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Fly Topeka? Lawrence residents soon will have two nearby options for travel

More choices for travel is good. The cost does appear to be pricey but it may be the same as KCI or cheaper, if you need to travel on short notice. Hopefully, the demand for travel will increase and more destinations are added.

December 30, 2013 at 7 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas premiums lower than expected under new health insurance marketplaces, report says

Why does a young healthy person pay more? Shouldn't be the other way around? A person who smokes and/or drinks excessively should pay more than the healthy older person. Young people are told that there may not be Social Security when they retire, so they should start saving now. If they are being charged higher for health care than others, saving for retirement, paying back student loans, and working at a lower wage due to the job market, how will they survive financially?

The Republicans have the idea to defund until they can come up with their own plan then shove it down America's throat.

The ACA in some areas needs some work and should be revised, but not defunded. It needs to be flexible for future legislative and economic changes.

September 28, 2013 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

Anyone that knows or vaguely understands politics should know that any legislation is difficult to implement. We all know that politicians are not going to get it right the first time because it involves the masses and you can't please everyone. Americans don't like the current health care system, it is too expensive and inaccurate at times. Prescription drugs are too expensive and overly prescribed to patients. So, what is being done to reduce some of the problems in health care - The Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately there are some gaps, but remember it is driven by politicians. Is the concept of affordable health care a good one - I think so? But, it will take time to understand, work out the bugs, and hope the necessary changes are not tied up in silly debates and legislation.
Hopefully, one of the concepts is to provide health care to those and their families who have lost their job. Americans frown on the potential impact to small business but if health insurance is not provided by the business, how does an employee get affordable heath care?

September 28, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man travels state informing Kansans about Affordable Care Act

Anyone that knows or vaguely understands politics should know that any legislation is difficult to implement. We all know that politicians are not going to get it right the first time because it involves the masses and you can't please everyone.
Americans don't like the current health care system, it is too expensive and inaccurate at times. Prescription drugs are too expensive and overly prescribed to patients.
So, what is being done to reduce some of the problems in health care - The Affordable Care Act. Unfortunately there are some gaps, but remember it is driven by politicians. Is the concept of affordable health care a good one - I think so. But, it will take time to understand, work out the bugs, and hope the necessary changes are not tied up in silly debates and legislation.

September 28, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Shelter support

Funding can be generated through the confiscation of money from drug violations, speeding and DUI tickets. It can also come from a reduction in the total cost of a new police department. The city needs to keep the shelter open and in good condition. City of Lawrence do whatever it takes to help those in need!

September 24, 2013 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Band Day marches on, even without parade

It's not Band Day without the Mass Street Band Day Parade. KU and Lawrence get it together and make the Band Day Parade happen every year!

September 22, 2013 at 9:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Girls’ deaths moved struggle forward

Pitt's article devotes time for remembrance on those that sacrificed their lives, directly or indirectly. The four girls who lost their lives should remind all people that the struggle is not over, regardless of the color of ones skin who chooses to inflict hate or harm.
There is Black on Black crime, White on White crime, Hispanic on Hispanic crime. Why is remembering the tragedy of the four girls wrong and why can't this be a message to all races?

September 15, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Syria reveals Obama incompetence

The President did the right thing by letting the world know that this should not be tolerated. If America takes another position and doesn't strike Syria that is good. It shows he is listening to the people at the same time letting us know what he thinks. Do you think President Bush would have done that?
How is the President incompetent? Syria is aware that we mean business and want Assad out. Russia also knows that they can't play with the US. What are they going to bring in defense of Syria - old boats and a beaten down army that will defect faster than a Cuban baseball team?
This editorial is lame. The President brought the issue into the world's eye and showed concern, and it is now on the UN to take a step forward and do something!

September 15, 2013 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lone-star letdown: Offense disappoints in KU's 23-14 loss to Rice

Coach Weiss needs to show the offense he means business. Receivers continue to drop balls and they should sit out the rest of the game. The dropped ball near the end of the game that could have been a touchdown should not be tolerated.
If KU has to play the kickers as receivers, or move the running backs to receiver positions on different plays, do it.
I also don't have confidence in the quarterbacks, they need to be more accurate and make more adjustments when the line can't hold position.
KU has potential and the talent but it is not showing!

September 15, 2013 at 10:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Dangerous fork

The Syrian conflict requires UN intervention, not US intervention. If this is a violation of world security and the UN does not require equal participation from other countries, the US must wait this one out until the world sees what the US is talking about.
We can't always be the ones risking our lives, national security, and finances, while other countries sit back and do nothing.
Obama has a good heart and mind regarding why we must intervene, but the US won't stop this conflict with bombing or a full scale attack. Syria must settle it on their own and if they don't like their leader and way of life then they must change it, and America should let it happen.

September 6, 2013 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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