QuiviraTrail (Clark Coan)


Comment history

Lawrence event to remember civil rights activist shot in the 70s

Here are some interesting facts:

1. The police officer threatened Dowdell a few days before he shot him. He told him "I'm going to get you, Dowdell" or something like that.

2. The police officer followed Dowdell from the Afro House (10th & R.I.) who got out of his car and ran down the alley behind the Social Service League.

3. The police officer shot him in the back of the head.

4. It is unclear if a handgun was found near the body and if so, whose it was.

July 25, 2015 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A potential danger zone for Lawrence's public transit system; restaurant expansion at Sixth and Wakarusa

It's not a problem. The public transit tax is only 0.2 percent and very likely to be retained by the voters.

July 24, 2015 at 10:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence takes precautions after raw sewage leaks into Kansas River at Topeka; no issues anticipated

This is the third time this year, so they need to be fined big time by either KDHE or the EPA. How about a $500,000 fine?

July 21, 2015 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Talk of new police facility stirs up controversy at study session

So, $2 million is saved by using City-owned land, but the whole project costs $25 million after cost overruns. I guess every bit helps but the whole project is still going raise property taxes substantially. The Venture Business Park is not centrally located. The current building at 15th & Wakarusa will be centrally located within the next 20 years as the town expands to the Northwest. And there is land behind the current building that could possibly be purchased.

July 21, 2015 at 12:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Higher wage lessons

The ordinance that passed gradually raises the minimum wage to $13.00/hour, not $15.00/hour and it only applies to businesses with 15 or more employees. It will be challenged in the courts and likely be overturned because the courts will rule the State has occupied the field in terms of the minimum wage. I am pretty sure a local minimum wage law is not constitutional in Kansas and if Lawrence passed a minimum wage law, the Extreme Right legislature would pre-empt it retroactively.

Something is wrong with this country if people working full-time can't afford to feed, clothe and house their families without having to get food stamps or Section 8 or get food at a food pantry.

Food from a pantry is a charity. Raising the minimum wage is justice. There's a big difference.

July 20, 2015 at 4:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission reopening study of new police facility

From satellite Google Maps it looks like there is plenty of land behind the police building at 15th & Wakarusa. They could do a complete remodel and expand north.

I'm beginning to wonder if the commission will allow residents to vote on new police headquarters this time.

July 20, 2015 at 1:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission reopening study of new police facility

I agree with Heckler: upgrade and expand the existing building at 15th & Wakarusa. It will be the center of the city within 20 years.

July 19, 2015 at 12:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Lane danger

The writer must have been riding on busy streets instead of bike route streets such as Vermont, Leonard, and 21st St. which have very little traffic. I'm still amazed when I see bicyclists on 23rd and Mass. St. All it takes is one inattentive driver and squish.

July 17, 2015 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police aim to have all officers complete Crisis Intervention Training to address those in mental health crises

Long past overdue. They should take refresher courses every two years as well as people forget. That's why CPR training certification is only valid for two years.

July 11, 2015 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Streets, infrastructure polling higher than police headquarters in new city survey results

Isn't there a way to remodel and expand the existing building at Bob Billings Pkwy and Wakarusa? It's the perfect location because Lawrence continues to grow mainly Northwest.

July 6, 2015 at 3:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )