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Golf course, apartment developments under construction in northwest Lawrence; city commissioner gets graphic on Topeka sewage issue

If you are north of Overland Drive in that area, you are in Perry-Lecompton.

July 22, 2015 at 12:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence mayor: 'Hopefully sine die is not a synonym for unfathomable stupidity'

If a city wants to tax their way into being a good city then why should the state government stop them? The Kansas legislature is for small government but this is yet another of the many examples of the state telling cities and counties what to do.

Honestly, I would rather have a few dollars taken out of my paycheck every month then pay roughly $0.95 per dollar on everything I spend just so the few wealthy people and 300,000 LLCs in Kansas can have a tax break.

June 23, 2015 at 11:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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 )