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Douglas County considers jail expansion

How is that lousy planning? That is the exact opposite, to have the projections like that and build something that can be phased in over time. Had the built it it to house 2010 levels, it would have been "Bad planning" because they spent money on all that unused space.

August 4, 2014 at 1:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

I think there is a point on banning it on Mass itself and the sidewalks. I too hate walking down Mass having to walk through a cloud of smoke in front of certain areas. However, even as much as I hate smoke, I would not be for a complete ban downtown. Let the bars and restaurants that have patios on the back of their buildings allow smoking. The only problem is really on the front sidewalks.

Honestly, the bigger reason for a ban is all the trash that smokers leave behind. I don't know why throwing a cigarette butt on the ground isn't considered "littering" because that is exactly what it is.

July 27, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPERS hits 60 percent funded benchmark

Funny how it's Obamas fault that the Kansas economy sucks, but when investments that benefit Kansas are good, thats all Brownback.

July 20, 2014 at 11:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

QuikTrip moving into restaurant business at 23rd and Haskell; home sales fall in May; area businessman in running for national entrepreneur of the year

I am originally from Wichita, and have a Quiktrip right around the corner from where I grew up. It was almost a daily trip for me to grab a drink or a quick bite. The newer stores take that whole idea to a whole new level. Unfortuantly since I have been in Lawrence I almost never go to Quiktrip thanks to its awful location for anybody in Lawrence that doesn't use K-10. Seems like a location in the city itself would make more sense.

June 25, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-State upgrades video, sound in Bramlage Coliseum

Hey, gotta find some way to make that place interesting and loud, because we all know nothing interesting is happening on the court.

June 18, 2014 at 7:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU parking rates to increase, some by as much as 40 percent

I have not understood this either. It seems to me that they are trying to keep the cost of the Yellow pass down and instead shifting that burden to park and ride. There is really no reason for a person to buy Park and Ride anymore, and that is contributing to the problems with the Yellow Lots that are often mentioned. In my time here the Park and Ride has gone from a no brainer affordable option that one could purchase even if they had other transportation options to "Well I might as well just buy the Yellow pass."

May 13, 2014 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Moody's says more state budget cuts may be needed to 'achieve structural balance long-term'

This is just too fun to watch, it is rare that this type of plan fails this quickly and this publicly while the guy who did it is still in office. The only downside, it's happening to my state.

May 13, 2014 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City engineers want roundabout at 19th and Naismith, plus two other major intersections

Manhattan has a two lane Roundabout on one of their major roads. I mean, if they can handle it, Lawrence surely can. I really like the idea of one on Naismith, that would create a pretty neat focal point and entrance to what is already a historical area. Put a fountain with a big ol' statue of James Naismith, and that is bound to become some hot B-Roll for ESPN broadcasts.

April 20, 2014 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback to tout bonds for new health education building at KU Medical Center

I agree, until the Construction Fence is up, you haven't convinced me. And honestly, after all the crap that the whole process has ton through, I think he is far past "Winning people over."

April 18, 2014 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

In new ad, group backing Brownback praises governor for school bill but doesn't mention repeal of teacher tenure

Also glossed over the "Court Mandated" part of it. It's like me getting sentenced to Community Service for breaking the law, then running ad's about "How much I care about the community, because you know, I was raking leaves and picking up trash.."

April 14, 2014 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )