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Company hoping to make solar power more visible in downtown; a number on the Kansas economy that isn't terrible

Glad solar is finally taking off in the Sunflower State.

"Home, home on the range, where the skies are not cloudy all day."

I wouldn't say that the former icehouse building in the 600 block of Vermont is a prominent location, though. I remember when there really was an icehouse there. They would put watermelons in ice-water-filled tanks. They would plug a watermelon for you to see if it was ripe.

August 20, 2014 at 2:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local leaders, Indian tribe to begin new talks about future of North Lawrence property

There's a Delaware cemetery up there. The Delaware were anti-slavery and let runaway slaves from Missouri live on their land in North Lawrence. Certain Lawrence economic interests got them removed to Indian Territory because they wanted the land--some of the best in the world. That's why it shouldn't be paved over.

August 20, 2014 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City now has new opening date in mind for Rock Chalk Park recreation center; update on ice rink idea for downtown plaza

The 3 miles of cross-country trails are not done yet either. I was out there Sunday walking on the trails which wind back and forth through the woods and meadows. The surface is asphalt millings. I am still reserving my opinion on that type of surface. There's one very steep concrete section of the trail network which would be dangerous if wet.

August 19, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Tax benefits

1. The sales tax is REGRESSIVE. It adversely affects low and moderate income people because it takes a higher percentage of their income, esp. in Kansas where food is taxed.

2. The property tax also taxes industrial and commercial property which helps reduce the burden on homeowners. KU students pay property taxes through their rent. Landlords always pass this expense on to renters.

Conclusion: Property taxes are fairer to more people than sales taxes.

August 18, 2014 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrat sees path to upset in Kansas Senate race

No money, no honey, Taylor. At least with Orman in the race, the Far Right Extremist Pat Roberts might not win by a landslide.

August 17, 2014 at 8:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New sexuality education standards implemented throughout Lawrence public schools this year

That's where I got my sex education and boy was it wrong. When I was 10 I thought I could be pregnant and worried about that.

August 16, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man, 22, charged with five counts of rape

Lottinville, the 19-year-old who was sentenced to 13 years for raping a 13-year-old girl, sure had lots of ridulous excuses:

1. Pervasive loneliness
2. The victim was his peer
3. It was consensual.

August 16, 2014 at 11:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Independent candidate Orman joins Senate race in Kansas

Good. He'll peal off Republican voters who would normally vote for Roberts. However, since he doesn't have any money he won't have much effect and Roberts will win. There hasn't been a Democratic senator since the 1930s in the Sunflower State and that's not going to change.

August 15, 2014 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A food truck soon may be coming to a parking lot near you; Santa Fe depot project delayed

Railroads still operate with a 19th century mentality when they were top dogs in the corporate world.

August 15, 2014 at 1:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

Last night they were throwing Molotov cocktails at the police.

August 14, 2014 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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