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School finance case to have political consequences, experts say

While I've almost never agree with Dave T. on substance, he's got it right in this instance. And the quotes from legislative leaders in this piece are staggering.

October 7, 2013 at 9:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Obama selects former state transportation secretary Miller for federal position

Very well qualified. Great choice!

September 24, 2013 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dole Institute exercise reveals trade-offs in federal budget cutting

This is truly an awful article. It doesn't capture the nature of the exercise. Writing from the first-person perspective of a participant would have been far more effective. What did the tradeoffs look like? Was the exercise realistic? Did compromise and deliberation occur? We get none of that.

September 24, 2013 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU journalism professor Guth placed on leave as school reviews comment he made on Twitter on shootings

No one has mentioned the extraordinarily difficult process of revoking tenure. Certainly a angry, intemperant tweet doesn't come close to meeting the standard. And this is an example of what tenure is for. It protects Guth, to be sure, but it also protects the rest of the faculty from an increasingly aggressive and hostile legislature. I'd prefer it that he was back teaching on Monday, and that the University would have more of a backbone, but I can understand why it's rolling over right now, given wrath of many legislators.

September 20, 2013 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime art glass business in jeopardy after city declares studio uninhabitable

Of course, the building became decrepit through the decades-long ownership of Rod Ernst (and his family). They never put anything into the building, FSG glass got cheap space, and everything deteriorated. At some point a developer may take over the building, but it will be a long haul, and whoever does it is in for lots of expenses. Still, worth doing as that part of town improves and 9th St. develops out toward the new developments on the East Side.

September 5, 2013 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback nominates top lawyer for Kansas appeals court

Competent attorney, per Six and Watkins (who is not Dem Party treasurer). Still a CRONY. Great start for this new, "democratic" system of appointment. And it's just the start.

August 20, 2013 at 10:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Quilt highlights role of African-Americans in Quantrill’s raid and rebuilding Lawrence

Marla is a great quilter, a great artist, and a great soul. Don't miss her work!

August 19, 2013 at 9:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Watkins Museum of History set to open new $300K exhibit as part of Quantrill's Raid commemoration

Re the $$, it's all listed in the program. Lots of grants and individual genrosity. More broadly, does anyone remember what a disaster the museum was a few years ago? This is a great example of private-pubolic collaboration and vsion from lots of folks, and the restoration of a wonderful building. It doesn't have to bring tourists off I70, although some will come. But it does demonstrate that we appreciate our extremely rich history and the truly important event that Quantrill's raid(or the Massacre of Lawrence) was. Let's enjoy the success, and it is a success, rather than nit-pick. And then build upon it.

August 17, 2013 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents propose keeping tuition flat next year if Legislature restores funds that were cut

Note to Regents. When you are in a hole, stop digging. You think you can play politics with these clowns?

August 14, 2013 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Armored vehicle, recently bought by Lawrence police with federal grant, appearing on city streets

This is so wrong in so many ways that it defies description. A dangerous toy at best, destructive pork-barrel for sure. If you have this weapon, you'll use it for sure. Depressing use of fed funds.

August 12, 2013 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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