Lynn731 (Charles L Bloss Jr)

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City hears that police HQ project could delay street projects, reduce parks and rec funding

If a much needed police facility had been given the priority it deserved, it would have been built before a library expansion, an ice rink, and Rock Chalk Park. If you want good law enforcement, which a growing city requires, you must give the police the tools they need to do the job well. The voters and commissioners in Shawnee County and Topeka recognized that, why can't the voters and commissioners in Lawrence?

April 1, 2015 at 6:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Key Kansas lawmakers defend plan to issue pension bonds

I think the state should continue to pay KPERS what it agreed to in the 2012 agreement. I am not pleased with the experiment that did not work, and put the state in the dire financial condition. I am a recipient of K, P & F pension benefits, and anything that threatens KPERS, threatens me. I would hope that the governor would admit to his mistakes, and get KS back in good financial condition.

March 31, 2015 at 4:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man charged with animal cruelty, making threat

I hope this man is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I detest animal & people abusers.

March 31, 2015 at 4:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas to join states allowing concealed guns without permit

It is very simple. You should not be required to have a permit from the government to exercise a right granted under the constitution. Thank you.

March 26, 2015 at 11:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County updates public on efforts to improve jail, mental health care

I am pleased that they are looking at alternatives to incarceration for mentally ill people. It will cost taxpayers less, and will allow people with mental illness to get treatment instead of looking at cell walls. There are instances, however, that mentally ill people who commit horrific crimes must be locked up. A recent example is Ms. McLinn who was just sent to prison for the terrible murder of Mr. Sasko. She claimed she had mental illness.

March 24, 2015 at 5:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

Just curious, I have noticed this for quite some time now. When did streets, highways, boulevards, etc. become corridors?

March 24, 2015 at 5:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Animal advocate

I am an advocate for animals, and totally agree with your letter. It may be too late in this legislative session to make a difference, but a much stronger law should be prepared for the next session.

March 21, 2015 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Gun responsibility

The problems you are worried about have not manifested themselves in other states such as Vermont, and Alaska, that have constitutional carry. Kansas has statewide open carry now, without a permit or background check. This bill would allow concealed carry to be equal to open carry. I know criminals will always have guns. A background check does not guarantee all information about an individual, particularly a history of voluntary treatment for mental illness, is included in the database. Knowing this, I support Senate Bill 45, and have asked my legislators to support and vote for it. I hope it is passed into law. I do not think the government should require a permit for anyone to exercise a constitutional right.

March 11, 2015 at 7:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: KPERS questions

I retired under K, P & F, a division of KPERS. I am infuriated that the state will not live up to the 2012 agreement to pay additional monies into KPERS this year, due to the budget problems of their own making. KPERS says they will be able to make payments to members through 2033 if the present system is not infused with more money. I will most likely have passed by then, but I am concerned with others that worked hard for government entities in KS and were promised retirement benefits under KPERS. Of all the things to not cut, KPERS is one of them.

March 9, 2015 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Only in Lawrence: Humane Society Executive Director Kate Meghji called 'perfect person for the job'

She seems very well qualified for the job. I wonder if she is investigating animal abuse cases as the previous Director did? I despise abusers, and want to be sure they are caught and punished to the full extent of the law.

March 9, 2015 at 8:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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