QuiviraTrail (Clark Coan)


Comment history

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Opponents will claim it is too late to expand Medicaid because the ACA is going to be repealed.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 )

A look at how much more you could earn by working in Kansas City, and other wage and salary information about Lawrence

Thousands commute to KC and Topeka every day. There just aren't enough good jobs in River City.

August 31, 2016 at 3:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jill Stein wins slot on Kansas presidential ballot

The last poll I saw had Trump ahead by 17 points in Kansas, so no harm in voting your conscience. Maybe if we lived in one of the 12 swing states, it would be wise to hold one's nose and vote for Clinton. Ralph Nader ran nominally on the Green Party ticket in 2000 and didn't even get 3% of the vote nationally. I don't expect Jill Stein will get any higher. Too bad they will deny her a place in the debates.

As far as I recall, Stein was not on the ballot in Kansas in 2012 but was a write-in candidate.

August 30, 2016 at 3:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to land Caribbean-themed bar and grill; Reggae Fest tonight in downtown; a rundown of recently approved street events

Lawrence has had at least two Caribbean restaurants and never lasted long. I don't expect this one to last more than two years.

August 19, 2016 at 8:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )