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GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system, despite recent child deaths

"Sen. Julia Lynn, R-Olathe, said DCF should not be the target of investigation because decisions about placing children in state custody are made by judges."

I'm sorry but that's not a reason! The Court makes the decision based on the needs and safety of the child. DCF then decides which foster parents, which location and what special services will be provided. DCF is charged with the responsibility of caring for the child, which in all but the most unusual situations, means that they will be cared for in a safe and health manner. Accidents and misfortune happen. But,if DCF is failing to identify appropriate foster parents, then the legislature should investigate why and correct such failures.

Sen. Lynn is apparently unqualified on this issue.

July 29, 2015 at 1:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU employees, other Kansas state workers begin receiving furlough notices

The English call it "redundant". Andy, you fit the definition of being redundant.

June 6, 2015 at 10:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor schedules event to outline new tax plan

Let me guess. He's putting on ruby slippers, click his heels together three times and say "There's no place like home." We'll all wake from this nightmare and he'll be gone. Good plan. I like it.

May 30, 2015 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House approves bill upping Secretary of State Kobach's power; Douglas County lawmakers vote no

Be careful for what you ask for Mr. Secretary of State. Kobach will now have the opportunity to demonstrate that there is a problem. Judge him by the number of prosecutions, the number of convictions and what the allegations are. I suspect that there will be few prosecutions, fewer still the number of convictions, if any. And, the allegations will prove more trivial than substantial. All of that for a cost that will be outrageous in comparison to the overall good.

Kobach may try to say that lack of prosecutions is because the fear of his power drove all of the "bad guys" away from the polls. That reminds me of comedian George Gobel's joke that he trained pilots during World War 2 in Oklahoma and kept all Japanese planes from getting past Tulsa. (see youtube for the actual video.)

Gee, why would I compare Kobach to a comedian?

May 21, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Kansas employment growth lags nation

Where has Trabert gone?

May 18, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

Lynn Harrod, my favorite, only $88K? Long hours, emotional parents, difficult social issues and tough decisions are the reason for these salaries. You must pay that amount to compensate for the headaches and difficulties. Get real.

May 1, 2015 at 11:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KC approves $62M national soccer center

The $230 million went to build Sporting Park at the Legends where Sporting Kansas City plays.That's independent of other figures. The $62 million quoted in the story goes towards the construction of the national center.

The construction of these facilities will make the Kansas City area a center for national and international soccer. It will mean that more national games will be played at Sporting Park.

April 11, 2015 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obamacare enrollment slow in Lawrence thus far

You said it, Nick.

October 7, 2013 at 1:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obamacare enrollment slow in Lawrence thus far

I am very enthusiastic about the getting on the Obamacare website. I am also a realist and knowing that new programs are flawed in some ways that take time to remedy, I haven't bothered even taking a peak. There's time. There'll be opportunities. Why rush the system? Everyone wants to jump on it and assumes that it will work perfectly. And, if it doesn't, then it's a failure?

I can't believe or follow that logic. I'm just going to wait 30-60 days and let the kinks get worked out. Why all the doom and gloom? It isn't going anywhere. Let the computer geeks work out the bugs in the program. One day before 15 December I'll jump on board. That's the way I see how rational people will deal with the changes. Why must everyone be the first on their block to purchase it?

I'll be there, but I'm not rushing to be one of the first in line. I hate lines.

October 7, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrats sense a chance of defeating Republican Kobach in secretary of state's race

Sit down "Stand on...feet". You've never spoken with undocumented persons as I have and asked them whether they're registered to vote or have any interest in voting. I've talked with hundreds and only one expressed an interest in voting. The people who you express disdain, simply want a job and to be paid. This is at low paying jobs multiple jobs that no one else wants to do. They're smart and don't want to draw attention to themselves. Why risk it by going to the Clerk's Office to register?

I'm one of those "Lib Dems" you don't seem to like and I have no belief that those individuals who are "illegals" will have any impact. But, you forget those children born in the US who are US citizens, will undoubtedly vote Democratic.

Too bad that Republican Tea Party types like yourself are putting the future of your party up for the support of uneducated and one-dimensional thinking people whose votes are based on the lies and biased views of Fox News and radio commentators who spew forth garbage and propaganda. (Not a good thing to build your future base upon.).

Go right ahead and vote for Kobach. And, you'll know I've already cancelled your vote. I trust the good people of Kansas will vote for a change.

October 6, 2013 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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