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Capital City Bank signs deal for west Lawrence location; retirement neighborhood near Rock Chalk Park gaining momentum

Unlike other projects, Rock Chalk was NOT a choice of the public. I think that is the issue here and the inequality of a few that continue to get projects approved looks very fishy. Those of us that have lived here for many years have also seen very large jumps in our taxes. If it continues we will eventually out price ourselves with the multi-generational citizens because they will not be able to afford to live here. Lawrence is a wonderful place to live but at some point spending has got to cease on special projects.

September 15, 2013 at 10:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City proposing $30 increase in speeding fine

I found this article very interesting since I cannot remember the last time I saw someone pulled over in this town. Maybe if they would enforce the laws we do have they would not need to increase costs. I did not see anything about running stop signs. I have seen 2 accidents happen because people run stop signs like crazy in this town. I wonder when it became legal to go through stop signs 2 cars at a time? Hmmm...........

September 1, 2013 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager forecasting increase in city's general fund property tax rate for 2014 budget

Maybe you should spend a day in a school and see what a pud job it is. Let me tell you as an educator, I work nights and weekends and many days in the summer to get ready for the upcoming year. Obviously, you do not know any educators you would sing a different tune if you did. When working with kids your job never ends.

June 16, 2013 at 10:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opponents of drug testing for welfare benefits see it as hassling the poor; Brownback says it will help

I have a drug test requirement for my job, I see nothing wrong with this and I am not a Brownback lover. However, I think this could be a step in the right direction. There must be services though if they are going to do this. It will take extra funding to follow through and we need to figure out where these people will live and how they will eat if there is no money and how their kids will survive. IF this is done correctly it could be a great thing for tax payers. The verdict is out yet for me.

April 21, 2013 at 9:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Basil Leaf Cafe signs deal to locate in former Joe's Bakery building by June or July

I agree, there is no parking, why would they choose that location? It has good visibility but what good is that if you cannot find somewhere to park. This is a great restaurant, I was hoping for a better location.

April 14, 2013 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Collective bargaining issues expose open rift among education lobby groups

As an Educator, I am tired of being blamed for declining education. Sit in our shoes each day and see what we have to deal with. There are so many personal issues that must also be included and fixed in the day and now we are told what to teach so the kids can pass assessments. We must prepare each kid for college when we have kids that do not care about book learning. Then there is the parent component that no one seems to acknowledge, so many of them do not care. (This is NOT all parents) I have not "raised" these kids, yet, I am supposed to teach them morals and values. Was that not the parents responsibility at some point? Educators have become the dumping ground for all problems today according to our Legislators, no one even mentions PARENTS!

March 17, 2013 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Symphony in the Flint Hills tickets on sale this week

What a disappointment, not in the Flint Hills this year. This is such an unusual venue and so gorgeous. I will not be attending this year, just not the same.

March 17, 2013 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tickets issued by Lawrence police hit five-year low

Maybe they need to sit at Wakarusa and Harvard, they could fund another spot if they would ticket all of the people that do not stop at that intersection. It is VERY dangerous.

March 10, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Half Price Books to close Lawrence store in coming months

Those online purchases do not pay for your schools and community services. So sad that people do not think about buying locally.

February 24, 2013 at 5:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City issues permits for $11 million in apartment construction, $600K expansion at Hallmark

I would think marketing reports would show how many apartments sit empty in Lawrence. Talk to people in this business and they will tell you occupancy is not good and we are adding 900 more units. Lawrence is not growing enough to support those numbers.

February 21, 2013 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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