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Kris Kobach enters 2018 race for Kansas governor

omg.....yet another Koch sucker trying to continue Brownback's legacy of destruction and sorrow. Kansans, you MUST use criteria other than abortion stance to choose your leaders! The pre-birthers care only about life before birth. Do you really believe that the life of a fetus is more important than that of a sick or starving child? Please educate yourselves on issues and make YOUR decision based on reality rather than "the way our family has always voted." Not all the cattle in Kansas are four-legged.

June 8, 2017 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Man convicted in 1986 crash that killed family of 5 charged in new drunken driving case

This is beyond disgusting. Crimes that involve theft/money/pot can have a much longer sentence than those involving the death of a human being or multiple human beings. Our "justice " system needs some serious changes.

August 27, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

6-year-old Lawrence boy shoots self in foot while playing with gun, police say

Every day approximately 91 people are killed by guns in the US. On the average day, eight children are killed by a gun. I just ordered my "no guns allowed' sign for my door. Many many years ago when my children were young, they were not allowed to visit a home where guns were present. Anyone who thinks more guns added to the mix will "fix things" needs educating.
Please be part of the solution, not the problem. Less guns = more life.

August 25, 2016 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After DIY skate park is dismantled, skaters look to other options

It would be so wonderful if Lawrence would create recreational space for those who live in areas where the youth need it most. Your city lacks a YMCA which could provide opportunities for the lower income families which DO reside in your city. The East Lawrence Rec Center is nice, but small and limited in offerings. Frankly, your town's "western" elitism stinks.

August 24, 2016 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Signs that a large chain fabric store is coming to town; Kansas community has best Main Street in USA, and it is not Lawrence

I've only been to Emporia once; in 1971 with my soon-to-be husband and our friend Richard. We went to explore going to Emporia State, but ended up going to the Frank Zappa movie, 200 Motels and then to a really cool park. Now that was a long strange trip....

July 14, 2016 at 1:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Robots, yoga, veggie smoothies coming to Lawrence schools through new grants

Little based toward the elite schools.

April 13, 2016 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Estate gift from late KU professor, wife will donate more than $200,000 to Salvation Army

What beautiful human beings! The Salvation Army is so amazing...they truly do the work of God with very little monetary compensation for even the upper echelon of their organization (unlike others + ) The wonderful gift will benefit untold numbers of people and may literally change lives of future generations. God bless this family!

March 31, 2016 at 2:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Price Chopper looking at bringing grocery store to Lawrence; potential issues facing a downtown grocery store

I live two hours from Checkers, and every time I visit Lawrence (at least once a month) I shop at Checkers. I absolutely LOVE this store! They have nearly everything one could dream of, very reasonable prices, super sales, and the employees that I "know" are some of the nicest people ever. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting owner Jim Lewis, but he must be one fantastic individual. He supports the community in myriad ways, enriching the spirit of sincere neighborly love. I live in Salina, and we have three large Dillons stores and until recently, had a fourth smaller store. The smallest store was the closest to the lowest economic population and had the BEST fiscal numbers of all the stores (according to employees in the know) This store had a much smaller inventory, no food bars etc. but was hugely successful. Not everyone needs a mega-store or even wants a mega-store for their shopping needs. (and many many in town cannot understand the unwise decision to close this smaller store plus another large store and create a gigantic store, which many boycott)
It would be a huge shame for the hometown hero to be snubbed in order to invite corporate America in, especially in Lawrence which is known for its sense of community and its drive to think globally and buy locally.

March 17, 2016 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's one book you think everyone should read?

There Are No Children Here by Alex Kotlowitz. This amazing book was written by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, who got to know one family living in the projects of Chicago, Cabrini Green. I wish everyone in America would read this....a real life-changer.

March 9, 2016 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Concept plan for 5K, 10K trails at Rock Chalk Park emerges

Lawrence is so elitist, and becoming even more so. I cannot believe that you have closed the East Lawrence Rec Center due to lack of funds, yet contemplate building more and more for those on the west side (and don't tell the children to "ride the bus" out there)

The gap between the haves and the have nots continues to grow wider in Lawrence. How very sad.

July 28, 2013 at 2:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )