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City to consider covering domestic partners as part of city's health insurance plan; commissioners now qualify for city coverage, thanks to Obamacare

Wow, wish retired city employees would get this kind of benefit. How soon the city forgets about the years spent working for the people. Retirees can stay on the plan (you about have to with a medical history - Obama Care or not) but it will cost you over $1,000 per month for a worker and spouse. Add some more if you still have kids to cover. Single coverage, about $400 per month. Anything from the city for the retiree? Nada

June 4, 2013 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police respond to gunshots at former chief’s house

Two things should stand out to the citizens of Lawrence. One is that the basic elements of a crime were established, I.e. the discharge of a firearm within the city limits. Second is the Police Department took it upon themselves to determine no violation of law transpired, a decision typically left to the prosecutorial entity charged with that responsibility by statute.

One can only assume a coverup. It is certainly preferential treatment.

But then, this is commonplace without external oversight. Ever heard the phrase about the coyotes watching the chicken coop?

Without someone,I.e. the citizens, having review authority, you should expect continued coverups.

If you only knew!

August 16, 2012 at 10:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

85,485 Rounds Fired! No One Killed Or Injured!

At first I thought this was a blog about ex-Chief Olin. I knew he fired off a bunch of rounds. But had no idea it was this many.

Inquiring minds want to know what preferential treatment he got on this call to the Police. Oh, yea. We all know what he got. Bury the story.

August 16, 2012 at 10:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House Speaker O'Neal retires as legislature ends

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June 1, 2012 at 1:14 p.m. ( )

Douglas County prosecutors to review cases involving Lawrence police involved in dismissing speeding tickets

If the PD is really interested in stopping the officers who line up for gratuities they should also start looking (wink wink) at some of the bars in town. The constant line of off duty officers who recieve free drinks and other "gratuities" at a number of establishments in town should be common knowledge to the department. Let's see if that happens.

February 21, 2012 at 11:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two Lawrence police officers suspended for role in fixing traffic tickets in exchange for KU basketball tickets

Take a look where Olin's tickets in the fieldhouse have been for years. 8-10 rows up and almost at mid court. Smells fishy. Then an Athletic Department hire for security? Could there have been another motive in his hire?

February 16, 2012 at 8:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback 'deeply saddened' about Boeing decision

And this relates to Boeing closing how again. Spew all you want, but giving Soro's the upper hand with contracts to Embraer in Brazil is what is killing the military wing of Boeing.

January 4, 2012 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback 'deeply saddened' about Boeing decision

Don't forget to pass some blame to Obama and his admin. I know, it isn't popular in Lawrence to ever blame the Demonrats. Just recently the current admin blocked Boeing from bidding on a light attack aircraft, also from the Wichita plant. That bid currently sits with Embraer, or a Brazillian company of George Soros. Hard to believe isn't it.

January 4, 2012 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Bert Nash has plans for wellness campus on VFW site; downtown holiday lighting ceremony set for tonight; city to host candy cane hunt next week

Another great idea of Bert Nash and the incompetent leadership. Layoff your workers, give those that remain employed more and more work, no raises (even cost of living) for years, make them use their own vehicles and cut mileage payments, push and push for billable hours to the government that we taxpayers get to pay and then purchase a building that they really can't afford. Operating at a loss for years remember. Great leadership. Instead of securing additional funding streams, let's encumber ourselves above our means. From jaybird's comment, looks like the admin staff at Bert Nash took a lesson from the city.

November 25, 2011 at 11:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man sentenced to 10 years in prison for meth trafficking

Absent the supplier Solis turning as a witness or other cooperation, why would the ultimate supplier get less time than the low level dealer? They both sold drugs, and Solis apparently is the big guy.

November 9, 2011 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )