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Brownback's K-12 cuts larger than first thought

It's time to leave Kansas.

January 22, 2015 at 6:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence home construction hits second lowest total on record; Rock Chalk Park recreation center posting big attendance numbers

With the city pushing energy efficiency standards that are very difficult and costly to meet, it's no surprise contractors are hesitant to build here. It's also well known that the building inspectors are too strict with their interpretation of the code, especially the county inspectors. I know several contractors that avoid Lawrence and Douglas county just because the inspectors are difficult to deal with. It's easier AND more profitable to build in Johnson County.

January 15, 2015 at 11:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue numbers show $715 million shortfall through 2016

So, Dave Trabert is a paid lobbyist, eh? This is a guy that gives special interest money direct access to elected officials for a price. This is nothing more than corruption. Elected officials are supposed to represent the people, not the highest bidder. The fact that this practice is allowed to happen at all levels of government is disgusting. People like Mr. Trabert are at the core of what is wrong with this country.

November 11, 2014 at 2:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Gov. Brownback says re-election foe undefined

Brownback gave the very richest among us a huge tax giveaway at the expense of our children's education/future. He is dishonest and corrupt. Bringing up the gay marriage issue is nothing but an attempt draw attention away from the disaster that he has created. Vote the corrupt POS out.

October 29, 2014 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Christie makes 3rd trip to stump for Brownback

It's pretty bad when you're too conservative for Kansas.

October 20, 2014 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Final Senate debate brings out fresh attacks

Instead of addressing real issues, solving real problems, Roberts continues with the "us vs them" mentality that has paralyzed Washington. He needs to go. We need more independents in Washington that are willing to work with both sides to solve problems. After all, that's what we pay them to do. We've had enough of the partisan BS.

October 16, 2014 at 5:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sarah Palin to come to Kansas for event for Sen. Pat Roberts

I hope the Phelps clan comes out to give them a warm welcome.

September 23, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City hopeful that a solution is in the works for 23rd and Ousdahl flooding

I agree. It's ridiculous that this hasn't been addressed yet. I remember that intersection flooding back in the mid 80's when I was growing up. Maybe the city should have spent the money on this instead of building their beloved roundabouts.

September 4, 2014 at 4:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tractor-trailer crashes into I-70 tollbooth, Colorado driver dead

Why are we forced to pay a private company to drive on a road that was built with federal tax dollars?

March 29, 2014 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Heart disease kills 'one woman a minute,' area experts warn

Roughly half of the people treated for heart attack have normal cholesterol levels. Roughly half of the people with elevated cholesterol levels never get heart disease. Cholesterol levels are a horrible predictor of heart disease because cholesterol isn't the problem. There is a growing chorus of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons that say inflammation is the problem, not cholesterol. The low fat, high carbohydrate diet that doctors are still pushing on us is the culprit. Eskimo Indians used to survive almost exclusively on saturated caribou fat and whale blubber. Heart disease and obesity were unheard of in those populations until they adopted our "heart healthy" diet. The USDA and their dietary recommendations are literally killing us. The same grains that farmers use to fatten their cattle for slaughter are exactly what the USDA recommends we eat in large quantities. It's no wonder we have such a problem with obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

February 18, 2014 at 6:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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