clothing, tools, food, etc....that shop owner was pissed when somebody opened a downtown clothing store, followed by the hardware store, followed by the grocery store...retail changes over time and the business change with it or they just fade away.

The way local businesses can stay in business is providing something that people want like great customer service or customization. That is how Weavers has done it. Competition is coming, the way people shop is changing, if you want to stay alive you better change with it and do a better job delivering your product....blockbuster vs. netflix is a perfect example. Who cries for blockbuster....

July 24, 2014 at 10:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planning Commission recommends denial of major shopping center along SLT

And his son is lovingly creating more wetlands then was there before. Wetlands are a great natural resource having more plus and education center to help people understand why they are important is a good thing.

July 24, 2014 at 10:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

104 Republicans endorse Davis for governor

Brownback is not a Libertarian Richard.

It is a really interesting situation, when was the last time you heard of Democratic politicians jumping from the party bandwagon and joining Republicans?

July 19, 2014 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate race: Roberts says no debate with Wolf

"Towns said Wolf "is widely regarded as an embarrassment to Kansas and to Republicans."

Wolf's campaign spokesman Ben Hartman said it was "unbecoming" of Roberts to refuse to debate.

"This is a very important time in our country and it is very important to have questions and discussions," Hartman said. Plus, he noted, that Roberts had promised earlier that he would debate Wolf."

Senator Roberts has been a public servant for a very long time and his influence in Washington has been (in some peoples eyes) a boon to the State.

Interesting that Senator Roberts is refusing to debate a candidate that is an embarrassment to Republicans. I would say that to hear candidates in a debate is valuable to voters. Since the Senator has been in office for so long, he probably does not want to be face to face with a challenger since he is likely to win, however for me as a voter it is an embarrassment that our incumbent Senator refuses to face a challenger.

The fact that Senator Roberts refuses to debate, makes me want to look at Wolf who truthfully I was dismissing. One thing I did hear the other day is that Wolf was committing to a voluntary term limit of two terms. I have been an advocate for term limits, if he manages to get elected it will be interesting to see if he lives up to that statement.

July 19, 2014 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite ban, Lawrence police respond to fireworks calls over holiday

The ban on fireworks is unenforceable and each year since it was enacted their have been more and more fireworks.

The police have a duty to perform, yet we have put them in an impossible situation. I would hate the 4th if I were a policeman.

The original proposal for the Safe & Sane laws would have been more effective, it would have allowed for the neighborhood parties to continue and would have not had a HUGE percentage of Lawrence citizens becoming law breakers.

July 5, 2014 at 7:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis proposes postponing future Kansas tax cuts

Les, FDR created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide jobs for unemployed people. WPA projects weren’t allowed to compete with private industry, so they focused on building things like post offices, bridges, schools, highways and parks. The WPA also gave work to artists, writers, theater directors and musicians.

So are you saying rather than pay unemployment the fed create jobs for people to earn money that would then create prosperity and train people with new job skills?

July 1, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Davis proposes postponing future Kansas tax cuts

Les, FDR created the Works Progress Administration (WPA) to provide jobs for unemployed people. WPA projects weren’t allowed to compete with private industry, so they focused on building things like post offices, bridges, schools, highways and parks. The WPA also gave work to artists, writers, theater directors and musicians.

So are you saying rather than pay unemployment the fed create jobs for people to earn money that would then create prosperity and train people with new job skills?

July 1, 2014 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

2 cases of measles confirmed in northeast Kansas

I made no comment whether you should vaccinate or not. What I did suggest is rather than blindly following, you should research for yourself you are not being fed the whole story. I believe that you should think for yourself and make an informed decision.

They did not pay out 276 Million Dollars last year alone because people were not getting hurt...they paid it out because they are...That is why it is called the Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund. The Key being "Vaccine Injury".

If you judge the risk of disease is greater than the risk of a problem with a vaccine, than by all means get vaccinated. But for me before I have someone inject me with something I am not going to do it...Just because they say so....I am going to weigh the risks and benefits.

According to the CDC their high estimate is that .00003% of Children who contract Measles will die from the disease. That may be enough of a risk to warrant vaccination.

Just for perspective, according to the census You have a 1.81% of dying in a car accident. One of the top 20 ways people die.

Why don't we get alarmed about Excessive Antibiotic use. How people who get treated with unneeded antibiotics are endangering us all? The Mayo clinic says this...

If you think antibiotic resistance isn't a problem or doesn't affect you, think again. A prominent example of the dangers of antibiotic resistance is the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). MRSA was once a concern only for people in the hospital, but a newer form of MRSA is causing infections in healthy people in the community.

Antibiotic resistance is a global health problem. Nearly all significant bacterial infections in the world are becoming resistant to commonly used antibiotics. When you misuse antibiotics, you help create resistant microorganisms that can cause new and hard-to-treat infections. That's why the decisions you make about using antibiotics — unlike almost any other medicine you take — have far-reaching consequences. Be responsible in how you use antibiotics to protect your health and that of your family, neighbors and community.

BTW how many drugs have been taken off of the market that were once thought of as safe?

June 8, 2014 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

2 cases of measles confirmed in northeast Kansas

About 30,000 cases of adverse reactions to vaccines have been reported annually to the federal government since 1990, with 13% classified as serious, meaning associated with permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illness, or death. According to the CDC, infants (children less than one year old) are at greatest risk for adverse medical events from vaccination including high fevers, seizures, and sudden infant death syndrome.

13% based on the 30,000 cases reported as being serious is 3,900 children with permanent disability, hospitalization, life-threatening illness, or death. I would say that it is worth at least doing some research.

With regard to a vaccine I received that was contaminated with SV40 (Monkey Virus) ....U.S. Public Health Service officials were worried. Tests had found SV40 in both the Sabin and Salk vaccines - it was later estimated that as much as a third of the Salk vaccine was tainted - and that SV40 was causing cancer in lab animals....The first public disclosure that the Salk vaccine was contaminated came in the New York Times on July 26, 1961.....

....But the NCI recently acknowledged that there is evidence to suggest that SV40 "may be associated with human cancer." The NCI statement, released last month, also said that SV40's interaction with "tumor suppressor proteins" indicates "possible mechanisms that could contribute to the development of cancer."

One of my children received a Hepatitis B vaccine that was later recalled. hmmm....Oooops.

The US has currently paid out through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation plan since 1989 when it started 2.7 BILLION Dollars. It has been growing exponentially. Total Outlays last year were $276,424,636.81 for YTD they have paid out...so far to 154 people $96,908,635.33.

Yes vaccines are safe and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

Here is a link to the Gov Statistics provided by HRSA. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensati...

June 7, 2014 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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