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Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

Jim Mullins said the people of Lawrence opposed the transportation tax.

Jim Mullins said the people of Lawrence opposed the Library.

Jim Mullins says lots of things which are utterly false.

What he doesn't say is that his paycheck is underwritten by the lobbying organization (Americans for Prosperity) controlled by the richest, and most secret, Kansas private business.....Koch.

Jim Mullins, Dave Trabert, Art Hall, the KANSAS chamber of commerce and others are just peas in a pod.

March 27, 2013 at 8:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

House approves bill requiring KU Medical Center to establish stem cell research center

Dear Editors.

"Stem Cell Research" and "Adult Stem Cell Research" are decidedly very different subject matters.

Your headline reflecting the former, when what is being discussed is the later, is very much central to the problem of confusion of terms.

March 26, 2013 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission candidates disagree on how to serve homeless in downtown Lawrence

Farmer has more Fritzel donations listed on his campaign finance statements than probably every other candidate combined.

And his primary campaign statement is to "obtain community consensus."

I have not heard how he would address 1) cell phone towers, 2) Varsity House, or 3) Rock Chalk park, and how "community consensus" would occur.

Buyer beware.

March 26, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor wants more information on KU-Fritzel agreements before final approval of rec center plan

If there isn't something noxious in the KUEA-Fritzel agreement, it would have already been released.

I hope the commissioners would start to understand this. This thing needs to be examined and discussed in the community before any so-called second-reading of the ordinance.

February 19, 2013 at 8:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Landlords speak out against proposed expansion of city's rental licensing program

You sure can tell who the landlords are on this topic.

January 8, 2013 at 8:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas farming landscape changing in Washington

I'm thinking that those affected by Hurricane Sandy aren't really going to be too concerned about subsidies for Kansas agriculture, and our four congresspeople.

January 7, 2013 at 7:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence homebuilding totals up nearly 30 percent for first 11 months of 2012

I have the same question Catalano. And along similar vein, does a duplex count of one equal one or two (or three or four) living units constructed.

December 18, 2012 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board to seek $92.5 million bond issue

They've been planning this bond election for far more than 2 years.... so why didn't they plan to have it at the November presidential election, where the most people vote?

Anyone? Buhler? Anyone?

December 18, 2012 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Order in the court: Attorneys make concession in fight over judicial selection

Oh, the irony.

You have to remember that Professor Ware is an officer of the Douglas County Republican Party. The top officials elected last month comprise individuals closely associated with the Koch funded political action group AFP, (Americans For Prosperity.) In essence, the Douglas County R Party is now controlled by the Kochs. (Mr Ware was also an officer with the previous group).

If Mr. Ware is sincerely concerned about transparency and the influences of big money on judicial selection, he should reject the Koch's and AFP's long expressed campaign to directly elect judges. After all, AFP and the Kochs, are both national paragons of non-transparency and amongst the biggest national practitioners of using secret "big money" in their political objectives.

December 16, 2012 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sheahon Zenger has guts to hire Mike Leach

Worth repeating:

"Leach was fired not because he didn't win, but because he reflected poorly on Texas Tech University."

November 28, 2011 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )