d_thompson (Douglas Thompson)

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Another fast-food chicken restaurant sets its sights on Lawrence; basketball court promise broken at Rock Chalk Park

I don't play basketball and I agree there are other options to play in Lawrence. However, that is not the point. This city has a hard time being trustworthy. The city government made a deal with the citizens and then broke it in no time. Any staff who knowingly bypassed the commission knowing the deal city leaders made overstepped their authority and they should be questioned for their actions at a minimum. Even though this is a small issue by itself, it continues to show that the city can't be trusted.

July 25, 2016 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT announces right-in, right-out at K-10/Kasold intersection

LJW had it listed as North 1000 Rd in the article originally - they have since corrected it. That is why I pointed it out .

July 8, 2016 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KDOT announces right-in, right-out at K-10/Kasold intersection

The light is being installed on North 1200 Road not North 1000 Road, right?

July 7, 2016 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Starting school after 9 a.m.: Board likes idea for high school students, but cost, other concerns loom

A lot of the kids that ride the bus are not in Lawrence.

June 28, 2016 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board to consider changes to school start times

My 7 year old boards the bus at 6:50. It is way too early for a 7 year old to be up in order to be ready for a 6:50 bus.

June 27, 2016 at 10:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission faced with dilemma: raise taxes or cut city staff

Making a decision on who should be cut based on whether they are an hourly employee or a salaried employee is ridiculous for a myriad of reasons. I don't disagree that there are certainly other areas that should be considered prior to cutting employees, but who to cut based on their pay structure would be horribly irresponsible.

June 15, 2016 at 7:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board president suggests that board member Kris Adair resign rather than take 'less active role' in elected position

Her children do go to private school as she didn't feel Lawrence Public Schools were good enough and she wanted to be on the Board to help improve the schools so she could send her kids to the district. So the best chance she has to make a difference, by selecting a superintendent, and she doesn't even show up.

March 17, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board president suggests that board member Kris Adair resign rather than take 'less active role' in elected position

Ms. Adair has essentially said that her business commitment is more important than the commitment she made when she ran for School Board. The citizens of USD 497, however, elected a full time Board member. If she wants to prioritize her business before her responsibilities to the Board then resign. Selecting a superintendent is one of the most important things a Board member does and she couldn't find the time to do that. Anything short of resigning is selfish.

March 16, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU vote funds separate, multicultural student government; organizers call move unprecedented among U.S. universities

The student senate already elects senators that represent:
-Asian American Student Union
-Black Student Union
-First Nations Student Association
-Hispanic American Leadership Organization
-Multicultural Affairs Associate
-Multicultural Greek Council
-National Pan-Hellenic Council

So at least 7 senate seats are "reserved" to represent the views and needs of the multicultural population.

Yet that isn't enough. An entire student government is required? Integration rather than separation is the only way to bring about awareness and acceptance of the needs of each other. The university will be stronger by working together rather creating separate governance for different populations.

March 10, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Developer-commissioned analysis: Oread Inn owes fraction of what city says

This would be a civil matter so there is no beyond a reasonable doubt. The burden of proof would be a preponderance of the evidence. The plaintiff doesn't have a more rigid burden of proof than the defendant in a civil matter.

February 23, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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