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Brownback administration drops federal grant program to help people apply for food stamps

Heartless, low-life thugs. Kansas is run by a new form of conservative organized crime organization. It's been well documented that SNAP and WIC are used by many well-intentioned, working Americans. Yet our "Christian" leaders do everything they can to deter use of safety nets, prey on the most vulnerable, and disenfranchise voters that they believe may not be aligned with them in lockstep. Wake up people...we are in the midst of a very hostile takeover and it's time to take back democratic control of our political environment.

October 8, 2013 at 10:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bids to convert former Farmland fertilizer site into new business park come in far lower than expected

It did emit a lot of airborne pollutants when it was operating, but it's not operating anymore. However, the residual contamination is not that bad. Like I said, unless you are ingesting the soil or drinking out of the holding ponds, it represents no health hazard. You certainly don't have to speed up as you drive by it! There is a pretty extensive KDHE report about the site if you are interested.

April 2, 2013 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bids to convert former Farmland fertilizer site into new business park come in far lower than expected

You are incorrect and should do some homework before posting. The primary contaminant is nitrogen in both soil and groundwater. Should it be cleaned up? Of course. But it's not a nuclear dump site. There are no airborne toxins on this site and, unless you plan on topping your ice cream with a little Farmland dirt, there are no health hazards associated with this site. The groundwater is captured and maintained in holding ponds.

April 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Weather forces districts, including Lawrence, to cancel classes; other cancellations listed

He says from the comfort of his mom's basement...

December 20, 2012 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Weather forces districts, including Lawrence, to cancel classes; other cancellations listed

I don't think anyone said close everything, other than elementary schools. We just need a little common sense such as extra time to get to work. Would you rather have someone splattered on the road?

December 20, 2012 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Weather forces districts, including Lawrence, to cancel classes; other cancellations listed

Dear Provost Vitter:

Since your precious faculty and students are all done, you don't have to make any tough calls about the weather today. Nevermind that staff members, most of whom live outside of Lawrence because you don't pay them enough to live in Lawrence, have to drive longer distances and you don't even get an hour grace period.

It is incumbent upon leadership to understand when people need extra time or resources to do their jobs safely. It is also incumbent upon leadership to treat everyone fairly. But in the world of KU's ivory towers, fairness doesn't matter. I guess it's pretty easy to suffer from compassion fatique when you are pulling down $300K+ and live on or close to campus.

If this is the kind of leadership and compassion you have for your staff members, perhaps it's time for both you and Dr. Gray-Little to move on. KU and Kansas can do better.

December 20, 2012 at 8:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doubling up

If both law schools are flourishing, I don't see that there is a problem. If we really only need one law school, wouldn't the market have made that determination? I would also be careful about playing that "flagship" card. KU could end up minus some Engineering, Arcitecture, and science curricula. University comes from the root word universal meaning that students have access to a broad range of educational experiences. You can't just cut programs wholesale and still provide a broad-based education. Many degrees are already too narrow...reducing opportunities just exacerbates the problem.

July 24, 2012 at 11:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: Lawrence home sales for first half of year up nearly 11 percent; Americans for Prosperity rep. urges City Commission to dump sustainability posts

Whenever the federal government tries to implement a progressive initiative, such as the First Lady's emphasis on a healthy diet, conservatives always cite personal freedom as a reason to push back. State's rights are also a simplisitic battle cry of the GOP to argue against progressive social policies. So, to follow this line of logic, it should stand to reason that a state government should not impose prohibitions regarding progressive social or environmental policy on its counties or municipalities.

In the next 20 years, a shortage of safe drinking water in the United States is inevitable. It is time that we start thinking about, studying, and implementing progressive sustainability policies within our city, state, and nation. The consequences of not thinking about our system of water supply, food production, and energy supply are too dire to ignore the concept of sustainability.

July 18, 2012 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heard on the Hill: Story of Albert Romkes, KU engineering prof who was denied tenure, goes national; KU move-in day set for Friday, Aug. 17

My experience with tenure at KU has less to do with academic achievement and more to do with kissing the correct butts and showing the proper deference for self-flatulating administrators.

July 16, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizens owe America a better report

You implied it with the proportionality statement.

July 16, 2012 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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