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Larzia (Jake Esau)

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Sound Off: Snow melt

Check out the reports on http://www.cocorahs.org/ where the reporters often will actually melt the snow content in their rain gauges to see the actual moisture content equivalent.

March 6, 2013 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New police vehicles passing first test in snowstorm conditions

When I was shopping for cars a few years ago, front wheel drive vs. all wheel drive made only a minor (2-4mpg) difference in fuel economy.

February 21, 2013 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

23rd Street traffic shifted onto new bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues

If I remember correctly, the new section will be 4 lanes (K-10 to Iowa). And 50mph with only one stoplight after that is better than 30mph with a ton of stoplights. And 90% of the time, you'll be going at least relatively close to the speed limit.

October 24, 2012 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

23rd Street traffic shifted onto new bridge between Haskell and Barker avenues

As one of the many who drives on 23rd at least 4 times a week that would use the SLT instead if it were available, it will reduce traffic.

October 24, 2012 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County first in state to offer Smart911

It looks like the system tries to follow up with you every 6 months to make sure you keep your info up to date.

August 2, 2012 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County first in state to offer Smart911

GPS chips in cell phones (or any other device) can take up to 10 minutes to acquire a location fix, way too long in an emergency situation. Also, they won't work inside a building. Your cell phone will send the best location it can, but sometimes that can be upwards of a mile off.

August 2, 2012 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County first in state to offer Smart911

Just signed myself up, it was very easy and intuitive. Most of the information is optional, but it's one of those things where the more you add the more you can help. Also one of those services you hope you never need in the first place.

It's particularly a good idea for those with pre-exisiting medical conditions that need attention in the event of an emergency: it's just one more way to make sure the paramedics have the information they need when arriving on scene.

August 2, 2012 at 8:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rain likely a factor in two accidents on Kansas Turnpike

They hadn't seen rain in so long they forgot what it looked like

July 13, 2012 at 3:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )