QuiviraTrail (Clark Coan)

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Specialty baker to open in downtown Lawrence; keep your eyes open for a new Ninth Street restaurant

there's nearly 1 in 2 chance that a start-up will no longer be operational in five years, mainly because they are under-capitalized. Downtown Lawrence has high pedestrian traffic but high rents and taxes.

March 22, 2017 at 3:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

30th annual Lawrence St. Patrick's Day Parade

An out-of-town guest was not impressed with the parade. He said it was too commercialized and it had only two interesting floats and way too many trucks are cars.

March 18, 2017 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man faces single charge of buying sexual relations

I thought the J-W has a policy of not naming names for those accused of sex crimes until they are convicted.

March 18, 2017 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas considers lease-purchase deal to replace old prison

Build a bigger prison, the judges will fill it. Too many people are in prison for minor, nonviolent crimes. They can be rehabilitated outside of prison.

February 2, 2017 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Students of color in Lawrence school district face uneven odds

One major reason for the discrepancy is that half of all Black Americans have an IQ below 85!

January 29, 2017 at 6:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Medicaid expansion bill introduced in Kansas House

Opponents will claim it is too late to expand Medicaid because the ACA is going to be repealed. However, if the repeal doesn't go into effect until January 1, 2018, it might not be too late.

BTW, today's hard copy of the J-W says "Wednesday" on the top of the front page instead of "Thursday".

January 19, 2017 at 10:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to receive proposal for outdoor recreation center at Clinton Lake

I don't agree with taking public land for private use and that would do this. It would take 1,500 acres of Clinton State Park (which is federally-owned but leased to the State). Also, no tax abatements or other tax benefits. I just can't see how their market study shows it will be financially viable. Who is going to go there. Some young people and families from Lawrence and Topeka but not KC (which already has these activities but in separate areas.

December 12, 2016 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Biological Survey publication documents vanishing native habitat, suggests preservation steps

Too bad the prairie chicken is extinct in Douglas County. It would be great if the voters of Douglas County would establish a Douglas County Conservation District like the McHenry County (Illinois) Conservation District which was created by voters to preserve open space and natural lands. It is funded by annual tax not to exceed 1/10th of one percent of the assessed valuation of the county.

October 24, 2016 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission accedes to protesters' demands, signs letters in support of Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

I'm impressed with both letters but a sit-in was not necessary to secure them.

September 7, 2016 at 7:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-10 Connector to continue service next year, but funding still an issue

Since so many ride the Connector from Johnson County to KU, maybe KU should help pay for the bus if it doesn't already. We don't have a community college so we should help those who need to attend JCCC.

August 31, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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