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Free State High School student told Confederate flag not allowed at school

Though I find it curious that anyone would want to have the confederate battle flag on their vehicle and really do not have a problem with it not being allowed.

I am curious how it disrupted the educational environment, I mean how many people would even see it. Also, it was outside the school. I think calling it offensive makes a lot more sense than saying it was disruptive to the learning environment.

And speaking of being disruptive what about all of those formerly banned books? Some are very disruptive and are an attack on some people's sensibilities and feelings. Should we revisit this? Maybe it is time to start burning them again. (sarcastic comment)

What about lyrics in songs that are offensive and hateful, should those be banned?

Just not sure where it stops.

January 29, 2016 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Southwest Middle School team's Future City going to national competition

Future Cities is such a great project. This effort looks particularly good. Congrats!

January 29, 2016 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Leasing parking from KU not an option for HERE @ Kansas developers; City Commission set to vote on issue today

Find another supplier for the automated garage. I would bet a quick google search will find more than one.

January 26, 2016 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans filed for Dollar General store in eastern Lawrence; law office has expansion plans; local author has piece featured in New York Times

The part I am curious about is this sentence: "human trafficking is no joke. If you seriously suspect this activity is going on at the aforementioned massage parlor (and a simple google search suggests it is), please contact the proper authorities."

I did not notice Chad expressing suspicion about this business in any way in the article.

January 21, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans filed for Dollar General store in eastern Lawrence; law office has expansion plans; local author has piece featured in New York Times

Super curious what in Chad's article made you think about human trafficking. I have now read it three times and I don't get it.

January 21, 2016 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City delays final vote to deny shopping center at SLT and Iowa; issue of what city wants developed at intersection still unclear

If you are looking at retail, you must consider demographics. A shopping center's location or a retail will be looking at traffic patterns, household income, number of children in the home and others. I would say the site at 19th and Haskell though in need of redevelopment will not meet most of the factors for the type of shopping that was proposed for the SLT & Iowa.

January 20, 2016 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Marijuana bill gets hearing; K-12 education, KanCare, state hospitals also in focus for Week 2

Bob....House Bill 2049 passed the House in May last year, 81-36. so there is support to start to address these issues.

Agricultural hemp could be a boon for the state if it could be authorized to be grown here. It has a wide range of uses. It is like brome in that it just keeps coming back saving the top soil. Kansas should be a leader in the return of industrial hemp.

January 19, 2016 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioners suggest changes to development incentives

I would be curious what the benchmarks are for surrounding communities?

January 14, 2016 at 9:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New fast food pizza chain coming to south Iowa Street

I do not believe that he said that. Competition by its very nature does not insure success. Some will get in the arena and thrive while others will falter. I can tell you this, I am real glad I don't have to drive all the way downtown to place my Sears catalog order at the general store....yep competition has changed the way we shop and dine in the past and guess what, it is going to change the way we shop in the future. And without question there are going to be some losers. I hated to say goodbye to Buford at the general store. But heck now I can just go to Dillons.

BTW, has anyone seen my horse and buggy. I parked right here....oh wait, I have a Toyota.

January 7, 2016 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rejection of south Iowa Street shopping center sends confusing signals about future of south Lawrence growth

What I would like to see is what happens when big box retailers actually submit plans in an area that has the zoning already?

Would it get approved?

Let's say these developers, partner with Rock Chalk and bring those business there. What is the vote now?

January 7, 2016 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )