Renaissance (Matthew Herbert)

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Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

With all due respect David, I'm not sure you have any idea about the degree to which we have "gotten off our collective butts". To date, I have visited 3,814 Lawrence doors. I intend to hit no less than 4,000 by election date- ideally 4,500. When I talk to people I learn that MANY of the candidates have been doing the exact same thing I am. I know for a fact in talking with folks that Stuart Boley has matched me nearly door for door as has Stan Rasmussen. Most of us have spent nearly every waking minute since we filed (which for me was in November) focusing on being successful in this endeavor. Have we met with bankers? Yes...and cashiers, and telemarketers and school teachers and landlords and artists and unemployed people. Meanwhile, we all have full-time jobs and families to manage as well. I appreciate how "into" this election you are and hope that you vote April 7th. But please, lets focus on facts and realities and avoid mass-generalizations as to how lazy and corrupt we all are.

March 29, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

You should go back and watch EITHER of the candidate forums that have been televised on channel 6 where I addressed property tax rates as a prominent factor in inflated cost of living in our community. At the city hall meeting, Stan addressed it as well.

March 28, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Candidate funds

For what it is worth, almost all of my "8%" ($515) that came from non-Lawrence donors are former Lawrencians who grew up with me in Lawrence. I've lived in this town 21 years and in that time have acquired many friends, some of whom unfortunately have chosen to leave town to pursue careers elsewhere, but still wish me well in my goals and endeavors.

March 25, 2015 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission candidates speak on tax incentives, eco devo issues

DST brought the promise of a $46,000 average wage. That is probably why that was granted. If you are looking for more questionable abatements around that same time period, look to Prosoco who received an abatement in spite of promising only $26,000 average annual wages

March 23, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rock/shock: KU, WSU to meet at long last

Interesting that the article makes no mention of the REAL reason to want to beat WSU: Conner Frankamp. Besides transferring and promptly acquiring a DUI, whatever happened to that kid?

March 22, 2015 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Latest breakdown of city commission vote totals show Soden's primary victory was widespread

I am the proud older brother of the 1 lone KU residence hall voter.

March 17, 2015 at 9 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local health advocate raises idea of smoking ban in city parks, e-cigarette ban in certain city facilities

Many perfectly legal activities are prohibited in public parks in the name of 'public health/safety such as drinking alcohol. I think there is ample precedent set for such policy. While certainly parks are open to the entire public, many are 'geared' towards small children with the presence of playground equipment, etc.. I think a basic social norm/set of social skills would dictate that when I'm at the park with my three year old that perhaps you don't chain smoke around her. Sadly, I've encountered people who don't seem to feel a need for such polite considerations.

March 12, 2015 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Inconsistent numbers create new questions in Rock Chalk Park audit

Does this mean we get to pay for another "audit"?

March 8, 2015 at 8:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City's Spin Pizza coming to Sixth and Wakarusa area; rumor of another restaurant for South Iowa; Mojo's chicken wings make a return

I have really fond memories of 'all you can eat' wing night at Mojo's. My consumption of wings on those nights may very well have played a role in the closing of the restaurant.

February 26, 2015 at 12:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Preparing for the arrival of the Rock Chalk Park audit

The disconnect between what the PEOPLE want and what the CITY COMMISSION wants appears to be able to be summed up very simply; The PEOPLE want an audit. The CITY wants an appraisal.

February 25, 2015 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )