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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 )

Public comment period opens on proposed changes to permit for coal-fired plant

I just moved from Lawrence to Scott City, Kansas, not far from the proposed power plant. What is not reported well in eastern Kansas is that a big reason for the "coal fired plant" is to provide a power plant to receive the power generated by wind farms. Currently are few places to sell the wind generated power. I know of two wind farms that are on hold because they do not have a place to sell the power. The coal in the new power plant will be used as a supplement to provide constant power because wind does not blow all of the time even in western Kansas. The power plant will be a boon for wind farms. The new power plant will create less than half the pollution of the power plant in Lawrence. Those concerned about pollution should work to shut down the old power plants like Lawrence and replace them with new power plants like the one proposed in Southwest Kansas which will help Kansas fulfill its potential to be "the Saudi Arabia" of wind power for the state and nation.

January 16, 2014 at 10:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence High takes second at State Novice Debate Championships

Congratulations to Mr. Plinsky and the debaters. The ability of 9th graders to participate in debate and other high school extra curricular activities is one of the bonuses from having the 9th graders at the high schools instead of the Junior highs.

January 13, 2014 at 3:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you ever purchased alcohol for someone under age 21?

Please do not buy alcohol for my teen aged daughter!

March 1, 2012 at 9:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )