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State delays nearly $260 million in payments to schools as Kansas finances fall short again

Kansas -- the train wreck that keeps on wrecking ... and wrecking and wrecking and ...

July 1, 2016 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback ordered to explain why he hasn’t appointed judge

He and the legislature are fiddling while Kansas burns. I don't think history -- or the people -- looked too kindly on Nero when he did it.

June 21, 2016 at 9:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More storms may add to 3-inch rainfall total in Lawrence; city shares debris cleanup details

After the worst of it had stopped and there was a break, though it seemed more was coming before long, I was with my canine companion walking through the parking lot of the McDonald's at 6th & Arkansas. A man driving a truck suddenly rolled down his window and asked if we had a long way to go. "Just half a block, but thanks!"

The more I thought about that simple gesture, the more touched I was. I am absolutely livid with the current Kansas government in Topeka. But wherever I live in the future, I'll always love the people of Kansas. *They're* what makes this a great state, no one else.

May 27, 2016 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Columnist Leonard Pitts tells Lawrence crowd it's time for white Americans to 'stop eating Jim Crow'

Someone who spells the invisible line between countries "boarder" should be careful about criticizing the spoken English of others.

May 22, 2016 at 8:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Columnist Leonard Pitts tells Lawrence crowd it's time for white Americans to 'stop eating Jim Crow'

I've been worried about this election. After going through the comments here, I'm now terrified. I know racism still exists but thought (maybe "hoped" is more accurate) it was receding. Boy, was I apparently wrong. It seems electing - and re-electing - a single African American president was a match to the dynamite, even here in Lawrence.

May 22, 2016 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: New challenges put even more focus on teachers

I trust and hope, Mr. Simons, that you'll keep all this in mind when you prepare to make endorsements and non-endorsements in 2016 and beyond. Otherwise, it's the same old hypocrisy that puts party and ideology ahead of the people's needs, desires, and expectations.

May 21, 2016 at 11:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs bill imposing more Kansas welfare restrictions

This supposedly devout Roman Catholic Kansas governor really does deserve a phone call from Pope Francis to give him a papal sermon. Some Catholic! Some follower of Jesus of Nazareth! What a disgrace to his faith! Maybe his parish priest can do the job.

May 16, 2016 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback again rated least popular governor in the nation

It's okay, Sam, all's well ... "The sun still shines in Kansas." -- But just what were you smoking when you convinced Kansans of that? My guess is you're just seeking a Koch Industries job. Much as I despise them, I hope and presume they'll decline your offer. You've done enough damage to the public sector, doing the same to Koch might leave them paupers, too.

May 13, 2016 at 12:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Flexibility needed

Flexibility is one thing. Genuflecting and prostration before developers is something very different. I believe there has been far too much of the latter in recent years. A return to sanity is what Lawrence citizens want and deserve.

May 5, 2016 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Legislature narrowly passes unbalanced budget, ending 2016 session

That Sondheim song needs to be sung differently in Kansas, "Send *out* the clowns."

May 2, 2016 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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