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New Thai restaurant set to open along 23rd Street; Chinese restaurant coming to once-popular Sixth Street spot

I have enjoyed Tuptim Thai Restaurant in Topeka. Looking forward to trying what they do here.

August 18, 2016 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to review plans for another two-lane roundabout

People going through a roundabout are moving at much slower speeds so even if there is an accident it is minor. Compare that to someone running a stop sign and t-boning another car. Look at the traffic movement at Inverness at about 5:15 and then go take a look at Harvard....clearly those new fangled century old European fad roundabouts are superior to four way stops.

August 9, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mental health cuts lead to 200 layoffs in Kansas, raise treatment concerns

This is outrageous, the cost of not caring for the mentally ill is probably higher then providing services.

This is not acceptable in any way and the people making the cuts should be ashamed of themselves. The mentally ill in many cases do not have the ability to fight for themselves, so it is up to us to do it for them.

Shame, Shame, Shame....

Let's see a list of the people who voted to cut mental health services!

August 9, 2016 at 12:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Another fast-food chicken restaurant sets its sights on Lawrence; basketball court promise broken at Rock Chalk Park

My recollection was the Rec center had two purposes. One was to attract these great tourneys to the area. I saw people at hotels, eating in restaurants, I would imagine that they also did some shopping while here.

Bringing people to the community where they are appreciated and welcomed instead of panned and criticized is one way the city can stay vibrant.

I clearly remember, that drawing tourneys bringing outside money was one of the goals.

July 25, 2016 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans don't see convention's tone as too harsh

As far as I can tell they think the problems are, National Security, illegal immigration, the economy, foreign policy, domestic policy, over-reaching regulation, healthcare reform that is not working, infrastructure, political cronyism, corruption, I can probably think of a few more.

What I have heard their solutions are is in order, Rebuild the military, protect the borders with technology and a wall, create an environment where trade is fair and jobs quit leaving the country, put people to work and create an environment where all are lifted up, reform regulation especially at the EPA, redo healthcare reform, focus on infrastructure needs, not be beholden to money interest and lobbyist.

So I have heard clear problems and solutions at his convention (Of course I am actually watching it and not reading commentators)

It will be interesting next week to hear what the Democrats think the problems are and their solutions to those problems. (I will be watching that convention too)

July 21, 2016 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans for downtown grocery store growing; Price Chopper still in the mix on project

Price Chopper has some of the nicer stores in Kansas City with onsite butchers like Checkers. What are you implying by the "little people" Price Chopper's customer demographics are broad, not narrow.

July 14, 2016 at 10:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plans for downtown grocery store growing; Price Chopper still in the mix on project

Grocers are not getting smaller. Groceries are getting larger and offering more and more services like ready made food, bars and dining areas. Smaller is not the order of the day.

July 14, 2016 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Fireworks ban

Gardner Kansas recently reenacted the ability to shoot fireworks in their city.

Looking at the "Citizens for the Future of Gardner" Facebook page you saw a few complaints. However, you also found story after story of neighborhoods getting together, having block parties and just enjoying the fourth of July. It brought back a sense of community.

July 13, 2016 at 9:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve grows after being designated a Legacy Forest

I have wanted to go out there for years. It is a shame to have such a treasure right here and not have access to it.

I certainly hope they do find an area that would work for careful public access that would preserve the area as much as possible..

July 5, 2016 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A look at the $200 million debate that is coming to west Lawrence; Schumm seeks to reverse denial of downtown condo project

How much does real carved stone cost? If you think rents are high now in downtown try building a building with craftsmen, carved wood, carved stone, plaster etc....

Tony, How is using something that makes the building affordable fake? How much were these craftsmen back in the 1800's paid to build the "real" buildings? I would suppose that in today's dollars they made next to nothing.

July 1, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )