catiefan (Lisa Rasor)

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Headquarters Inc. executive director resigns; no replacement announced yet

A few corrections:
1. The "statewide focus for suicide prevention in Kansas" was begun many years ago under the leadership of former executive director, Marcia Epstein; the agency became the Kansas center that answers 1-800-273-8255 calls from all across the state, and rollover calls from other states.
2. The Kansas SPRC was also established by the former executive director, Marcia Epstein, when the agency, through her efforts, won a prestigious $1.5 million grant.
I'm sure Andy did other nice things for Headquarters. But not those things.

November 30, 2017 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republican Jim Barnett commits to LGBT nondiscrimination policy if elected governor of Kansas

"The perceived front-runner in the race is Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is known nationally for his crusades against illegal immigration AND NON-EXISTENT VOTER FRAUD WITH THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF VOTER SUPPRESSION, and who earlier this week received the endorsement of the nationally syndicated talk show host Sean Hannity." There. Fixed it for ya, LJW.

November 9, 2017 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

After 22 water main breaks, city finds 13 miles of pipeline were improperly installed

Unfortunately, if the pipes were installed in the 1990's, any statute of limitations has long since expired. It sounds like the pipes were installed properly according to best engineering knowledge at the time; it was later determined that the pipes need the extra protection. If so, bringing suit might also be barred by the statute of repose.

August 16, 2017 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime Lawrence retailer to open bicycle shop on south Mass Street; keep eyes open for new Asian market

Oh, I loved Terraplane! Glad to see that Mike is back in the bike business.

March 1, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Extra safe K-10

KDOT wanted to close the intersection after the eastern leg of the SLT was completed. There's a reason you never ever see at-grade intersections on a freeway; they're dangerous. The community in this case complained enough about the intersection being closed that KDOT tried to come up with a compromise solution. If more accidents start occurring, the community will no doubt blame KDOT, because personal responsibility is a thing of the past.

December 6, 2016 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: A Trump hope

Yes, certainly, a candidate who brags about sexually assaulting women, calls Mexican-Americans rapists and drug dealers, makes fun of people with disabilities, incites violence against Muslim-Americans, threatens women with punishment for exercising their right to terminate their pregnancies, refuses to release his taxes, has stiffed so many creditors that American banks won't lend to him anymore, and who fomented a racist "birther" movement against President Obama for 5 years, is MUCH less horrible than a qualified and experienced candidate who used a private email server. Got it.

November 15, 2016 at 3:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Court smokescreen

I struggled with whether or not to vote to retain Caleb, knowing that--should he not be retained--Brownback will just appoint someone as bad or worse.

October 28, 2016 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jeremy Farmer pleads guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from nonprofit food pantry

He owes Lawrence an apology, but I doubt we'll get one from that lying con artist. I hope the judge does order restitution--with interest.

September 28, 2016 at 4:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Firefighters remove woman from her car after rollover accident

The input of too much steering most likely was the main factor; speed was secondary.

September 9, 2016 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Wishful thinking

Hey, LJW,
You endorsed Brownback (way to go; good call; clearly the right decision; NOT). But now you are coming to the realization that he and his policies are bad for Kansas. Most of us knew that long before the election. Nice to see you catching up.

December 18, 2015 at 2:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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