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Increasing population at Douglas County jail at odds with national trend

It all will boil down to safely housing prisoners. When exceeding the current capacity of the current jail facility, they must be transported to other facilities outside Douglas County with additional daily expenses for each person housed elsewhere. There have already been lawsuits for overcrowding at other jail locations in the state of Kansas. It is a pay now or pay later situation. Hate the idea of building new facilities all you want, money will be spent to deal with crime and the consequences. In the meantime, everyone that has a better idea needs to step up with their solutions with action to reduce the number of crimes. Crime is not going to stop just because you do not build a new jail. The jail is being built while waiting for the solutions that will reduce the need for housing so many people.

March 25, 2018 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Discount tool retailer has plans for local store; signs of new life at former Hobby Lobby site; a Missouri billionaire stakes a Lawrence claim

I tried to verify Harbor Freight news by checking out their web site. No new upcoming stores were listed for Kansas. When I checked their Career listing, only six jobs were listed and they were for Topeka and Olathe. Since I have not heard of Indeed.Com until recently, I tried to check them out, but could not tell who to believe about Indeed.Com. Some statements were over the top great reviews and some reviews were quite negative. Reviews from businesses were similar in that their accounts were disabled. One business did get a response by E-mail that the business accounts are disabled until Indeed.Com can verify the business. Maybe Harbor Freight is not ready to go public yet.

March 23, 2018 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Big box retailers seeking break on property taxes; local government leaders oppose

The article mentions that Menards and Target are the ones pushing for the taxation change; yet you have a picture of Walmart. This imply Walmart is the reason local government leaders are opposed to Walmart (which may/may not be true, but the article does not state what is Walmart's involvement on this topic). I know that many people in Lawrence are anti-Walmart, but that does not justify using a picture of the Walmart store. The only mention of Walmart is in the statistics box. The first lesson of statistic is that there are no good statistics.

March 20, 2018 at 9:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

26 killed in church attack in Texas' deadliest mass shooting

Please define "congenital liberal." It is not a common term and I am unable to get any results when I searched on the Internet. Other variations with different words had to be defined individually and all seemed to be unique definitions to fit their personal opinion. All of them were in editorial opinions. When you invent a new phrase not commonly used, you really need to define your meaning(s). Thanks.

November 5, 2017 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Douglas County Commission approves easement acquisition for North 1500 Road project

Will East 1625 remain open as a bypass route? Is there an approximate start and finish date? Thanks.

February 23, 2017 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

White House doubles down on Trump's false claims about voter fraud

Let us say that after a thorough investigation that it is found that millions voted illegally for Trump, then what?

January 24, 2017 at 3:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Five people injured in three-car crash on K-10, Highway Patrol says

Originally, KDOT wanted to close off Kasold completely. They wanted to eliminate the chances of accidents at this location. The right in/right out turns is the compromise that should have had a chance of being safe. It does not help that someone chose to disregard this completely. KDOT did listen and came up with a solution that was within the budget constraints of the current Republican regime.

November 23, 2016 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fix-It Chick: Replace an electric oven element

Generally, Fix-It Chick articles tend to be too vague and hard to follow. This time, however, the Fix-It Chick was easier to understand and quite careful with a redundant safety step; ie. switch of breaker and unplug the stop from the outlet. The rest is very straight forward, unplug old coil and wear gloves when handling and plugging in new coil. If a person is not comfortable with these instructions, then it would be wise to call a competent service person. What I usually do is compare the cost of the replacement part with the cost of a service person's price quote and factor in how easy/comfortable I am in doing the job myself.

August 13, 2016 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT shares safety concerns with K-10/Kasold Drive intersection during open house on changes

Since the state's funds for road projects have be re-allocated for non-road projects, short term fixes like overpasses are not feasible at this intersection. After all, the long range plan is to upgrade the SW portion of K-10 to a 4-lane road. For all we know, the predicted increase of traffic to 16,800 vehicles per day could be a conservative estimate. I have seen many vehicles pull slowly out in front of 65 mph traffic and a few actually wait for the 65 mph traffic to clear. With the increase in traffic, the risk of no safe changes being made for the intersection could be at the cost of lives. Closing the intersection would mean no lives lost at the inconvenience of local traffic. If you want more expensive solutions, vote for someone who is will return the money to fund the state's road projects.

June 2, 2016 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

I was not in agreement with President Bush when Iraq was invaded, but I still supported our President and our country. This backstabbing of POTUS is not acceptable. Even though I do not agree with many things that President Obama has said, I will not be supporting the GOP for a very long time! The GOP has been infiltrated with too many people against ordinary people under the guise of political causes when it is really about attacking people of different race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, educators, etc. This overt attacking of President Obama is an attack on our own country. If the GOP is not going to respect our current President, I intend to return the same show of disrespect the next time and every time I go to vote!

March 14, 2015 at 11:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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