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Indian Hills residents concerned for safety after traffic diverted onto 27th Street

I think the solution to this problem is...not relocate 31st Street ergo not having to close it!!

Why are three fairly major thoroughfares being realigned? Haskell is the only one that makes sense because it's actually going to have an exit with the SLT and there are businesses where the exit would be.

I swear, it's like road construction can't even construct a straight line anymore. All the roads have to meander a quarter mile off their route. The new Louisiana Street is going to be a half mile away from the old alignment. They might as well rename that portion Missouri Street because it lines up better with Missouri off of 29th Terrace than Louisiana.

April 24, 2015 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence mayor confident commission ready to tackle issues, rebuild trust

The Journal-World does an article on the mayor every year. Last year was Amyx, Dever before that, Schumm, Cromwell, et al. They're all puff pieces designed to give the city an idea about what the new mayor--who has no real power, remember--would like to do over the next year. It's a common article in newspapers across the globe.

April 17, 2015 at 7:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police PAC issues statement against Soden; Board of Realtors PAC gets nearly $15K from national organization; SLT concept plan could create major changes near Clinton Parkway

The article said they would build an underpass at K-10 & Kasold so Kasold/East 1200 Road can just go underneath.

April 3, 2015 at 9:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Baldwin district having sale at Vinland school on Saturday

I'm sure the people of USD 348 would love the school district wasted time and money on printing and mailing checks for maybe $21.

March 27, 2015 at 10:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Road cuts predated budget troubles

Me too. Why am I paying for roads that I don't even drive on? I've never used the fire department or a hospital so why am I paying for them? Maybe other people use them more than me and my money helps pay for what they use but I don't care about those people. I'm also tired of my money going to things like Congress--who don't represent me, the military--which is now just a glorified killing machine, and to tax breaks for corporations--who honestly don't need them when they make billions per year.

February 21, 2015 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

Since when do you need a satellite dish for UVerse? I have UVerse (TV/Internet) and have no satellite dish.

January 22, 2015 at 5:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback: It's up to Legislature to cut budget

This "it's not my job" diatribe doesn't work for me nor should it work for anyone. You are the Republican governor in a Republican-controlled state and the de facto leader of the Kansas GOP--you ran for governor to show you can be an effective leader so why aren't you an effective leader?

December 15, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed apartment building near KU seeks another parking exemption from City Hall; WOW in negotiations to keep Discovery Channel; city to host food/toy drive Monday

Couldn't KU and HERE partner to help the city rebuild Mississippi Street from 11th to the parking garage entrance? They could add more parking on the street that isn't parallel parking and possibly get parking on both sides of the street depending on how close the apartments are going to be to the road.

November 28, 2014 at 9:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence library visitors up 55 percent; city agrees to final library construction bill; solar panels installed at Prairie Park

You can just put your stack of books in the self-service machine and it will scan every single book without you having to do it one-by-one. I find it weird too that there's no one doing checkouts but I never waited in line to check out books anyway because I'm fully capable of doing things on my own.

November 19, 2014 at 8:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday column: Brownback has chance to put Kansas in more positive position

Maybe Brownback should make whatever Dolph is high on available to all Kansans.

"Will Brownback seize this opportunity?"
No, he won't. He's already said he plans on doubling-down on his great experiment. His "inner circle" has already said they are not going to revisit the tax plan at this time. Maybe they will when the legislature starts in January but probably not. I do believe that Brownback is a smart guy but he has one major flaw--he can NEVER admit that he was wrong. Applying the brakes to his experiment would be admitting that he is wrong and he was taught in Washington to never do that. When he realizes that he is wrong, some other person takes the blame and they are immediately replaced. Brownback never admits wrongdoing. If Brownback can get past this then maybe he could become a decent governor.

November 14, 2014 at 11:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )