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Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers

The property taxes on agricultural land have already gone up in western Kansas. In Scott County this years taxes on agricultural land went up an average of 46%!!! That more than wiped out any savings from income taxes. The reason? We were told the revenues were needed to replace income taxes.

February 26, 2015 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cycle of psychosis: Mental illness gripped woman accused in East Lawrence homicide

We do not let her off scot free, but we remember that in this case it was probably the mental illness that caused the action, and not anything a rational person would call intent, or even accident, and the courts should act accordingly. It is so sad that this time Osawatomie released her too soon, before she was stabilized. Again society failed the mentally ill, and both the patient and an innocent person paid for it.

September 1, 2014 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Judge Michael Malone and the human verdict

One of the best things Judge Malone did to serve the law was to establish the Douglas County Law Library. With the Law Library, Douglas County Attorneys have access to sources they could not otherwise afford, and can therefore represent their clients better. It also is a place where newer attorneys informally get advice from experienced attorneys. Thank you Judge Malone, and welcome to retirement! Carolyn Simpson

September 1, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Road project for growing northwest Lawrence delayed by 2015 city budget

It is nice to see a project east of Massachusetts get priority for once.

August 4, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas inmate disputes lawyer's claims on death penalty trial strategy

Hawker may be guilty of ineffective counsel due to not issuing appropriate subpoenas, doing the research needed Etc., but not due to lack of approval by the client of the trial strategy. No client has the right to approve trial strategy. The lawyer is solely responsible for presenting the case the best way he sees fit.

June 7, 2014 at 11:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis

Four Assistant Principals? Not only does a high school not need an Athletic Director but it only needs a total of one Assistant Principal. PUT THE MONEY IN THE CLASSROOMS!

P.S. While there are this many administrators, does the award winning debate team still not have enough money in its budget for paper and Manila folders?

April 25, 2014 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents share views on future of Kansas water

I think the people of eastern Kansas should stick with commenting on the reservoirs with which they are most familiar and dependent on and leave the issues of the aquifer to the the people of western Kansas who are most knowledgeable and affected by it. It is really an entirely different climate, geography, and economy in each side of the state, and generally the public does not have the knowledge to make intelligent comments outside of their region.

April 25, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Why do Koch contributions trigger such scorn?

This editorial is right on the mark. The escalating personal hatred by "liberals/progressives" of anyone who disagrees with them is shameful. Now we are starting to see this hatred move from talking to hateful action such as forcing the President of Modzilla out of his job for his political views. That is UnAmerican.

April 5, 2014 at 1:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

House rejects measure to repeal state renewable energy standards

The coal fired generating station serves two purposes. 1 provide electricity when the wind is not blowing or is blowing too hard. 2. Exist as the power plant to receive the power from the wind farms, which is then transmitted where needed. I just moved to far western Kansas from Lawrence. Several wind farms were built in the last few years. Every day I see multiple loads of wind turbine blades being driven through town on their way to new wind farms. It is a very big thriving industry for Kansas.

March 26, 2014 at 11:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City seeking grant money to build new hike and bike trail through downtown, East Lawrence

I agree with the above comment. I think the idea of expanding the trail is a wonderful idea. However, it is not an essential function of state government. Local government should fund such projects. Wouldn't the $750,000 in state finds for this project, and perhaps the millions more for similar projects be better spent properly funding the education of our children as required by our constitution?

February 3, 2014 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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