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Mari (Mari Aubuchon)

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Compton confirms deal to redevelop Allen Press property at 11th and Mass.; Lawrence home sales fall in September

It is the fact that downtown seems to be sprouting taller and taller buildings and that the developers seem to be getting far too many tax abatements and the like from the city that bother people. I would like to see more liveable living spaces in central Lawrence but I don't know that downtown is necessarily the best bet for a variety of practical reasons.

October 29, 2013 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What does the Affordable Care Act mean for you?

Understanding is the better part of knowledge.

September 30, 2013 at 10:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence gets full-time navigator for Affordable Care Act

I could not agree more, Chootspa!

September 30, 2013 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

So I guess the 2nd Amendment trumps the !st in this state. Appalling.

September 20, 2013 at 11:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fix-It Chick: How to make lime mortar

Thank you so much, Linda. This is just the info I need for my upcoming project. Duly cut and pasted. :)

July 1, 2013 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library expansion bids come in below budget, allowing for coffee shop concept to be added back to project

Why spend MORE taxpayer money while also taking business away from other downtown coffee houses? Just because the estimate comes in under budget does NOT mean that the project itself will, as anyone who has done any renovation knows. If there is money left over when all is said and done, why not put it toward paying off the bond?

April 8, 2013 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Association of Neighborhoods calls for citywide election on recreation center project

Put it to a vote! I doubt that this will pass.

I do not think that this is the time to spend money on an expensive and unnecessary project.
We need improvements to our existing water treatment plant, another one not far down the road, and upgrades to the police department and several schools. All of this will cost us a bucket load of money but they are essentials that will benefit far more residents and taxpayers than the rec center. I also have serious doubts about the way that this the entire project has been and will be handled.

January 5, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teaching about Thanksgiving in a multicultural society

I am certainly not denying that there was genocide and I am not fan of the Puritans for many reasons}

however

I have to wonder why a Green Corn Dance would be celebrated in November rathe than in late spring or early summer.

November 22, 2012 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teaching about Thanksgiving in a multicultural society

This is not a question of ignoring genocide, but finally disconnecting the romantic myths and horrific realities from a beloved holiday that should be based more in the season than in history..

I say we celebrate our Thanksgiving in the same spirit as the Canadians and many Europeans, as the last harvest before winter. This was traditionally a time of abundance before the privations of winter. After all, we still celebrate the first harvest with the county and state fairs of late July and early August.

As far as I'm concerned, Thanksgiving is a time to re-connect with loved ones and keep familial and cultural traditions. Whether you have rice as your side as does my Japanese-American best friend in Hawaii or my family's paprika-flavored velouté as "gravy" with a very Czech dressing, this should be a time of celebrating both unity and diversity, within our families and our county.

November 22, 2012 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence artist miffed after Topeka restaurant removes Brownback painting

I agree; if you enjoy the benefits, then you must deal with the burdens.

By the way, it is the restaurant's landlord that had it removed and, as someone who was a renter for most of her adult life, that really bothers me. I have known a landlord (Palmer Mai) who went as far as requiring couples to be married. I wonder if there is an "I get to decide what goes on the walls" clause in the lease?

October 4, 2012 at 7:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )